We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
11-15 Howard Gardens | Roath, Cardiff CF24 0EF, Wales
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Nomad to your Saves list
Nomad
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
42%
Ranked #19 of 37 Specialty lodging in Cardiff
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
kimberley y Oakham, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (96)
  • Photos (5)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (8)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

96 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    11
    27
    15
    21
    22
See reviews for
4
8
18
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (96)
  • Mar-May only
    (31)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (34)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (25)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (6)
All months
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed in hostels throughout North, Central and South America as well as Europe and this was by far the worst experience. Dirty bathrooms with showers that were clogged with hair and overflowed, toilets that didn't flush and were rarely clean - and only one of each per floor so there were always queues. Even though it said linen was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed with 5 other girls in a Room for 3 nights... My first time in a hostel and it wont be my last... The room was clean and tidy and the bed was comfy... The facilities were clean and usable and kept stocked with loo roll...! The kitchen area and bar area were always clean and tidy and easy to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stayed here with five other women for three nights. We had a dorm room that was very clean. Staff were attentive and friendly. Communal areas were cleaned daily. The bar was great value for money. We met some lovely people while we were there. Location was excellent. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others who... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Booked here on the day of arrival and still only paid 10 pounds Having read some of the reviews here I had quite low expectations but I couldn't have been more wrong. Great find! Its located in a nice part of cardiff! Its very clean, bright and the staff are v friendly. Had a great stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good location - short, level walk to main shopping centre of Queen Street and Saint Mary Street and also a short stroll towards bustling student's bars and shopping area around Albany Road. 3 TV screens. Clean and spacious kitchen and eating environment. Summer stays okay but during the winters it is cold. Damp and fungus in large dormitory so it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Only spent 1 night here, but I was pleasantly surprised by the place. It's within walking distance from the centre of Cardiff. As soon as you walk in, the place was clean and tidy. Shared a room with several friends, and as you'd expect, they were basic, and the bunks were of the budget variety, but not too cheap to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Good experience, clean and comfortable enough, located near the station and the arena. Staff very friendly, there was a minor annoyance when I checked in: I booked a single room for two night, but for some mistake of the system I was registered in a female dormitory! And no single rooms available. But the guy at reception was very polite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great location and cheap enough but the breakfast was a free for all and you even had to wash up cups for coffee. We decided to take a full Welsh at the nearby Elderberry's on Newport Road for under a fiver including tea/coffee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Our party of 6 stayed here for Heineken Cup weekend. We found accommodation very disappointing.. The Nomad is in dire need of updating. Our room had 3 bunks. Under one window was a very large area of black mould on the wall which meant one of our girls had to switch to other end of the bed to avoid sleeping... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
leicester
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

booked twin room and 2 days before my booking was phoned to inform there was no twin room and I had to accept a bunk room - too late too find alternative accommodation and was charged exactly the same. Incredibly uncomfortable beds(rickety & noisy as well) so had 2 very poor nights 'sleep' As dumped in a bunk room had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Nomad, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Nomad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nomad

Address: 11-15 Howard Gardens | Roath, Cardiff CF24 0EF, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelWorld, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Agoda and HostelBookers so you can book your Nomad reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nomad Hotel Cardiff
Nomad Cardiff, Wales

5 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Cardiff with
any amenities

Amenities

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Number of rooms
44

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nomad staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer