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The Riverhouse Backpackers

59 Fitzhamon EmbankmentView Map
4.5/5 - Excellent
(373 reviews)

Why This Hotel?

Good Location
Free Wifi

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Review and Rating of The Riverhouse Backpackers

#3 of 42 Specialty lodging in Cardiff (373 reviews)

Overall Rating (4.5)

Cleanliness (5)

Sleep Quality (4.5)

Value (4.5)

Service (5)

Location (4.5)

Rooms (4.5)

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Clean, comfy and central with nice vibe

by jh6056 on 07 Jan 2017 (Solo Traveller)

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 I imagine. 10 mins walk to the train and bus station. Bookings possible on their website

Clean, friendly and great breakfast

by Dominique L on 05 Jan 2017 (Solo Traveller)

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 the room so bring a lock! The kitchen area is nicely set up and cozy and the kitchen was very clean. The common area had a bunch of movies and was a nice place to just read a book...
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by Fernanda B on 16 Nov 2016 (Couple Traveller)

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!

Nice place near city centre

by David C on 18 Oct 2016 (Friends Traveller)

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

Best hostel ever

by Mellimac6 on 16 Oct 2016 (Friends Traveller)

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 them. The house is also really comfortable and beautiful and clean ! They made up our bed on the morning and cleaned up the bathrooms every day. We could also borrow books or board games and films. The loung...
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Hotel Location


59 Fitzhamon Embankment

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

About The Riverhouse Backpackers



Bar and lounge
Business center
Airport shuttle
Handicapped accessible
Valet parking
Tour desk
Massage beauty center
Elevator lift
Reception 24 Hrs
Dry cleaning
Baby sitting
Air conditioner
No smoking
Golf course
Conference room
Currency exchange
Safe deposit box
Sauna bath
News stand
Atm cash machine
Mini bar
Cable satellite tv
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Complimentary toiletries
Pets allowed