Group homestays in Cardiff

Cardiff

top-ten-cardiff1Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic’s alternative tourist destination.

Cardiff has many landmark buildings such as the Millennium Stadium, Pierhead Building the Welsh National Museum and the Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales. Cardiff is also famous for Cardiff Castle, St David’s Hall, Llandaff Cathedral and the Wales Millennium Centre. Cardiff Castle is a major tourist attraction in the city and is situated in the city centre. The National History Museum is a large open-air museum housing dozens of buildings from throughout Welsh history that have been moved to the site in Cardiff.

The Civic Centre has a collection of Edwardian buildings such as the City Hall, National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff Crown Court, and buildings forming part of Cardiff University. These buildings surround a small green space containing the Welsh National War Memorial and a number of other smaller memorials. Castell Coch is located in Tongwynlais, in the north of the city. It is an elaborately decorated Victorian folly, however, the Victorian castle stands on the footings of a much older medieval castle.

Cardiff claims to have the largest concentration of castles of any city in the world. As well as Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch, the remains of Twmpath Castle, the Llandaff Bishop’s Palace and Saint Fagans Castle are still in existence.

Cardiff has many cultural sites varying from the historical Cardiff Castle and out of town Castell Coch to the more modern Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff Bay. Cardiff has grown in stature as a tourist destination and was also listed as one of the top 10 destinations in the UK on the official British tourist boards website Visit Britain. Annual events in Cardiff that have become regular appearances in Cardiff’s calendar
include Sparks in the Park, The Great British Cheese Festival, Cardiff Mardi Gras, Cardiff Winter Wonderland, Cardiff Festival and Made in Roath.

Transport

Rail

Cardiff Central railway station provides direct services to nearby Bridgend and Newport, long distance ‘Cross-Wales’ services to Wrexham and Holyhead, and cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Cardiff Queen Street railway station connects the South Wales valleys and the Cardiff suburbs with the city centre.

Cardiff has a suburban rail system serves 20 stations in the city, 26 in the wider urban area including Taffs Well, Penarth and Dinas Powys and more than 60 in the South Wales valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Buses

Cardiff Bus provides the vast majority of routes in the city and to Newport, Barry and Cardiff International Airport, its hub is Cardiff Central Bus Station. National Express and Megabus provides direct services to major cities such as Swansea, London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester.

Rates for Cardiff

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

Homestay centreUnder 18 (High season)Over 18 (High season)Under 18 (Low season)Over 18 (Low season)
Beddington £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bexleyheath £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bromley £27.75 £29.75 £27.25 £29.25
Catford area £27.75 £29.75 £27.25 £29.25
Crawley £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Croydon area £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Dartford £30.00 £32.00 £30.00 £32.00
Eltham area £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Harrow £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Kingston area £30.00 £32.00 £29.00 £31.00
Orpington area £27.75 £29.75 £27.25 £29.25
Rochester £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Southend £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Sydenham - - - -
Twickenham £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Woking £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Ashford £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Burgess Hill/Haywards Heath £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Folkestone £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Hastings £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Sevenoaks £31.00 £33.00 £30.00 £32.00
Tunbridge Wells £31.00 £33.00 £30.00 £32.00
Whitstable/Herne Bay £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Worthing £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Brighton £27.75 £29.75 £27.00 £29.00
Eastbourne £28.50 £30.50 £28.00 £30.00
Hemel Hempstead £31.00 £33.00 £30.00 £32.00
New Forest £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Portsmouth £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Trowbridge £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Weymouth £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bath Area £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Cornwall £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Devon £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Plymouth £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bristol £27.00 £29.00 £26.50 £28.50
Salisbury £28.75 £30.75 £28.00 £30.00
Northampton £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Bedford £27.25 £29.25 £26.75 £28.75
Stratford upon Avon £29.50 £31.50 £28.75 £30.75
Oxford/Abingdon £28.50 £30.50 £28.00 £30.00
Warwick area £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Reading - - - -
Aylesbury £34.00 £36.00 £33.50 £35.50
Colchester £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Clacton/Frinton £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft £29.50 £31.50 £29.00 £31.00
Cambridge £32.75 £34.75 £32.00 £34.00
York £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Chester area £30.50 £32.50 £29.50 £31.50
Blackpool £32.25 £34.25 £31.50 £33.50
Liverpool £32.25 £34.25 £31.50 £33.50
Lancaster - - - -
Scarborough £32.25 £34.25 £31.50 £33.50
Aberdeen £30.25 £32.25 £29.50 £31.50
Edinburgh £29.00 £31.00 £28.50 £30.50
Stirling £26.50 £28.50 £26.00 £28.00
Cardiff £28.00 £30.00 £27.00 £29.00
Swansea £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
Bridgend £26.00 £28.00 £25.50 £27.50
North Wales £31.50 £33.50 £30.50 £32.50
Dublin ? ? ? ?
Homestay centreUnder 18 (High season)Over 18 (High season)Under 18 (Low season)Over 18 (Low season)


High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for Cardiff

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Wales
  • Newport
  • Penarth
  • Rumney
  • Barry
  • Caerphilly
  • Pontypridd
  • Pontyclun
  • Cowbridge
  • Rhoose

 

Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.

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