About YHA Cardiff Central

Excellent city centre location

YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups. One of our three state-of-the-art meeting rooms even has an interactive whiteboard – perfect for studying or a city break. You’ll also find whiteboards, flipcharts, projectors and audio equipment.

Groups can stay connected with free Wi-Fi (including bedrooms), or relax in our stylishly decorated social areas. Hang out in the bustling bar and restaurant, or take advantage of our tasty group catering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’ve got 24 hour access if you fancy a night on the town exploring Cardiff’s famous nightlife, and the hostel is decorated with murals inspired by Wales. There's plenty of peace of mind for group leaders too, with 24 hour staffing, regular checks of the hostel and CCTV across the building.

Whether you’re discovering Cardiff’s past at St. Fagin’s National History Museum, or having fun at the Doctor Who Experience, there’s plenty for groups to enjoy. Sports fans will love having the Principality Stadium nearby, and the re-developed Cardiff Bay area is a tourist’s dream. Use our central location to make the most of Wales’ shopping, culture and entertainment.


  • Free Wi-Fi in bedrooms
  • Laundry
  • En-suite rooms available
  • 24 hour reception
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Luggage store
  • On-site shop
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Classroom(s)
  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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"Excellent" - 93%

Customer Satisfaction based on 461 scores

5 Stars
Visit Wales accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Cardiff Central has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Cardiff Central

Lovely, welcoming, clean, charming staff

Vauban School
YHA Cardiff Central

We had a brilliant time and staff were fantastic.

Stow on the Wold U12 Rugby Club
Dining room
Meeting room
Premium double room
Five bed room
Car park

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51.476522, -3.16289

YHA Cardiff Central

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