NosDa Hostel Wales

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Nosda Hostel, 53-59 Despenser Street, Riverside,, Cardiff, CF11 6AG

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Perfectly located centrallyl in the Welsh capital, situated near the River Taff, opposite Wales’ most iconic building, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Wales & Cardiff Central Station are just minutes’ walk away.

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Hostels

What we offer

NosDa means ‘goodnight’ in Welsh and that is exactly what we are promising. Even though NosDa is one of the largest hostels 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 partner of the St. Christopher’s Hostel Network, one of the largest and most famous hostel networks in Europe.

Why not take a trip to Cardiff Bay on the Princess Katherine Water Taxi & visit ‘Y Senedd’, the Welsh National Assembly Building where our Parliament meets to discuss the business of the day. Or you could visit the Millennium Centre – see The Welsh National Opera perform, go to a Musical or even visit The Ballet! School children in particular enjoy visiting Techniquest , our interactive Science Museum.

Accreditation and Awards

Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.

Group Sizes Catered For

40 - 55

Risk Assessment Details

Yes risk assessments can be provided, fire checks are carried out weekly and our Fire Alarm is inspected every 6 months.

Pricing Information

Coach drivers stay for free with 30 or more pax

Sun-Thurs from £11 per person per night in a Dormitory bed

Friday & Saturday, from £21 per person per night

First Aid Information

We have nominated first aiders on site, however they are not here 24 hours a day so we always recommend having a first aider in the group. First aid points are available in the hostel.

Available Facilities

We offer a wide range of rooms in NosDa Hostel, Cardiff, with both mixed sex & female only Dormitories of various sizes, we also have Private Rooms with ensuite facilities available for both Group Leaders & Students looking for a bit of extra comfort. All of our Dormitories have heating, free Wifi, electronic key security, power points & wash hand basin, linen is always provided but you will need to bring your own Towels. In the Ensuite Rooms we have a Shower & a Toilet, TV, free Wifi everywhere, electronic key security, heating, linen & towels.

Other facilities include:
Continental Breakfast
Free Wifi in all the Communal Areas
Guests’ Kitchen with free Tea & Coffee
25% discount off our Food Menu
Drinks Deals
Friendly & Multilingual Staff
Free Maps
More than welcome to eat Packed Lunch (£6 per person) in our spacious Bar Area.

Opening Hours & Information

Our Reception is open 24hrs per day. No Curfew. We are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.


I’ve been bringing groups of students from my university in the US to NosDa almost every year for 8 years. The friendly welcome and help from the staff; the cool, modern en suiterooms overlooking the River Taff and the Principality Stadium; the lively ambience of the bar and relaxing common areas; and its central city yet very safe residential location just a short walk from everything in Cardiff, have made it a firm favorite with us and a ‘must book’ on our trips to Wales!

Location Information

By Car/ Coach
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 onto Lower Cathedral Road. At the mini roundabout turn left, NosDa is at the end of Despenser Street, on the Riverbank.

By Train
From Cardiff Central Train Station turn left onto the bridge crossing the River Taff, then 
turn immediately right, following the river……NosDa Hostel & Bar is just ahead facing you!

From Cardiff Airport
Take the T9 Bus (costs £5 or 7 Euros) from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff Castle, walk towards your left, cross over the road, walk over the bridge, at the end of the bridge turn left, following the river…. NosDa Hostel & Bar is just ahead facing you!

By Bus
National Express – from Sophia Gardens, walk down Bute Park until you reach the road, cross over the road (Castle Street), stay on the left of the River, keep walking & NosDa Hostel & Bar is just ahead.
Megabus – from Kingsway, turn left towards the Castle, keep walking along Castle Street, cross over the bridge, turn left next to the River, NosDa is straight ahead.

Room Sizes and Facilities

We have a variety of different sized Dormitories:
3 bed, 4 bed, 6 bed, 8 bed & 10 bed all with Communal Bathrooms & Bunk Beds

Also Private Ensuites Rooms:
Twins, Triples, Quads, 5 bed & 6 bed, all with at least 2 Single Beds, some have Bunk Beds & Sofa Beds. These rooms have TVs, Showers & Toilets.

Booking information

Bookings can be made online: http://www.nosda.co.uk Or enquires via Email: Telephone: +44 2920 378866

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