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4.6 out of 5

"Quite close to the Cardiff bay, a nice part of the city. Does get some large groups of people going for stags and other things, but not too bothered. ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 17 May 2018

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Hotel Description

The spacious rooms at YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Cardiff Bay. Free WiFi in public areas, free self-parking and a restaurant are available. This 5-star hostel has 89 rooms. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include luggage storage
  • Guests like the accommodation for the cleanliness, spaciousness and overall comfort
  • Steps from Cardiff Bay and 11 minutes on foot from Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sleeps 4, Shared Bathroom)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£9* Per night/room 20 Oct - 21 Oct

Room (4 Bed Private Ensuite)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (5 Bed Private Ensuite Double bed)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Premium Double Room (Ensuite)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (4 Bed Private Ensuite double bed )

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory, Men only (Sleeps 4, Shared Bathroom)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel

Everyone (10)
5 out of 5
Love it here. Great staff. Fab value. Perfect location.

Posted by on 13 Aug 2019

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22 Sep 2019 by YHA Cardiff Central

Thank you for such a lovely review! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Cardiff!

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Aug 2019

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22 Sep 2019 by YHA Cardiff Central

Thank you for the perfect score! We hope we see you again!

5 out of 5
Like: Good value for money. The room is very clean and spacious. Free parking, self catering. Good location. Dislike: The shower was a bit cold, the light in the bathroom wasn't good for shaving. Asked too many personal details to register to use Wifi. They checked photo ID on reception desk, not only check the person who booked the room but also the other guest.

Posted by on 8 Feb 2019

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4 Apr 2019 by YHA Cardiff Reception

Hello, We are very pleased to see that you found us value or money and that your room was to a clean and good standard! As we are a Youth Hostel is part of our safeguarding policy to ID all guests who come in to the building over the age of 18 so that we ensure the safety of our young guests. We hope you will stay again soon!

5 out of 5
Everything is fine!Everything you can expect from a Hostel.Cleaning and good service, good people and nice.Next time I will go to the same place and of course I will recommend it to everybody

Posted by , from Peterborough on 8 Sep 2018

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26 Sep 2018 by YHA Cardiff Central

Thank you for your lovely review Marian! I'm glad to hear you'd recommend us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Cardiff!

4 out of 5

Good hostel, central to the bay

Quite close to the Cardiff bay, a nice part of the city. Does get some large groups of people going for stags and other things, but not too bothered. Good facilities including ironing/washing room. Buffet Breakfast available which is good, plus a bar. Always been a fan of YHA so was good to use their hostels again.

Posted by , from London on 17 May 2018

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20 May 2018 by YHA Cardiff Central Team

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We look forward to greeting you again in the future and giving you another positive experience with us!

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable double room, a liitle out of the city centre but only a short taxi ride. Friendly staff and ample parking.

Posted by on 23 Feb 2018

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24 Feb 2018 by Alice

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review, we hope to see you again!

5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Very nice staff, good customer atention, thank you!

Posted by on 7 Feb 2018

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10 Feb 2018 by Alice

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review! It's really lovely to know that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff made you feel welcome - we're on site 24/7 to help! We hope to welcome you back in the future!

4 out of 5

Value for money but further out

Pros: -The price
Cons: -Communication amongst staff
Location: As above it's at an industrial estate. About 20min walk to either city centre or bay.
It's located a bit far away and at a more industrial estate, and hence difficult to find. The room and en-suite bathroom were very good. The staff were welcoming and friendly. However, a fire alarm in the early morning resulted in no hot water available. Upon enquiring they immediately offered a restaurant voucher or late check-out the next day. We took the latter but the cleaning staff asked twice for us to leave as they were unaware of the agreement.

Posted by on 23 Apr 2017

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29 Apr 2017 by Alice

Thanks for the review! We're sorry to hear about the fire alarm (a necessary safety feature but we appreciate it can be inconvenient when it's a false alarm) but glad to know that you were immediately compensated. We apologise that the housekeeping team wasn't informed of your late check-out, and hope it didn't impact your stay too much!

4 out of 5

pleasant stay with good price

locate not too far from the city centre with lots of parking space. room is big enough for four of us for a good night sleep, shower and toilet are good too, although, there are no towel, shampoo etc, it won't bother me as we always use our own.

Posted by , from London on 16 Apr 2017

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22 Apr 2017 by Alice

Thanks for the review, John! As a youth hostel we do lack some of the amenities that a hotel would offer, but it's great to see that this didn't impact your stay and we hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Good. clean and friend would definitely stay again

Posted by , from Hereford on 19 Aug 2016

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11 Oct 2016 by Alice

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Ben! It's great to know that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back next time!

About the YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel

Location East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, Wales CF10 4BB

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. This 5-star Cardiff hostel is smoke free.

  • 89 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) (23.1 km / 14.3 mi)
  • Train station: Cardiff Central Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel offers 89 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Housekeeping (limited)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

This property does not accept bookings for more than 16 people. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.

Any bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.

Towels are available for a surcharge. For more information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
  • YHA Cardiff Central
  • YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel Cardiff
  • YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

National Rating

This property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.