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The River House Backpackers

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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lebanon, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm pretty new to staying in hostels, and this one was close enough to a real bed and breakfast that I didn't even notice the difference. Every time you walk through the door, someone greets you and checks to see if you need anything. There are also tons of free amenities here. Every other night, sometimes every night, there is... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved staying at this hostel. The location was extremely convenient, and the owners were always working hard to make sure everyone felt comfortable. They laid out a fabulous breakfast for us every morning and were always willing to go the extra mile to help out their guests. There was a common room with plenty of reference material, as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night with friends, I don't have a bad word to say about this place. The location is fantastic, The beds are super comfy and there is a fantastic breakfast in the mornings and the whole place is super clean including the bathroom. I would definately stay again the next time I am in Cardiff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stay, the children loved it! Convenient for the castle and we would without a doubt stay again. Breakfast was better than some hotels and the bathrooms immaculate. The staff were helpful and all of us felt at ease. We were able to park and leave the car for the day for a small fee and our bags were... More 

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time I'm sharing a room and toilets at a hostel (I usually stay in private rooms with my friends). I have stayed in other hostels and the experience was not so good. But Riverhouse is amazing, I am really happy with the experience, everything is so clean and comfortable, I'm feeling at home. And I loved... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed only for two nights with my Brazilian friends at this hostel and can say it is the best hostel I have been to, in terms of organisation, cleaning, location. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the bathrooms were clean! My friends and I were in different rooms (I was in 6-bed room). In our first night there, there were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a doubt this is the cleanest hostel in the world. The very friendly staff are always cleaning. The rooms are comfortable and the beds are sturdy. I've stayed at some hostels that suffer from wobbly bunk bed syndrome, but not a single wiggle or wobble. The FREE breakfast is enough to get you out the door in the morning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I stayed in this lovely little hostel (which is more like a B&B with dorms) for a week in June 2014. I had stayed in a few other hostels on my trip before arriving in Cardiff but this one set the bar VERY high for the following hostels. The staff was sooo friendly and very helpful. I could really tell... More 

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Dinard, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We had a four-night stay at Riverhouse Backpackers last week: 38 pupils aged 15 to 17 and 4 adults and everybody loved the place. The hostel is clean, well decorated and calm. The breakfast buffet is great: delicious and large quantity of food.The managers Abi and Charlie and the housekeepers were very welcoming and helpful. We are teachers at a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This hostel is by far one of the best experiences of my 6 week trip. The owners make you feel incredibly welcome and offer free tea and coffee, as well as 1 pound dinners, free beer and cider night and free dessert night. The TV room is a social place to meet other travelers and also a great place to... More 

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

Thank you , what a honest and lovely review. Hope to welcome you back again More 

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