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Newest reviews for The Riverhouse Backpackers

  • Pamela
      U.S.A.
    29 August 2014

    This was our second stay. We were not disappointed. We love the atmosphere here. If we make it back to Cardiff, we will stay here again,

    10

  • Peter
      United Kingdom
    25 August 2014

    We stayed a sat night a couple of weeks back, the guy owns it with his sister and is the nicest bloke. Nothing is too much trouble. We set up a little BBQ outside, the atmosphere was calm and friendly with families and friends, eating, playing games etc. I've always been a bit warey of staying in a hostel but if they are all like this I'll never go back! Showers are good and clean, breakfast is nice

    9.2

  • Silvia
      Italy
    24 August 2014

    Rooms are very small.

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      France
    21 August 2014

    Everything, it was all perfect

    Nothing

    9.6

  • Susan
      United Kingdom
    6 August 2014

    I cannot fault Riverhouse Backpackers. Wonderful friendly helpful staff - Charlie abd Abi fantastic people, nothing is too much trouble, great facilities including showers.loos, breakfast superior to most 5* hotels, excellent value for money and great location, always my preferred choice. will be staying again later in the year.

    Absolutely nothing

    10

  • Andrew
      United Kingdom
    6 August 2014

    Stayed there for 2 nights, rooms were a little small but bed was very comfortable. Would definitely stay again

    10

  • Philip
      Australia
    29 July 2014

    Ben and other staff great. Very helpful. Clean. Good feeling environment. Nice beer garden. Pic of the hostels so far in 5 weeks of holidaying. Highly recommend

    10

  • Kevin
      United Kingdom
    29 July 2014

    We stayed over as for two nights over the weekend for my stag do, all the staff was friendly made up welcome and was very helpful. The room was brilliant and so was the washing facility's!!

    10

  • James
      United Kingdom
    27 July 2014

    Showers were boiling hot (too hot).. Unable to control heat

    10

  • Christian
      United Kingdom
    19 July 2014

    Clean, good night rest, fab breakfast!

    Did not see the cats !

    9.6

  • Kayleigh
      United Kingdom
    16 July 2014

    The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful - actually chat with you when you're coming and going. The hostel is in a great location for access to the city and beyond as well as having a very pretty view of the river Taf and Millennium Stadium. Inside the facilities are good - having the option to wash your clothes and access to an iron and WiFi all through the place. The room I was in had pretty comfortable beds, a locker for each bed and more than enough power outlets for everybody. Every room I saw was kept spotless and everything was up and running perfectly. Also, best continental breakfast I've been offered in a long time. I'll definitely be staying here again.

    There is no lift available in the building (although there is one room on the ground floor) and there can be a bit difficult to get hold of a shower/bathroom at rush times.

    10

  • Brent
      Australia
    27 June 2014

    Excellent breakfast, good common area, beds were comfortable.

    The shower I was using (or both showers I used when I was there, not sure if they were the same) had no pressure or cold water.

    9.6

  • Dilruba
      United Kingdom
    27 June 2014

    Tue staff was incredibly kind and helping with everything. We felt so comfortable. You notice that it is a 4* hostel. Location awesome - 10min from the city centre. Simply recommendable.

    The pillows could be bit more filled ;)

    10

  • Pamela
      Australia
    19 June 2014

    Super friendly staff. Option of joining in with meals at a very cheap rate.

    Beds a little uncomfortable

    8.8

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    17 June 2014

    breakfast is excellent, and facility in common room is various.

    8.3

  • Andrew
      United Kingdom
    16 June 2014

    Found nothing to complain about!

    9.6

  • Sarah
      U.S.A.
    16 June 2014

    This was the most incredible hostel I have ever stayed in! The staff are so friendly and helpful! The hostel itself was clean and beautiful and located right on the river so it had a gorgeous view! It had a beautiful garden patio in the back that was perfect to enjoy at breakfast or at the end of a long day. They have movies and books available to borrow from the tv room and complementary tea and coffee available all day. This hostel felt like a home and encouraged guests to be a community during their stay. I would highly recommend it to everyone!

    10

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    12 June 2014

    It's quite near to the City Center. However, in a quiet street. Rather small and friendly - a boutique hostel (as my travel guide book states ;-)

    My room was just on the top (5th floor), so you have a bit of excercise. For me it was fine. There are toilets with not possibility to wash your hands (that might lead some diseases).

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      Hong Kong
    11 June 2014

    Felt very at-home indeed. Kind assistance offered by Abi the host. The room was absolutely cozy, reminded much of my own bed. Spacious bathroom, of excellent quality. The best bit was the breakfast, each morning I leave with a stomach beyond contented.

    Not a thing.

    9.6

  • Kristen
      Australia
    10 June 2014

    Brilliant staff and facilities. Breakfast was wonderful. Other guests were extremely friendly. Bathrooms were very clean

    10

  • Wei
      United Kingdom
    9 June 2014

    great location and great staff

    10

  • Anonymous
      Portugal
    8 June 2014

    Everything was great, but I like to highlight the helpfulness and friendliness of the owners.

    10

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    5 June 2014

    Very homely feel Very nice owners

    8.8

  • Mark
      United Kingdom
    1 June 2014

    Great location near the Millenium stadium, city centre and bus and train stations. Friendly hostel with very good amenities and breakfast, and Abi and Charlie make everyone feel very welcome.

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      Canada
    22 May 2014

    The breakfast we eat like king!

    The four people dorm for female is a little bit too crowded and small.

    8.8

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