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NosDa Hostel & Bar

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were a large group and NOSDA accommodated us all 5 minutes from Cardiff City Centre. Rooms were clean and the Staff very friendly and helped us make the most of our stay. The complimentary breakfast went down a treat. Nosda was very welcoming and we would recommend them to anyone.

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

Hi Connor, Thank you so much for your kind words and 5* rating! We had a great busy weekend, and lovely to have your group staying with us. Good to hear our continental breakfast was sufficient and our staff friendly & helpful!

Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This place has a great location, 5 minutes from the station and from the centre and it overlooks the river which is nice too. The staff are great and really friendly and it has a lovely atmosphere down in the bar. Me and my friend went over the Easter bank holiday weekend and had a private room on the top...

Thank tjs2408
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, We are always happy to hear any customer feedback, good or bad, so thank you for leaving a review. We do apologise for the situation, but unfortunately as you've said, the behaviour of other guests is sometimes out of our control. Thank you for all positive comments about our hostel, but we are very sorry to hear that some...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I walk past this place often, and everyone always seem to be enjoying themselves, but this is the first time I've been in. The bar staff were polite and friendly. The furniture/decor is really comforting and relaxed. I like all the local interest magazines spread around. Lovely pint of Amstel that is about 50p less than the norm. Will definitely...

Thank IOT78
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to review us. Lovely to hear your comments and hopefully we will become your new local pub to go to!

Paris, France
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Excellently located bar & hostel just on the river in Cardiff! Staff made me feel very welcome & room was super comfortable. Chilled bar with fantastic local ales. Highly recommended for any stay in Cardiff!

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

Hi, Thank you so much for your 5* rating and your recommendation! We are very lucky to have such a great team here at NosDa and we're glad to hear they made you feel welcome. The bar area must have been very lively, as you stayed during a Six Nations rugby weekend! See you next time?!

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I highly recommend staying here if you ever go to Cardiff. My friend and I both stayed here for a weekend and we both really enjoyed it. We just happened to be in town when there was a large event occurring, so the rooms were packed and a little noisy. The bathrooms are communal, but there was a sink and...

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

Hello Chloe, Thanks for your 4* star rating! You stayed during the Six Nations rugby, which is one of the biggest events happening in Wales. We hope you still got some sleep with all these excited rugby fans staying at NosDa. The wi-fi had been down, but has been fixed and is available in all common areas. We hope you'll...

Reviewed 15 March 2016

The title of the review should say it all! I stayed in a 'private room' on the top floor overlooking the rugby stadium which is a matter of yards away. Lovely greeting from the staff, great evening entertainment and a very good selection of beer. It's the place to be pre-match for the rugby so get there early. And call...

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

Hi Alex, Great to hear you appreciate the wide selection of local ales we have on offer, and we hope you had a fun rugby experience in Cardiff! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We have just finished a mad Six Nations, and hope to see you for the next one?!

Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were staying in Cardiff for the rugby and this hostel was perfect. A stone's through from the stadium and a great facilitator of a good atmosphere! Reasonably priced, stocked bar, clean and up-to-date rooms and actually quite quiet at night time considering it was full of rugby fans! Would stay again. We stayed as a couple but a group...

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

Hi Loueyrose, Thanks so much for this review, we loved having a full house during the rugby weekend and indeed, the atmosphere was brilliant! Hope you'll come stay with us again in the future

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 11 February 2016

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...

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

Hi Dennis, We're so glad that you've enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good first visit to Cardiff! Did you go on a guided tour in the Stadium? If not, you'll have to come back to do that! Thanks for taking the time to review us

Reviewed 18 January 2016

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...

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.

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 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

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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: $29 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — NosDa Hostel & Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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