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The Riverhouse Backpackers
59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, CF11 6AN – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.6/10! (score from 195 reviews)
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BBQ facilities, Garden, Terrace, Sun terrace
Games room, Library
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may be applicable.
24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Tour desk, Luggage storage, Shared lounge/TV area, Trouser press
Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Soundproof rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
Polish, Dutch, English
14:00 - 00:00 hours
06:00 - 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
The Riverhouse Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorise your card prior to arrival.
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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,
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
Rooms are very small.
Everything, it was all perfect
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.
Stayed there for 2 nights, rooms were a little small but bed was very comfortable. Would definitely stay again
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
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!!
Showers were boiling hot (too hot).. Unable to control heat
Clean, good night rest, fab breakfast!
Did not see the cats !
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.
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.
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 ;)
Super friendly staff. Option of joining in with meals at a very cheap rate.
Beds a little uncomfortable
breakfast is excellent, and facility in common room is various.
Found nothing to complain about!
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!
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).
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.
Brilliant staff and facilities. Breakfast was wonderful. Other guests were extremely friendly. Bathrooms were very clean
great location and great staff
Everything was great, but I like to highlight the helpfulness and friendliness of the owners.
Very homely feel Very nice owners
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.
The breakfast we eat like king!
The four people dorm for female is a little bit too crowded and small.
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