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94 St Mary street, Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

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85%

Rating
700 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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51%

About the shower and toilets, i have to press the button again and again during my shower, and the sinks in the toilets are too small to use! no wifi in the first floor, free wifi is only available on the ground floor. there is no luggage storage service which is inconvenient for people with lots of luggage. the only good thing about the hostel is that it's close to the bus station and cardiff central rail station.


100%

Friendliest staff you could wish for


63%

Place pissed me off. Has a microwave. No kitchen. The bar was filled with locals hittin on the traveling girls. I almost was kicked out because i had food and some wine i was hoping to have to myself downstairs. Yeah that didn't fly. The guy working got all mad, took my wine. Yelled at me for having food in the bar. Which the only way to the "kitchen" was through the bar. Had to eat Burger King because of this joke of a place. Do not come to relax. Lots of screaming outside. No where to relax.


71%

The private space in the basement for the guests is horrible. There is no air flow, it is dark and dingy and the "kitchen" is not a kitchen at all. The main floor and rooms are okay. Some people did not pay attention that the bunks were assigned which caused people to sleep in the wrong beds and caused a commotion at times. The windows provide absolutely no sound proofing so you may as well keep the windows open for air flow. The place is meh and if another was available I would stay there.


89%

Great hostel to stay at for a few nights, nice & quiet in a central location, staff were very helpful in assisting with queries on what to do in the area. The bar below the hostel was really nice a cool place to hang out, quite chilled and not to rowdy.


63%

Allocation of bed space was a nightmare with residents sleeping in other peoples bed which then begins the domino effect. The windows were of a poor standard as sound pollution was clear to all, making sleep near impossible. The smell within sleeping quarters is suffocating with no apparent clean air system to eradicate the overwhelming smell of large number of males in one room. It is cheap for a reason and did a fatal mistake of forgetting, 'you pay for what you get'. We will not be returning

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Perfect location, 3min walking distance from the bus/train station. The bar downstairs is the coolest bar I've ever seen. Nice breakfast. I loved this place except few minor downsides: 1. Wifi only works in the bar, 2. The bar downstairs is occupied by local people at night so the travelers were cramped up in the small space behind the front desk to use the wifi at night. Very awkward, 3. The shower was ice cold way too often.


97%

Wonderful hostel, the beds were clean and you had an own locker. The lounge downstairs is so awesome!

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I loved this hostel, it was really clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. This hostel was in the best location, right in the centre of all the attractions. I will definitely be staying here again!


74%

I stayed for 1 night, it is very close to the train station. As it is located in the main street it is a bit noisy at night. The pantry is very simple mircowaves and fridge only but theh atmosphere is quite good. And there should be hangers in the bathroom. Although the facilities need to be improve, generally it is worth for money


100%

The hostel was very centrally located on the main pedestrian street and very close to the train station. It was clean and comfortable.


94%

I can just recommend this hostel. Good location, so clean, staff is lovely. But my room was soo noisy, I couldnt sleep too much.


94%

An amazing hostel. The only thing was that the check out time was too early. Maybe make it 11 or 12.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Really good atmosphere at this hostel. The downstairs bar is like none I've ever seen before. I didn't make it for the breakfast but a room mate said it wasn't very good. I was in a huge dorm, but it wasn't nearly full. The showers were good and so were the beds. Location is great and easy to get to from Megabus/centre of town. Thanks for a great stay


74%

The greeting i and my German guest recieved from the Spanish gentleman on reception was fantastic.However the owner of the hostel was not so welcoming.He seemed to come over very cold to us and made me feel personally like i was very unwelcome. In the morningat Breakfast there he was again with the cold hard glare !! The sort of person who's eyes you could feel glaring at you from behind. This was by no means the best Hostelworld experience i had recieved in 10 years

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Really cool atmosphere , in the common area/ bar there were beds and loungers to hang out in. Bathrooms and bedroom were very clean, no lockers in the room tho but still felt our thing were secure . The kitchen was under renos so were unable to use them but hopefully it will be good to go by the summer!


83%

A very good place to stay in Cardiff... The only bad things is that there's no wi-fi in the rooms and the lockers under the beds are too small... But the stay is very cheap so we can't really complain about this :)... Ps. They have a "fake" nuttella for breakfast, it's very good ;)


97%

Nice hostel! and cute decoration


91%

This place is amazing. I loved it, it was clean tidy and so funky. It was a very comfortable stay. The lockers in the room under the bed are a bit small but enough to for valuables in easily, just not a big bag. The showers and bathrooms are so clean. It is quiet. Which for some people is great but if you're looking to socialise probably not the place.


71%

"Self catering facilities" - do not believe this to be a kitchen; it consists only of a kettle, toaster and microwave. Only a few of the lockers worked, and wi-fi is only available in the bar, and even then it is poor quality- which, if like me, you're tired and wish to watch a movie or research places to go- you don't want to be sitting in a crowded bar. However, in a great location, easy to find, close to everything, and relatively friendly staff.


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