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The Riverhouse Backpackers Reviews

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, Wales

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96%

Rating
1813 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

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94%

Pro-great staff, pretty good location, and the whole building is clean Con-the wifi signal at top floor (4-bed female room) sometimes was poor, and the locker can't be locked


100%

Best hostel for every occasion


94%

Walking distance to everything in the main centre. Nice back outdoor area and staff forever cleaning.


97%

Riverhouse Backpackers provided an excellent experience that really changed our weekend away. Especially recommendable is the events at 19:00 that help you meet the other people in the hostel.


100%

This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Charlie and Abi are wonderful and occasionally provide cheap dinner or dessert. It was not loud but friendly with indoor and outdoor space to hang out. The only downside was climbing to roof if you're in the top rooms.


100%

The riverside hostel was the perfect location for both exploring the city and the surroundings. The hostel itself is very luxuruous compared to other hostels: there is a very homely kitchen, a nice terrace, a cosy tv room, clean bathrooms... Plus, the owners are very welcoming and friendly and take very good care of everything. The highlight is definitely the huge included breakfast, consisting of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, welsh cakes and a lot more! All in all: great place to stay!!


97%

Very nice accomodation. The house is beautiful and the staff is lovely. Awesome breakfast!


100%

I had a fantastic stay! The breakfast is superb: such quality variety. The location was perfect as I was working at Millennium Stadium across the river. The bathrooms were very clean and with lots of hot water. It's worth going back to Cardiff just to stay there! thank you!


100%

The staff here was very friendly, the whole place was very clean, and the location is right by public transportation which made it eaisy to get around.


89%

Clean, good services, good location and safe.


100%

This is the best hostel I've stayed in (and there's been a few)! Brilliant location not far from the town centre; lovely friendly staff that make you feel welcome and apart of the family; incredibly clean, comfortable and modern; and a great atmosphere to boot. It feels more like home than a hostel, and the owners go out of their way to ensure your stay is the best. I couldn't fault them. Highly recommended, will definitely stay again!


97%

Staff was very friendly and helpful! This is the best hostel I've stayed at in Europe so far- it was very clean and high quality. The free breakfast was great and they did a 1 pound dinner special. I'll definitely stay here again next time!

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

A fantastic hostel! Great location to see all the sights in Cardiff and very close to the train station/bus depot. Staff was absolutely lovely, when I left my laundry to dry on the heater, they FOLDED IT FOR ME!! Really cool 1 pound dinners and free desserts where we were able to chat with other friendly travellers. Beautiful kitchen/lounge, great wifi, no complaints!


91%

Amazing breakfast, very nice (and numerous) bathrooms and free padlocks.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I really liked this hostel. Great location, very clean and just generally lovely. The hosts were very welcoming and the casual 1 pound meals at the end of the day were really welcoming and a taste of home especially after having travelled around for so long. Definitely recommended!!!


97%

The nicest hostel I've ever been to, and I've seen quite a few. Clean rooms and showers/toilets, excellent breakfast, very friendly staff. Bonus points for the number of showers: never had to queue!

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

All in all, a brilliant hostel with amazing & helpful staff. Location was alright, just opposite the Millennium Stadium, a few minutes walk from the bus/rail station. It was very clean, there were enough power sockets in the dorm to go around and the toilets were also clean & spacious. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at in Europe.


97%

Nice place. Clean. Good staff. Good breakfast.


100%

Great little hostel that I've stayed at before and will stay at in the future, if I'm in the need of affordable quality accommodations in Cardiff. Thanks


100%

Best hostel I have ever stayed in. This lived up to my expectations based on other reviews. Clean, close to the train station and Cardiff Castle, occasional free snacks, big towels available for hire, padlocks available for 5 pound returnable deposit, they can print things for a small fee, friendly staff, nice kitchen, and did I mention clean?

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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