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Featured Hostels in Cardiff

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)
Cheap overnight stay.

"Firstly I didn’t receive a key code and no one answered the phone to get the code. Hotels.com couldn’t help either. Luckily another guest opened the door so we could call the phone number in a table inside the property. They still couldn’t give us the key code. It took an hour just to get into our ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019

Hummingbird Home
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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! (317 reviews)

"High-Quality. Amazing price"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel
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 ...

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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

Mrs Potts Backpackers
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Park Plaza Cardiff

Park Plaza Cardiff

4 out of 5
Grey friars Road, Cardiff, Wales
The price is Rs6,244 per night from 21 Dec to 22 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (953 reviews)

"This is a nice hotel, but some areas of paintwork etc needed refreshing and some of the spa & pool areas are tatty."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Park Plaza Cardiff
Jurys Inn Cardiff

Jurys Inn Cardiff

4 out of 5
Park Place, Cardiff, Wales
The price is Rs5,548 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (856 reviews)

"Fine and convenient. Easily accessibly to public transportation. Taxi station is in very close proximity"…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Jurys Inn Cardiff
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Future Inns Cardiff Bay

4 out of 5
Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
The price is Rs5,273 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (1,405 reviews)

"Really central place to stay. Clean good size room. Breakfast was a bit expensive but there are lots of nice places to eat nearby. Book local restaurants in advance as they get booked up quick due to less people being allowed in."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Future Inns Cardiff Bay
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for an affordable place to stay in Cardiff, one of its 6 hostels could be a great option for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodation options all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Low prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Cardiff for good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its historic sites and theatres.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Cardiff?

Good weather's always better when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 10° C and night-time temperatures average 2° C
  • April-June: 19° C is the daytime average and 4° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 20° C and night-time averages are around 10° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 16° C during the day and 3° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 32 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Cardiff?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Principality Stadium
  • Cardiff Castle
  • National Museum Wales
Natural Features
  • Bute Park
  • Sophia Gardens
  • Roath Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Museum of Welsh Life
  • St. David's Hall

In general, Cardiff is known for its:

  • Historical sites
  • Shopping
  • Theatre
  • Museums
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants

How to Get to Cardiff and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), located 9 mi (14.4 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 21.3 mi (34.2 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to make use of public transport. To see more of the area, catch a train at Cardiff Central Station, Cardiff Queen Street Station or Cathays Station.

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: 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. You’ll find towels, coffee/tea makers and linens in all rooms. Mrs Potts Backpackers - Located steps from Principality Stadium. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers. YHA Cardiff Central - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Bay. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. You’ll find linens in all rooms. NosDa Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers and linens. Nomad Backpackers - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Queen Street Station. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and a bar. You’ll find showers in all rooms.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Cardiff?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Cardiff, one of Expedia’s 10 hostels might be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Cardiff?
The weather is important 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 precipitation for Cardiff is 961 inches.
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 to and around Cardiff while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Cardiff on hand to make the most of your stay: 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.