The Riverhouse

Fitzhamon Embankment, Cardiff, Wales, CF11 6AN
0.4 miles from Cardiff centre Show map

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  • No smoking all areas
  • Smoking area
  • Heated rooms/public areas
  • Car parking available nearby
Internet & WiFi
  • Free WiFi included
Common areas
  • Shared kitchen
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared guests lounge
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Games room
  • Board games, puzzles and more
  • Outdoor furniture
Cleaning services
  • Daily room cleaning
Business facilities
  • Copy/Fax machine
  • Sound-proof rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms (on request)
  • Family rooms (limited number)
  • Rooms & facilities for disabled / handicapped guests
  • No smoking rooms
12 Rooms Family rooms Free Wifi Nearby parking disabled rooms & facilities Non-smoking rooms available

The hostel is approximately 0.4 miles from the centre of Cardiff. Rates at The Riverhouse are likely to rise soon as demand increases - search your dates now to see live prices and lock-in our very best rates.

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jenny norris
Family Visit
Guest country UK
score 9 9
Felt comfortable and relaxed during my stay at The Riverhouse Backpackers. Thought the staff were helpful and was glad to be able to meet some other travellers. The hostel has a pleasant atmosphere and is great choice if you’d rather spend your money on things besides accommodation.

Value Value score 4/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 4/10
Service Service Sscore 6/10 Location Location score 8/10
Room quality Room quality score 6/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 6/10
Paul stone
Guest country UK
score 8 8
The hostel is ideally situated close to many transport links and even has views of the stadium. Really liked the breakfast and was surprised at how nice the place was.

Value Value score 10/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 10/10
Service Service Sscore 10/10 Location Location score 10/10
Room quality Room quality score 10/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 10/10
Guest country UK
score 7 7
What a good hostel. Everywhere very clean, the atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. Important that it was nice and warm for a winter stay. Staff were great and the breakfast was very enjoyable. Exceptional value for money, I wouldn't hesitate to return and recommend.

Value Value score 8/10 Cleanliness Cleanliness score 10/10
Service Service Sscore 6/10 Location Location score 8/10
Room quality Room quality score 6/10 Sleep quality Sleep quality score 8/10


The hostel management team at The Riverhouse, Cardiff, extend their warmest welcome and offer highly rated budget accommodation with twelve spacious, well-appointed rooms, with 6 deals on selected rentals.

Hostel facilities at The Riverhouse include a sun terrace, nearby parking, plus free WiFi in all areas of the property.

The rooms at The Riverhouse are bunk dorms of various bed numbers (male, female & mixed), plus some rooms are singles, doubles & twins. The facilities available include a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, with fresh sheets & towels supplied*. In addition, our twelve quality rooms have either en suite or shared bathrooms and include a shaver socket & mirror.

The hostel has a games room.

A continental-style breakfast is served daily at The Riverhouse, including a selection of hot and cold beverages, pastries & bread, toast, fruit juices, plus many other lighter breakfast options.

Principality Stadium is 240 yards from the property, with Cardiff Castle located 0.3 miles away. The review score of The Riverhouse is 9.0/10 based on 763 fully verified guest reviews.

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FAQ's for The Riverhouse

  • How far is Principality Stadium from The Riverhouse?

    Principality Stadium is approximately 0.1 miles from The Riverhouse or around a 4 minute walk.

  • How far is Cardiff Castle from The Riverhouse?

    Cardiff Castle is approximately 0.3 miles from The Riverhouse or around a 6 minute walk.

  • How far is Cardiff Central Station from The Riverhouse?

    Cardiff Central Station is approximately 0.3 miles from The Riverhouse or around a 6 minute walk.

  • What is the lowest rate at The Riverhouse?

    The cheapest nightly rack rate for bookings at The Riverhouse is from £31, subject to availability & advance booking.

  • How many rooms are there at The Riverhouse

    There are 12 rooms at The Riverhouse offering accommodation in double, twin, and single format. Rooms suitable for families and children can be made up subject to notice and availability.

  • Does The Riverhouse have a restaurant?

    No, The Riverhouse does not have an on site restaurant.

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*from £31 rates are based on low occupancy nights in Cardiff, Wales, which includes taxes & fees. All rates are subject to availability.

This page was last updated on 19 August, 2022.

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