I needed a cheap place to stay in Cardiff as I was attending a workshop the next day at Cardiff Uni. This was a very friendly hostel located, slightly far away from the station and the centre than was advertised, in my opinion. Nevertheless, it was not very far. I think I would not say it is located right in the heart of the city centre.
When I arrived, free pasta dinner was being served, so I was able to take advantage of free dinner kindly prepared by the hostel. It was very nice. The dining area is quite pretty and is open to any guests to take advantage of a cup of coffee, tea, food, and loads of travel guides in the bookshelf.
It was my first time in a long time that I stayed in a dormitory in a hostel, so it required a bit of adjustment. People were coming in and out at a different time, and it was quite difficult to get a sound sleep, but I understand that is part of what hostel stays require.
The staff was very welcoming and helpful to any questions I had, so I think overall, it was a very good stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The River House is a city centre hostel in Cardiff near all the main attractions. This award winning Cardiff hostel has a selection of mixed shared room, female shared rooms, family rooms and private rooms. All guests get free wifi which is everywhere, a huge continental breakfast and a great central location. The hostel is run and owned by a local Cardiff family who can give advice about nearby attractions and help make your stay a welcome one. There is a bed and breakfast, homely feel which is helped by a fully equipped guest kitchen, a dining room, a lounge with hundreds of TV channels, board games and 150 DVDs you can watch for free. The River House has won many awards and has been voted the best hostel in Wales since 2008. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The River House Backpackers Hotel Cardiff
- The River House Cardiff, Wales