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Scarborough
Reviewed 18 December 2015

The NosDa was by far my favourite hostel of my trip this year. The staff were fantastic, so friendly and helpful, they have a great common area (very comfy couches, great kitchen), a commercial washer and dryer for guest use, power points next to every bed, good showers (good pressure), a pool table at the bar (!!), and it's close...

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Melanie Thank you so so much for your top review! We love hearing that out of all hostels you stayed at during your trip, you liked ours the most! And the fact that our staff made your stay even better, makes us really happy. Come see us again next year?!

Province of Cordoba, Spain
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We went to cardiff in september with my spanish friends. It was amazing experience stay in this hostel. The staff were correct and we could enjoy of a huge breakfast in the morning. In conclusion thank u for your attention. XD

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your comments and we hope you had a good time experiencing Cardiff? We love our Spanish guests and hope that you will stay at NosDa on your next UK trip!

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Centrally located to Cardiff city centre. I used to Hostel when visiting BIkepark Wales. Reception staff were very friendly. I used a locker which required a deposit which was returned to me at the end of my stay. The hostel has it's own secure car park which I used.

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Did you enjoy the Bikepark?? I've heard it's got some amazing mountainbike trails! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, We're very lucky to have such great staff.

Madrid
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Great male oriented atmosphere. It was very easy to find in the map, in the room we were around 8 people and cool. The staff was great and helpful, I didnt spend so much time in the hostel but it was very nice the breakfsst!!!!! Yummy

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sham, Having cool roommates is really important when you're staying at a hostel, so I'm glad they were nice. Thanks for your comments and we're happy that you've really enjoyed our breakfast!

London
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I was really glad to stay there only for one night. The staff was really nice, and the hostel well located but the bed were in a very poor condition. They were so soft that you had the impression to be in a hammac

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thanks for your review and lovely to hear that you liked our staff. We have recently replaced all of our mattresses. It might also depend on preference, some people like a firm mattress whilst others might like a soft one. Hope you will re-consider and stay with us again in the future.

belley
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Nosda was better than I had expected.The location is near the castle but the street calm.It is very cool to have a bar with some concerts.The workteam is helpful. Cardiff is a very nice City ! I recommande Dasda hostel !

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Claire, So happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked Cardiff too. Thank you for your recommendation, it's good to know that our team was helpful to you and hopefully you've discovered some great new bands when listening to our live music!?

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I have stayed here several times in the past and not been disappointed with the service Nos Da offers. Even when I've not stayed there I called in many times for a pint. The management and staff are very helpful and knowledgeable of Cardiff and the surrounding areas. This place is a must for tourists and business people alike. A...

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gary, Thanks so much for your nice comments! We're still recovering from our Xmas Bash last weekend, so many good bands made it a night to remember. Great to hear that our staff are helpful. And please stop by for a pint regularly, because we get new tasty guest ales in all the time!

Paradis
Reviewed 11 December 2015

NosDa hostel is a very good Hostel, very good reception and very good breakfast. Cardiff are an amazing city, you should visit the bay, the park and the city center. Very interesting for couples, family or with friends.

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi George, Glad to hear that your visit to Cardiff was amazing and thanks for you comments. We hope that you will choose NosDa again the next time you travel to Cardiff!

Nice, France
Reviewed 10 December 2015

I recommand this hostel: clean, calm and well placed. You can find the hostel easily thank to their explanations on the website. It is close from the bus station. Then, you can walk to Cardiff baie, but also into the city and go visit the castle.

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NosDaCardiff, Front Office Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Pauline, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you enjoyed Cardiff Castle and the Bay? It would be nice to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

+ great location + friendly, helpful staff - unclean and unhygienic - extremely small rooms w/o lockers - no storage room of any kind anywhere, neither in the rooms nor in the bathrooms - not enough showers and toilets Overall - way too expensive for what you get

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NosDa has the best location for a hostel in the Welsh capital. On the River Taff, NosDa is opposite Wales’ most iconic building, the Millennium Stadium (Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Central Station are just a stone's throw away). NosDa means 'good night' in Welsh and that is exactly what we are promising. We are the only hostel on the River Taff with a licensed bar and not only that, NosDa is an established live music venue too. What better place to stay than a typically Welsh hostel with local bands, Welsh food & drinks, and local artists bringing you closer to the Welsh culture. We regularly organise beer festivals and Open Mic nights, and all Rugby World Cup and 6 Nations games are featured on our big screen. On a match day you can hear the crowd going wild at the Millennium Stadium, that's how close we are! Even though NosDa is one of the largest hostels in Cardiff, it is proud to have the reputation of being friendly and personal with well-travelled international and local staff on hand 24/7. We are also proud to be a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, which stands for quality and great customer service for an unbeatable price. We welcome international backpackers as well as Stag & Hen parties, rugby teams and school groups. NosDa is experienced in group accommodation and offers a variety of room types to suit all needs. We have a great communal kitchen and plenty of common space to chill out, watch TV, read a book or catch up on emails. Meet your fellow travellers whilst tasting some of our local ales and ciders! ... more   less 

Additional Information about NosDa Hostel & Bar

Address: 53-59 Despenser Street | Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6AG, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: RM98 - RM659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — NosDa Hostel & Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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