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    The River House Backpackers

    59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff CF11 6AN, Wales
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent80%
          • Very good15%
          • Average3%
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          “tv room” (13 reviews)
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          Reviewed 26 August 2014

          Everything about this place is wonderful, Super clean, Friendly staff and very accommodating. The only thing I didn't like was we were in the top rooms and on the top bunks they were too close to the ceiling and I bumped my head many times...More

          Thank Paige G
          Reviewed 24 August 2014

          I stayed here last weekend from Thursday to Sunday to attend a family wedding nearby with my Mum and teenage daughters. We all loved the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and the attention to detail provided by our lovely hosts Abbie and Charlie (sorry if I did...More

          1  Thank Angela M
          Reviewed 21 August 2014

          I strongly recommend the River House. It is clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the location is good (very close to the Cardiff Central Station). Besides this they serve a good breakfast and they have some individual bathrooms.

          Thank YNaomi
          Reviewed 15 August 2014

          No wonder this place gets such fantastic reviews. It's cheap, it's clean, there are more than enough toilets & showers (and they're all always clean) etc., but I think this is more than a simple hostel. It has a very familiar atmosphere. The owner takes...More

          Thank Alfonso M
          Reviewed 15 August 2014

          Having travelled worldwide in hostels this was my first UK hostel and it was a great experience. Excellent location, friendly staff, clean rooms, shared bathrooms but never a queue and everyone was respectful and kept them clean. Breakfast was a bonus as was the free...More

          Thank Teenawood
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          • Top amenities
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
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          • Breakfast Available
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          • US$19 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 12
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          Cbasha
          Hello, I will be traveling with a large suitecase and I was wonderibg if your facilities had a locker big enough to accomodate that? Thanks, Cindy
          29 October 2015|
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          Response from hotelonehundred | Property representative |
          Hello, Our lockers are for valuables then cases are kept under the beds. Large cases are not meant for keeping in our lockers. Kind regards
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          "I was on the top floor and the room was quiet - but quite warm in the unexpected good weather."
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          "Try to socialize with the other guests. Even a shy person like myself got involved and had a great time"
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          "opt for rooms on the back of the hostel at weekends."
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          "all rooms are double glazed so noise was minimal"
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