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The River House Backpackers

59 Fitzhammon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel has heaps of great qualities - exceptionally clean, well organised, lovely breakfast with plenty of options, £1 dinners and free desserts! The £1 dinners are offered a few nights a week, as are the free desserts. We didn't get to partake in the dessert as it is served at 7pm which was too early for us. The £1... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The River House was the first hostel ever that we stayed at and we totally enjoyed our stay! The atmosphere at the hostel was generally amazing, the owners were really welcoming and it felt very homely. The breakfast was awesome, it was nearly like in a hotel, the bathrooms were nice and clean and the location couldn't have been better.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister and I enjoyed a two night stay at the River House in June. The owners were friendly and always available to help guests. It is obvious that they take pride in their business because this was the cleanest hostel I have ever stayed at. There is a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of space to hang out with fellow... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had mixed feelings about this hostel when I booked but on arrival my doubts were cleared. I enjoyed every bit of my stay and the breakfast too ): . The rooms were small but that wasn't a problem because i spent minimal time there. The owners were so nice and warm too. I will recommend this to anyone visiting... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is located near the trainstation, right at the river. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the rooms are clean. Coming back to the hostel felt like home. Being on the road for a few weeks to call a hostel home is the biggest compliment I can give. Cheers for the hospitality and the lovely owners who are in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best hostels I stayed at during my trip through the UK. The rooms were a little small but you don't spend much time in them anyway so it wasn't a problem. Everything was clean, the water was nice and hot (and I didn't have to wait to use the shower!), the people were extremely helpful,... More

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Dolo, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience in this hostel. As said, maxim cleaning, comfortable place and good atmosphere. Nothing missing in this hostel: relax area, garden, kitchen at disposition(you can also cook for yourself),hearty breakfast and some dinner organized. The owners are always friendly and at disposition. Great position, short walk distance to the center. Highly recommended!!

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

I've stayed in the hostel next door and found it very loud and a bit too party atmosphere for my liking. I was really pleased to see that the River House attracts a slightly older and bit less rambunctious crowd. I had no problem with noise the whole weekend. Facilities are good, bathrooms are excellently clean, and the bed was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The best hostel I stayed at in all of Europe. This hostel has small rooms but it's a homely atmosphere it's all ok. The breakfast is amassing, and I loved the back yard. To the staff Keep up the good vibe, you make it perfect .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm kind of a frequent hostel user, as every place I go 99% of times I stay in a Hostel... I've travel a lot and I can tell you is the best hostel i've ever been. You pay for a hostel, but seems like u r staying in a 5***** Hotel. BREAKFAST FEST. Everthing clean and tidy. I will totally... More

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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): $
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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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