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The River House Backpackers

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
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is simply AMAZING! It is one of the nicest I have ever stayed in. Let me start you with the generalities that make any hostel a good one. The hostel has a great location with easy walking distance to the Cardiff Central Station (<10 mins), 5-10 minutes to Cardiff Castle and the city centre, directly opposite Millennium Stadium,... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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 August 8, 2014

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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Address: 59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
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