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The Riverhouse Backpackers

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, Wales


  • 94%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

Property Information:

The Riverhouse is ideally located in the most central area of
Voted Best UK Hostel for the last 6 years!

Newly refurbished we sit beside the Millennium Stadium, on the banks of the River Taff. In a quiet location, all major attractions are within short walking distance from our doorstep.

In our 120 year old Victorian townhouse, we invite our fellow travellers to relax to music while reading our many books, enjoy a film in our lounge and surf our super fast free wireless internet.

Our fully quipped kitchen is free for guests to indulge in some of their own home comforts.

The bathrooms are individual so you can lock the door behind you and have your own facilities in total privacy - just like home.

We appreciate the importance of clean facilities, so you will notice we will be cleaning all day long.

- Free Breakfast
- Free Individual Lockers and Locks
- Free Linens and Duvets
- Free Coffee and Tea All Day
- Free Wireless Internet connection
- Free Access to Guide Books, Book Exchange and DVD Library
- Free Maps and Advice
- Free Satalite TV and Films
- I-Pod station, Mobile Phone Charging, Wii, and Bedlights

.... and did we mention The Riverhouse was the number 1 hostel in the UK in 2008, 2009,2010.

Please note- we do not accept bookings for more than 6 people at weekends and will not be able to accommodate multiple bookings which exceed this number.

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  • Latest Review

    Great hostel, one of the best I stayed in! Comfortable common area as living room, dining room and kitchen. Huge private bathrooms on each floor. Free breakfast that is really good. The staff is very nice and helpfull. Only down side is the size of the room which is really small (no space for the luggage/backpack as the beds took all the space available). The ladder of the metallic bunk bed is very noisy when you clim up/down.
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      Anonymous, France, Female, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Wales
  • 2014 Hoscar Winner
  • 8th
  • Worldwide Medium Hostel
Hoscar Nominations
  • Nominee 2015
  • Worldwide Small Hostel
  • 2015 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2014 8th Worldwide Medium Hostel
  • 2014 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2013 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2012 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2011 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2010 6th Worldwide
  • 2010 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2010 Best staff
  • 2009 4th Worldwide
  • 2009 1st Country Winners Wales
  • 2009 Best staff

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  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

The Riverhouse Backpackers Located at 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, , Cardiff.
The Riverhouse Backpackers
Cardiff CF11 6AN 59 Fitzhamon Embankment
95% 2000
51.4784829 -3.1855416
The Riverhouse Backpackers
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