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59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, CF11 6AN, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 255 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Riverhouse Backpackers.
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
|Twin Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room|
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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
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
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.
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Based on 255 reviews
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Score from 1883 reviews Good
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Score from 248 reviews Good
This design-led hotel has an excellent location in central Cardiff, and gives views across the city. Stylish rooms offer free Wi-Fi, just 100 metres from Cardiff Central Railway and Bus Station.
Score from 962 reviews Very good
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Cardiff centre, Nomad Backpackers features a barbecue deck, games room and TV lounge. With 24-hour security and fair-trade breakfasts, there is also free Wi-Fi.
Score from 378 reviews Review score
Friendly staff, clean premises, warm welcome and a free piece of cake or dinner!
Best hostel-breakfast ever! Outside place was beautiful.
i loved everything best hostel ive stayed in and the staff are wonderful. cant wait to go back
Nice cosy hostel, friendly staff, nice easy stumble back from the pubs in the city centre
The staff were all so very enthusiastic and friendly to everyone that comes through the door. Fabulous selection for breakfast each morning and great food and activity nights every night.
I loved this place.. It was comfortable, friendly, central with the most amazing breakfast. The owners were friendly & helpful.. They have free treats & cheap meal options most days.. I will stay here again for sure
Next room next to mine kept slamming their door at night. A slow release would be appreciated
Charlie and Abi were great and always ready to help. The location is close to public transport. The rooms were SPACIOUS!
While you can store your luggage in the dining space, there is no secure storage area.
- The friendly staff - facilities - special events - breakfast on offer is best I've ever seen. - location - very well maintained hostel. - cats ;)
-My bed was so close to the ceiling that when I turned in the night I would bump my head. I had to crawl very low and slide myself into bed. - The pillows were incredibly thin and uncomfortable.
Excellent location around the corner from the station, the stadium, the city and on the river. Very fast WiFi, excellent selection for breakfast, friendly staff including the cat. Very very clean. Great place to just chill out and take break from traveling. My one night became 3 nights stay!
I got the 4 bed dorm in the attic so a few more stairs to climb (4sets) and have to tell down for the toilet. Also therefore miss having side window to look out to the river and open without getting wet in the rain (ceiling windows only).
Interesting people Nice Location Secure Free Breakfast Great facilities
The owners Abi & Craig was great hosts, free cider and cake nights ;) ..clean rooms, clean bathrooms, lovely kitchen where you can make food, and the breakfast included in price of room is amazing! So much choice! And free tea & coffee all day if you wanted it! Locker space for each person in the rooms, and all this with a in house Cat that was a cutie aww Definitely recommend and will be staying again :)
Nothing really, just the showers can get hot and hard to ocntrol and if you are just using the toilet there is no paper towels or hand dryer to dry them after washing.
Everything: staff, facilities, location. I honestly could not find fault with any aspect of my experience. The value for money that The Riverhouse Backpackers offers is incredible. The owners obviously have a passion for what they do, and this is reflected in the temporary "home" that they offer. Highly recommended.
I cannot find fault with anything.
Only stayed for a night due to unfortunate circumstances, but hostel was excellent - clean, friendly and helpful staff, great bathrooms. Great location close to bus station, market, and city. We were disappointed we couldn't stay to try the breakfast because it looked amazing. If we went back, we would definitely stay again.
service is very good, food is cheap.
Lovely, helpful staff Excellent kitchen facilities Nice, clean, modern building Excellent location (5-10 minutes walk from Cardiff Castle)
Couldn't access the free wi-fi from the top floor
Clean, Friendly, Money value, city proximity. Felt like at home!
Face and bath towels for those who are not equipped.
Located very close to the city center Easy to find Included breakfast is awsome Friendly and patient personal Free wifi Free milk
Friendly staff, the lady who showed me around was polite and very helpful (I think she was the owner, Abi)ing and relaxed environment for guests to enjoy. When i arrived on a hot saturday night i was offered cider and crisps which i thought was a nice touch. I was also told i could store my food in the fridge which was handy. The kitchen was very clean and modern and was fully equiped. I was very impressed with the breakfast they provided, they had everything you could want,4 types of cereals, bread for you to toast, various jams and spreads, other assorted baked goods, yogurts, 4 types of juice etc, the only thing they didn't do was cooked breakfast but you could make your own if needed. The dining room was also very clean, as were the bathrooms and bedrooms. Other things i enjoyed were the decked area outside which had chairs and tables where i enjoyed a cold drink and a chat with some other guests and also the guest lounge where i used the internet and large flat screen tv. Finally, this is a really great place to stay, i was only there for two nights but would've happily stayed longer if needed, the location is near Cardiff city centre and the hostel was more like a nice hotel, and excellent value for money and you can come and go anytime as long as you abide by the rules and are respectful to the staff and guests, i highly recommend that you try the Riverside Backpackers hostel in Cardiff, you won't be disappointed!
The bedroom was a little stuffy at night but it was a very warm evening/nighttime and all the windows were open so staff obviously did all they could to provide adequate ventillation. Also there was lots of noise coming from some drunken idots on the street below at 4am which woke me up, but Cardiff does have a very busy nightlife and large student population so this is to be expected and i can't really blame the staff for this as it is outside of their control. Although the drunks outside were noisy and thoughtless, they did not spoil my weekend at all and it was a very warm night and i sleep lightly, especially in strange surroundings.
Perfectly run hostel, spectacular free breakfast, location 5 minutes to the city centre and train on a quiet street.
The owners must be backpackers too as they just understand pin point what we need. They got all the basics, starting with friendly staff! and then, they go the extra mile make our stay comfortable! Free icecream for guest at 5 was like... Oh yeah! :) Good job
I liked the attention to detail in every aspect of this hostel ; from the very personal approach of the owners ,to the good hotel standard of the amenities and catering. The best.
Friendly staff, excellent location
Each bed doesn't have small light. It was very incovinient at night and in the early morning. The creaking bed is bothersome.
people are nice breakfasts are fantastic clean the environment is good like a home,a family
maybe the bathroom is too small and the wifi can not be used everywhere the signal in my room is not so good
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