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The River House Backpackers

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This River House Hostel is well and truly the best hostel I have stayed in. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms, bathrooms and all other facilities were kept clean and very well organised. It is only a 5 minute walk to the main strip in Cardiff and maximum 10 minute walk to Cardiff castle. It was a...

Thank Mary-Ann S
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff Quirky hostel Fantastic breakfast Clean facilities If you are looking for a hostel in cardiff this is the place to stay. So relaxed and friendly you can't go wrong with it. With coffee and tea and a good full kitchen. Hot showers and a games room full of board games and dvds the place is perfect. Ideally located...

Thank IllogicalSpock
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This hostel has heaps of great qualities - exceptionally clean, well organised, lovely breakfast with plenty of options, £1 dinners and free desserts! The £1 dinners are offered a few nights a week, as are the free desserts. We didn't get to partake in the dessert as it is served at 7pm which was too early for us. The £1...

Thank Alana J
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The River House was the first hostel ever that we stayed at and we totally enjoyed our stay! The atmosphere at the hostel was generally amazing, the owners were really welcoming and it felt very homely. The breakfast was awesome, it was nearly like in a hotel, the bathrooms were nice and clean and the location couldn't have been better....

Thank sabrina j
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My sister and I enjoyed a two night stay at the River House in June. The owners were friendly and always available to help guests. It is obvious that they take pride in their business because this was the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at. There is a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of space to hang out with fellow...

Thank Marissa A
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I had mixed feelings about this hostel when I booked but on arrival my doubts were cleared. I enjoyed every bit of my stay and the breakfast too ): . The rooms were small but that wasn't a problem because i spent minimal time there. The owners were so nice and warm too. I will recommend this to anyone visiting...

Thank Amy A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This hostel is located near the trainstation, right at the river. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the rooms are clean. Coming back to the hostel felt like home. Being on the road for a few weeks to call a hostel home is the biggest compliment I can give. Cheers for the hospitality and the lovely owners who are in...

Thank Bizy25
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was one of the best hostels I stayed at during my trip through the UK. The rooms were a little small but you don't spend much time in them anyway so it wasn't a problem. Everything was clean, the water was nice and hot (and I didn't have to wait to use the shower!), the people were extremely helpful,...

Thank Charisa H
Dolo, Italia
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Great experience in this hostel. As said, maxim cleaning, comfortable place and good atmosphere. Nothing missing in this hostel: relax area, garden, kitchen at disposition(you can also cook for yourself),hearty breakfast and some dinner organized. The owners are always friendly and at disposition. Great position, short walk distance to the center. Highly recommended!!

Thank alessia_gattogatto
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I've stayed in the hostel next door and found it very loud and a bit too party atmosphere for my liking. I was really pleased to see that the River House attracts a slightly older and bit less rambunctious crowd. I had no problem with noise the whole weekend. Facilities are good, bathrooms are excellently clean, and the bed was...

Thank Amy H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 1,142 - ₹ 3,754 (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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