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NosDa Studio Hostel

Despenser Street, Riverside, Cardiff, Wales


  • 81%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

Property Information:

Want to experience the beating heart of Cardiff yet seek a calm, clean and comfortable environment?

NosDa has the best location for a property 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 property 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 property 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 properties 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 Properties, 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!

* Cafe bar
* TV lounge
* art gallery
* library
* secure car park (please pre-book) (charges applicable)
* souvenirs
* free Wi-Fi (ground floor only)
* self catering kitchen
* free breakfast
* free tea and coffee all day
* free linen
* towel hire
* free lockers (£5 deposit)
* free luggage storage

* female only secure dormitories available*
* groups welcome* (are required to pay in full 4 weeks prior to arrival) - see Terms & Conditions
* Under 18s must book exclusive use of dorm rooms or book our private rooms with en-suite*

New Years Eve is a 2 night stay, must arrive on 31st December

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  • Latest Review

    Great people, great atmosphere and a great location (very close to Cardiff castles, yummy restaurants and pubs, and nightlife). I would definitely stay here again.
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      Anonymous, USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

- Check-in is after 3 PM, if you arrive earlier we've got a luggage storage room for you to leave your bags. Check-out is before 11 AM. - Due to the historic nature of the building there is no lift available. - Room allocation for a group booking is subject to change and may slightly differ to the original booking, this is so that we can keep your group together. - As the whole building is a licensed premises you're not permitted to bring your own alcohol. New Years Eve is a 2 night stay, must arrive on 31st December

NosDa Studio Hostel Located at Despenser Street, Riverside, Cardiff.
NosDa Studio Hostel
Cardiff CF11 6AG Despenser Street, Riverside
85% 1298
51.4789356 -3.1859750
NosDa Studio Hostel
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