The River House - Cardiff

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6ANshow map
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SuperbBased on  110 reviews
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 hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • City view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • iPad

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
St David's HallSt David's Hall2000 ft
Cardiff Central Railway StationCardiff Central Railway Station1400 ft
Cardiff Central Railway StationCardiff Central Railway Station1400 ft
Shipley Amusement CentreShipley Amusement Centre2000 ft
Millennium StadiumMillennium Stadium700 ft
Cardiff Millenium StadiumCardiff Millenium Stadium700 ft
Motorpoint Arena CardiffMotorpoint Arena Cardiff2700 ft
Saint David's HallSaint David's Hall2000 ft
Cardiff International ArenaCardiff International Arena2700 ft
Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle 1600 ftCardiff Castle Grounds
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ItaligoItaligo500 ft8 Church Street
Riverside Chinese restaurantRiverside Chinese restaurant700 ft44 Tudor Street
MadhavMadhav800 ft59 Lower Cathedral Road
Rockin ChairRockin Chair900 ft62-64 Lower Cathedral Road
Fire IslandFire Island1000 ft25 Westgate Street
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St Fagans CastleSt Fagans Castle1.9 mi
Cardiff Bay Railway StationCardiff Bay Railway Station1.1 mi
Cardiff National Museum & GalleryCardiff National Museum & Gallery1.0 mi
National Museum CardiffNational Museum Cardiff1.9 mi
MARL PLAYING FIELDSMARL PLAYING FIELDS1.1 mi
llandaff Fieldsllandaff Fields1.6 mi
Wales Millennium CentreWales Millennium Centre1.4 mi
Cardiff UniversityCardiff University3700 ft
University of South Wales - Cardiff CampusUniversity of South Wales - Cardiff Campus3700 ft
Techniquest Techniquest 1.3 miStuart Street
Cardiff BayCardiff Bay1.4 mi CardiffWales
Mermaid QuayMermaid Quay1.4 miCardiff Bay
St Fagans National Museum of HistorySt Fagans National Museum of History4.0 miSt Fagans
Castell CochCastell Coch5.0 miCastle Road Tongwynlais
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL)8.9 mi
Bristol (BRS)21.2 mi
Train
Cardiff Central Railway Station1700 ft
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Reviews
9.2
SuperbBased on  110  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
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    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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 !

  • 10.0
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    Free breakfast; excellent bathroom facilities for a backpackers.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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..

  • 10.0
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    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 :)

  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    very homey and silence is observed.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 9.6
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    Great location, with a warm and friendly staff and atmosphere. Nice breakfast (not a full english one - for a change). Simple and uncomplicated.

  • 9.6
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    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.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  110 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Cardiff-wales Airport (CWL)8.9 mi
Bristol (BRS)21.2 mi
Train
Cardiff Central Railway Station1700 ft
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