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NosDa Studio Hostel

Hostel | 53-59 Despenser Street, Cardiff, Wales CF11 6AG

89.0% Overall Rating

426 out of 458 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/05/2015)

Lai Wah Lee thinks…

"the location, the bedroom, the atmosphere and social area are very good. the staff are helpful and friendly."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

***Photo ID required on check-in*** ***Minimum 2 nights stay over a Saturday*** ***groups of 6 or more are also subject to backpackers terms Please contact us directly for further information*** ***Under 18 please book a private room***

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cardiff?

Contact us directly

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Established in 2005 NosDa is a modern version of Cardiff’s first independent hostel. With over 10 years experience the owner was able to design a hostel that we believe ticks all the boxes for todays independent traveller. Formally a 3 star hotel NosDa has been completely refurbished and modernised whilst maintaining its quirky original 19th Century features thus creating a unique, high quality, 4 star hostel. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Twin (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Triple (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Double (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

About NosDa Studio Hostel

NosDa means “Good night” in Welsh and that is exactly what we are promising! NosDa Studio Hostel is effectively a hostel/hotel hybrid, a new concept of budget and stylish accommodation.

Even though NosDa is one of the largest hostels in Cardiff it is proud to be known as friendly and personal with well travelled staff on hand 24/7. NosDa offers a variety of room types to suit all needs, we have a great communal kitchen and plenty of common space to chill out and watch TV, read a book or catch up on emails. We have an extensive book swap library and a huge selection of DVD’s and board games a great way to get you talking to fellow travellers. Our bar is the only licensed premise on the River Taff and is popular with both our guests and the local people. We run an Open Mic night on the last Wednesday of every month which is popular with both locals and musicians. Also in the bar you’ll find oversized games such as Jenga and Connect 4 which are free to enjoy while sampling some of the local ales and ciders that we have on offer.

With the castle, stadium and train station all within sight, NosDa Studio Hostel is the most centrally located hostel in Cardiff with a view to die for and the facilities to match!

* Cafe Bar
* TV lounge
* Art Gallery
* Library
* Free Secure Car park
* Shop
* Travel Counter
* Free Wi-Fi & Internet Stations
* Self catering kitchen
* Free breakfast
* Free tea and coffee all day
* Free linen
* Towel hire
* Free lockers (£5 deposit)
* Fee luggage storage
* Vending machine

***Photo ID required on check-in***
***Minimum 2 nights stay over a Saturday***
***groups of 10 or more are also subject to NosDa Terms & Conditions, full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the date of arrival. Please contact us directly for further information***
***Under 18s only allowed to stay in private rooms and if accompanied by adults***

Accommodation Information

NosDa is able to offer a wide variety of room types as follows:
Mixed secure dorms complete with wash hand basin, lockers and personal plug sockets for each bed in sizes of 4,6,8 and 10 beds.
Female only secure dorms complete with wash hand basin, lockers and personal plug sockets for each bed in sizes of 4,6 and 8 beds.
Twin, double or triple rooms with wash hand basin.
Single, twin, double, triple, quad, 5 bed or 6 bed rooms with shower and toilet, flat screen TV, towels and fantastic views.
All bed linen is provided.
Hot showers available 24/7

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