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Caernarfon
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I needed a room for 1 night while we attended a wedding in Cardiff. We found a private double room at Nos Da at very short notice. Nos Da is a travellers hostel so if you want a posh hotel this is not the place for you - but it is really cool, friendly, clean and well... More 

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Thank ian-a-nia
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your lush review and great feedback! Good to hear you had such a nice time staying at NosDa and that you've enjoyed our facilities. We apologise about the mess in the corridors, we have been a bit short staffed in housekeeping but will have more team members soon... so the next time you stay... More 

Braunton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 1 night for a shopping trip in Cardiff. Staff were welcoming and helpful. Booked a twin ensuite room, room was much bigger than expected, had a bunk bed and single bed, very clean and fresh, separate toilet & shower, flat screen tv and hanging rail/drawers. Breakfast was a basic continental but you could order croissant/muffin for extra cost,... More 

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Thank ohwhere2go
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave some comments and for the positive feedback. We're happy to know that our staff made you feel welcome and that you had a nice time staying with us! Not sure where the damp smell came from, but we will definitely look into that as we haven't had comments about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I stayed one night in the NosDa Hostel I was travelling the UK and NosDa was the 6th hostel that I stayed in that period. I could clearly see the difference between this hostel and others in the first place, the staff is very friendly, rooms are clean, everything is well thought. They even put two pillows onto bed... More 

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Thank emre e
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Emre, 5* rating and amazing comments, thank you so much! Happy to hear that we are on top of the hostels you've stayed at in the UK and we are very glad that our staff were friendly and that you've enjoyed our central location! Hopefully you had a good time exploring Cardiff and will come back to stay with... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a stag weekend, all the staff really great and up for a laugh. Rooms really good size beds nice and comfortable great bar to drink in before going on a night out with really reasonable drink prices. Would 100% stay here again and would recommend it not just to stag and hen parties but too anyone staying... More 

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

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing rating! Lovely to hear that Diane's effort paid off and that you guys had a great stag weekend with us! We hope to see you again, if not on another stag than maybe just on a city trip. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Friendly, accommodating and a good bar. It is perfectly located for the town centre and made a great spot to base a stag from. We had two dorm rooms with a shared bathroom and it was perfect for our needs.

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

Hi Simon, Thanks so much for your 5* rating and your lovely comments! We had a great weekend when you guys were here and hope that you'll come here again the next time you have a Stag Do or for a weekend away. More 

crewe
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for my friends hen party and had a great time. All the staff were really friendly and looked after us very well. Nosda had everything we needed, as well as a great atmosphere and a fab location. We didn't use the hostel kitchen, but on one visit for a late night brew it was clean and tidy with... More 

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

Hi Abigail, A 5 out of 5, we love it! Hope you had an amazing hen weekend with us, we really enjoyed having you girls here! It's good the hear that you've enjoyed our facilities and the atmosphere too. We hope to see you again! More 

Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

All thoroughly enjoyed stay here. Only stopped for 1 night but family of 5 all in one room was excellent value for money and would highly recommend. Situated in superb spot within walking distance of the town. Also only 10-15 mins from Barry with sand beaches and pleasure beach

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Thank Wardy0123
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your kind words! Nice to know you've had fun exploring Cardiff and its surroundings and that the children had a lovely time as well. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Osorno, Los Lagos, Chile
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Excelent location, just by the river 5' from the center in a quiet neighbourhood. The dorms are small and there in no other place than just by the bed to leave your backpack. Common areas are nice and breakfast is good. They have a small from yard that looks like a garbage depository, really ugly.

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Thank Eduardo H
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Eduardo, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you've had a nice time at NosDa and enjoyed our free continental breakfast. Please note that our dorm sizes differ and we try not to use the smaller dorms if we can help it, you must have stayed with us during a very busy time. We recommend you staying... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Lovely budget hostel in an excellent location in Cardiff. The breakfast was excellent, staff were helpful and it's right on the river. Unfortunately my bed was extremely uncomfortable, otherwise it was great.

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

Hi, Great review, thank you very much for that! It's lovely to hear you had a nice time with us and that our staff was helpful to you. We have replaced a lot of mattresses over the last couple of months, but some still need replacing which we are looking to do in the near future. Sounds like our free... More 

shrewsbury
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

great place, accommodation was clean and as described. Staff are brilliant, very helpful, nothing was too much hastle, including making 10 pizzas for us! couldn't ask for more! Highly recommended for groups wanting to stop in cardiff

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Thank mightyme247
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor, we really appreciate it. Amazing rating, thanks again. It was lovely to have your group stay with us, and as you had pre-ordered the pizzas it wasn't a problem at all to prepare them for you! We hope you enjoyed it. If you have any... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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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
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $29 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — NosDa Hostel & Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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