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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Breakfast

Overview

The central 4-star The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel offers quick access to Cardiff Bay, River Taff and National Museum Cardiff. Guests can find a spa lounge and a Jacuzzi.

Nearby points of interest include a museum and a castle. Guests can dine in Riverside Chinese restaurant and Queens Vaults located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

It is less than 15 minutes by car to Cardiff-wales airport.

Rooms

The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel offers a mix of 4-bed female Dorm, 4-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room and Triple Room. Some guestrooms of The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel come with an iron with ironing board, heating, a dressing room, a personal computer and a DVD player. Comfortable rooms provide single beds and bunk beds. Guests have access to family bathrooms. Dressing gowns, hairdryers and guest toiletries are also available.

Eat & Drink

Every day a delicious breakfast is served in the dining room.

Services

Guests of The Riverhouse Backpackers Hostel can take advantage of ironing service, housekeeping and 24-hour front desk.

Relax

A shared lounge area with Wi-Fi and a TV is also offered. An indoor swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a steam room will make a stay in Cardiff a very pleasant one.

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
  • 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

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast

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
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Washing machine

Media

  • iPad

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

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

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  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Rooms and availability

The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Room
Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player
The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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The Riverhouse Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Shared Bathroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Game console
  • iPad
  • DVD player

The Riverhouse Backpackers Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • winter wonderland ice rink400 m
  • Leisuretime400 m

Popular areas

  • City Center400 m

Places of interest

  • Cardiff Castle (Castell Caerdydd)200 m
  • Cardiff & County Club200 m
  • St David's Shopping Centre300 m
  • Crowning Glory Silk Veils400 m
  • Saint John's Church500 m
  • St David's Hall600 m
  • Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral700 m

Train stations

  • Cardiff Central Railway Station400 m
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station400 m
  • Cardiff Central Station400 m

Shopping areas

  • Capitol Shopping Centre300 m

Amusement

  • THE GATE400 m
  • Bananza 2000500 m
  • Shipleys Amusements600 m
  • Castle Bingo600 m
  • Shipley Amusement Centre600 m
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club700 m
  • Ugc Cinemas800 m

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • The National Museum of Wales300 m
  • National Museum & Gallery300 m

Parks

  • Llandaf Fields400 m
  • Bute Park700 m

Theaters

Local attractions

  • Techniquest1.9 km
    CardiffWales
  • Roald Dahl Plass2.1 km
    Cilgant Bute, Cardiff
  • National Assembly2.3 km
    Harbour Drive, Cardiff
  • Cardiff Bay2.2 km
    CardiffWales
  • Mermaid Quay2.2 km
    Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Near the hostel

  • National Museum and Art Gallery470 m
    Cathays Park in the Civic Centre, Cardiff
  • Caerphilly Mountain450 m
    CardiffWales
  • Cardiff Central Library660 m
    The Hayes_CF10 1FL, Cardiff
  • Bute Park930 m
    North Road, Cardiff
  • Firing Line - Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier420 m
    Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
  • Butetown History & Arts Centre470 m
    5 Dock Chambers, Cardiff
  • St. David's Cathedral860 m
    Charles Street, Cardiff

Restaurants nearby

  • Italigo130 m

    Address: 8 Church Street

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

  • Madhav230 m

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

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

  • Fire Island290 m

    Address: 25 Westgate Street

  • Riverside Chinese restaurant210 m

    Address: 44 Tudor Street
    Phone: 029 2037 2163

    86% likes this, based on 146 reviews
    Cuisine: Chinese
    Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 23

  • Rockin Chair260 m

    Address: 62-64 Lower Cathedral Road

    Cuisine: Caribbean

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12