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Nosda Studio Hostel
Nosda Studio Hostel
Nosda Studio Hostel
Nosda Studio Hostel
Nosda Studio Hostel
Nosda Studio Hostel
Nosda Studio Hostel

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7.3

Very good

43 reviews

43 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Principality Stadium 210 m
Cardiff castle 460 m
National Museum Cardiff 970 m
Cardiff Bay Barrage 2.6 km
Roath Park 2.7 km
Bute Park 2.9 km
St. Fagans: National History Museum 6.3 km
Castell Coch 7.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Tafarn @ NosDa 10 m
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park 180 m
Riverside Farmers' Market 180 m
Cardiff Arms Park 180 m
Principality Stadium 210 m
Millennium Stadium 220 m
Riverside Real Food Market 260 m
Welsh Love Spoon Gallery 280 m
City Arms 360 m
Jongleurs 380 m

Nosda Studio Hostel

53 - 59 Despenser Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AG - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Cardiff part of Cardiff, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Cardiff Bay. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

680 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

210 meters to Principality Stadium

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Kitchen

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cardiff every 46 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportCardiff Airport (CWL)
Distance to airport13.9 km

Rooms available at Nosda Studio Hostel

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

7-Bed Private Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 3 bunk bed...
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Private 6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds and 2 bunk be...
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7 Share Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 single bed and 3 bunk bed...
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Triple Room En-Suite
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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8 Bedded Room (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 4 bunk beds
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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Basic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double/Twin En Suite
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Private 6 Bedded Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Nosda Studio Hostel?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Nosda Studio Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Nosda Studio Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nosda Studio Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 10.00 GBP per day.

Is breakfast offered at Nosda Studio Hostel?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Nosda Studio Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 4 GBP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Nosda Studio Hostel?

Nosda Studio Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Nosda Studio Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Cardiff Central Train Station, 680 m away from Nosda Studio Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Nosda Studio Hostel?

Nosda Studio Hostel’s neighborhood is Cardiff which includes popular restaurants such as Pen yr Enfys, La Mangiatoia and Madhav.

What popular shopping places are close to Nosda Studio Hostel?

Nosda Studio Hostel is located in Cardiff area which features shopping places such as Riverside Farmers' Market, Welsh Love Spoon Gallery and Castle Arcade.

What are popular attractions near Nosda Studio Hostel?

Nosda Studio Hostel is located in Cardiff area, which is famous for attractions such as St. Fagans: National History Museum, National Museum Cardiff and Cardiff castle.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Nosda Studio Hostel?

Nosda Studio Hostel is located within Cardiff, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Bute Park and Roath Park.

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What people love about Nosda Studio Hostel

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff."

    sophie

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    May 31, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Would definitely stay again"

    sophie

    |

    May 31, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Great value accommodation, nice and clean, friendly and helpful staff, 10 minute walk to Cardiff castle which we were visiting, very good breakfast, would defin..."

    Michelle

    |

    August 9, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 339 Cardiff properties
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Room comfort score
10/10
Location score
8.4/10
Value for money score
7.4/10
Service score
7.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Cardiff properties
Better than
93
%
of Cardiff properties
Better than
92
%
of Cardiff properties
Better than
91
%
of Cardiff properties
Overall rating:

7.3

Very good
43 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Facilities
6.6
Location
8.4
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More about Nosda Studio Hostel

More about Nosda Studio Hostel

Nosda Studio Hostel

Take everything available in Cardiff with a comfort stay at Nosda Studio Hostel.
Nosda Studio Hostel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
If you need, the ticket service can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Nosda Studio Hostel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms at Nosda Studio Hostel are equipped with linen service for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hostel also offers mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Nosda Studio Hostel. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Nosda Studio Hostel has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at Nosda Studio Hostel are designed for escape and relaxation. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the souvenir shops.


Around the property

Nosda Studio Hostel provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Cardiff in-depth. Engage in the city's best art at St. Fagans: National History Museum located 6.3 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get fanatical at Principality Stadium located 200 m away. During the season, you can buy tickets to see home games and cheer with the locals.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 97% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 99% of other accommodations in Cardiff.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

4 mentions

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Ticket services

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Parking [paid]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Buffet
Location
53 - 59 Despenser Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AG
Excellent
Location

8.4

Airports

  • Cardiff Airport (CWL)
    13.9 km
  • Bristol Airport (BRS)
    34.5 km

Public transportation

  • Cardiff Central Train Station
    690 m
  • Grangetown Train Station
    1.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Saint Davids Hospital (Cardiff)
    650 m

Convenience store

  • The Co-operative Food
    1.3 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    390 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Principality Stadium
    210 m
  • Cardiff castle
    460 m
  • National Museum Cardiff
    970 m
  • Cardiff Bay Barrage
    2.6 km
  • Roath Park
    2.7 km
  • Bute Park
    2.9 km
  • St. Fagans: National History Museum
    6.3 km
  • Castell Coch
    7.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Tafarn @ NosDa
    10 m
  • BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
    180 m
  • Riverside Farmers' Market
    180 m
  • Cardiff Arms Park
    180 m
  • Principality Stadium
    210 m
  • Millennium Stadium
    220 m
  • Riverside Real Food Market
    260 m
  • Welsh Love Spoon Gallery
    280 m
  • City Arms
    360 m
  • Jongleurs
    380 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Guests under 18 years old are required to stay in a private room with a parent or guardian and will not be accommodated in a dormitory room with other guests who are not part of their group.

    Guess under 18 years are not permitted entry into the bar.
  • Guests must provide a valid passport, European ID card, or a UK driver's license upon check-in.
  • Parking will be charged GBP 9 on weekends and additional charges may apply on event dates.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)4 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0.00 GBP

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 29

Parking

  • Daily parking fee10.00 GBP
Property announcements

There is no lift and the accommodation is set at first-floor level and above. Please note that the property will try and adhere to quiet room requests where possible.

Reviews of Nosda Studio Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.3
/
10
Cleanliness6.5
Facilities6.6
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service7.8
Value for money7.4
High score for Cardiff
Rating
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (6)
Sep - Nov (5)
Dec - Feb (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Double/Twin En Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Exceptional”

Great value accommodation, nice and clean, friendly and helpful staff, 10 minute walk to Cardiff castle which we were visiting, very good breakfast, would definitely stay again.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Indra
Solo traveler
8 bed dorm
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Best Hostel in Cardiff”

Great Location, near principality stadium, go stay here if you want to watch champion league final, it's just across the canal from the hostel great facilities, they have pool table in the pub and also kitchen. will stay here if i were to visit cardiff in the future

Reviewed December 30, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jared from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in April 2016

Had an amazing time!”

Hostel was in a great location, close to the city centre and parks. Staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The room was great, comfortable and quiet. Live music at the open mic night was great too. Would definitely stay again!

Reviewed April 15, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Sidnye from Indonesia
Solo traveler
6 Bed Group Room
Stayed 6 nights in November 2016

Close to the city center and park”

It's very close to the city center and the park . Also walkable to Cardiff Bay. I really love the location, cause it's really easy to get to anywhere.

Reviewed December 06, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
gareth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
10 Bed Dorm Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

I stayed here after seeing a comedian in town. It was a bargain at just under £12 for a night and very Close to town and the train station. The bed was comfy, but the only downside were the strangers I had to share the room with. I got in at 10pm, so not that late and one guy was snoring really loud. This went on for hours, so I couldn't get to sleep. Then at 2am, 2 new people arrived and had a full blown conversation with each other, out loud. They didn't seem to care that others were asleep or trying to sleep. I can just about put up with snoring for one night, but hate rude, ignorant people. I was tempted to tell them to shut up, but didn't want the hassle. I will stay again, but hope for better room mates.

Reviewed February 20, 2020

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6.8
Good
Rebecca from Australia
Solo traveler
10 Bed Dorm Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Good”

The common room was very welcoming and relaxing to be in. I was put into an 8 bed dorm room and it was quite small, especially with everyones luggage. Another negative would be that there were no lockers in the room, making locking your valuables away quite annoying as the only lockers available were down in the common room. In saying this I did find I was quite comfortable with leaving my belongings out as the rest of the hostel had good security. The bunk beds were very comfortable except for the fact you were unable to sit up on the bottom bunk without hitting your head. A major issue I had was the showers. The showers had little to no air ventilation, making it very hot and stuffy. On top of this you did not have an option to change the heating of the water in your shower, due to this it was unbelievably hot. You also had to keep pressing the shower knob every 15seconds to keep the water going. Something about this needs to be done!!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

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6.4
Good
Leela from Thailand
Group
Private 4-Bed Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

worse than pictures, too hot water, disappointed with breakfast but staffs are very nice and helpful and good location”

I stayed in Quadruple room which was around half of the room in the picture and it was not nice like the pictures as well. However, there is little kitchen zone and minibar in the room. Another weak point of this hostel is there is only one bottom to push which is very hot water. We cannot adjust it and staff told us to use shared shower rooms that may better or waited to use in the morning but the results are the same. I'll give you more info that water is boiled from 10pm-2am, so the best time to take a shower maybe 9pm. For breakfast, there are only drink bread conflect and some fruit. When compare with the facilities and the price that we had to pay it's not valuable but staffs were very nice and helpful.

Reviewed January 16, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Tim from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

One night stay in January”

Spacious warm hostel in a good location next to the national stadium. Decent breakfast too. Only issue was loud neighbours partying but no fault of the hosts. Would stay here again.

Reviewed January 06, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
tricia from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Would recommend!”

Great staff, location, value for money, room with a view. The toilet could have been cleaner and could have had a broader range for breakfast. But I'd definetly visit again and loved it.

Reviewed August 05, 2017

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4.8
Phoebe from United Kingdom
Group
Triple Room En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Very bad sound insulation”

We were there on a Saturday night. Our room is right above the lounge. They had a live rock band performing there and our whole room was vibrating to the music. The music finally stopped at 11:45pm and we could still hear people talking and shouting downstairs. We could also hear the wooden floor boards creaking and loud doors banging throughout the whole night with lots of people walking up and down the hallway. We did not get any sleep at all. The building definitely need some renovation to improve on the sound insulation and the creaking floors in the hallway. The room itself is spacious and cheap but the noise issue is a huge put off. I do not recommend this hostel if sleep is important for you.

Reviewed July 22, 2019

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7.6
Very good
pala from Malaysia
Solo traveler
10 Bed Dorm Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Value for money ”

CON : matress too soft. Spring already soft. Not comfortable to sleep . Very weak bed frame. Giving plenty of noise. Room door broken. Open close give annoying sound. Disturb others sleep. Few toilet door totally broken.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
YUEN from Hong Kong SAR, China
Family with teens
Quadruple Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

enjoyable and pleasant stay”

private ensuite room for four guests, great.

Reviewed August 06, 2016

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7.6
Very good
AMINAH from Malaysia
Family with teens
Basic Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2016

Good for transit and short stay.”

Pros : Very friendly and helpful staff. However room basic ammenities are a bit overworn. (Mattress are flat with old bed sheet )

Reviewed September 19, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
sophie from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Private 4 Bedded Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Excellent”

Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff. Would definitely stay again

Reviewed June 01, 2019

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Dear Sophie, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at NosDa and will look forward to welcoming you again! All the best, the NosDa Team!

Responded November 30, 2019
Nosda Studio Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Shariffah from Malaysia
Family with teens
Private 4-Bed Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Great location ”

A bit disappointed with breakfast

Reviewed October 25, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Dina from Malaysia
Solo traveler
10 Bed Dorm Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

great stay. love it and recommended”

accessible to city centre.. nice and clean hostel.everything is great there..

Reviewed September 05, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Tham from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Quiet place”

Although the opposite side is the stadium, the area is quiet. It's also easy to go to the main streets by few minutes walk.

Reviewed March 03, 2017

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4.8
Ausaf from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Superior Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Hostel with poor hygiene and unclean ”

I have stayed in better places at his cost of a separate single room. Except the bedsheets and towel, everything else was dirty and not clean. The furniture and utensils are worn out.

Reviewed February 15, 2019

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4.4
Ausaf from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Superior Single Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Nice location but in need of Immediately wear n tear”

Perfect location, near to the river and walking distance to the station. Cleanliness is a bigger issue, the rooms smell like urinated and feela like floor mop was never washed with clean water - a unhygenic feeling.

Reviewed March 09, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Lukasz from United Kingdom
Group
Double/Twin En Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Good for stop over”

Very interesting property. Looks very

Reviewed May 27, 2019

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Dear Lukasz, thanks for the review, it's very too!

Responded November 30, 2019
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