NosDa Hostel & Bar

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  • Free Breakfast
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The Cardiff Hostel

Sleep Cheap in Cardiff, The Welsh Capital

Want to experience the magnetic and infectious energy of Cardiff in clean and comfortable surroundings?

Situated in one of Cardiff’s most desirable locations, NosDa sits serenely upon the River Taff, possessing the perfect snap shot view of Wales’ most iconic building, the Millennium Stadium which is just opposite the hostel (Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Central Station are also just a stone's throw away).

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  • Best Location

    Situated just across from the famous Millennium Stadium (now Principality Stadium) and with river views, NosDa has the best location of any hostel in Cardiff. We’re only a 5 minute walk away from Cardiff Castle, the city centre and the main train station.

  • Free Events

    Whether you’re an individual backpacker staying at NosDa or a local living in Cardiff, we organise free weekly events for everyone. From Language Exchange night on Tuesday to Open Mic on a Wednesday, and from Quiz night on Thursday to Board Game Night on a Sunday, plus regular live music. Come join us in our lively bar!

  • Flexible Rooms

    Our private rooms can become anything from a single up to a 6 bed en-suite. With our fold down bunks we can accommodate everyone; couples, families, stags and individuals.

  • Great Customer Service

    We are praised for our friendly customer service. With both well-travelled and local staff on hand, we speak your language and know where to go & what to see in Cardiff and surrounding areas.

  • Welsh Experience

    NosDa is a true Welsh hostel with a Welsh speaking owner, a Welsh name (Nos Da means good night), Welsh food & local ales, Welsh bands and artists.

  • Tours & Activities

    You don’t need to go far to book a tour or activity because there are some departing directly from NosDa! Explore Wales by bus or Cardiff by bike, or enjoy an adventure filled day on an outdoor activity in The Gower or Brecon Beacons.

Cardiff Hostel Overview

Part of Europe's Famous Hostels and the only hostel on the River Taff to offer its visitors a licensed bar, NosDa is sure to promise a good night, which is funnily enough the Welsh meaning of its unusual name! With a renowned history of introducing local talent to its music venue, NosDa also presents a rich mix of traditional food & drink, beer festivals, open mic nights and all Rugby World Cup and 6 Nations games featured on the big screen. On a match day, you’ll no doubt hear the crowd going wild at the Millennium Stadium- we really are that close!

Despite being one of the largest hostels in Cardiff, NosDa remains an effortlessly friendly one. With its handful of well-travelled international and local staff around at all times of the day, NosDa endeavours to grant its boarders the most enjoyable experience during their stay in Cardiff.

Welcoming an array of international backpackers as well as stag & hen parties, rugby teams and school groups, NosDa offers a variety of room types to suit all needs, as well as a great communal kitchen area to wind down in, over a good book or a bottle of local ale with your new travel buddies!

Hostel Service & Facilities

What’s included:

  • Free breakfast included
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free linen included
  • Free city maps
  • Public bar
  • Lunch & dinner menu
  • Souvenir shop
  • Secure parking add-on
  • Guest ales
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry facilities


  • Breakfast add-on
  • Bar snacks
  • Pool table
  • Heated terrace
  • Board games
  • Common room with T.V
  • Kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Adaptors for sale
  • Hairdryers
  • Art exhibition
  • Luggage storage
  • Internet stations
  • Weekly events

Other services:

  • 24 hour reception & no curfew
  • Secure hostel area & room keycard access
  • Luggage storage or lockers for hire
  • Bank cards accepted: Visa (debit), Mastercard, Maestro, JCB

Hostel Policy

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is after 2PM (if you arrive early you can leave your bags in our free luggage storage). Check-out is before 10AM.

Is breakfast included?
Yes, a free light breakfast is included - every day between 7:30AM - 10AM. Too hungover to get up early? Order one of our breakfast add-ons the night before:muffin + croissant for £2.50.

Is linen included?
Yes, all rooms have linen included. Private rooms also come with towels. If you're staying in a dorm room you can hire towels at reception (£5.00 deposit and £1.00 for each towel).

Am I allowed to bring my own alcohol?
No, 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 loads of local ales and ciders!

Do you have lockers available?
Yes, you can hire lockers at reception (£5.00 deposit). We also provide free luggage storage.

Are there any age restrictions?
No, everyone is welcome but families with children must book exclusive use of dormitories or even better, book one of our private en-suite rooms. Under 18s must book exclusive use of a dorm.

Is Wi-Fi available at the hostel?
Yes, free wi-fi is available in all communal areas.

I'm bringing a car, is there anywhere to park?
Yes, we have secured parking. You can reserve a space when making a booking, please note a surcharge is applicable.

Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not allowed in any areas of the hostel.

What time does the bar close?
Our Tafarn is open until 11:30PM during the week and 12:30AM during the weekend. The outside patio closes at 11:15PM during the week and 12:15AM during the weekend.

Is the bar open to the public or just for people who are staying at Nosda?
Our Tafarn is open to the public every day from 11AM.