cheap hotel in Cardiff

The River House
59 Fitzhamon Embankment
Cardiff. CF11 6AN
Phone : 02920 399 810 (inside UK)
00 44 2920 399 810 (Outside UK)

Award winning Bed 
and Breakfast style 
Hostel and cheap Hotel 
in Cardiff city centre

Hostel In Cardiff City Centre With A B&B Feel

Looking For Cheap Accommodation in Cardiff City Centre? 

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  • Award Winning HostelOwned by a brother and sister team
  • Bed and breakfast style accommodation With a boutique feel
  • Relax in our city centre gardenwith free tea and coffee
  • Riverbank location Right in the centre of the city
  • Choose from 100's of movies
  • Award winning breakfast
  • Included in every stay
  • 1 to 6 bed private roomsWith Free Wifi Everywhere
  • Clean and bright rooms
  • Rates from £15 pppn
  • Space to relaxand unwind
Award Winning Hostel1 Bed and breakfast style accommodation 2 Relax in our city centre garden3 Riverbank location 4 Choose from 100's of movies5 Award winning breakfast6 Included in every stay7 1 to 6 bed private rooms8 Clean and bright rooms9 Rates from £15 pppn 10 Space to relax11
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Of all hostels in Cardiff city centre, 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.

A bed and breakfast style hostel or a hostel style bed and breakfast Cardiff?

Of the many hostels in Cardiff, we are the only one that is multi award-winning and we are known to be one of the best cheap places to stay in Cardiff. Our eco-friendly hostel has won many awards including best hostel in the UK and Ireland as well as being featured in The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Mail - all very well respected British newspapers.

Not just another cheap hotel in Cardiff

If you are looking for a cheap hotel 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. 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.

What's on in Cardiff?


Saturday 8th November - Wales vs Australia (Rugby)

Saturday 15th November - Wales vs Fiji (Rugby)

Saturday 22nd November - Wales vs New Zealand

Saturday 29th November - Wales vs South Africa

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Reasons to stay in our Cardiff hostel

  • Prime city centre location
  • Multi award-winning hostel
  • Fully equipped IKEA kitchen
  • Lovely decked garden 
  • Local family owned & run
  • Free "Hotel Grade" breakfast
  • 24 hour reception 
  • Free ultra fast Wifi everywhere
  • Watch 100's of movies for free


School Group Accommodation Cardiff

We are fully geared for school group accommodation Cardiff. The fact we do not have a bar (300 bars are 5 minutes walk away), makes us a popular choice when looking for accommodation for your school group, university group, sports group etc. We can offer suggestions on things to see in the city and beyond. 

Please note that to ensure the happiness of all our guests we do not take bookings for hen or stag groups.
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Looking for youth hostels in Cardiff?

Our Cardiff B&B style hostel caters for people of all ages from the young to energetic travellers in their 80's with the best accommodation and facilities found within independent hostels and friendly service. If you are looking to book your stay in Cardiff's and the UK's best hostel then Contact Us or Book Now

Often described as more like a bed and breakfast Cardiff by many of our guests, we make sure your stay is restful in one of Cardiff's best budget hotels so you can savour the delights of our city. If you are looking for group accommodation in Cardiff please contact us

Places that are close by include :

  • Cardiff Castle
  • Millennium Stadium
  • World class shopping
  • National Museum & Gallery
  • Motorpoint Area
  • New Theatre
  • Cardiff Bay
  • The Doctor Who Experience
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Caerphilly Castle
  • Castell Coch (Red Castle)

"Never seen such a great hostel"

Laech, London


16th April 2013

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"Superdooper best hostel ever"

Lewthesoulman, Canada


22nd April 2013

Location Location Location

You will not fail to be impressed by our location; convenient, close to the bus and rail networks, a few minutes walk from the shops, restaurants, and nightlife but yet quiet enough so you can sleep when you want to. Take a stroll down our street (home to a weekly farmers' food market selling local produce) and take in the duel river and city views. Read more about our location

Press - Just a few articles our hostel has been featured in :

Breakfast at our Cardiff Hostel

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - and we agree so we have an award winning breakfast to start the day off right. 

Places to see and things to do

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It is always difficult to know what to do in a new city - so just ask us and save yourself a whole lot of time.

Where to eat in Cardiff

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A list of all the best places to eat in Cardiff according to our personal experiences.