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    The River House

    59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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    27/8/2017 28/8/2017
    Traveller (87)
    Dining (18)
    Room & Suite (14)
    • Excellent79%
    • Very good16%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “tv room” (13 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Laundry Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviews (390)
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    1 - 5 of 338 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I had the most wonderful experience at The River House-- friendly staff, clean facilities, welcoming atmosphere, great breakfast. I have nothing but overwhelmingly positive things to say about the helpful and hospitable staff, particularly Abi and the guy who made pizza on Saturday night. My...More

    Thank Nancy M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I had heard negative reviews on hostels but in need of a place to crash in Cardiff for two nights, excellent staff, great comforting atmosphere, spotlessly clean, short walk into Cardiff centre, fantastic internet speeds and full sky TV package, would definitely stay again

    Thank jonathan H
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Clear, well staffed, well priced, centrally located hostel. Hostel has an amazing free beeakfast every morning and then other free food events throughout the week. When I arrived there was free pizza and cider but this is ad hoc. The staff are all really nice...More

    Thank 600Kat21
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The River House is located less than a 10-minute walk from the train station in one direction, and the river taxi landing in the other. It's close to the downtown shopping and entertainment district and the famous Cardiff Castle. Staff is friendly and the hostel...More

    Thank Allison B
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We were so impressed by this hostel! The house was large and nicely decorated, going through renovations so will probably be even better by now. Spacious and clean, it offers a breakfast which is simple but above and beyond what they needed to offer- croissants,...More

    Thank Ruby H
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    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Breakfast Available
    • Price range
    • US$19 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • Wales >
    • Southern Wales >
    • Cardiff
    • Also Known As
    • The River House Backpackers Hotel Cardiff ,
    • The River House Cardiff, Wales
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    Traveller (87)
    Dining (18)
    Room & Suite (14)
    Pool & Beach (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (59)
    Family and Play Areas (3)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Questions & Answers
    28 October 2015|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from hotelonehundred | Property representative |
    Hello, Our lockers are for valuables then cases are kept under the beds. Large cases are not meant for keeping in our lockers. Kind regards
    Room Tips
    "I was on the top floor and the room was quiet - but quite warm in the unexpected good weather."
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    "Try to socialize with the other guests. Even a shy person like myself got involved and had a great time"
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    "opt for rooms on the back of the hostel at weekends."
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    "all rooms are double glazed so noise was minimal"
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