Welcome To The River House
A Cardiff hostel with a bed and breakfast feel

We are an award-winning hostel in Cardiff city centre offering a range of shared and private bedrooms. Of all Cardiff hostels, ours is a smaller, family-run boutique style backpackers hostel nestled on the banks of the River Taff in the centre of Cardiff with views of the Millennium Stadium and Castle. The River House enjoys a prime and yet quiet location, our cheap accommodation Cardiff city centre is within a few minutes walk from the central train and bus stations and many of Cardiff’s attractions. We have also recently been featured in The New York Times.

Not just your average everyday hostel

If you are looking for cheap accommodation in Cardiff or youth hostels in Cardiff but have never stayed in a hostel, why not read on as we have many room sizes which are suitable from individuals up to group accommodation for families. We can even offer school group accommodation too!  Find out more


Being small and intimate, we hope you will like staying with us as once you have finished your breakfast and are refreshed we can show you places to go and see to help you explore the city as only natives know how.
When looking for a cheap hotel in Cardiff city centre for your friends or family we hope you will consider us!


If you prefer a bed and breakfast with en-suite facilities then contact our friends at Hotel One Hundred.


Alternatively, you may want to have your own serviced apartment. Apartments are great if you would like total privacy and and home from home feel. For the best rates check out these  serviced apartments.

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Spend the night in comfy beds in rooms from 2 to a maximum of 6. Feel refreshed the next morning and get up ready to see our beautiful city.


We have powerful showers without that irritating button thingy. We also have a washing machine to wash your clothes to keep you fresh.


Our award winning free breakfast will get you going in the morning and our fully equipped kitchen is great for cooking your own tasty meals while away from home.


Our (up to) 300 MBPS free wifi internet covers every inch of the house, will keep you connected with friends and family back home and entertain with crazy-fast movie streaming

People Talk Nice About Us.

We have been featured in many large publications around the world and yet are still a very small hostel with nothing flashy about us. Why would you want to stay anywhere else?

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5 Star Tripadvisor Reviews

Hoscars awards

Free Breakfasts Served

Find us.

The River House
59 Fitzhamon Embankment
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 6AN.

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02920 399810

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