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The River House Backpackers

59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a good hostel. Good location. Great breakfast. Not too big. I think there only about 12 rooms. Good bathrooms. These aren't connected to the rooms but in individual rooms (not just cubicles). Good Wifi. Would recommend!!

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The two owners of this hostel have succeeded in creating a home away from home for backpackers and travellers from all around the world. With creature comforts like a cozy lounge room filled with more movies than you could imagine; excellent kitchen facilities; nightly treats (ie. £1 home cooked meals or free nachos & beer); fantastic wifi facilities and simply... More 

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Le Quiou, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Charlie and Abi have a great city centre backpackers encouraging cool and friendly vibe. Location fantastic - opposite the Millennium Stadium - breakfast great and inclusive. Free tea/coffee to guests, free videos and sky tv on two big screen tvs. All staff inc Sylvia warm and friendly and will sort out any issues quickly. I am staying for a few... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel has a nice Cottage feel on the river right across from the Cardiff main area. Fantastic facilities, full kitchen, proper bathrooms and amassing staff. One of the hostels that really stood out during my UK trip. There is also free breakfast and most afternoons some kind of snack like cake and hot chocolate is provided. Would definitely stay... More 

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Paris, France
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights in a 6 bed room and wish I coulda stayed longer! This hostel was great. Good location, excellent breakfast, staff is nice and helpful, everything was clean (rooms, kitchen), beds were comfy, good security, and wifi was good. The atmosphere was peaceful and chill, which is what I was really looking for (so, if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Cardiff for a few days and had a really good time at the River House. The owners are so nice, helpful and lovely and the hostel makes you feel like home. I can highly recommend this nice and warm place!

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347 reviews 347 reviews
75 hotel reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never stayed in a hostel before but Stayed 1 night was made to feel right at home woke up in the morning feeling like i was at a family members house breakfast was great can not complain the owner even called for a taxi for me to get to work in the morning. Booked a Private Single Room stayed on... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Upon arrival I was greeted by the friendly Charlie, who gave me a tour of the ground floor so that I knew what was available and where things were. Unfortunately, as I was only staying one night, I didn't get a chance to use what was on offer,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've stayed in all kinds of hostels over the past years and I have to say River House Backpackers has been the best by far. Charlie, the owner is the loveliest and most helpful person you can possibly meet, same goes for the rest of the staff. The dorms and the bathrooms were spotless and the entire place was cleaned... More 

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Address: 59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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