St Christopher’s Inns (part of Beds & Bars group) welcomes Wales’ largest backpacker hostel, Nosda Cardiff, as part of of its franchise network.
Being the first hostel in UK to join the St Christopher’s network, Nosda Hostel, will now be available on St Christopher’s independent booking engine technology amongst other technologies and services that Beds & Bars are offering as part of the network.
Sion Llewelyn, director of Nosda Hostel was the first operator to open Cardiff’s Backpackers hostel in 1998, and then had the opportunity to move to its current unique location in Cardiff overlooking the Millennium Stadium as Nosda in 2005, The hostel features 150 beds, with a plan of expansion, a unique and authentic pub that encourages independent local enterprises through art exhibitions, as well as many other services such as a warm common area and private car parking.
Sion Llewelyn said “We have been associated with St Christopher’s for many years, but this formal partnership will give NosDa Hostel the opportunity of elevating to a different level, having access to a professional expertise in the hostel sector and technology that would have been out of our reach otherwise. It’s a perfect model for us, allowing us to maintain our own character and independence so we are very proud to be part of the St Christopher’s network.”
Beds & Bars, who is currently rolling out in partnership with some of the best hostels in Europe, operate 20 owned backpacker hostels, bars and pubs throughout Europe.
Murray Roberts, managing Director is delighted about this new partnership: “Sion operates an excellent business at Nosda Hostel, on very similar lines to our own and we have known each other for years. This partnership finally gives us the opportunity to boast our presence in all 3 nation capitals of the British Mainland. Nosda Hostel also share with us the vision to moving forward in our sector and we’re happy to welcome their great hostel and energy as part of St Christopher’s network.”