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8.8
  • 650 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Garden

  • Non-smoking

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Triple Room
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 4 bunk bed...
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Quadruple Room
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  • 4 bunk beds
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom for 5 People
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 5 bunk beds
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Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 4 bunk beds
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Cleanliness8.6
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Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service9.0
Value for money9.0
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7.2
careyann from United Kingdom
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Very good
The shared bathroom was the only negative for us. When staying in town we are hardly in our room so no TV, desk or hanging space is not a prob. I thought I'd manage ok with having to pop out to use the loo but as someone who doesn't do PJs it wasnt as simple as I thought. If they just an option to have a room with a bathroom this would make a massive difference. I have stayed in many hostels in my younger days but always been able to get a room with its own loo.
Reviewed November 16, 2017
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8.8
tim from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
Good location, friendly staff, hygiene and cleanliness could have been better-paper towels
Room needed a bit of repair- paint coming off wall and clean lines could be better, paper towels should be provided in toilet room and shower room. Breakfast was lovely!
Reviewed September 01, 2017
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10.0
Piotr from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Super
Super
Reviewed December 02, 2016
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10.0
neil from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 15 nights in October 2016
One of the best!!
This is the best little hostel I have stayed in as far as homeliness and comfort and great facilties and staff. The owners work here daily and you can tell it is a business run with love. Very clean, great wifi, very comfortable and best of all a decently stocked and CLEAN kitchen. Highly recommended :)
Reviewed November 04, 2016
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9.2
Shinta from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
Homey hostel
Staying at River house and enjoying Cardiff are compatible...good location and facilities...you will feel like home..
Reviewed October 17, 2016
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9.6
Nicola from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
Probably one of the best hostels in Europe
This place takes hosteling to another level. Really well set up to help travellers on a budget while maintaining high levels of cleanliness. It's a place where people are genuinely being tourists - no long term drop outs hanging about. The hostel provides a wealth of information about Wales and other journey options, has places to relax, provides a great b/f and kitchen/dining facilities free from any institutional feel so true of many other options in the UK. My only 'main' is the door slamming - due to the way the doors are constructed. Without that, the place would be hard to beat.
Reviewed April 29, 2016
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7.3
Ruoyi from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in October 2015
good stay
location, wifi, staff
Room is not very comfortable - very hot and dry. Avoid upper bunk on top floor - you can hardly bend your knees when you sleep on it, the roof it literally on your face.
Reviewed October 24, 2015
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7.7
Thi from Vietnam
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
Good location
location, breakfast and nice pantry
The hotel is closed to the train station and Cardiff Castle. Very convenient to explore the city. Cleanliness inside the hotel is good but outside is not that good. Staircase is too small and we had to leave our suitcase in the reception room. In general I was happy staying there.
Reviewed September 16, 2015
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10.0
Niamh from Ireland
Business traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2015
Brilliant stay
Cleanliness, facilities, breakfast and location
Our stay far exceeded our expectations. We had never stayed in a hostel before so were a bit hesitant but we're delighted with our choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The facilities included a wii, dvds, books, an ipad, speakers and a fully equipped kitchen. The toilet and shower rooms were modern and extremely clean. The beds were comfy but the single pillow was very thin. The breakfast was fantastic and really wasn't expected to be that good of quality and variety considering in was included in the price. The location was perfect for shopping or going to the millennium stadium as it is right in front of the hostel. I highly recommend this hostel and would definitely stay here the next time I am in cardiff.
Reviewed May 31, 2015
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9.3
Courtney from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
Best First time hostel
It was conviently located, the staff were incredible, and the atmosphere was relaxing
It was the first time I stayed in a hostel and riverhouse backpackers was such a perfect way to be introduced to hostels. The rooms were very clean, and the bathrooms were also very clean. The staff were nice and helpful and sometimes put on free food nights. It was a relaxing place because it wasn't a huge hostel. It's like 5 minute walk from the shopping and the castle, and the coach and train stations. Would definitely stay again
Reviewed December 12, 2014
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