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3 Westgate Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom


The Safehouse Hostel in Cardiff, Wales

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Dec/04/2014 · 12:12

two years ago

day one

Just getting started telling everyone about this awesome new platform and wanted to say thank you to all the early birds who've already given/shared/tweeted about us!

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Dec/07/2014 · 08:12

two years ago

Fireplace picture

Thank you everyone for all the support with our project so far. I thought I'd put up a few pictures to show you what we're doing with the building. When we submitted our project, the pictures we had were before the works. We've got renovations going at the moment and things change every day. This is a picture of the fireplace in the lounge area.

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Yvette Gyseman

Yvette Gyseman

two years ago

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Lounge fireplace looks amazing!

Yvette Gyseman

Yvette Gyseman

two years ago

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Lounge fireplace looks amazing!

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Dec/07/2014 · 08:12

two years ago

Lounge Fireplace

sorry, here's the picture :)

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Yvette Gyseman

Yvette Gyseman

two years ago

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Lounge fireplace looks amazing!

Daniel Wimpelberg

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Daniel Wimpelberg

two years ago

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cheers Yvette. You'll have to come down and see it all some time!

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Dec/15/2014 · 15:12

two years ago

Lounge

I realized a lot of the pictures on our original page were from before our work began and thought I'd post a few 'after' pics here so you can compare. Renovations are rolling along here and we are very grateful for the pledges so far. Thank you all!

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Dec/15/2014 · 15:12

two years ago

Listed Fireplace

These tiles on this fireplace had been painted over until we stripped them back to find this nice pattern underneath!

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Dec/15/2014 · 16:12

two years ago

Bedroom

One of the bedrooms, ready to be fitted with beds and carpet! Watch this space there will soon be photos of our bespoke bunks in place.

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Dec/19/2014 · 10:12

two years ago

YouTube - Message from Dan

just a quick message from Dan from The Safehouse Hostel

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Daniel Wimpelberg

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Daniel Wimpelberg

two years ago

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQWB7p_WNiU&feature=youtu.be

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Jan/05/2015 · 15:01

two years ago

Staff photo

We had a sneak peek open house on 4th January and our new staff welcomed nearly 100 people into our building which has been unoccupied for nearly a decade! It was a great day and it was nice to show off our work. A big thank you to Henry from Cover the Cake Productions for the photo!

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Daniel Wimpelberg

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Daniel Wimpelberg

two years ago

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Would like to say a big 'thank you' to Dean Hodge and Henry Bird who covered the event for AfterDark. Dean's interviews and Henry's photos have helped boost our campaign. the link to Dean's blog is here and he kindly let us link to TravelStarter in the interviews: https://deanhodge.wordpress.com

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Jan/06/2015 · 13:01

two years ago

Pic of one of our dorm rooms

Here's a photo inside one of our dorm rooms from the open house on Sunday. The carpet is obviously not the finished product and there are curtains and final touches to be added to the beds, but this gives an idea of what they'll look like! This is our most 'crowded' room with 12 bed spaces, but we think you'll find it spacious enough!

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Jan/13/2015 · 05:01

two years ago

Blog from Bethie Helliwell

https://documentartist.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/new-hostel-opening-in-cardiff-the-safehouse/ A great write up from Bethie in her blog and a nice pic of her and Elodie!

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Feb/04/2015 · 02:02

two years ago

100% Funded!!

We are incredibly pleased to have reached our target! We are really thankful for everyone that has pledged and helped to share our story. We're so pleased that we're currently working out some extra rewards if we can hit a stretch target, so watch this space!

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Mark Bratt

Mark Bratt

two years ago

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Excellent work guys. Wish we could have contributed, but just wanted to say congratulations. We will see you guys some time soon!! (Mark from Wandering Duck!)

Daniel Wimpelberg

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Daniel Wimpelberg

two years ago

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Thanks Mark! Even sharing it on facebook and twitter helps spread the word and we're really grateful for the support.

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Feb/06/2015 · 13:02

two years ago

Extra Rewards!

So with just over a month to go we are on just over $13,000 and absolutely thrilled with all the support we've received! We've been thinking about how we could show our gratitude and have come up with some extra rewards. For the rest of the campaign we are now going to give a Safehouse Hostel T-shirt to any pledge- this was the $25 Reward but now you can get one for as little as $10 (and don't worry if you previously gave $10 we'll send you one as well). We also have a local artist, Llinos Pritchard, who graciously made a sketch of the hostel for us. For the rest of the campaign we're going to reward any pledge of $150 or more with a framed copy of the sketch. For anyone who gives $250 or more, Llinos will make a unique, original sketch for you! (again if you've already pledged above this amount and claimed a 'Stay' Reward, we'll have a sketch waiting for you when you visit us in Cardiff. Thanks again for your support!

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Feb/24/2015 · 01:02

two years ago

Beds in place

Two weeks to go folks and I can show you a small part of what we've been doing. We now have beds in place in all but one room and our first guests will be here on 7 March! We could not have done this without your support.

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Feb/27/2015 · 13:02

two years ago

Use of the lounge!

We have about 10 days left and are so grateful for all the support we've received. With the pledges you've given we've been able to add some extra touches to the building. The lounge looks amazing and we've been inviting local musicians in and filming them for free (video to follow). We've already started a German language club on Wednesday nights and looking forward to adding other languages on other nights. This will continue with guests from around the world encouraged to join in no matter what their speaking level!

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Feb/27/2015 · 14:02

two years ago

One of the 'Safehouse Sessions'

Huge thanks to the very talented Maddie Jones and Ironheart CS for making this happen in our lounge! To see more 'Safehouse Sessions' check out Ironheart's youtube channel!

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Mar/03/2015 · 09:03

two years ago

One Week to Go!

There's one week left to pledge. Here's a short clip inside the hostel so you can see where the funds we raise are going! Thank you all so much!

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Mar/07/2015 · 11:03

two years ago

First Guests!

Thank you, thank you, and thank you! Due to your generosity we are hosting our very first guests tonight. We could not have made this possible without all of your support!

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Mar/10/2015 · 20:03

two years ago

The Safehouse and Cardiff

A video featuring the Safehouse owners and local musicians talking about why they like Cardiff!

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133% Raised
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$13,303

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of $10,000 target

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52 funders


0 days to go

by funding you can earn one of the exciting rewards.

133% Raised
wheel

$13,303

raised

of $10,000 target

by

52 funders


0 days to go

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