Everything about this place was marvelous. When we got there, Charlie was there with a warm welcome and helped us out when we couldn't use our swipe card (Note: they only except cards with a chip or notes). He let us pay the next day when we had the right amount. Our 4 bed mixed room was a bit small, but doable. The bathrooms were very clean, but it was strange they didn't have towels to dry your hands.. But other than that it was great! There was free wifi, tea&coffee all day and you could access the kitchen anytime you wanted! The first night we were there Abi and Charlie cooked us a homemade meal for a pound (which was absolutely delicious), and had free dessert the night after. Breakfast was great, there were various juices, crossaints, yogurt, cereal and toast. The overall atmosphere was wonderful and everyone staying there was super friendly. However, the only downfall that my boyfriend and I had experienced was something that no one could have prevented so I do not blame Charlie&Abi one bit. There was a group of French students who were very obnoxious and inconsiderate during their stay. They made me feel very uncomfortable while showering (it was a mixed bathroom) and didn't follow some housing rules that they have set for everyone. Other than that was a fantastic experience!
- 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