Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

over 1 weeks notice 15% of total bill.
less than 1 week non refundable.

Additional Terms and Conditions

house number, Post code and numerical digits from the card holder required

Additional Info:

Every person staying must provide photo id and proof of address.
Damage and cleaning deposit required.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to Nomad Hostel, Cardiff's premier Backpackers plus accommodation.

**Brand New Showers and Toilets**

Nomad brings a new level of comfort and security to the hostel experience. Situated in the heart of the exciting and fast-growing Welsh capital, Nomad offers a huge range of free services and innovation facilities-everything you need to make your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable.

Our free facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, hot shower, TV room with DVD library, breakfast, tea & coffee all day, morning papers,free wireless broadband connection and ironing facilities.

If this isn't enough, make use of our conservatory bar where you can play pool or poker and have a beer.

You'll find Cardiff is a lively concentrated and multi-cultural City full of history, heritage and places of interest and Nomad is perfectly positioned in the middle of the city centre.
A £10 cash deposit is required for each key issued.
For groups of 5 and over only alchahol purchased from us may be consumed on the premises.
**Please note that our check-in time is from 14.00hrs onwards and Midnight Sunday to Thursday. The 24 hour reception is Fridays and Saturdays only.** View House Rules


At Nomad you'll get everything a comfy, friendly and secure hostel has to offer. Our cosy TV room has a full library of DVDs for lazy afternoons, and every day starts with a free continental breakfast. Can’t cope without caffeine? We offer free tea and coffee all day, and you can enjoy it on our outdoor terrace with a morning paper. In the evening, check out our conservatory bar. We find beer makes the perfect companion to a game of pool or poker.


You’ll find us in the heart of the Welsh capital, in the Tredegarville neighbourhood. Top sights are in walking distance, such as Cardiff Castle (17 minutes) and Cardiff Bay (29 minutes). Love to get a breath of fresh air? Explore the parks and forests around the city by hopping on the bus or train. The closest station is Cardiff Queen Street, just 8 minutes’ walk away. You can get the train to Cardiff airport in about 40 minutes from Cardiff Central station (a 20-minute walk from us), or jump in a taxi for 25 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

We want you to feel at home during your time with us, so we've got private rooms that are perfect for small groups who like their own space. We also have mixed and female-only dorms for those who prefer a more sociable atmosphere. All rooms have linen already included and security lockers, so your stuff is always kept safe.

Extras and activities

When you’re not discovering the bars and restaurants surrounding the hostel, cook something up in our shared kitchen. Use the free Wi-Fi to get in the local spirit and find a recipe for Welsh rarebit – it's like cheese on toast but even better. Our ironing facilities will make sure your outfit is on point for a big night out with your new mates in this fun, bustling city!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Nomad Hostel is the best Hostel to stay in Cardiff in my opinion, the best price and the best staff work here. They are champions for accommodation at such a low price range. If you are looking to stop by or your just trying to figure things out - on your travels or in life, this is a great place to do so. The only issue you may find is other guest or the place isn't to your taste, but all types of people have stayed here; families, Loners, young and old. Normal people but a special place.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Dec 2019
    Not a bad spot to relax while passing through. Friendly staff and close to city center. The room was extremely clean, I greatly appreciated that.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2019
    Great hostel with good facilities. Only complaints are: 1. WiFi failed often; 2. Kitchen pans badly need replacing; 3. Staff constantly watch cctv (cos they know when milk runs out at breakfast which I find uncomfortable; 4. Upstairs bathroom lights and flush not working. Otherwise great. Clean, spacious, place in good location with character. Oh. Washer and dryer too expensive. They were free at our next hostel!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Nov 2019
    The hostel has potential but the beds were not very comfortable (may have been just in the room we were staying in). Seemed to have a good atmosphere for people wanting to mingle with other travellers.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    A nice room and pleasant if very simple facility's. The communal rooms are nicely decorated and comfortable and the staff are very nice the only part that wasn't great was that the toilets were a little battered. Paint was pealing in one and another had no seat. However for the price it was great.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    04 Nov 2019
    Bed was decent enough considering the price. Toilets were a little dodgy. Shower also okay. Multiple people had sex in the room while I was trying to sleep. I wish o was kidding. Got woke. Up by the couple in the bunk below me. Decent enough for a cheap nights rest but not great for a long stay.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    30 Oct 2019
    What a place ... there’s basic and there’s basic. This went beyond basic. I guess I was spoiled by the equivalent in mainland Europe with hostels I’ve stayed in there which were basic + AMAZING! This place and the staff looked knackered. All a bit sad and run down. Location wise it was perfect for me. Breakfast was the biggest fail ever. Sorry but I can’t recommend this hostel at all.
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    04 Nov 2019
    The place is falling apart. I love hostels because of how cheap they are - so yeah, I do not like luxurious places and don’t care about the place being all pretty and tidy - but this hostel is a dump. From the walls crumbling and full of mold to the mattresses that look like were deemed unsuitable for donation by the Salvation Army. It redefined the expression “dirt cheap” for me.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    31 Oct 2019
    The bathrooms and shower rooms were very dirty, and the bedrooms and beds were in very poor condition. When I was climbing to the top bunk, one of the ladder rods actually broke off, and I am a small female so that shouldn't have happened. The rooms were just dirty in general. There is only one female-only shower room and it is on the first floor by the front door. The front door wasn't locked during the day and anyone can just come in. They did have free breakfast and the eating area was cute.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    05 Dec 2019
    The only good things about this place was the central location, shower pressure, and the staff were nice. The kitchen was a bomb site, everything was disgusting. A saucepan in the cupboard looked like it had been there for years, the mould on the food inside it having reached a very mature stage of growth. There was a beeping all night, which was “being fixed that night”. The free breakfast was good if you liked mould on your toast, otherwise there were no options.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi