Budget Accommodation (Cardiff University)

We have managed to arrange 165 rooms with Cardiff University’s Accommodation Services for those delegates wishing to stay at a reduced budget. The accommodation will be in Colum Hall, which is about 2 minutes’ walk away from the conference venue. Please note this is no-frills student accommodation, as reflected in the price we’ve been able to secure!

Campus rooms will be available from the evening of 15 July to the morning of 20 July 2015, at the following rates:

  • £28.70/night for a room in Colum Hall (en suite, single occupancy only)
  • £26.71/night for a room in Aberconway Hall (semi en suite, single occupancy only)

Both figures include breakfast in the nearby Julian Hodge Building just across the road (and next to the conference venue). Delegates will not be obliged to book the full five nights to take advantage of this offer.

Here are the instructions.

  1. Go to:
  2. Location should be kept as: Any location.
  3. Nights are automatically set as 15th – 19th July but can be amended as needed; ensure BARS2015 remains as the promotional code.
  4. Choose the relevant number of rooms and guests at Colum Hall or Aberconway Hall on the right hand side of the screen; select Add Room(s).
  5. At the top of the screen, on the right hand side, you’ll see confirmation of your booking and a Proceed button: click on this to move on the payment options.

If there is no availability by the time you try to book the BARS-designated rooms, if you choose ‘City Centre’ on the website there should also general summer rooms available less than ten minutes’ walk from the conference venue, in Senghenydd Court and Hall (buildings no. 47 and 46 on the location guide, grid ref. E3). The rooms are cheaper, but there is no breakfast option, although you’ll be able to get breakfast in any of the nearby cafes or convenience stores en route to the conference. In this case:

  1. Go to:
  2. Location should be kept as: City Centre.
  3. Select your nights as above. I don’t think entering the promotional code would make a difference.
  4. Accommodation at Senghenydd Court is £21.06/night, but has shared bathrooms; accommodation in Senghenydd Hall is £25.38/night and is en-suite.
  5. Choose the relevant number of rooms and guests on the right hand side of the screen; select Add Room(s).
  6. At the top of the screen, on the right hand side, you’ll see confirmation of your booking and a Proceed button: click on this to move on the payment options.

Local Accommodation

Situated so close to the city centre, Cardiff University is provisioned with a wide range of accommodation to suit any budget, ranging from affordable B&Bs to luxury hotels.

Parc Thistle

We have been able to secure a preferential rate of £80/night from the Parc Thistle Hotel on Park Place (approx. 15 minutes’ walk from the conference venue). You can find details of the Thistle by clicking here or you can phone them directly at +44 (0)29 2038 3471. To take advantage of the special rate, please state that you are attending a Cardiff University conference. Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available, so we advise booking as early as possible.

Other Accommodation

Distances in the table below are given for a typical walking pace.




Contact Information

Hilton Cardiff  Hotel  13 mins Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2064 6300
Fax: +44 (0)29 2064 6350
Park Plaza Cardiff  Hotel 13 mins Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AL
Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 111 111
Fax: +44 (0) 2920 111 112
The Parc Thistle Hotel Hotel 13 mins Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3UD
Telephone: +44 (0) 871 376 9011
Fax: 44(0) 871 376 9111
Angel Hotel Hotel 17 mins Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1SZ
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2064 9200
Fax: +44 (0)29 2022 5980
Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel 18 mins Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1XD
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2034 7206
Fax: +44 (0)29 2038 9255
Ibis Hotel Cardiff City Centre Hotel 18 mins Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HA
Telephone: +44 (0)292064 9250
Fax: +44 (0)29 2064 9260
Park Inn Hotel Hotel 19 mins Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2JH Telephone: +44 (0)29 2034 1441
Fax: +44 (0)29 2072 7025
The Big Sleep Hotel Hotel 20 mins Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE
Telephone: +44(0)29 20636 363
Fax: +44(0) 29 2063 6364
Mercure Holland House Hotel Hotel 21 mins 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DD
Telephone: +44(0)29 2043 5000
Fax: +44(0)29 20488894
Radisson Blu Hotel Hotel 21 mins Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FL
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2045 4777
Fax: +44 (0)29 2046 4666
Cardiff Marriott Hotel Hotel 22 mins Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1EZ
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2039 9944
Fax: +44(0)29 2039 5578
The Travelodge Hotel 23 mins St Mary Street, Cardiff
Telephone +44(0)29 2039 8697
YHA Youth Hostel Hostel 23 mins 2 Wedal Road, Cardiff, CF23 5PG
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2046 2303
Fax: +44 (0)29 20464571
Cardiff Backpacker Hostel 24 mins 98 Neville St, Cardiff, CF11 6LS
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2034 5577
The Town House Guest House 25 mins 70 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LL
Telephone: +44(0)29 2023 9399
The River House Hostel 27 mins 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, CF11 6AN
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2039 9810
Lincoln House Hotel Hotel 29 mins 118/120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LQ
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2039 5558
Fax: +44 (0)29 2023 0537
Abbey Hotel Hotel 29 mins 149/151 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9PJ
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2039 0896
Fax: +44 (0)29 20238311
Nos Da Hostel Hostel 32 mins 53-59 Despenser Street, Cardiff, CF11 6AG
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2037 886
The St Davids Hotel & Spa Hotel 48 mins 3075 Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD
Telephone: +44(0)29 2045 4045
Fax: +44 (0)29 2048 7056