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Reviews of NosDa Studio Hostel

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

90.3% Overall Rating

412 out of 442 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/02/2014)

Daniel Mosca thinks…

"A fantastic place to stay with such a great atmosphere about the place. The staff were kind and welcoming and the facilities were ace! Our room was spacious and beds very comfortable. I have stayed…"

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Facilities

  • 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
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.68

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***

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Cardiff?

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90.3%

Overall Rating

412 out of 442 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'NosDa Studio Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
94.4%
Value
84.0%
Safety
93.6%
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88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: bathrooms were not bad and it was relatively clean. good location

Disliked: wifi was very spotty

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Feraz Mustafa

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 February 2014 Feraz would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, helpful staff and great value for money

Disliked: Could do with wifi in rooms

100.0%
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Daniel Mosca

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

11 February 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: A fantastic place to stay with such a great atmosphere about the place. The staff were kind and welcoming and the facilities were ace! Our room was spacious and beds very comfortable. I have stayed in hostels that have been the same price as Nosda and they dont even come close to the level Nosda sits at!

Disliked: Nothing to dislike, all was top notch!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mayra Delfino

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 February 2014 Mayra would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a great private room, and I would stay there again, and recommend it to anyone. All clean, nice, TV working well...

Disliked: Wi-fi didnt work in the room.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, the staff was very friendly and the most important thing, the place has its own pub.

Disliked: It is a little bit pricey.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Daithi O Murchu

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 December 2013 Daithi would recommend this property

Liked: Warm welcome, staff couldn't do enough to make you feel at home.

Disliked: Kitchen could have been a little cleaner, but that's not the fault of the staff as they have notices up everywhere saying clean up after yourself.

100.0%
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Richard Cleverley

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

07 December 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Charmingly decorated. The bar and terrace were lovely. Good facilities and a fantastic central location.

Disliked: The breakfast could have been more varied and the room we stayed in wasn't as large as we hoped.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

30 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, friendly and informed staff, reasonably priced, easy to find and free secure parking. What more could you need?!

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Sarah McDermott

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 November 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Penny Oxley

With my spouse / partner

City break

13 November 2013

Liked: Good venue by the river

Disliked: Bedrooms not like the photos on the website. In need of a paint, new carpets and a good clean.

100.0%
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Silvana Bulcao

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2013 Silvana would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice place, good location and very friendly staff. I recomend!

Disliked: Silvana left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Alfred Tan

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 Alfred would recommend this property

Liked: proximity to train station and hospitality of staff

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I thought the location was fantastic. The member of staff at the front desk (Australian dude) was very helpful and friendly. I thought the room was small as we stayed in a six bed mixed dorm I expected it to be a bit bigger for the money we paid.

Disliked: Room size, everyone went to bed too early and the showers were pretty dirty!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Huw Davis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Huw would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location. Perfectly situated for all of the local attractions and public transport. Easy walking distance from train, bus and aquabus services as well as shopping and attractions.

Disliked: The mattresses were old and a little well worn. Made sleep a little difficult without extra padding

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location. Right next to the station, city centre and Millenium stadium

Disliked: Breakfast stopped at 10am, so we missed it - but this is to be expected in most hostels.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

MICHELLE FORSYTH

As a family with children

Events / festivals

25 July 2013 MICHELLE would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to Millenium Stadium. Safe and friendly environment. Children can stay in private rooms with you.

Disliked: MICHELLE left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

JORGE BORRAS

Alone

Events / festivals

25 July 2013 JORGE would recommend this property

Liked: Location Friendliness and helpfulness Breakfast included

Disliked: No cold water in the showers Room door not closing properly Corridor doors not locked Old mattress

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Events / festivals

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendliness of staff and breakfast were excellent.

Disliked: Both the room and the bathroom were stiflingly hot. The ventilation was inadequate for the number of beds in the dormitory. There was no storage space for luggage in the dormitory , the mattress was poor and the beds creaked whenever anyone moved. The bathroom was cramped and the shower had no temperature control so the water was too hot.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great setting, right on the river. The upstairs corridors are in need of a little tlc, but the bar / eating area downstairs has great character.

Disliked: The showers have bad ventilation, so the shower/loo room feels like a sauna after use.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Evelien van Dooren

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 Evelien would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, quiet next to the river, but still close to the centre. Staff is very friendly and helpfull, they made a lot of suggestions to go see in Cardiff. Clean and comfortable beds

Disliked: nothing actually, no complaints

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel had very friendly and helpful staff. Great rooms. Great location.

Disliked: There was nothing to complain about.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Kristen Holcomb

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2013 Kristen would recommend this property

Liked: friendly community between everyone staying at the hostel

Disliked: bar was loud throughout the night

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Bar. Free continental breakfast

Disliked: Check out time Really uncomfortable mattresses in room 22 You aren't allowed alcohol in your rooms.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joanna Gruszka

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2013 Joanna would recommend this property

Liked: Fabulous staff, great bar, friendly guests, wounderful music (during fesival). Best experience ever!

Disliked: Nothing at all

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Karin Mueller-van-Ishem

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2013 Karin would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people, clean, staff cleaned the room (double room with private bathroom) - all in all a good service

Disliked: When other travellers moved in their rooms/through the hostel, it was very loud. We could not sleep as long as we wanted, as the noise started early in the morning and you felt like these people are falling through the floor.


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