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Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

University residence

Plas Gwyn Halls are located within the old Cathedral City of Llandaff, less than 5 minutes walk from the village, shops and Cathedral Green. The Cathedral Green has been used as a filming location for the Dr Who series.

Plas Gwyn is ideally situated to visit the city centre, many historic sites in and around Cardiff as well as the beautiful Welsh mountains and coastline. The city centre is a short walk along the Taff Trail or a bus ride away from where you can visit Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium and shop in the old Victorian Arcades. Cardiff Bay, accessible by car or public transport, is where you will find many restaurants and cafés as well as the Millennium Centre and Norwegian Church.

All rooms are sold on a room only basis and are Single Ensuite in flats of 8 with access to a shared kitchen. All rooms are provided with bed linen and 2 towels on arrival.

Check in: 15:00 (3:00pm) - 23:00 (11:00pm) (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check out: 06:00 (6:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Free WiFi


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Based on 41 reviews
Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

4.8 5 0.5

Staff on reception were so welcoming, kind and helpful. It was very reassuring to know there was a 24 hour "service" on site. Our stay was perfect for our needs. We found the beds a little "lumpy", but that could be our age! Other than that, the rooms were spotless, lovely thick towels too. Ki...

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

4.8 5 0.5

The staff were friendly and helpful. It's situated in a nice quiet location with easy access to the city centre. I would stay here again.

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

4.5 5 0.5

Over all very good. Excellent service at reception. Room good and facilities, would stay again.

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

4.3 5 0.5

The room was excellent value for money. The location of the halls was good for me.

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

3.8 5 0.5

Good budget accommodation. Ideal if you just want somewhere to rest you head

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

5.0 5 0.5

The cleanliness and service provided was great.

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

4.8 5 0.5

Very enjoyable stay. Friendly and helpful staff.

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

5.0 5 0.5

Very good value for money. Will use this again

Plas Gwyn Halls, Cardiff

5.0 5 0.5

Clean, good value and great facilities

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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Private parking (charge)

No smoking


Free broadband access (wifi)

Woodland walks

Linen included

Towels included


Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Plas Gwyn Halls of Residence, Llantrisant Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, CardiffCF5 2XJ, United Kingdom

Please advise in advance of your stay if you have any special requirements.

Arrival Information:

On arrival go to Main Reception in the main building to collect the keys - open 24 hours a day. Please return the key to the Main Reception on departure. There is a £40 charge for any keys not returned. 


By car: Plas Gwyn Campus, Llantrisant Road, Cardiff, CF5 2XJ.

From M4 Travelling West:-

1. Take junction 29 onto A48 (M) Eastern Avenue. * Travel along the A48 for approx. 6 miles (Passing the University Hospital of Wales on your right). Go through traffic lights passing Tesco Extra on your left. Stay in the left-hand lane. Go under the footbridge and through the next set of lights and take the left-hand fork in the road signposted for Llandaff. Immediately get into the right-hand lane and take a right-hand turn at next lights. Go straight across next lights and stay on Cardiff Road for approx ¼ mile, take first left at the mini roundabout onto Llantrisant Road. Turn left into Plas Gwyn Campus immediately after the Pelican Crossing, then drive through the car park on your left and you will find Plas Gwyn at the end. From M4 Travelling East:-

At junction 30 (Cardiff Gate) take A4232 North Pentwyn link road to A48 (M). Join A48(M) towards Cardiff. Follow directions from * (above).

There is a pay and display car park at the Halls. Charges are £2 per day Monday-Friday and 50p per day Saturday and Sunday. You can pre-pay for parking using the "Park Indigo" parking app - search for Plas Gwyn Halls of Residence and follow the instructions. By Rail: If arriving by train you can take a bus directly from the station to the Halls - number 62 and ask for the old BBC studios. The bus stop is opposite the Halls on Llantrisant Road.

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