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Welsh Capital's Central HostelWelcome to Cardiff Backpacker
Cardiff Backpacker Hostel is within a stone’s throw from the centre of Europe's youngest and fastest growing capital. Cardiff is a vibrant compact city with a large student and multicultural population.

Brimming with a massive choice of bars, nightclubs and restaurants, Cardiff is now established as Britain's main sporting venue. Our splendid Millennium Stadium, uniquely situated in the heart of the city (and a drop kick's distance from the Hostel), hosted the 1999 Rugby World Cup and is the home of the FA (Soccer) Cup Final.

A city of character arcades and cafés, Cardiff is also a friendly place to relax. It is home to the National Museum & Gallery of Wales, the Museum of Welsh Life, and three castles all set in stunning countryside and parks.

Cardiff is capital and gateway to the ancient and breathtaking country of Wales. Wales’ identity is intrinsically linked to its own language. Welsh is the oldest living language in Europe and is spoken either as a first or second language by many of the Hostel’s staff. This increasingly independent small nation boasts three National Parks, five areas of outstanding natural beauty, and more castles per square mile than any other part of the world. Outdoor activities abound the Brecon Beacons, the Gower Peninsula, the Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia Mountains.

Wales’ lyrical & performing tradition made world famous by the likes of Dylan Thomas and Richard Burton continues today in Eisteddfodau, and the many Arts and Rock Festivals held throughout the year. Our present day singing exports range from Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey to the Manic Street Preachers and the Stereophonics, whilst also continuing to produce Hollywood celebs from Michael Douglas’ wife to Hannibal Lecter!


* Photos courtesy of Neil Turner Photolibrary. Tel 029 2023 1159
** Photos courtesy of Wales Tourist Board.

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The Millenium Stadium

Cardiff Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle

The Brecon Beacons