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94 St Mary street, Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

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83%

Rating
760 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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94%

No lift nor luggage storage which made hauling my giant suitcase up all the stairs a bit of a pain. The beds squeaked a bit, but if you're tired or drunk enough you won't care. The staff was super friendly and helpful, the place was clean, and the location was fantastic. Right in the city centre and just around the corner from the buses and trains. I wanted to go farther out and got a day pass for under £4! I will stay here again if I get the chance to return to Cardiff.


77%

Nice place in the centre of the city close to trains, buses, supermarkets and bars. A social common area with cheap drinks. The toilets were shut on the floor I was staying for most of the time I was there for maintenance which was a bit frustrating.


100%

Was a nice stay, stayed for 5 nights in 6 bed dorm which was really clean, staff was really likable and helpful. Breakfast was alright but little bit early (from 7 to 9 only). The location is perfect, straight in the main street and only 5 minutes walking (even less) from the train station. The kitchen is not pretty useful but apparently the hostel will take care of it soon enough (just a matter of time). Anyway, if i've to go back to Cardiff, i would definitely choose that hostel again.


63%

One of the showers was broken and the bathrooms were very dirty. Lots of noise. Definitely not worth the money.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Staff wonderful Great location for an unbeatable price


97%

if your visiting Cardiff personally recommend this one, its brilliant =) have been to this hostel twice already. attend to come here every year


91%

Excellent hostel located right in the middle of Cardiff City Centre-beautifully decorated in the bar area, made me feel as though as I was in a dream land, a fusion of a shabby chic bedroom and beach side scene. The dorms were very clean though the the 2 storey bunk beds were a bit daunting. Don't sleep on the top bunk if you're scared of heights-or if you do, be careful not to hit your head on the ceiling (yep, you're that high up!). Dorms could have been improved with bedside lamps/shelves.


80%

Lovely staff, great rooms, brilliant location. A few very trifling problems, but in general a marvellous place. 10% at the bar was the doggie's dangley bits.

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Was exceptionally impressed. Above excellent on every department and very comfortable beds too. 10/10

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

The bunkhouse was adorable! The lobby/common space/bar is decorated fantastically and the atmosphere is really warm and inviting. Was easy to meet others and socialize. Also the location was perfect! Right on the main strip. The bathrooms were a little grungier than I like but nothing below average. Great place, would stay again.


83%

Once this hostel has a proper kitchen and lounge for its guests (coming soon apparently) it'll be hard to beat. Lovely quirky little place.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

We had a Great time there. Best possible localization . Poor breakfast.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


20%

should let late comers stay in the sofa beds downstirs so to not wake anyone make more friendler for austic people please has i had to leave early becuese i am not aloud to wake anyone up

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I enjoyed the stay, it was clean and the staff was very friendly. Great location and great city! I really recommend it!


80%

Location is perfect and atmosphere is nice!


83%

My bunk was very creaky, so only OK for sleep if you're the only one on it

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

The common room bar area was trendy and fun. The bedroom itself was clean and simple, but nice. The free breakfast in the morning was a nice touch, but it is a short window for service (only open from 7am-9am). On the negative side, the kitchen common room for backpackers was dark and creepy. Even though it is waiting for remodeling, they could have put more lights down there. Showers were annoying because water only came out when you continually pressed a button on the side.


54%

The location was really good, however they advertised as having a kitchen but when we arrived we found out it was 'under renovation'. Instead there was a dark little basement area with a kettle, microwave and dusty plates. Showers were also atrocious, the two on my floor, one with a mouldy ceiling and the other missing a door were unusable. We had to go upstairs to use those ones, meaning only three acceptable female showers in the whole hostel. Bar very expensive for a hostel.


57%

Not the worst hostel, but definitely a few problems: "Kitchen" just has a microwave and a large kettle with hot water - no tap/sink to get water or clean dishes. Only open from 10am to 10pm, otherwise food not allowed into the hostel. No common room except for said kitchen. Only two lockers for every three beds. Showers run cold half the time, most do not have doors, letting water flood the floor. No luggage storage for early check-in. Otherwise not a bad place, but wouldn't recommend.


60%

Great location; large room that didn't feel too cramped despite so many beds. However, only 2 showers for an 18 bed dorm and one had a broken door while the other was very close to flooding after a couple showers in a row. Lots of noise at night but it is on a major street and it was a weekend.


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