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
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Game room

Overview

The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel enjoys its location walk from the beach.

This venue is situated 700 meters away from St David's Hall. Italigo and Riverside Chinese restaurant can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

It lies only 800 meters away from Cardiff Central Railway train station.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms like Twin Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm, 4-bed mixed Dorm and 4-bed female Dorm featuring a dressing area, heating and a trouser press. Rooms are fitted with bunk beds and single beds. There are spacious shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Every day a delicious continental breakfast is served.

Services

Guests will benefit from 24-hour reception and newspaper service along with parking and a luggage storage.

Relax

There is a common room 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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Kitchen facilities

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 06:00-11:00 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Room
Style Dormitory Room
Bed type: Bed in shared room
Size: 20 m²
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Dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds.

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    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

    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

    Stadiums

    Museums

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

    Parks

    Theaters

    Business areas

    • Capitol Shopping Centre - 300 m

    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 109 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