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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have tried four different well rated hostels here in Cardiff, and only in this one I felt like at home , the staff is joyful, sympathetic and organized; It is really easy to share a chat with the roommates, especially when cooking. Bathrooms/ Rooms/ Kitchen and Lounge are really clean and the Living Room is really great, you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a twin room for my sister in law and my self was clean with free breakfast( a large choice) ..Christmas shopping was a breeze the only down fall was parking it is expensive staff never bother you but are helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

From all the hostels that I visited this probably was the best of all. I booked only for few days but ended up staying for few weeks. All staff were friendly and welcoming Especially Annita and you feel at home in this hostel. Charlie and Abi who are brother and sister and the owners of the hostel are very friendly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I booked 5 days in this hostel: 3 days in a woman only room & 2 days in a mixed room. The woman only room was nice, but it you have to take your bag 47 steps upstairs and the top beds are not comfortable because the ceiling is 30 cm above the bed, you barely can seat on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

This place has feather pillows which pretty much tells you the standard of accommodation offered. I have zero complaints about this place. The beds were comfortable and clean. Lockers were free and in our rooms. I never had to wait for a toilet or shower, all of which were clean and there seemed to be unlimited hot water. The breakfasts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for one night whilst in Cardiff for my sisters graduation and I was pleasantly surprised. It exceeded all my expectations for the price I paid. Facilities were great and the hostel was immaculately clean with a fab breakfast spread in the morning! Staff very welcoming and made us feel like we were right at home and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at The River House for one night in a private room. Room and bathrooms were both clean and comfortable, our room was on the bottom floor near the kitchen so we were concerned about noise however we had no issues. The breakfast is amazing and all the staff were lovely and really helpful. Enjoyed pizza and cider in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Really enjoyed my stay, great selection for breakfast with healthy options ;) just a 5min walk across the bridge and you are in the city centre, staff are very friendly and helpful especially Abby. happy stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is the best we have stayed so far in. Rooms are nice and clean, bathrooms and showers are clean. Breakfast is really good there as you can choose from a wide range of cereals, yoghurt and Welsh cakes among other. Would definitely go there again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, great location, clean and modern and great fresh breakfast at a brilliant price. Lots of facilities like wifi and they will look after your bag when you check out. Parking can be available at but of a walk. Safe. Enthusiastic.

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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 

Additional Information about The River House Backpackers

Address: 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $21 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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