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The River House Backpackers

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59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mississauga, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms were clean. Free breakfast was great. And the washrooms were clean!!! The wifi was great too. Staff was very nice too. Special shoutout to Abi and her mum for being very helpful. Abi's mum told us to especially check out the museum and we did, and it was great. Abi was very helpful and even let us keep our... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and a couple of my friends stayed here for 2 nights and it was great. The rooms were clean and convenient. The communal bathrooms were super clean as well, which was a great relief since most hostels we went to had a huge problem with unclean toilets. The people at the reception were super friendly and the guests as... More 

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Wallasey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose the River House two years ago for a brief visit combining business in Cardiff with a pleasure trip. I love backpackers' places in general for what I think of as "five-hour friendships". Travel solo if you want to experience these at their best. I struck gold in this respect at the River House, both last time and when... More 

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights during bank holiday weekend and it was lovely! Great location. A stone throw from the stadium so an ideal place to stay for any events and a 5 minute walk to the city centre. Easy to find when driving, you can ask at reception for a parking permit however it's not very likely you'll get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best hostel I've ever stayed in. My favorite thing about traveling is meeting new people and this hostel really made this easy to do. I felt at home with having a really nice kitchen to cook in and a top notch continental breakfast. The owners Abi and Charlie are SO nice and helpful. I loved that they had a... More 

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Lebanon, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I'm pretty new to staying in hostels, and this one was close enough to a real bed and breakfast that I didn't even notice the difference. Every time you walk through the door, someone greets you and checks to see if you need anything. There are also tons of free amenities here. Every other night, sometimes every night, there is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I absolutely loved staying at this hostel. The location was extremely convenient, and the owners were always working hard to make sure everyone felt comfortable. They laid out a fabulous breakfast for us every morning and were always willing to go the extra mile to help out their guests. There was a common room with plenty of reference material, as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stayed here for one night with friends, I don't have a bad word to say about this place. The location is fantastic, The beds are super comfy and there is a fantastic breakfast in the mornings and the whole place is super clean including the bathroom. I would definately stay again the next time I am in Cardiff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A great stay, the children loved it! Convenient for the castle and we would without a doubt stay again. Breakfast was better than some hotels and the bathrooms immaculate. The staff were helpful and all of us felt at ease. We were able to park and leave the car for the day for a small fee and our bags were... More 

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the first time I'm sharing a room and toilets at a hostel (I usually stay in private rooms with my friends). I have stayed in other hostels and the experience was not so good. But Riverhouse is amazing, I am really happy with the experience, everything is so clean and comfortable, I'm feeling at home. And I loved... More 

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