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The Riverhouse Backpackers Reviews

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, Wales

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96%

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1866 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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100%

Best hostel I ever stayed in. Super clean, genuinely friendly, amazing breakfast, very quiet and located centrally. Staff was going out of their way to make me feel at home. Absolutely recommend staying there.


97%

This does not feel like a hostel - it's so clean, the staff are so lovely and the breakfast is crazy good! Charlie cooked us a delicious meal for 1 pound and was helpful with advice about sightseeing in the area. I had a great night sleep with their plush doona and pillow and the showers were the best I've had in a hostel. Only thing missing is a bit of social atmosphere - we were there during the week though so I think weekend would be different. Loved our stay and will stay again!


100%

the rooms and kitcken is clear and the staff is very nice.

  • 11th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The most amazing free breakfast I have ever seen at a hostel! The value for money was excellent. They had free cake both nights I was there and sadly I just missed the 1 pound dinner night they held. The hostel is VERY clean, cosy and close to everything in Cardiff. I would highly reccomend it!


100%

One of the best hostel where we have been. Excelent location, nice staff, very good and comfortable house. The breakfast was excellent. Thanks a lot, we really enjoy the stay here.


100%

This is the most well organized hostel I have ever stayed at and everyone is wonderful there. More places need to be like this and they serve am excellent breakfast! They truly are a model hostel and they've own awards and deserve more! Conveniently located as well


100%

This is an amazing hostel! Well kept and very kind, with great food and opportunities!

  • 6th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in! Great staff, lovely clean rooms and the best breakfast I've had at a hostel! It had a very homely atmosphere and I really enjoyed the great movie selection in the lounge. Within very close walking distance to Cardiff Castle. This is definitely the place to stay if you are looking for a hostel in Cardiff!


100%

Everything was amazing. Thanks a lot for your excellent service.


100%

Thank you so much for all of your help, Abi and Charlie! My friend and I highly enjoyed our stay at your hostel, and my other friend is headed there this next weekend haha. Keep up the good work!

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I stayed there for 6 nights and I must say it was the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Plus, staff was really friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.


100%

The location is quite conveniences and very quiet. It's opposite to millennium stadium. WALK to rail station just 7 minutes, and Cardiff Castell only 5 minutes, even walk to information center or shopping center just take 10 minutes. The Staff is very friendly and supposed a lot information, also they have £1 dinner and free dessert couple times in week :)


100%

Possibly the best hostel I've stayed in so far. Lovely refurbished facilities, everything very clean, great breakfast and a lot of activities to take part to almost every evening. (I had dinner with them for just £1!) The staff was very helpful and nice.


97%

Great location (10 minute walk to the train station and 5 minutes from Cardiff Castle), lovely staff, nice breakfast for a hostel. There were individual lockable bathrooms with a shower and toilet in each one, which is nice compared to the usual dorm-style showers hostels have. I stayed in the 4 bed female dorm. The beds were comfy and each person got their own locker (though you need your own padlock). Strong, fast wifi in the room as well. If I went back to Cardiff I'd stay here again.


97%

Amazing place to stay. Charlie and Abi really take care of the place and it shows with the clean and modern facilities they have. Breakfast was amazing and so were the dinner and dessert nights. The place felt really homely and just great to stay in

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

close to stuff, small quiet hostel, nice staff need to fix some things in bathrooms, sometimes light switches dont work or one of the showers wouldnt adjust temperature very well


100%

Stayed here for just one night passing through Cardiff. The hostel is in an ideal place, all of the major attractions and things I wanted to see were in walking distance. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly! Everything was very clean, showers included, and the breakfast I had the next morning was great- a selection of pastries, toast, yogurt, and fruit. It was very filling and I was able to skip lunch that day which saved me some money! Very happy with my stay and would recommend!

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a great time staying in this hostel. Charlie and Abi are lovely people and I had the best Hostel breakfast ever! :)


97%

One shower wasn't working well, but otherwise this place was great! Very friendly and helpful staff, gave us great recommendations on sights to see, and they had a fantastic continental breakfast laid out in the morning. I would definitely stay here again!


100%

The best hostel I’ve ever used. Felt more like a family B&B, so cozy and clean! Nicest staff I’ve ever dealt with, went out of their way to be welcoming and encourage guests to socialize by arranging pizza night. The breakfast rivaled that you’d get in a cafe, and the other facilities were just as top notch. Location is perfect, lovely views and so near the station! This is where you want to stay in Cardiff!


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