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

+44 (0) 2920 37 88 66



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!    

* Please contact us directly for availability during event dates 

  • ‘‘

    Nice hostel really clean, beds are comfy, bar is cool, really close walk to cardiff

    — timmgartside, 3 August 2015, Australia, HostelWorld
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    Brought a school group of students for a couple of nights as part of an activities week. The staff were really helpful and couldn't do enough to help. Rooms were immaculate. The addition to a TV went down well with the students. Breakfast was great, offering fruit juice, cereal, juice, toast and hot drinks. Security great also for piece of mind. Great location- easy walk to town centre. Overall a great trip.

    — Carys Oakes, 21 July 2015, UK, EFH
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    We have had 2 stag parties here last week and before in 2013. It exceptionally good value the rooms are clean. The food and Alcahol is fairly priced. The staff are fantastic and will do anything to help!! Cant wait to go back!!!

    — Dell Fulk, 26 May 2015, UK, EFH
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    the location, the bedroom, the atmosphere and social area are very good. the staff are helpful and friendly

    — Lai Wah Lee, 12 May 2015, HostelBookers
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    This is by far the best Hostel I've stayed in, abd working in the outdoor industry I have stayed in a good few. definetley reccomended, even if it's for a night out

    — Jonathan, 28 January 2015, UK,
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    A great hostel with great bar and location. Me and my friends would have no hesitation in choosing NOSDA again!

    — g_s_lloyd6697, 28 November 2014, Wales, HostelWorld
  • ‘‘

    Absolutely fantastic. Great location, spacious sand clean rooms. Helpful staff.

    — lizstephens8264, 4 July 2014, England, HostelWorld
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    This place is huge! I loved all of the different seating areas that were available. Your location was *perfect*!! When I come back to Cardiff I'll be staying here for sure! The bedding exceeded my expectations! Oh and the wifi worked just fine for me in the room!

    — aliciaeiram, 26 June 2014, USA, HostelWorld