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NosDa Hostel

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53 - 59 Despenser Street | Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6AG, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

15 of us were staying from Fri to Sunday on a hen party going canyoning in Brecon Beacons on Saturday during the day then out on the town in the evening. The staff were very helpful with booking and questions in the run up to the weekend. Everyone found the hostel easily and even though the car park was full... More 

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

Hi, I am sorry that we haven't replied to your comments earlier. We do normally reply to any reviews we get through email, however I wasn't working at NosDa at the time so I can't explain why this particular one 'slipped through the net'. I can only apologise for this. It's been almost a year ago that you've stayed at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here July 17th to 19th. The location is great if you want to be close to the city yet away from the noise. Looks like a really nice place from the outside but let me tell you the pictures on the website are deceptive. We had the private studio room and I get its a hostel and not a... More 

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

Hi Paula, It's upsetting to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay at NosDa, and I apologise for that. When guests have a request, for example a specific bed type, we do always try to honor that request if possible! Not all of our rooms can be set up in the same way, so depending on the room type you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Brilliant location only 6 - 7 minutes walk to Bus and Train Stations. Dorms are very small and cramped. Shared rooms are better. Access to showers and bathrooms difficult from 8 - 9 am. Get up early and have the whole place to yourself. Breakfast is simply cereals and toast with coffee. Staff are wonderful and perhaps the Hostel's best... More 

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

Hi Danny, Many thanks for your nice comments and we hope you had a good time in Cardiff! Some of our dorms are bigger than others. Depending on how busy we are, we do use our nicest dorms first so that everyone has enough space in their rooms. Only when we are very busy or fully booked, we will use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Full of young Aussies for the Ashes, naturally (it's in a great spot for all of Cardiff's big sporting grounds). Arriving late was no problem. Beds not the most comfortable but will do if you're tired. Rooms a tad cramped. Breakfast uninspiring. Prices went up for a big event but still pretty reasonable. No problem if you're used to youth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed here this bank holiday for a hen do and we all had great fun! The atmosphere was brilliant everyone was friendly and chatty including the staff! There was great balcony for socialising the lead on to the bar! Breakfast was included and simple toast, cereal and fruit and there was good value offers on the pizzas for evening... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Great location, bar on site, beds were good, we had a three bed room which was perfect. Clean, towel provided, sink in room shared toilets etc was very good. Stayed up having drinks and meeting people and was good fun. One member of staff seemed quite surly however and that was a little off putting but housekeeping girl was lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were a group of four and booked two 2-person rooms for the weekend. Both rooms had their own bathroom facilities, comfortable beds, couches and were very spacious. The rooms were clean and modern. I would say this was one of the best hotels I've stayed in in terms of the standards of the rooms (and this place is marketed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Honestly can't fault this place... Bars open til late, good cooked to order and the staff are up for a laugh. Location wise it's brilliant, next to the river so really quiet but over the river you've the city centre so win-win.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was just here on a (non-boisterous) stag weekend. It was perfect! Easy to get to, safe ample parking, next to the river, a short walk from the city centre. It was clean, tidy, secure, friendly and just had a really great vibe. The rooms were cracking (better than most hotel's i've stayed in standards). I really don't think you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We arrived by bus and this place is really close to the bus "station" (that looks more like a bus stop). It is also close to the castle (the center of the city). You can pretty much walk from there to anywhere. The hostel has a terrace facing the river and the stadium, a quite enjoyable place to smoke a... More 

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