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53-59 Despenser Street,
Riverside, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 6AG

+44 (0) 2920 37 88 66


it pays to book direct with nosda: Best value in CARDIFF - 

free Breakfast & free cancellation*

Want to experience the beating heart of Cardiff yet seek a calm, clean and comfortable environment?

NosDa has the best location for a hostel in the Welsh capital. On the River Taff, NosDa is opposite Wales’ most iconic building, the Millennium Stadium (Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Central Station are just a stone's throw away).

NosDa means 'good night' in Welsh and that is exactly what we are promising. We are the only hostel on the River Taff with a licensed bar and not only that, NosDa is an established live music venue too. What better place to stay than a typically Welsh hostel with local bands, Welsh food & drinks, and local artists bringing you closer to the Welsh culture. We regularly organise beer festivals and Open Mic nights, and all Rugby World Cup and 6 Nations games are featured on our big screen. On a match day you can hear the crowd going wild at the Millennium Stadium, that's how close we are!

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.

We welcome international backpackers as well as Stag & Hen parties, rugby teams and school groups. NosDa is experienced in group accommodation and offers a variety of room types to suit all needs. We have a great communal kitchen and plenty of common space to chill out, watch TV, read a book or catch up on emails. Meet your fellow travellers whilst tasting some of our local ales and ciders!    

* Book direct through our website or via e-mail and receive a free continental breakfast each morning of your stay! (7:30AM - 10:00AM)
* Please see our FAQ page for our cancellation policy

* Please contact us direct for availability during event dates 

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    'NosDa was an a great place to stay for a city break, so much so we stayed an extra night! Staff and cleanliness were great. And amazing value for money!'

    — 03 April
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    'The place and location is great. Specially the river next to it. The room is cozy and comfortable. The bed is so spacious. We slept very well. We enjoyed our stay.'

    — 09 March
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    'Comfy bed, very clean, friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Vending machine for nibbles, Access to washer/ dryer & self catering kitchen if needed. Good bar food. Pool table. There was nothing not to like!

    — 22 February
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    'Close to the stadium, city centre and the river but quiet as not within the city centre. Free breakfast with online bookings. Food is of high quality provided by local producers as are the drinks in the bar that are purchased from local producers. Friendly, helpful staff. wifi included, free tea and coffee available and on site washing laundry facilities. Local bar and restaurant onsite but separate from hostel. Lovely hostel, clean and tidy and a relaxed atmosphere.'

    — 29 April 2018TripAdvisor
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    'Stayed here the weekend of the Joshua fight. It’s in a brilliant location for the stadium and the High Street as it’s not so close that it’s noisy all night. Rooms are basic and come with towels and was very clean and tidy. Free tea and coffee in the morning and a nice friendly bar downstairs. Glad we booked an ensuite room as there were a lot of groups staying and so would not have wanted to share a toilet with others. Great value for money in my opinion. Loved the stay here and will definitely stay again.'

    — 31 March 2018TripAdvisor
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    'Stayed here to watch the snooker at the Motorpoint arena. Me and my mate paid £22 each for an en suite room, nice comfy beds, nice continental breakfast in the morning, would definitely stay again.'

    — 28 February 2018Google