The River House - Cardiff

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN  show map
 4 stars
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The River House - Cardiff

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Breakfast

Overview

The River House Hostel provides guests with a sun terrace and a baggage storage.

Its location steps away from the central railway station allows to see a museum and a castle in Cardiff. Serving both food and drinks, Italigo and The Gatekeeper are situated around 150 meters from the property.

This hostel is perfectly located close to Cardiff-wales airport.

Rooms

The River House Hostel comprises 12 rooms fitted with satellite TV, climate control, a dining area, a dressing area and a personal computer. Comfortable rooms provide single beds and bunk beds. Guests can find family bathrooms. Hairdryers, guest toiletries and terry bathrobes are also available.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served each morning in the bright dining room.

Services

This stylish hostel offers 24-hour reception, housekeeping and ironing service.

Relax

A shared lounge area features Wi-Fi and a TV.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • iPad

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel The River House - Cardiff Cardiff location
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Hostel Address:

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN

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City Center
  • Cardiff
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Italigo (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
  • Riverside Chinese restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    700 ft
Parks
  • River Taff
    300 ft
  • Afon Tryweryn
    1500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Rooms and availability

The River House photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
The River House photos Exterior Hotel information
Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
The River House photos Exterior Hotel information
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
The River House photos Exterior Hotel information
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
The River House photos Room
Single Bed 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

The River House photos Exterior Hotel information
Twin Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
Room Description:

This room has shared bathroom facilities.

The River House photos Room
Single Bed 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

The River House photos Room
Single Bed 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

The River House Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • winter wonderland ice rink1400 ft
  • Leisuretime1400 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1400 ft

Places of interest

  • Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd)700 ft
  • Cardiff & County Club700 ft
  • St David's Shopping Centre1000 ft
  • Crowning Glory Silk Veils1400 ft
  • Saint John's Church1700 ft
  • St David's Hall2000 ft
  • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral2300 ft

Train stations

  • Cardiff Central Railway Station1400 ft
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station1400 ft
  • Cardiff Central Station1400 ft

Shopping areas

  • Capitol Shopping Centre1000 ft

Amusement

  • THE GATE1400 ft
  • Bananza 20001700 ft
  • Shipleys Amusements2000 ft
  • Castle Bingo2000 ft
  • Shipley Amusement Centre2000 ft
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club2300 ft
  • Ugc Cinemas2700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

Stadiums

Museums

  • The National Museum of Wales1000 ft
  • National Museum & Gallery1000 ft

Parks

  • Llandaf Fields1400 ft
  • Bute Park2300 ft

Theaters

  • Saint David's Hall2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Butetown History & Arts Centre 1.1 mi
    4-5 Dock Chambers Bute Street Bute Street
  • Norwegian Church1.2 mi
    CardiffWales
  • Third Floor Gallery1.3 mi
    102 Bute Street
  • The Gate Arts and Community Centre1.2 mi
    Keppoch Street, Cardiff
  • Craft in the Bay 1.2 mi
    The Flourish Lloyd George Avenue

Near the hostel

  • River Taff300 ft
    CardiffWales
  • Principality Stadium700 ft
    Westgate Street
  • Castle Quarter Arcade 1400 ft
    Castle St
  • Indoor Market1600 ft
    High and Trinity Streets
  • St. Fagans Walk300 ft
    CardiffWales
  • Cardiff Castle 1600 ft
    Cardiff Castle Grounds
  • Afon Tryweryn1500 ft
    Snowdonia National ParkWales

Restaurants nearby

  • Italigo500 ft

    Address: 8 Church Street

    86% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Madhav800 ft

    Address: 59 Lower Cathedral Road
    Phone: +44 29 20372947

    74% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Fire Island1000 ft

    Address: 25 Westgate Street

  • Riverside Chinese restaurant700 ft

    Address: 44 Tudor Street
    Phone: 029 2037 2163

    86% likes this, based on 146 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 31

  • Rockin Chair900 ft

    Address: 62-64 Lower Cathedral Road

    Cuisine: Caribbean

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12

The River House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The River House

Average guest rating

9.2out of 10
Superb
Based on 110 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.2

    Breakfast was great, staff was really kind and helpful, bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable.

    Maybe there were few bathrooms compared to the number of people.

  • Single
    9.6

    Top choice breakfast, a great variety, very central location friendly staff very willing to help. Had an excellent time.

    It might have just been me but i couldnt work out how to control temp. for the showers

  • Single
    9.2

    The hostel is far more good than I imagined! It only took me 5 minute by walk from the train station to hostel. We have free wifi, free coffee and tea. There are lots of bathroom and toilets and they are clean. And the shopkeeper is very nice, always smile to us and even let me stay for an afternoon after i checked out.

  • Single
    9.6

    The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, the hostel was extraordinarily clean. Breakfast was good, and the atmosphere and decor were extremely nice and comfortable. Location was also fantastic.

    The bed was a little uncomfortable.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    I was amazed at the quality of all the services provided at such a price. The bathrooms were nice and clean, the decor of the communal areas was delightful and the inclusive breakfast was wonderful. (Plus the day we arrived they had free ice cream!)

    I found the bunk bed I slept on a little hard - but then my bed at home is far too soft so I largely blame this complete on the fragility of my weak spine.

  • Single
    9.2

    The place is very clean comfortable and nice, hotel stuff is very helpfull, nice tv lounge, dining room, excellent kitchen, very good breakfast, free tee and coffee facilities. The only thing the room is not really big, it was 4 beds in my room and not alot space. . Buit very clean toilets and showers. Everything is new and clean. Free wi fi as well. So Would go back !

  • Single
    10.0

    Free breakfast; excellent bathroom facilities for a backpackers.

  • Single
    8.8

    just like a big family~ have free hot chocolate and cookies in evening

    waiting a long time in morning to use the bathroom, a few bathrooms and too many people

  • Single
    9.6

    Very good breakfast. Facilities are high average to a hostel and the location is very good for who wants to go shopping at Queen street..

  • Couple
    10.0

    I Felt more like I was in a mini hotel , the staff were amazingly friendly , I couldnt get over the beautiful kitchen and sitting room ! The bedrooms were so clean and comfortable , Same with the bathrooms , they were nicer than my own bathroom back home haha ! Also the garden was Lovely !! I never stayed in a hostel before but after staying here I will most definitely be only staying here from now on ! Overall experience was just Fantastic :)

  • Single
    9.6

    Charlie and abi are friendly and hard working. They keep a spotless place with an excellent breakfast and amazing facilities for the price. The location is handy being just over the river from the millenium stadium and city centre. A lot of the other guests were interesting to get to know.

    The drunken idiots that arrived in the dorm between four and five in the morning.

  • Single
    9.2

    very homey and silence is observed.

  • Single
    7.8

    Abby and Charlie are so nice. The breakfast is lovely there

  • Single
    9.6

    Great location, with a warm and friendly staff and atmosphere. Nice breakfast (not a full english one - for a change). Simple and uncomplicated.

  • Single
    9.6

    The owner-managers, Abi and Charlie, are superb hosts, the facilities were kept immaculate, the breakfast was outstanding. There were 3-4 types of breads, sweet roolw, cereals, fruit, fruit juices, tea, coffee and much more. It's a continental-style breakfast with as much as you want to eat. I highly recommend Riverside Backpackers Hostel to everyone.

How to reach hostel

hostel The River House - Cardiff Cardiff location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN

Get directions
City Center
  • Cardiff
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1700 ft
Restaurants
  • Italigo (cuisine: Italian)
    500 ft
  • Riverside Chinese restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    700 ft
Parks
  • River Taff
    300 ft
  • Afon Tryweryn
    1500 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12