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Dover Castle Hostel and Bar Reviews

6a Great Dover Street, London, England

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1016 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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The building was old but clean. The staff was very friendly! When there were no adapters available, they offered that we'd buy one at the shop around the corner and that they would reimburse the cost for the adapter, so that really helped us out. The beds were quite uncomfortable however, and there were not nearly enough showers. On our floor, there were 4 dorms but there were only 2 showers available (only 1if you don't like showering with a friend) for over 20 people.


The facility is totally inadequate, not enough showers, and those which there are barely work (among other deficiencies). The staff were fine, but this place is only really tolerable if you like 3am hallway parties (I don't).


no comment..


Poor bathroom, but is secure, hot wate, near to tube.


When you first enter the hostel, walking down the stairs, if felt very clandestine like I was about to play a game of illegal poker. However this feeling was unwarranted as the staff was very nice as were the people I shared a room with. The bedrooms were a bit small and the facilities a bit shabby but all in all it was fine.

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice location but basic facilities. Still good value for money.


the hostle location is good, easy to be find, nice staff, good breakfast. free wifi, only the bathrooms need to be improved have 2 showers in a bathroom but each time only one person can use, if washing in the morning you may have to wait, water not hot enough.


They closed all showers with almost no notice for an entire day of our stay. Cleaning lady was very rude multiple times. You get what you pay for


Showers must improve... Actually, I found the showers terrible.

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Good hostel only for 1 night - unpossible to sleep, sharp springs in mattresses very noisy discoteque in bar at every night.


Excellent location, right around the corner of Borough Underground station and within walking distance of beautiful sights like St. Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, London Tower, Tate Modern.The staff was helpful and very friendly. Another plus is breakfast in the pub downstairs. However, sleeping right above the pub is not great, I had to sleep with earplugs every night. Also, facilities were not that great. Very small bathroom, and showering was difficult. But you get what you paid for.

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location 2 min walk from metro Chep and have breakfast No elevator reception located underground and stay on 3rd fooor Cann't take my baggage to my room it is too heavy


The ten bed dorm was very stuffy and windows were not able to be opened. Not enough showers.


The showers could be improved, the water is a trickle and not a powerful shower and had to keep pressing the shower after less than a minute which I felt was a little annoying. Also not hot enough, it was luke warm.

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


A good value for an hostel. Good to have a small kitchen to cook and to meet people. The negative part is that there are no lockers in rooms. You have to pay for it and there are not enought of them for everybody. It would be more than necessary to work on it to avoid theft... so MORE LOCKERS FOR FREE.


The staff were great and the best thing about the place. The hostel itself was very old and out dated. The shower facilities were basic, but not clean, the rooms were okay. Paying for lockers is not my favourite thing and the common room atmosphere depends completely on what the last person cooked. So my night it smelled of over cooked cauliflower. Ha! You also need to be physically fit with the stairs.


We were staying at this hostel for 4 days. We were at the 3rd floor, there is no lift, rooms are small and without windows that you can open (in the room is ventilator and small opennings for the air to circulate - but it's minimal). For using lockers you have to pay the deposit. Bathrooms are smelly, and this smell comes through lower end of the door in the room. So you can imagine the atmosphere in the room. The staff was helpful and kind. Breakfast is ok. The hostel has a great location.


poor bathroom facilities, lack of sinks etc. no soap in soap dispenses. student party going on without being told of this when booked.


Idéal pour passer un week-end sur Londres entre amis. Proche des transports en commun ainsi que de la boite de nuit Ministry Of Sound. Le personnel est très agréable et les lieux sont propres. --- It's is the perfect place to stay for a weekend in London. Close to the subway station and the night club Ministry Of Sound. Staff is very pleasant and rooms are clean.

  • 19th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The curtains to separate the shower are a bit off.. No privacy in there. Otherwise great location and helpful staff.. Wouldn't be too hard for the females to smile a little though !!!

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