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The River House Backpackers

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great stay here over the weekend. We booked a private quad room. Although small it was enough for what we needed. The rooms and bathrooms were really clean. Showers were a bit hit and miss with the water pressure. View of the stadium and canal and easy enough walk to everything in Cardiff. Overall this place is one...

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Always impressed with the atmosphere and events on at this comfy hostel. The staff always friendly and accommodating. Wifi fast and showers lovely. Breakfast is outstanding and rooms have views of the stadium and river. Comfortable lounge area and the owners are very friendly. Spacious room on the ground floor near the kitchen which is handy for families and disabled...

Thank jh6056
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had a great experience at this hostel. It's about a 20 minute walk to most of the attractions in Cardiff but it's in a really nice location right near the canal and a little food market. The breakfast was very complete and there was always enough food. The rooms were clean and not too crowded. There are lockers in...

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's an amazing choice, specially if you don't have much time to spend in the city. It's close to everything, 5 minutes walking from Cardiff Castle and amost all the attractions. I went out and didn't need a taxi. I really recommend it!

Thank Fernanda B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been here around 4 times over the past 4-5 years and I must say this is a great place for family and friends. Great breakfasts in the morning and nice place to have a chat or watch a movie. Toilets are quite clean

Thank David C
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the week end with 5 friends and we really loved it and felt at home. It is a family thing and they really care about pleasing the people. Free breakfast is really rich and good, free pizza night was cool too, they didn't have to do it but they did and it was really kind of...

Thank Mellimac6
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have tried four different well rated hostels here in Cardiff, and only in this one I felt like at home , the staff is joyful, sympathetic and organized; It is really easy to share a chat with the roommates, especially when cooking. Bathrooms/ Rooms/ Kitchen and Lounge are really clean and the Living Room is really great, you can...

Thank alessio12capuzzo
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

a twin room for my sister in law and my self was clean with free breakfast( a large choice) ..Christmas shopping was a breeze the only down fall was parking it is expensive staff never bother you but are helpful

Thank joeysgirl1
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

From all the hostels that I visited this probably was the best of all. I booked only for few days but ended up staying for few weeks. All staff were friendly and welcoming Especially Annita and you feel at home in this hostel. Charlie and Abi who are brother and sister and the owners of the hostel are very friendly....

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I booked 5 days in this hostel: 3 days in a woman only room & 2 days in a mixed room. The woman only room was nice, but it you have to take your bag 47 steps upstairs and the top beds are not comfortable because the ceiling is 30 cm above the bed, you barely can seat on your...

Thank Carolina R

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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The River House is a city centre hostel in Cardiff near all the main attractions. This award winning Cardiff hostel has a selection of mixed shared room, female shared rooms, family rooms and private rooms. All guests get free wifi which is everywhere, a huge continental breakfast and a great central location. The hostel is run and owned by a local Cardiff family who can give advice about nearby attractions and help make your stay a welcome one. There is a bed and breakfast, homely feel which is helped by a fully equipped guest kitchen, a dining room, a lounge with hundreds of TV channels, board games and 150 DVDs you can watch for free. The River House has won many awards and has been voted the best hostel in Wales since 2008. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The River House Backpackers

Address: 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: ₹ 1,215 - ₹ 3,806 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The River House Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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The River House Backpackers Cardiff, Wales
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“all rooms are double glazed so noise was minimal”
 of 5 bubbles joeysgirl1, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are five storeys and no lift so if mobility is an issue ask for ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 523tamaraw, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Female-only rooms available, if you book in advance”
 of 5 bubbles PradnyaJadhav, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and clean”
 of 5 bubbles thabilek2016, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to risk being the only woman in a dorm of men, try to book a female only dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles bethanyc645, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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