River House Hostel, 59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6AN

Call Reception on 02920 105590


This is an award-winning family run 4 star hostel in the heart of Cardiff, voted number 1 in the Hostelworld list of best hostels. Opened in 2007 to rave reviews, the brother and sister team have made sure this will be the best hostel experience you will come across on your travels. With fabulous views of the world famous Millennium Stadium and River Taff and with the central train and bus stations just 5 mins' walk away, what's stopping you? Facilities include well equipped kitchen, cosy TV lounge, decked garden with barbecue, free lockers and free wireless broadband. Bikes, irons and hairdryers available for hire. Linen, duvets and breakfast are included in the price and the beds are made up for you. Hostelworld awarded best Hostel in UK since 2008. Treat yourself to a quality stay at budget prices. This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    50: 2 bed private rooms, 4 bed dorms and 6 bed dorms.
  • Open:

    All year, 24 hours.
  • Price per night:

    From £15pp. Private (twin) rooms from £30 for two people. All prices include breakfast.
  • Booking:

    Book by phone or online.
  • Directions:

    From Central train station turn left and cross river on Tudor Street. Once over the river Fitzhamon Embankment is first turn on right.
  • Public Transport:

    Cardiff Central coach and train stations, with regular services to UK cities and airports 5 minutes' walk away.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the page of accommodation near Castles, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Cambrian Way, the Wales Coast Path and the Lon Las Cymru.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
pClothes washing facilities
sComputer with internet
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


Map showing the location of View Nearby Hostels

Latest Blog about River House Hostel

News & Offers from River House Hostel

Fossils on Penarth Beach.

February 1st 2019

Search among the Jurassic pebbles and boulders of Penarth Beach to discover ancient creatures frozen in time!

Discover Ancient creatures frozen in time among the pebbles and boulders of Penarth Beach! Nobody interested in archaeology, and ancient history would miss out on a trip to Wale’s most popular fossil collecting location- Penarth.

Take a stroll along Penarth’s gorgeous shores and you’ll be sure to discover some spectacular fossil shells such as bivalves, gastropods, brachiopods, and even ammonites. This Special Site of Scientific Interest is just five miles from River House Hostel.

River House Hostel - Cardiff - Penarth Beach

A Cardiff hostel with a bed and breakfast feel

December 6th 2018

River House Hostel is a multi-award-winning hostel in Cardiff city centre.  

On the banks of the river in the centre of Cardiff with views of the Millennium Stadium and Castle,  a few minutes walk from the central train and bus stations and Cardiff’s many attractions.  There a choice of  room sizes which are suitable for individuals, families and groups.  Always book direct with on House hostels website to get the best rates.

River House Hostel Cardiff

Book Direct at Riverhouse Hostel Cardiff

August 18th 2018

Cardiff is a must visit city on a tour of the UK stay at River House to be close to all the attractions.

Book Direct for the best prices at River House Hostel in Cardiff.  A great base for anyone including Cardiff in a tour of the UK (and they should!) the central location makes it perfect for all the city’s attractions. Photo ©Visit Britain/AndrewPickettPhoto.com


Contact River House Hostel

Contact River House Hostel - Call Reception on 02920 105590

Visit Website   Send Message
02920 105590 Visit Website   Send Message