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59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, CF11 6AN – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 211 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
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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.
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Based on 211 reviews
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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 356 reviews Review score
With views of Cardiff Castle and Millennium Stadium, Bunkhouse is the only hostel in the heart of Cardiff. The city’s bus and train stations are a few minutes' walk away.
Score from 216 reviews Good
In Cardiff’s vibrant centre, this hotel is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Arena. It offers modern rooms with satellite TV, and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.
Score from 1150 reviews Very good
Situated a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Central railway station and 15 minutes’ walk from the Millenium Stadium, the ibis budget Cardiff Centre offers modern rooms, private parking, and wireless...
Score from 1722 reviews Good
Very cosy and friendly. Great great breakfast. Very accomadating staff ...highly recommend
Great location, clean, steady wi-fi, plenty of choices for breakfast.
We have a twin room (bunk bed), and the size of the room is very small.
Friendly staff good facilities great location
That I asked for a bottom bunk every day and never got one
Staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Really good value for money.
Wifi reception in top rooms poor.
Highly recommended. Charlie, the co-owner checked me in and was sooo friendly showing me around. The brother/sister duo run a very clean and welcoming hostel, well worth the money. It's in a great location and quiet. The breakfast they offer is fully loaded and the atmosphere is unbeatable.
a very short walk from the train station. friendly staff clean and fairly recent furniture (you don't feel like you walked back into the 70's or the 80's in there)
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
Very friendly and welcoming, clean, lush breakfast, we had free cheesecake but some nights they do food for a pound. Excellent location very close to Central station and the city centre - it overlooks the Millenium stadium.
Nothing to dislike
Riverhouse Backpackers is a small hostel, but I think this is one of it's charms. It has a very homely feel about it. I really felt comfortable and relaxed in the dining area, especially considering you were allowed as much free Tea & Coffee as you liked! The breakfast is absolutely amazing, there was so much choice that i didn't know where to start. I also really loved the free food nights - they were a great way to meet other like-minded travellers. Having full access to the kitchen and all crockery and cutlery was a great help, and I cooked my on meals most nights. The hostel is very close to Cardiff's Central train station and not that far away from the town center, Bute Park and Cardiff Castle with a gorgeous view of the river and the Millennium Stadium. All I can say is book early, this place sells out fast but there is a very good reason why!
Had some issues with the wi-fi on the top floor on my first night but I mentioned it to the staff and they had it fixed by the next day. The fact that there was no dryer was a bit of a problem, I hung my clothes up outside but it was raining on and off so I had dirty clothes for a few days. The bathrooms were okay but a bit of a nuisance - beware of the exposed water pipes when bending down! Lastly, although I would most definitely stay at this hostel again, next time I will be requesting to not be allocated bed 1 in room 12. There is a slanted roof, and the corner of a edge which covers almost half of the top bunk where I slept - during the night and in the morning I kept accidentally hitting it and it drove me crazy - the side of my head is still a bit tender! I mentioned it to the reception and they said they would move the bed out (I don't think this happened, but there probably wasn't room for it anyway). I really don't think there should be a top bunk on that side of the room!
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!
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