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NosDa Hostel & Bar

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53 - 59 Despenser Street | Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6AG, Wales
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Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came from the Philippines and it was my first time to visit Cardiff. I really had no idea what to see there and just decided to stay at NosDa which I just saw on the Internet. I'm really happy that NosDa is just a few minutes walk from Cardiff train station. It is also across the stadium and located... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 20 visiting on a stag do and the hostel was perfect for what we were after! There is a good sized reception bar with pool table and sofas and town is about a 10 minute walk away. The dry-humoured staff kept us in check and were there to help if we ever needed anything. Highly... More 

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1 Thank pulseparkour
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your 5 star rating & review. Glad you had a good time, we enjoyed the banter as well. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I strongly recommend Nosda. They maintain clean and cosy environment. Breakfast was good. Never felt away from home. Got some new friends, Kitchen was awsome and they provide all basic things. Good to

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

Hi Madda, Thanks for recommending us! That's our aim for solo travellers, to experience a new place with the people they've met at NosDa More 

Scarborough
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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... More 

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Thank melanie_rankine
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?! More 

Province of Cordoba, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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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Thank U82losaa
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! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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. More 

Madrid
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 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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Thank sham508
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! More 

London
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Thank F102MOmaryc
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. More 

belley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 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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Thank clairegarcon
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!? More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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... More 

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Thank garychapmanmusic
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! More 

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