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The River House Backpackers

59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed In The River House for three nights last weekend. First impressions are important and I was given a warm welcome by Charlie at reception. Rooms are spotless and the beds are comfortable and there are individual lockers to secure your valuables. There really is nothing bad to say about The River House. The breakfast is fantastic and on... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night for an interview, but wish I could have stayed longer. The location was brilliant for me (about 10 mins walk from the national museum, 6 mins to Cardiff Castle and 5 mins to the town centre) in a quiet but easily accessible location. Cardiff central is about 10 mins walk & it was really... More

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Stanford, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River House was honestly one of the best hostels that I have ever stayed in. Not only was it convenient (5 minute walk from the train/bus station), but it was above and beyond. The staff was friendly. The facilities were extensive and adorable (couch room, outdoor garden, etc). The breakfast was incredible!! The staff accommodated by gluten allergy and... More

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

We had two nights here whilst competing at the National Water Sports Centre in Cardiff. Due to our early start for the competition, we asked if breakfast could be made available form 6am. The staff were amazing as the breakfast was not only there, but just incredible! An amazing choice of really good quality food and drink. We were over... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is in a good place, near the train station, everything is clean and the owners are very good, always available for any request, the service overall is excellent. The hostel is very complete, you got tv, some games and breakfast, such as I said is the best hostel I've ever been, you got everything that you need, is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Had a one night stay here whilst on auntie day bike ride. The place is awesome! Welcoming, helpful, beyond comfortable and it seemed to create a really good vibe. If you are walking or cycling in Wales then it's even right on the Taff Trail! Nice and central for accessing the city and getting yourself a pint of Brains SA.... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stayed here for the location as it's so close to town centre & Motorpoint Arena. Friendly staff, homely TV room, cute & cosy kitchen & dining room with adequate buffet breakfast but the coffee could have been better. Main criticism is the noisy squeaky uncomfy beds & also found it a bit small.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

we were a group of 8 from London and we all had the same experience, polite and friendly owners, clean rooms and toilets lovely living room and we loved the dining area with different games to play we had plans to go out but then decided to stay in for the evening and play some games and have fun! I... More

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lovecardiff1, Owner at The River House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for staying and for your kind words - Hope to welcome you back again ;) More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed a night here recently in a 4 share dorm and it was great! One of the best hostels we have stayed in. Clean and bright rooms, comfy beds. The bathrooms were in really good condition and there was plenty of them. The breakfast is fantastic and the free desserts are a winner too! It's an... More

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lovecardiff1, Owner at The River House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank Rebecca for a lovely review . I hope you do come back and visit again soon ;) Abi and Charlie More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My heartfelt thanks to Abi and Charlie! Thank you for creating such a cozy place, making me feel at home in a new city! The rooms are comfortable and clean, and so are the toilets! The kitchen is absolutely modern, usually full of surprises, and everyone is happy to take good care of her! Charlie's lasagne is even better than... More

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lovecardiff1, Owner at The River House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for making an effort to write such a lovely review . Hope to welcome you back again Abi and Charlie More

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Additional Information about The River House Backpackers

Also Known As:
The River House Backpackers Hotel
The River House Backpackers Hotel Cardiff
The River House Backpackers Cardiff, Wales
Address: 59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 38 Specialty lodging in Cardiff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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