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Featured Hostels in Cardiff

Nomad Backpackers
2 out of 5
11-15 Howard Gardens, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Adamsdown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of University of South Wales, Cardiff Campus, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff ...

3.3/5 (20 reviews)

"Good location. Clean. A bit noisy but that’s mostly the other guests being inconsiderate."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2019

Nomad Backpackers
Cardiff University, Senghennydd Hall
2 out of 5
1 Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Cathays, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of National Museum Cardiff and Cardiff University. Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena are ...

Cardiff University, Senghennydd Hall
The Safehouse Hostel
2 out of 5
3 Westgate St., Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is steps away from Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and St. David's Hall are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (56 reviews)
DO NOT BOOK. CLOSED DOWN.

"Shut down. DO NOT BOOK HERE."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun 2018

The Safehouse Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel
5 out of 5
East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Butetown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (316 reviews)

"High-Quality. Amazing price"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Plas Gwyn Halls
2 out of 5
Plas Gwyn Halls of Residence, Llantrisant Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Llandaff, this hostel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Llandaff Cathedral and within 3 miles (5 km) of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Motorpoint ...

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Plas Gwyn Halls
Arofan House - Campus Accommodation
3.5 out of 5
Vere Street, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Plasnewydd, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Bay and Principality ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Arofan

"Very clean and all the amenities you could ask for; spacious too, light and airy. Staff very helpful and there 24 hours. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2018

Arofan House - Campus Accommodation
Bunkhouse
2 out of 5
93-94 St Mary Street, Cardiff
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Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Market, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and ...

Bunkhouse
NosDa Hostel
2 out of 5
53-59 Despenser Street, Riverside, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Riverside, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Sophia Gardens, Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Bay and St. David's Hall are ...

3.8/5Good! (84 reviews)

"Great view from my window, secure parking cheap price."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

NosDa Hostel
Hummingbird Home
2.5 out of 5
28 Salisbury Rd, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Cathays, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Cardiff University and St. ...

3.5/5Good! (10 reviews)

"Clean, conveniently located to town centre with parking. Good interaction with a helpful and supportive landlady."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Hummingbird Home
Bunkhouse Cardiff
2 out of 5
94 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Market, Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and ...

1/5 (1 review)

"That breach confidentiality"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019

Bunkhouse Cardiff
Bunkhouse – hostel
2 out of 5
94 Saint Mary Street, Cardiff
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Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Market, Principality Stadium, and Cardiff Castle. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and ...

Bunkhouse – hostel
Mrs Potts Backpackers
2 out of 5
109 St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
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Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hostel is steps away from Cardiff Market, Principality Stadium and St. David's Hall. Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Motorpoint ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Amazing place , recommended to stay there and it's in the heart of f Cardiff centre."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff
Clayton Hotel Cardiff
4 out of 5
St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £55 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (1,117 reviews)

"Brilliant hotel! Bedroom was very clean, and spacious, bathroom was excellent. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. Would love to come back and stay again. Only downside was that parking was a problem, as the nearest ones was at Cardiff Central Station, but it was quite near."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Clayton Hotel Cardiff
The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel
3 out of 5
Castle Street, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £50 per night
4/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Comfortable, but afraid they charged me twice"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

The Angel Hotel
Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality
Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality
3 out of 5
Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Wales
The price is £49 per night
4/5Very Good! (271 reviews)
Nice stay

"Our stay was good, despite coronovirus being so prominent. Hotel provided hand sanitser in receptiona dn in the breakfast room."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality
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Whether you're coming to watch the hard-fought Six Nations rugby showdowns in late winter or looking to unravel the mysteries of the Celts and Welsh peoples at the immersive St Fagans National Museum, a hostel in Cardiff could be a unique place to stay in the capital. You'll find a smattering of these low-cost accommodation options across the city, offering cheap and cheerful dorm rooms that might have up to 10 or 12 beds apiece. Most also come with shared kitchen facilities for those evenings of cooking Welsh broths and rarebit, along with breakfast spreads to help fuel days of shopping down Queen Street – a buzzing retail district. An on-site bar is also present in some hostels in Cardiff, which means capping off days with frothy Welsh ales and stouts.

Be enchanted by hostels in Cardiff

Ditching a mainstream hotel for a hostel in Cardiff can be a great way to infuse that city break with a little Celtic character. As soon as you walk into reception in one of these, you'll be greeted with a hearty Welsh welcome. You might want to stop by the adjoining pub before making for the dorm, for a cold pint of local Glamorgan bitter or Taff-brewed IPA perhaps. The upshot is that Cardiff's low-cost getaways are perfect for travellers who like something a little different, down-to-earth and sociable – those who love to share stories with likeminded backpackers while watching the River Taff flow by.

Design wise, there's plenty to like about Cardiff's quirky hostel establishments. You can find them inhabiting rows of centuries-old Welsh terraces, behind real-brick walls and slate-topped roofs. Others fringe the riverside with patios overlooking the mighty rugby pitch. Inside, there's a distinct hominess that often abounds. That means lounges with deep sofas, coffee tables and TVs – you know, for quiet nights in with newfound travel buddies. Other basic facilities common to hostels in Cardiff include self-serve laundry and assistance with tour booking – think guided tours of Cardiff Castle or culinary adventures down to Cardiff Bay.

Welsh adventures abound around hostels in Cardiff

It's easy to plan a real Welsh odyssey with help from hostels in Cardiff. Take somewhere like the NosDa Hostel. It boasts a fine location just on the side of the River Taff, in the very heart of town. It's also home to one of the liveliest pubs in the area, with outdoor tables that overlook the legendary Principality Stadium – get ready for an unforgettable atmosphere come rugby days. The Safehouse Hostel is nearby, occupying a characterful Welsh building with open fireplaces and corkscrewing staircases. Both of the above are perfectly located for checking off the main draws of the city centre, whether that means strolls beneath the bulwarks of Cardiff Castle or haggling sessions in Cardiff Central Market. They can also help with day trips to places like St Fagans – an immersive look at Welsh history through the millennia, with reconstructed schoolhouses and miner's terraces from centuries gone by.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Cardiff?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for exploring. You can check out the historic sites and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Cardiff?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start looking: Hummingbird Home - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cathays Station and Cardiff Queen Street Station. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find desks and linens in all rooms. Nomad Backpackers - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Queen Street Station. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a bar. Rooms come with showers. Arofan House - Campus Accommodation - Located within a 20-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Castle. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and laundry facilities. Rooms come with showers. Cardiff Metropolitan University, Plas Gwyn Halls - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Danescourt Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and free parking. Rooms come with towels, coffee/tea makers and linens. The Safehouse Hostel - Located steps from Principality Stadium. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers.
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If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Cardiff, one of the 10 hostels here might be a great option.
What's the seasonal weather like in Cardiff?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Cardiff is 961 mm.
What is there to see and do in Cardiff?
Overall, Cardiff is known for its historical sites, theatres and museums. Major attractions include Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Get out into nature with places such as Barry Island Beach, Rhondda Valley and Wye Valley. Cultural attractions include Wales Millennium Centre, St. David’s Hall and New Theatre.
What's the best way to get around Cardiff?
You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 9 mi (14.4 km) away. Another option is Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), situated 21.3 mi (34.2 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport during your trip. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Cardiff Central Station, Cardiff Queen Street Station or Cathays Station.

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