After opening its doors just under a year ago, YHA Cardiff Central has received a prestigious 5 star rating from Visit Wales with the assessor commenting: “The hostel oozes style character and a modern sense of place. An excellent overnight stay.”
Following a stay at the YHA Cardiff Central, Visit Wales, the premier assessing agency for accommodation in Wales, graded the Youth Hostel 5 star in all nine areas of the UK Quality Assurance Common Standards, with an overall score of 88%.
The 92 bedroom world-class YHA, located on East Tyndall Street. also achieved a score of more than 90% for the standard of its dining and restaurant areas, bathrooms and cleanliness.
Commenting on the Visit Wales 5 star rating Chief Executive of YHA said: “We’re delighted to receive the 5 star rating. When we opened YHA Cardiff Central we knew it was going to be something special. Having the premium rooms alongside our more traditional accommodation was new territory for YHA, however it has been embraced by guests. YHA very much fills a gap amongst Cardiff’s accommodation providers, enabling us to reach travellers of all tastes and budgets.”
The Youth Hostel boasts en suites in every room, conference facilities, a licensed restaurant and a self-catering kitchen. There is also free wifi throughout the building, a secure luggage store, free onsite parking for cars and coaches, and conferencing facilities available for private hire. Prices at YHA Cardiff Central start from just £16 per night.
The hostel’s upper floor has retained the premium bedrooms of the former Mercure hotel. Premium rooms feature Queen-size beds and TVs, which are targeted at the weekday corporate and weekend travel market and city breakers looking for comfortable, welcoming, low cost, centrally-located accommodation.
Situated only 15 minutes’ walk from the City centre, Central train station and the Millennium Stadium, YHA Cardiff Central is only one of a handful of accommodation providers near the centre that offers cost effective group accommodation for schools, colleges or universities.
For more information about YHA, or to make a booking, please visit www.yha.org.uk/wales