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The River House Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here the last few nights with my wife. Great little backpackers, had a very generous breakfast spread included. Clean and functional facilities. Only issue was we had to use bunk beds in our private twin room. Unsure if they didn't have any double rooms but was okay for a few nights.

Thank Haydn D
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best backpackers you could hope to find, and excellent value for money; very friendly staff, clean and well-equipped kitchen, spotless bathrooms, very large and diverse breakfast (unless you require cooked food), and conveniently located (5 minutes walk) from Cardiff Central railway station. Bedrooms a little compact.

Thank Richard A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice clean hostel with a great free breakfast. My only issue was that I was put in dorm 12 bed 1 on the top floor where the bunk bed has no space above it. I hit my head several times, once really badly as I woke up.... there should not be a bunk bed there!! If you get offered...

Thank Danielle L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I have been staying here and I found the place to be very clean with comfortable beds and warm to and it was nice to be shown around quickly when I arrived The toilets are clean although getting the temperature to be correct on the shower can be a bit of a nuisance but workable in the end away from...

Thank hols256
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Had a great stay here over the weekend. We booked a private quad room. Although small it was enough for what we needed. The rooms and bathrooms were really clean. Showers were a bit hit and miss with the water pressure. View of the stadium and canal and easy enough walk to everything in Cardiff. Overall this place is one...

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Always impressed with the atmosphere and events on at this comfy hostel. The staff always friendly and accommodating. Wifi fast and showers lovely. Breakfast is outstanding and rooms have views of the stadium and river. Comfortable lounge area and the owners are very friendly. Spacious room on the ground floor near the kitchen which is handy for families and disabled...

Thank johnretroreload
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I had a great experience at this hostel. It's about a 20 minute walk to most of the attractions in Cardiff but it's in a really nice location right near the canal and a little food market. The breakfast was very complete and there was always enough food. The rooms were clean and not too crowded. There are lockers in...

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's an amazing choice, specially if you don't have much time to spend in the city. It's close to everything, 5 minutes walking from Cardiff Castle and amost all the attractions. I went out and didn't need a taxi. I really recommend it!

Thank Fernanda B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been here around 4 times over the past 4-5 years and I must say this is a great place for family and friends. Great breakfasts in the morning and nice place to have a chat or watch a movie. Toilets are quite clean

Thank David C
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the week end with 5 friends and we really loved it and felt at home. It is a family thing and they really care about pleasing the people. Free breakfast is really rich and good, free pizza night was cool too, they didn't have to do it but they did and it was really kind of...

Thank Mellimac6

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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 

Additional Information about The River House Backpackers

Address: 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Cardiff
Price Range: $26 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The River House Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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The River House Backpackers Cardiff, Wales
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“all rooms are double glazed so noise was minimal”
joeysgirl1, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are five storeys and no lift so if mobility is an issue ask for ground floor rooms.”
523tamaraw, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Female-only rooms available, if you book in advance”
PradnyaJadhav, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet and clean”
thabilek2016, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to risk being the only woman in a dorm of men, try to book a female only dorm.”
bethanyc645, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
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