Hostel in Cardiff
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There aren't too many hostels with a grand Victorian sitting room to rival Safehouse's. Built in 1889, this lovely red-brick office building has been thoughtfully converted into a boutique hostel with private rooms and four- to 12-bed dorms. Each bunk bed has its own built-in locker and electrical socket. It's on a busy road, so earplugs are a sensible precaution.

Information from Hostelworld


We pride ourselves on great service and a friendly welcome. The 19th century listed building gives plenty of charm and character to your stay, with Victorian safes, a reception cafe, residents lounge and private bespoke bunk beds with full depth memory foam mattresses.

We offer free walking tours, day tours of the Brecon Beacons national park, themed nights, events every day, tourist advice and help with finding your way around. Our staff are more than happy to help with anything else you need.

Our residents also get preferential rates in some of our local bars and restaurants, and our team would be more than happy to recommend great places to see or eat and drink.

The Safehouse Property policies & conditions:

Check-in time starts at 3 pm, although you are welcome to drop off luggage earlier.

Check-out time is 11 am. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast included.


24 hour front desk. No curfew.

We do not accept stag or hen groups, there is an age restriction of 18 for unaccompanied guests, please contact us for groups with guests between 16-18.

Maximum group booking of 4 persons, larger groups must book direct. No pets are allowed at this property. Non smoking throughout.

Due to the historic nature of the building and local preservation regulations, we regret that we are unable to accommodate mobility disabled persons.

No stag or hen groups accepted.


  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Common room
  • Free city maps
  • Free internet access
  • Hair dryers for hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet access
  • Jobs board
  • Key card access
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Meals available
  • Meeting room
  • Postal service
  • Reading light
  • Safe deposit box
  • Steamroom
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage