Nomad Backpacker - Cardiff

11-15 Howard Gardens, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF24 0EFshow map
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7
GoodBased on  217 reviews
Overview

Complete with a picnic area and a baggage storage, Nomad Backpacker Hostel offers individual services as well. The hostel serves as an example of Victorian architecture in Cardiff.

The property boasts a convenient location minutes away from Cardiff Central Railway train station. Guests can wine and dine in The Clink and Canteen on Clifton Street, located in the neighborhood.

Cardiff-wales airport is 25 minutes' drive from the hostel.

Rooms

This property has 24 bright guestrooms including Budget Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm, Triple Room and 8-bed mixed Dorm appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, heating, a TV, a dressing room and a personal computer. Modern bathrooms with hairdryers and free toiletries are offered.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served in a lovely atmosphere of the dining room. The comfortable pool bar features a pool table, Wi-Fi and a terrace. The property offers a shared kitchen.

Services

24-hour front desk, dry cleaning/laundry and ironing as well as a designated smoking area and a car park are at guests' disposal.

Relax

Active tourists will enjoy darts and billiard provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 3.50 per day.

Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 3.50 per day

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Sports activities

Table tennis

Darts

Billiard tables

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables
  • Darts
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • Heating
  • Terrace

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Cardiff Magistrates CourtsCardiff Magistrates Courts400 ft
St. Davids CathedralSt. Davids Cathedral2000 ft
St David's HallSt David's Hall2700 ft
Shipley Amusement CentreShipley Amusement Centre2700 ft
Motorpoint Arena CardiffMotorpoint Arena Cardiff2300 ft
Cardiff International ArenaCardiff International Arena2300 ft
Saint David's HallSaint David's Hall2700 ft
University of South Wales - Cardiff CampusUniversity of South Wales - Cardiff Campus1700 ft
Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle 3800 ftCardiff Castle Grounds
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Canteen on Clifton StreetCanteen on Clifton Street300 ft40 Clifton Street
The ClinkThe Clink800 ftKnox Road
Kismet TandooriKismet Tandoori1100 ft24 City Road, Roath
The Pear TreeThe Pear Tree900 ftThe Globe Centre Wellfield Road
Aj's coffee houseAj's coffee house900 ftCity Road
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St Fagans CastleSt Fagans Castle2.6 mi
Cardiff Central Railway StationCardiff Central Railway Station4000 ft
Cardiff Bay Railway StationCardiff Bay Railway Station1.1 mi
Millennium StadiumMillennium Stadium4000 ft
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff1.7 mi
MARL PLAYING FIELDSMARL PLAYING FIELDS1.6 mi
llandaff Fieldsllandaff Fields2.2 mi
Wales Millennium CentreWales Millennium Centre1.2 mi
Cardiff UniversityCardiff University5000 ft
Cardiff BayCardiff Bay1.4 mi CardiffWales
Mermaid QuayMermaid Quay1.4 miCardiff Bay
Techniquest Techniquest 1.5 miStuart Street
St Fagans National Museum of HistorySt Fagans National Museum of History4.8 miSt Fagans
Castell CochCastell Coch5.3 miCastle Road Tongwynlais
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL)9.8 mi
Bristol (BRS)20.5 mi
Train
Cardiff Central Railway Station4300 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  217  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    It was orderly and peaceful, clean and friendly environment. Value for money and I loved it.

    The quality of bread available for breakfast was poor and there was no brown bread.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    I did not like it at all.The room was not clean and in poor state of repair.Simple facilities like cupboard was broken.There was no mirror in the room and no towels.The rates are comparable to Holiday Inn but facilities are not.It is good for a single person for short stay only and is comparable to hostel/dormitory for students.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The only thing I could complain about was noise , and the how horrendously heavy the door was and the loud bangs every 5 seconds when one closed .

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff friendliness, free internet, good facilities available, size of property, good recreational areas, clean place

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The ease of coming and going and the breakfast included was handy

    The communal bathroom not having any floor mats

  • 6.2
    Good

    Take it at face value, E.G. no airs or graces. It's a backpackers hostel, as an ex-student, I have had worse experiences in halls of residence!! Nomad was clean, safe and basic - all we needed was a bed and a place to shower, etc. Friendly staff and good location.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Nice staff, close to the center, good breakfast, good price

    room dirty, smelly carpeting, a mould on the wall, uncomfortable beds

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very close to the city centre.

    Beds were creaking, making noises every time someone turned over. Toilet papers were often running out.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Too crowded, broken toilet doors and shower doors, feel insecure, bad location which seems dangerous, hard to get to

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    The beds were uncomfortable, there were people fighting, shouting and screaming and slamming doors untill 4 am. Service was slow at reception.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    it was basic dirty and dark and dingy

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Ideal for somewhere cheap & cheerful, staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms toilets and bathrooms clean. Within walking distance from the city centre (once we found the hostel)... Definatley stay there again and recommend to friends :-)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    quiet - order - internet - crow - various people - respect people

    the bed is not comfotable - locker is not find in WC - Mixer of water is not found

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Ideal place to sleep after concert at milliniuem stadium !

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's clean and located on a quiet street, very central too, 5 mns walk from the main street city centre.

    The only little thing that I could say is that it lacks hooks in dorms and bathrooms to hang your cloths on.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  217 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out06:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL)9.8 mi
Bristol (BRS)20.5 mi
Train
Cardiff Central Railway Station4300 ft
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