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The River House Backpackers

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59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed in a few hostels and this one was a great find. The breakfast selection was amazing!! And when I arrived I was asked if I wanted to have free snacks at 7pm. Of course I said yes. This was fresh handmade pizza, handmade guacomole and salsa and crisps and a lager or cider!! Wow wow wow!!! The... More 

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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Is this really a hostel!? Such a great price for such a awesome place to stay. Great location! I loved being so near the park where I could go for long walks. The breakfast is amazing! Lots of variety but also good quality stuff. I was excited to get up in the morning and get my breakfast lol. Owners are... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

First off, this location is top notch. It couldn't be any easier to get to the train station, but yet it's on an extremely quiet and peaceful road with the river at your footsteps. Right across from the city stadium, I doubt it would be peaceful then, but what a great place to stay if you were going to a... More 

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Athens, Greece
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Very beautifull and cozy, they have a nice living room and kitchen, at nights they offer pear cider! you can smoke outside in the small terrace they have! No rooms with private bathroom but they have more than enough toilets and showers, always clean! 7 minutes walking distance from the city center. For sure we will revisit. Free wi-fi with... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Don't expect the Ritz! This is a hostel - but they probably don't come much better than this. It is clean and in a fab location, the staff are friendly and helpful, breakfast is very good and easy to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Stayed for a couple of nights over the weekend. Arrived late but check in was easy and no hassle and the staff really friendly, offering plenty of information. With hostels it's always luck with who you share with, I just happened to have a great bunch of people. Clean comfy beds, well stocked kitchen and a great breakfast to start... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed here during our stay in Cardiff for the Speedway GP. They staff were very helpful and looked after our luggage while we toured the city, as we had arrived before check in. The breakfast was great and the private room was perfect for a good night sleep. Would definitely stay here again. Also very reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I travelled with three friends and the hostel was great for us. Perfect location and delicious breakfast but most importantly the owners were friendly, kind and helpful. Would definitely stay there again! The location was just across the river from the stadium and the city centre of Cardiff. Easy to walk everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Stayed for 2nights over a busy rugby world cup weekend - and this hostel is in the perfect location straight over the river from the stadium and a 5 minute walk from the train station and all that central cardiff has to over. The owners are very friendly and helpful. I was in an all female dorm on the top... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Really great hostel, across the river from the Millennium Stadium, 10minute walk from Cardiff train station or the relocated bus stop (Sophia Gardens). Bathroom facilities are very good- private (not communal) full bathroom/ shower stall separate from bedrooms (no difficulty queuing, power showers, kept very clean. Good breakfast and good kitchen and food storage facilities. Staff very friendly (particularly Aby... More 

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