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Nosda Hostel and Bar

Stay in the beating heart of Wales with an iconic rugby stadium on one side and a 2,000 year old castle on the other. Cardiff’s infectious energy will make you never want to leave.

Our sister hostel NosDa was named after the Welsh phrase for ‘good night’, and that’s exactly what you can expect. Located right in the heart of Cardiff, we are right on the River Taff with a view of the world famous Principality Stadium just across the water. Aside from being in the prime spot for rugby fans, culture vultures will love that we’re within 15 minutes walk of the medieval Cardiff Castle, Cardiff town centre, the Cardiff National Museum and a bustling daily food market.

An amazing range of Welsh tours depart from NosDa every day, from sightseeing tours to canyoning down waterfalls. Our on-site bar has an amazing choice of Welsh dishes, local beers and spirits on offer to enjoy alongside the live music (and open mic nights) we host on a regular basis - the perfect ice breaker for when you’re meeting other backpackers. Not only will the bar be packed-out and buzzing on match days with the rugby game being on TV, but you’ll actually be able to hear the crowds at the stadium go wild at a Welsh try - we’re THAT close.

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Hostel Overview


What’s included:

  • Wash basins
  • Bed linen
  • TV (private ensuites)

Room types:

  • Private room with shared bathroom (up to 3)
  • Private dorm with shared bathroom (up to 10)
  • Private ensuite rooms (single, double, twin, 3, 4, 5, 6 bed)
  • Mixed dorms with shared bathrooms (4, 6, 8, 10 bed)
  • Ensuite dorms (3, 4, 5, 6 bed)

What’s nearby?

Principality Stadium - 8 minute walk

Cardiff Castle - 10 minute walk

Cardiff Train Station - 8 minute walk

National Museum of Cardiff - 15 minute walk

Cardiff Market - 10 minute walk

Bute Park - 11 minute walk

Mermaid Quay - 30 minute walk

Hostel Policy

  • Check in and check out

Check in is after 2pm and check out is before 10pm.

  • Age restrictions

Guests under the age of 18 must stay in a private room with guardians. They cannot share in general dormitory rooms with people who are not part of their own group or family. Under-18s are not allowed in the bars or pubs.

  • Alcohol

As the whole building is a licensed premise you're not permitted to bring your own alcohol. We do have our own bar which is open every day, with lots of local ales and ciders!

  • Payment

We accept Visa (debit), Mastercard, Maestro and JCB.

  • Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the building.

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By Train

From Cardiff Central Station, turn left on to the bridge crossing the River Taff, then turn immediately right following the river. NosDa Hostel & Bar is just ahead, facing you.

Mega Bus

From Kingsway turn left towards the castle and walk further down Castle Street, cross the bridge and turn left next to the river, NosDa is straight ahead.

By Bus

National Express – From Sophia Gardens walk down Bute Park until you get to the end of the park and cross Castle Street, stay on the same side of the river and NosDa Hostel & Bar is straight ahead.

By Car

From the M4 take junction 32 following the A470 towards the city centre. Approaching the centre follow the road around the castle, go straight ahead, over a bridge then take a left at the Westgate Pub into Lower Cathedral Road. At the mini roundabout turn left, NosDa is at the end of Despenser Street.

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