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94 St Mary street, Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

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84%

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994 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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97%

Unique little place with a very nice atmosphere. Nice location,close to lots of shopping and Cardiff Castle (which is definitely worth a visit!) The basement is being renovated but looks very promising! Wristbands instead of a key card was a neat idea. The room was quite large however the bed was a little uncomfortable. All in all quite a nice place! :)


100%

First time here and it's very swish downstairs, room was clean and tidy, none of the usual hostel stereotypes. Security wrist band is a good idea.


100%

A great place to sleep in a great little city! The lounge area is totally unique and it should be a tourist attraction in its own right .. My dorm was clean and spacious with a nice comfy bed and I got a nice sleep. Something for the hostel management to consider is the luggage storage situation - which isn't great - but I was told that this is in the process of being sorted out. Also - just a minor thing - just check that the dorm 8 door is heavy enough to shut by itself - one time it didn't


94%

Great location Gd value for money !!


83%

It's right in the city center. It was kind of noisy at night though. The breakfast was okay, but a little limited, it needed more protein. The common area at the basement was being remodeled, so perhaps in some time things will really improve. The bathroom at the dorms was a little weird, the motion detectors from the lights are in a small hall, so the lights might turn off while you are on the toilet or showering.


89%

Amazing downstairs cafe! Love the decor and atmosphere down there! Wifi only in the cafe though so no Netflix in bed


94%

Lovely looking hostel with very welcoming and nice staff. A great pub downstairs with great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this place especially For the money


40%

"kitchen" junk = microwave, cutlery and toaster in a basement full of furniture, unhygienic. Poorly educated staff, inattentive to demands of visitors. Thieves, they do not mention that there is a deposit 5 GBP for the bracelet - key .If it is not returned before 10 am,(check out time), do not return (even if you've been with them and you collect your belongings 30 minutes later) . THIEVES, abusing OF tourists .. it had never happened to me BEFORE, and never will. Avoid it !! LADRONES

  • 23rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic buzz in the evenings. Love the furnishings and general atmosphere


77%

This hostel was one of the most aesthetically pleasing I've ever been in. The bar had ok prices & good vibe, but hard to meet people bc it was more locals coming to the bar in groups. It was alright though. What I did not like was the showers (only 100% freezing or scalding hot) & the "kitchen". The kitchen was a microwave toaster & kettle, but no sink so the kettle wasn't much help. There is free tea & coffee but it wasn't out, you have to ask for it at the bar. Location was perfect though.


77%

Hostel was nice, the beds the best for longer stays, the bathrooms have no where to put your stuff whilst showering which is very painful and the bathroom window was constantly open so it was freezing cold. Also states there is a kitchen there is no kitchen just a microwave and kettle not even a sink down with them. The place feels like it's only just recently opened so after some time learning I'm sure it'd be as good as its bar downstairs


86%

The bar there is really nice and staffs are useful and kind. One small problem is that the breakfast is only till 9 and no kitchen for cooking.

  • 4th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

The bar downstairs is just absolutely magical (and plays wonderful music,e.g. Bon Iver, The Paper Kites, Roo Panes, Novo Amor, so whoever is in charge of that has amazing taste). The key bracelets are a fantastic idea and mean you always have your key on hand to get in and don't lose it. The room was very clean; beds were not uncomfortable. Only downfall is the rather dismal breakfast and the current lack of a kitchen,etc area which I know they are working on (an AWESOMELY CREEPY basement now)

  • 4th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

cool place

  • 3rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The location is perfect if you have only a couple of days in Cardiff. The bar area is nicely decorated, but I didn't like the fact that non guests can still go in, there was an annoying drunk old man trying to pick up girls. The cleanningness and comfort of the rooms themselves was a bit disappointing, the bedsheets smelled as if they were never washed and the mattresses were very hard, plus the room was very noisy, there's a club and some bars in the same street.


71%

Great location. beds are not very comfy. They were doing renovations so my stay wasnt the best.


94%

The location and atmosphere were brilliant. I really enjoyed my stay.Two things they can improve on are: allowing people to bring in their own booze; and having lockers in the lobby so you can store your stuff before check in or after check out. Cheers!


80%

Great place to stay!


100%

Fantastic hostel! The BEST staff! Definitely stay again and would recommend highly to anybody!


89%

Great atmosphere, very social, great location.


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