• 24 Hour reception
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Adaptors
  • Public bar
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast included
  • Common room
  • Free city maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Secure paid parking
  • Art exhibition
  • Hairdryers
  • Guest ales
  • Vending machine
  • Breakfast add-on
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Linen included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Fresh bar snacks
  • Heated terrace
  • Pool table
  • Television
  • Towels for hire
  • Internet stations

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

+44 (0) 2920 37 88 66



The cosy lounge is a great place to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Wonderfully snug with oversized beanbags and leather sofas! We operate a “Book Swap” scheme so you can lighten your rucksack by leaving any books you’ve read here with us or swap them for something new to occupy your time on long bus journeys. We’ve a massive DVD library and a selection of board games available to borrow. This is a great spot to chill out, catch up on emails and plan your next activity while exchanging stories with other guests from all over the world.



With the city centre only a short walk away the choices for eating out are limitless but if you just fancy making yourself a little snack we have the facilities to aid you!

  • Full size fridge
  • Free food shelf
  • Steamer
  • Microwave
  • Five ring hob
  • Double oven cooker
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Wok
  • Free tea & coffee
  • Iron & ironing board
Personal Happy Hour


There's a new feature in the booking engine on our website that will give you the option to book extras on top of your reservation. Have a drink with Baabara! For a small fee why not make your stay a bit more special? Extras include:

  • Personal happy hour
  • Late check-out
  • Packed Lunch
  • Bike hire