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

Paid 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

The 4-star The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel enjoys its location walk from the beach. Such hostel facilities as a car park and a luggage storage can be found on site.

A museum and a castle are set within walking distance. Offering Italian and Vegetarian meals, Italigo is situated 150 meters of the property.

The hostel is perfectly located within easy reach of Cardiff-wales airport.

Rooms

The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel offers a mix of 4-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm and 4-bed female Dorm. An iron with ironing board, a personal computer, heating and a dressing area are at hand. Comfortable rooms provide single beds and bunk beds. This property has shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a delicious continental breakfast served every morning.

Services

Guests will have the use of housekeeping, 24-hour reception and laundry.

Relax

A shared lounge area features 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
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • 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 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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

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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 Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 20 m²
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    The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
    Triple Room
    Size: 15 m²
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    Room facilities
      The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Room
      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
        The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Room
        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

              Parks

              • Llandaf Fields - 400 m
              • Bute Park - 700 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