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YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel

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8.6

Excellent

154 reviews

154 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Cardiff castle 1.3 km
National Museum Cardiff 1.4 km
Principality Stadium 1.4 km
Cardiff Bay Barrage 1.7 km
Roath Park 3.0 km
Bute Park 4.0 km
St. Fagans: National History Museum 8.0 km
Castell Coch 8.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Wharf 430 m
Cardiff International Arena 650 m
Cineworld 710 m
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff 740 m
Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin 780 m
Golden Cross 800 m
Bar Icon 820 m
Wales National Ice Rink 830 m
Cardiff Queen Street Train Station 840 m
Club X 860 m

YHA Cardiff Central Hostel

East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4BB - See map

Conveniently situated in the Cardiff part of Cardiff, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 5-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

840 meters to public transportation

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Bar

Announcements by hotel (1)
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cardiff every 46 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.1
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportCardiff Airport (CWL)
Distance to airport15.0 km

Rooms available at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Bed in Small Female Dorm
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Premium Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Room for 5 People with 2 Double Beds and En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Room for 4 People with 2 Bunk Beds and En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Premium Room for 4 People with 2 Double Beds and En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Room for 4 People with 1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed or 1 Single Bed, and En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Male Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Cardiff Central Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 7 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 are my dining options at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

YHA Cardiff Central Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

YHA Cardiff Central Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

Cardiff Queen Street Train Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 830 m away from YHA Cardiff Central Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

Restaurants including Max Snax, Brewers Fayre Ocean Park and The Clink Restaurant are popular in YHA Cardiff Central Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Cardiff.

What popular shopping places are close to YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

Located in the Cardiff area, YHA Cardiff Central Hostel is close to great shopping choices like St David's Dewi Sant, Jacob's Antique Market and Wally's Delicatessen.

What are popular attractions near YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

Guests at YHA Cardiff Central Hostel can easily visit St. Fagans: National History Museum, National Museum Cardiff and Cardiff castle located in the Cardiff area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to YHA Cardiff Central Hostel?

YHA Cardiff Central Hostel is located in the Cardiff area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Bute Park and Roath Park.

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What people love about YHA Cardiff Central Hostel

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Location is good and cheap."

    Chi

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    January 7, 2020

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "Good bathroom and shower, clean rooms."

    David

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    December 13, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "This place is wonderful and I recommend to others people"

    Barbara

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    October 30, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 395 Cardiff properties
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Value for money score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
Service score
8.9/10
Better than
99
%
of Cardiff properties
Better than
99
%
of Cardiff properties
Better than
97
%
of Cardiff properties
Better than
96
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of Cardiff properties
Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
154 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.6
Location
7.8
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What travelers say they love:
Good point to the city.
Jefferson from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
More about YHA Cardiff Central Hostel

More about YHA Cardiff Central Hostel

Designed for both business and leisure travel, YHA Cardiff Central Hostel is ideally situated in Cardiff; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At YHA Cardiff Central Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, grocery deliveries, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage are just a few of the facilities that set YHA Cardiff Central Hostel apart from other hotels in the city.

Step into one of 89 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as carpeting, clothes rack, linens, towels, closet which can be found in some rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the YHA Cardiff Central Hostel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Cardiff.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

10 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Taxi

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • First aid kit
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

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

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Location
East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF10 4BB
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports

  • Cardiff Airport (CWL)
    15.0 km
  • Bristol Airport (BRS)
    32.9 km

Public transportation

  • Cardiff Queen Street Train Station
    840 m
  • Cardiff Bay Train Station
    1.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Saint Davids Hospital (Cardiff)
    2.2 km

Convenience store

  • Sainsbury's Local
    2.2 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    480 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cardiff castle
    1.3 km
  • National Museum Cardiff
    1.4 km
  • Principality Stadium
    1.4 km
  • Cardiff Bay Barrage
    1.7 km
  • Roath Park
    3.0 km
  • Bute Park
    4.0 km
  • St. Fagans: National History Museum
    8.0 km
  • Castell Coch
    8.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Wharf
    430 m
  • Cardiff International Arena
    650 m
  • Cineworld
    710 m
  • Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
    740 m
  • Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
    780 m
  • Golden Cross
    800 m
  • Bar Icon
    820 m
  • Wales National Ice Rink
    830 m
  • Cardiff Queen Street Train Station
    840 m
  • Club X
    860 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Others
  • Breakfast is available at an additional charge per person. The serving time is from 7:30 am to 10:00 am Monday – Friday and 7:30 am to 11:00 am Saturday – Sunday.

    The bar is available until 2:00 am daily.

    The restaurant is available from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • The property will contact guests directly in order to give instructions regarding check-in.
  • The property does not charge an additional temporary member fee.
  • Discounts are not available for YHA members (England and Wales) or IYHF when making a booking.
  • The property does not accept group bookings of more than 16 people.
  • Towels are not provided at this property. Guests are advised to bring their own towels.
  • Photo ID must be presented upon arrival and match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide photographic proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. Photo ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These photo IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in. If photo ID cannot be provided, you will be refused entry to the property.
  • Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, certain public facilities and areas may be closed in accordance with government directives. Please contact the property for more information.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)16

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)7 GBP

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors0
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 89
Property announcements

Bookings (either single or multiple) of more than 14 consecutive nights will not be allowed and will be cancelled in line with YHA’s policies.

Reviews of YHA Cardiff Central Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.6
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.9
Value for money9.1
High score for Cardiff
Rating
9+ Exceptional (44)
8-9 Excellent (18)
7-8 Very Good (18)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (20)
Jun - Aug (32)
Sep - Nov (24)
Dec - Feb (12)
All guests (154)
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10.0
Exceptional
Ruth from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Premium Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great YHA more like a hotel. Had a nice size double, clean and comfortable. Good kitchen. ”

Nice spacious double, comfortable bed, clean. Staff were friendly and extra helpful. Good to.have the kitchen like all YHA's. The breakfast is a bargain

Reviewed July 07, 2019

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Hi Ruth, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad to hear you had a great stay with us! Come back and visit us again soon :-)

Responded July 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Laetitia
Couple
Premium Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great value for money”

The en-suite room was similar to a 3* hotel one but much cheaper. Everything was clean. It is located in an industrial development which is not the nicest but it is good for parking and still a short walk to the main attractions.

Reviewed May 14, 2019

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Hi Laetitia, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we hope to see you again in the future!

Responded July 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Hannah from United Kingdom
Couple
Room for 4 People with 1 Double Bed, 1 Bunk Bed or 1 Single Bed, and En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

Brilliant location short walk into town. Staff were helpful. Room was lovely clean and spacious. We had a lovely stay and would definitely book again bargain price for a great stay.

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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Hi Hannah, thank you for the awesome review! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Cardiff!

Responded July 04, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Laica from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Best Hostel I have ever stayed at!”

Rooms and bathroom look like a hotel room but only with bunk beds but it was very spacious! All the facilities are really nice. I am completely amazed with this hostel. The only bad side would be the location. There are no convenience stores nearby but it was worth it.

Reviewed January 26, 2019

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Hi Laica, Thank you for leaving such a great review! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Responded March 31, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Arso from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Very good clean ”

Good service good food

Reviewed April 22, 2019

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Hi Arso, thank you for the lush review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon! :-)

Responded July 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Sonia from United Kingdom
Group
Premium Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Great overnight stay”

Close to the centre and not far from the bay. Great for family group visit to the city. Staff friendly and helpful, though bit of a mix up with twin/double room.

Reviewed February 25, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Sing from Singapore
Group
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good for short stay”

No towel no shampoo. Typical hostel. Have good sleep

Reviewed July 18, 2019

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Hi Sing, thank you for a great review. If you come visit us again we rent towels at reception for £2.00 and if you've forgotten any toiletries we sell travel packs for £5.00 that have everything you need in them. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Cardiff! :-)

Responded July 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
10.0
Exceptional
Jefferson from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Premium Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Exceptional”

Good point to the city.

Reviewed June 04, 2019

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review, we hope to see you again soon!

Responded July 04, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
LYN from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Premium Room for 4 People with 2 Double Beds and En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Good value”

It not city centre but you you can walk it, or get a taxi. For the price you can not go wrong, but would like a kettle in the room and a safe that you can use ! . The 10am checkout is also a bit too early .....11am PLEASE ON A SUNDAY!!!

Reviewed January 13, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Christine from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Affordable accommodation ”

The youth hostel was clean and presentable. It had everything I needed for the night. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I liked that the dormantry had ensuite facilities. You do need to bring id with you when checking in. It is ideally situated for the town and train station.

Reviewed October 07, 2019

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Hi Christine, Thanks for taking time to leave a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully see you again in Cardiff!

Responded October 18, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
LONG from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Excellent hotel ”

Location a bit of a walk from town, but everything else was perfect. This hostel was probably remodeled from a hotel: spacious room with fantastic shower

Reviewed May 30, 2019

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear that your overall experience with us was a good one and that the rooms were up to your standards. This was indeed a hotel prior which accounts for our spacious rooms. We hope to see you again in the future so we can share in another positive experience with us. Take care Stacey

Responded December 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
8.8
Excellent
Katy from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Premium Room for 4 People with 2 Double Beds and En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Great for the price I booked for ! Couldn’t complain!”

It was a fab location and only a £4taxi ride into the centre. The facility is a hostel but I had a family room which was a great size ! There is no tea or coffee facilities in the room but a bar downstairs so you can go down to get refreshments there. Only point I’d say is as the hotel is cheap there was a lot of noise thru the night of people who’d been out drinking returning back quite loud. But all in all I’d stay again!

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Emma from United Kingdom
Group
Premium Room for 4 People with 2 Double Beds and En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Nice room, good location ”

We stayed for one night for a concert in Cardiff centre, it was a clean, large room and the location was just a short taxi ride from the centre. 3 of us stayed in one room which was plenty of space, would recommend, and happily stay again.

Reviewed January 13, 2019

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Hi Emma, we're glad to hear you had a good stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review :-)

Responded July 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
8.8
Excellent
Julia from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 7 nights in October 2019

Excellent”

Smelly dirty kitchen. Ventilation system not sufficient Refrigerator s unhygienic and filthy for whole week of my stay. So sorry to have to leave such a review. Not up yha self catering standards .

Reviewed October 26, 2019

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback and we are sorry to hear that your experience with our self catering kitchen was not a great one. We are grateful of your comments as it allows us to improve on our services for next time and for future guests. We hope to see you again soon for the chance to enhance the experience with us Take Care Stacey

Responded December 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
8.4
Excellent
Barbara from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in Small Female Dorm
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Fantastic, peaceful, friendly and clean place.”

I enjoyed to stay there for 4 nights. This place is wonderful and I recommend to others people

Reviewed October 30, 2019

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Hi there Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us a kind review - we are pleased to hear that you found the YHA a wonderful place to stay and that you would recommend it to others. Please come back again in the near future - we look forward to it Take Care Stacey

Responded December 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
8.8
Excellent
Chen from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Premium Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Excellent”

Price is great, room is spacious, the only bad thing is the light, wasn’t bright enough!

Reviewed September 22, 2019

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback - we are grateful for your comments as it allows us to be able ti improve our services for future guests. We are glad that the overall experience with us was a good one and we hope to see you again soon Take Care Stacey

Responded December 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
8.8
Excellent
mei from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Premium Double
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Excellent”

clean a bit far from the center large chill area

Reviewed November 01, 2019

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Hi there Thank you for leaving us a review - we are pleased you found the cleanliness to your standards and apologize if the center was too far for you. We hope to see you again to share in another all round positive experience Take Care Stacey

Responded December 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
8.8
Excellent
David from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Room for 4 People with 2 Bunk Beds and En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Excellent”

Great location, good rooms and friendly staff, had a lovely stay

Reviewed August 05, 2019

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Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again on your next trip to Cardiff! YHA Cardiff Central Team :)

Responded August 11, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
9.2
Exceptional
Hossein
Group
Premium Room for 4 People with 2 Double Beds and En-Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Recommended ”

Reasonable Price

Reviewed April 24, 2019

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Hi Hossein, thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Cardiff!

Responded July 29, 2019
YHA Cardiff Central Hostel
7.6
Very good
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Male Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Good”

Good value for money. This hostel was previously a Mercure hotel, and this is visible in the rooms quality. Good bathroom and shower, clean rooms.

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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Hi there Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your stay - we are happy to hear it was a positive experience and we hope to see you again soon to share in another one. Take care Stacey

Responded December 29, 2019
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