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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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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a hostel with good location next to the stadium. The toilets are clean. Breakfast included and delicious. Every night with a surprise as free chocolate cake or chicken curry for just £2 each and all prepared by the owners!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

tgis hostel is the best hostel by far the staff are really nice and they make everyone feel welcome cant fault this hostel for anything cause there is nothing bad to say the staff are there to help not to be shouted at or abused i would love to say thanks for wonderful times when i stay

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is possibly one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. It's not very large, as it is located in a house along the River Taff opposite Millennium Stadium, but I actually preferred seeing the same familiar faces at breakfast everyday rather than getting lost in a sea of people. We stayed in a private twin room on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here last December and absolutely loved it. It was clean and tidy and had heaps of charm. The staff were so friendly and it was close to everything. I was staying with my daughter and didn't feel like I as too old to be there or anything. They gave lots of good advice about getting around Cardiff. Hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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 November 28, 2014

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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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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