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Turku, Finland
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on a perfect spot by the river, really close to the center. The staff was really funny, helpful and nice. I got a lot of information from them and spend one night hanging out with them too. It was really cool, and cheap too cause their friends kept buying me drinks =D Live music! Cool Bar! Breakfast included! Nothing... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for your nice feedback and we are glad to hear you've had such an enjoyable time with our staff! We hope you had fun exploring Cardiff and that you will be back again soon. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As hostels go this is nice enough. Friendly staff, comfy beds, great location. However it's not as snazzy as the pictures on the website suggest. But if you need a bed in Cardiff at a reasonable rate and you're OK with hostels then I recommend it.

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

Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to review NosDa. Thanks for your good rating and fair comments. We hope you had a lovely time staying at our hostel, it's nice to hear that you liked our staff, the beds and our central location! Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Nosda for a stag party in Cardiff, and this was without doubt the most disgusting room I've ever slept in. For the price, I didn't expect much but I at least expect clean. The room (46) was riddled with mould and damp and smelt fusty and old. The windows were the stuff of nightmares, as they were... More 

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

Hi Warren, Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate all comments.. good and bad. We apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused you. We are now aware of the issue in room 46, unfortunately this is the room with the biggest mould problem. The handle of the window has been fixed and we are in the process of getting a... More 

Banstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Seven members of our band stayed here - said it was perfect for their purpose and with breakfast included in the price was extremely reasonable. Dorm was very clean and staff were very helpful. Beds were comfortable and room was tidy. Would definitely stay here again.

Thank 1957Shirley1957
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Shirley, Thanks very much for your feedback, we are happy to hear the band enjoyed their stay at NosDa! It was one of the best behaved bands we've had staying with us! ;) We hope to see them again the next time they're on tour! More 

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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Service and cleanliness was fine. Just annoyed that when I booked it said double bed.Not a top bunk bed. I am scared of heights and I was scared to move all night. Also no windows open in the room made for a not comfortable night

Thank rainbowgirl84
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that there was a miscommunication via one of our online booking agents, with regards to the bed type. We hope you still enjoyed staying at NosDa. Please book direct the next time, so we can reserve you a lower bunk. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice place with a nice view. Perfect location. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Such a good price for a central Cardiff. I have met very nice people there. Couldn't ask for more. Definitely will be back here soon :)

Thank caroline198599
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hello Caroline, Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it... appreciate the 5* rating! Great to hear that our staff was friendly an welcoming and we are very lucky with our central location + Stadium views! See you again next time More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Would recommend to anyone stayed one night really struggling to find anywhere great reception and really nice room and close to city centre nice food really nice bar nice view of Cardiff stadium would stay again thanks

Thank jim180676
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your 5* rating! Nice to hear you would choose to stay at NosDa again the next time you're around Cardiff. See you soon! More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

A little gem tucked away in the centre of Cardiff. Stayed there for a couple of nights and really enjoyed the experience. Staff were welcoming and friendly and explained the way things work in sufficient detail for this first timer. The room for 8 was fine, I didn't spend much time awake there anyway so had no difficulty with such... More 

Thank mjws1968
NosDaCardiff, Manager at NosDa Hostel & Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate your comments! It sounds like you've really enjoyed the typical backpacker experience (minus not drinking at our bar!), and we are happy to hear that you liked our facilities. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Cardiff. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Disappointed with stay in private room. The rooms are clean and bright, the staff friendly, location is perfect for city centre and Principality stadium (directly across river) - has all the components for a good stay, but too expensive for what you get. Official photos show bright rooms with colourful bedding, but room 52 was very simple and un-cared for... More 

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

Hi Elfearo, Thank you for taking the time to review NosDa Hostel & Bar. It's disappointing to here that your experience at our hostel wasn't what you expected. We've taken your comments on board and passed them on to the owner. It is stated on our website that wi-fi is only available in common areas and although it's no help... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 days and was impressed with the hostel the whole time I was there. The atmosphere was incredibly welcoming and busy with such a diverse group of travelers. Having the pub/bar directly connected to the hostel was surprisingly nice, even though it could be a bit nosy at times. You could easily pop down for a... More 

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

Hi Lindsay, Thank you so much for your 5* review! Great to read your feedback, much appreciated. We're happy that you've enjoyed our facilities and we hope you had a lovely time exploring Cardiff. Hope to see you again the next time you're in Wales. More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 1,508 - ₹ 10,145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — NosDa Hostel & Bar 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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