The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel - Cardiff

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN  show map
 4 stars
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The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel - Cardiff

Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Facilities for kids

Game room

Overview

Situated walk from a beach, the eco-friendly The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel offers 12 comfortable guestrooms with views of Cardiff Bay. Comforts like parking and a luggage storage are provided on site.

Ianto's Shrine, Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay and Wales Millennium Centre are approximately 2.1 km away. Serving a wide range of dishes, Italigo and Madhav can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

The hostel is perfectly located in the vicinity of Cardiff-wales airport.

Rooms

Offering 4-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm and 4-bed female Dorm, The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel ensures a cozy stay for guests. Some guestrooms of The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel come with a dressing area, heating and a trouser press. Rooms are fitted with single beds and bunk beds. Guests have access to shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a delicious continental breakfast served every morning.

Services

24-hour reception and newspaper service are offered for the guests' use.

Relax

A common room comes with Wi-Fi and a TV.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Trouser press

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 06:00-11:00 

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN

Get directions
City Center
  • Cardiff
    500 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    500 m
Restaurants
  • Italigo (cuisine: Italian)
    130 m
  • Riverside Chinese restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
    210 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 06:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Rooms and availability

Triple Room
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Single Bed 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 20 m²
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Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

Room facilities
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 15 m²
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    This room has shared bathroom facilities.

    Room facilities
      The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Room
      Single Bed 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 15 m²
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      Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

      Room facilities
        The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Room
        Single Bed 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
        Size: 15 m²
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        Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hostel

          hostel The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel - Cardiff Cardiff location
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          Hostel Address:

          59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cardiff
            500 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Cardiff Central Railway Station
            500 m
          • Bus stop
            500 m
          Restaurants
          • Italigo (cuisine: Italian)
            130 m
          • Riverside Chinese restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
            210 m
          Hostel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until 06:00-11:00 
          • Number of rooms:
            12

          The Riverhouse Backpackers Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • winter wonderland ice rink - 400 m
          • Leisuretime - 400 m

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 400 m

          Places of interest

          • Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd) - 200 m
          • Cardiff & County Club - 200 m
          • St David's Shopping Centre - 300 m
          • Crowning Glory Silk Veils - 400 m
          • Saint John's Church - 500 m
          • St David's Hall - 600 m
          • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral - 700 m

          Train stations

          Shopping areas

          • Capitol Shopping Centre - 300 m

          Amusement

          • THE GATE - 400 m
          • Bananza 2000 - 500 m
          • Shipleys Amusements - 600 m
          • Castle Bingo - 600 m
          • Shipley Amusement Centre - 600 m
          • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 700 m
          • Ugc Cinemas - 800 m

          Monuments and Landmarks

          Museums

          • The National Museum of Wales - 300 m
          • National Museum & Gallery - 300 m
          • Bute Park - 700 m

          Parks

          • Llandaf Fields - 400 m

          Theaters

          Local attractions

          • Techniquest - 1.9 km
            CardiffWales
          • Roald Dahl Plass - 2.1 km
            Cilgant Bute, Cardiff
          • National Assembly - 2.3 km
            Harbour Drive, Cardiff
          • Cardiff Bay - 2.2 km
            CardiffWales
          • Mermaid Quay - 2.2 km
            Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

          Near the hostel

          • National Museum and Art Gallery - 470 m
            Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff
          • Caerphilly Mountain - 450 m
            CardiffWales
          • Cardiff Central Library - 660 m
            The Hayes_CF10 1FL, Cardiff
          • Bute Park - 930 m
            North Road, Cardiff
          • Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier - 420 m
            Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
          • Butetown History & Arts Centre - 470 m
            5 Dock Chambers, Cardiff
          • St. David's Cathedral - 860 m
            Charles Street, Cardiff

          Restaurants nearby

          • Italigo - 130 m

            Address: 8 Church Street

            86% likes this, based on 42 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          • Madhav - 230 m

            Address: 59 Lower Cathedral Road
            Phone: +44 29 20372947

            74% likes this, based on 43 reviews
            Cuisine: Vegetarian

          • Fire Island - 290 m

            Address: 25 Westgate Street

          • Riverside Chinese restaurant - 210 m

            Address: 44 Tudor Street
            Phone: 029 2037 2163

            86% likes this, based on 146 reviews
            Cuisine: Chinese
            Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 24

          • Rockin Chair - 260 m

            Address: 62-64 Lower Cathedral Road

            Cuisine: Caribbean

          Hostel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until 06:00-11:00 
          • Number of rooms:
            12
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          The Riverhouse Backpackers Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Riverhouse Backpackers

          Average guest rating

          9.2out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 110 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            9.2

            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.

          • Single
            9.6

            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

          • Single
            9.2

            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.

          • Single
            9.6

            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.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            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.

          • Single
            9.2

            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 !

          • Single
            10.0

            Free breakfast; excellent bathroom facilities for a backpackers.

          • Single
            8.8

            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

          • Single
            9.6

            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..

          • Couple
            10.0

            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 :)

          • Single
            9.6

            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.

          • Single
            9.2

            very homey and silence is observed.

          • Single
            7.8

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

          • Single
            9.6

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

          • Single
            9.6

            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.

          How to reach hostel

          hostel The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel - Cardiff Cardiff location
          Show big map »

          Hostel Address:

          59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, United Kingdom, CF11 6AN

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Cardiff
            500 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Cardiff Central Railway Station
            500 m
          • Bus stop
            500 m
          Restaurants
          • Italigo (cuisine: Italian)
            130 m
          • Riverside Chinese restaurant (cuisine: Chinese)
            210 m
          Hostel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until 06:00-11:00 
          • Number of rooms:
            12