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The River House Backpackers

59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is friendly and they are able to help you 24/7. Charlie and Abi are really professional. The rooms are perfect. Breakfast is amazing. 5 stars. If you are looking for a hostel in Cardiff, this is the one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place is wonderful, Super clean, Friendly staff and very accommodating. The only thing I didn't like was we were in the top rooms and on the top bunks they were too close to the ceiling and I bumped my head many times and have a lump but I would totally recommend this place to anyone. Super close... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here last weekend from Thursday to Sunday to attend a family wedding nearby with my Mum and teenage daughters. We all loved the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the attention to detail provided by our lovely hosts Abbie and Charlie (sorry if I did not get the spellings right!). Great location, decor, levels of cleanliness, helpful and friendly staff... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I strongly recommend the River House. It is clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the location is good (very close to the Cardiff Central Station). Besides this they serve a good breakfast and they have some individual bathrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No wonder this place gets such fantastic reviews. It's cheap, it's clean, there are more than enough toilets & showers (and they're all always clean) etc., but I think this is more than a simple hostel. It has a very familiar atmosphere. The owner takes care of you, shows you around, there's a kitchen where she cooks dinner you can... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having travelled worldwide in hostels this was my first UK hostel and it was a great experience. Excellent location, friendly staff, clean rooms, shared bathrooms but never a queue and everyone was respectful and kept them clean. Breakfast was a bonus as was the free tea and coffee and we had free cheesecake. The only negative, and this is not... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights in June with 2 friends to go on the Gavin and Stacey Tour. The location of the hostel is brilliant. We were looking at millenium stadium from our room. We rented out a four bed dorm. The room was very clean and spacious. There was plenty of locker space. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh man I only have two nights here but I wish I had more. Its so nice and the staff is easily the most helpful and kind I've ever experienced. They have cider nights and snacks and the facilities are fantastic.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting Cardiff for the recent Doctor Who red carpet event and when booking somewhere to stay, I came across the River House Hostel. I am so glad I did. I may have spent less than 24 hours there but I had a fantastic time there. On arrival I had things to do so they happily looked after my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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Address: 59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
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The Riverhouse is ideally located in the most central area of Cardiff. Beside the Millennium Stadium, on the banks of the River Taff. In a quiet location, all major attractions are within short walking distance from our doorstep. In our 120 year old Victorian townhouse, we invite our fellow travellers to relax to music while reading our many books, enjoy a film in our lounge and surf our super fast free wireless internet. Our fully quipped kitchen is free for guests to indulge in some of their own home comforts. The bathrooms are individual so you can lock the door behind you and have your own facilities in total privacy - just like home.We appreciate the importance of clean facilities, so you will notice we will be cleaning all day long.- Free Breakfast- Free Individual Lockers and Locks- Free Linens and Duvets- Free Coffee and Tea All Day- Free Wireless Internet connection- Free Access to Guide Books, Book Exchange and DVD Library- Free Maps and Advice- Free Satalite TV and Films- I-Pod station, Mobile Phone Charging, Wii, and Bedlights.... and did we mention The Riverhouse was the number 1 hostel in the UK in 2008? ... more   less 
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