Dover Castle Hostel and Bar Reviews
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By far the worst I've stayed in. Old mouldy building and extremely unpleasant, smelly washrooms. Absurd deposits on room keys and lockers aren't organized well.. Ended up having to walk up and down stairs to get to a locker not on my floor. Will never return.
The rooms were fairly small and cramped (most kept their luggage by their beds, presumably since free lockers are not provided). I stayed during late August and the room was very warm (in the low 80s F). I found it nice that they provided a free breakfast (which, while not great, prevents you from having to prepare/buy one yourself) and a free luggage storage room (although the room is not super secure, so I paid to keep my important items in a locker). Overall, I'd say the hostel is average.
Hi. We stayed there for one night only, it's a great place if you are on a budget, cheap and central. 2min walk from tube station, (zone one). Breakfast included.i would recomend the hostel for short stay.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Dover castle is close to london bridge and 20 min walk from waterloo station, staff are nice and the facilities are OK
The place is all right. The decor seems to he old and everything seems to be a bit worn out, but it is a good place to stay for a couple of days.
No hot water , uncomfortable bed, need to walk up many stairs. Clean toilets shower, great location, breakfast in the pub with fresh fruit.
I stayed just 1 day and I moved another hostel for my personal schedule. After I moved another hostel, I wanted to go back to Dover hostel. I thought their breakfast was just basic but there was an additional fruit which offered each person and "well-equipped kitchen". Remember, London have horrible cost.
It was safe and clean enough for one night, but it was extremely noisy due to the bar downstairs and people outside- maybe better windows would help? And without air-conditioning in the summer, the room became stiflingly hot as soon as the sun came up in the morning.
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- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Bad metall springs into sleeping mats, my back is ill, need to visit a doctor after 5 nights on it
Stayed only one night but was very pleased with the hostel. The location is down the street from the Borough tube station. The man who was working the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I stayed in a 12 bed mixed dorm. The bedding was clean and the mattresses were more comfortable than I expected. The showers were clean and ran hot water. Free wifi, breakfast, and lockers were included. You could also borrow a power converter for free with a 5 pound deposit. Would definitely book again.
Wanted to stay at the Dover but the computers messed up and booked our room to someone else. They sent us to a sister hostel, it wasn't very good at the cricketer but the manager was awesome and took some money off of the total and bought my buddy and I a beer so it worked out. Great bar and great atmosphere.
The hostel is with in walking distance of many sightseeing attractions!
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Loved it. A little more help from one of the staff members would have been perfect.
The hostel is in a great location, just a few steps from the tube. Overall, it's a great value for money, just keep your expectations in check - it's a budget hostel and you get what you pay for. There was one issue which ruined the experience for me though - although the staff in general is extremly helpful, smiling and polite, there was one staff member (Tonderai was his name I believe) who was downright rude and condescending to me, giving an impression that he was forced to be there.
Stayed here for one night during a layover. While the location is good and it was surprisingly quiet given all the World Cup partying going on downstairs, the facilities aren't great in terms of the shower. As others have mentioned, there are only curtains separating the two showers in one room, so unless you're showering at the same time as your close friend, it is likely that people are only showering one at a time (and locking the door while they are).
Great location within zone 1 of the Tube, with a quick 5 minute walk to the Borough market, the London Bridge, etc. Breakfast was sufficient, bed seemed clean. My only criticism was the bathrooms: there were 2 showers per floor, but with ~30 people on a floor, there was usually a wait. Also, the toilets were pretty weak and tended to get clogged, but the staff was responsive.
Breakfast was cereal and toast. Bar was fun. Get to meet locals. Black receptionist (hope you read this) is not friendly at all and should lighten up. The rest of the staff also is nowhere to be seen since their office is in a basemt. Wouldnt want to go there again. Bathroom could be crowded especially in the morning
Staff sucks. Dont really see them since they re in a basement but when you do they are not helpful and very rude. Looking at you, black dude receptionist. Breakfast is alright and the bar at night can be filled with locals, which is cool.
It was a really short stay, but would like to go back there to check it out. The room was very hot and no possibility to open the windows - huge minus! but all in all a good location, nice people, rooms are big, it was clean enough, staff nice and the prices were really encouraging as for London.