City hostels in Wales : City self catering hostel in Cardiff , ideal group accommodation


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

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.
River House Hostel | City hostels in Wales : City self catering hostel in Cardiff , ideal group accommodation

Contact River House Hostel

or call Reception on
02920 399810

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Rooms & Beds:

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


All year, 24 hours.

Price per night:

From £16pp. Private (twin) rooms from £36 for two people. All prices include breakfast.


Book by phone or online.


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.

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, has a pub within walking distance and is on the City, Backpacker and Boutique Hostels map, the Wales Coast Path, the Lon Las Cymru and the Cambrian Way.

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Fossils on Penarth Beach.

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. 

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A Cardiff hostel with a bed and breakfast feel

A Cardiff hostel with a bed and breakfast feel

Book direct with River House hostel to get the best rates.

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.

Taff Trail

Taff Trail

Riverhouse Hostel is in Cardiff, the start of the Taff Trail

The Taff Trail is a walking and bike route following the course of the River Taff from Cardiff to Brecon.  Mostly off road it using local cycle paths to travel through Urban areas and a quite road over the Brecons Beacons.  The NCN route through Cardiff passes within one mile of Riverhouse Backpackers and the Taff Trail passes within 2.5 miles of the Star Bunkhouse.

Contact River House Hostel:

02920 399810MessageView website