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Dover Castle Hostel and Bar Reviews

6a Great Dover Street, London, England

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974 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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All in all it was a decent place to stay good location. Showers were not too bad. No room to move in the one toilet. Kitchen is so hot when there is a few people cooking, sweating buckets. There is not much room either for a whole hostel worth to cook food. Hate to see what its like it busy time. Not too bad.


the location is perfect but the shower is terrible !


It was a good hostel for what are you paying for, it isn't definitely the best Hostel I've stayed but it was OK, the location was pretty good, because it's literally one block from the Underground, which takes you everywhere in London, but there were no lockers for your personal belongings (except the ones you have to pay for) and by night there was a lot of noise. But the staff was really helpful and nice, amazing people.


시설은 구리지만 직원들은 매우 친절하다. 마음 편하게 지낼 수 있는 곳. 다만 샤워시설이 아쉽고 주방 공간이 좁다. 전체적으로 좋다.


To be honest, this hostel was one of the worst hostel that I've ever been. Even though the staffs are really kind and nice, the cleanliness is horrible. I have to say that shower room on the 3rd floor definitely needs amend. (Please be generous and hang one more curtain between two of shower. Do something on the floor of the shower room! floor is really mess.) But breakfast included and location are still good enough.


Location is really good and staffs were so kind to me! And they offer nice free dinner and drinks. It's definitely nice. The room is a little bit small and shower booth looks old... But It was nice hostel compare to price.


Good for short stay.

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel wasn't too bad, but the security really bothered me. Everything was done by old school key, and I haven't seen that in any of the hostels I've stayed in except this one. The reception was also in the basement, so how would they know if anything was going on? The showers were a bit gross. The staff were fairly helpful, but one was complaining about quitting as she was checking me in (that leaves a great impression right?) Close to the tube though, so location was never a problem.


Great staff, easy to find, so close to the underground, good location! We were very happy to stay here. On returning to London we'd definitely book here again!

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Yifi is poor.


The hostel has a good location, and a bar downstairs, a bit hard to sleep with the noise, the bathrooms were dirty, and not always had hot water, once I went there early in the morning and there was no water at all, the bar downstairs was also not good, but good location and price


In the bathroom on 3rd floor there is mold. Generally it is a bad idea that non of the windows can open, all the rooms seems to be in need of some fresh air, especially in the showerrooms.

  • 14th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


hostel was kept clean and is in a great location. bar on ground floor seemed to be busy every night. luckily i was on top floor. however was kept awake one of the nights by a member of staff who was staying in the room with a girl and thought it ok to talk in the dorm at 04:30 am on a wednesday. no thank you i would expect better behaviour from someone who works at the hostel. there is a common area/kitchen to talk to people


It was a nice place, but the hostel is on top of a pub, so don't expect to get much sleep!


It's a hostel above a bar, so you just know it can be noisy at night. Just bring ear plugs and your fine. Kitchen was excellent, staff was nice. Really good location. I felt safe staying there even though I was a woman on my own. Only negative thing: not enough showers for every one.

  • 20th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Was far to noisy to get any sleep in. The music downstairs was blaring out until 3am and loud noises until 5am. This was on a Tuesday.


The hostel is very good.Don't expect a 5-stars-hotel, it's very simple.But rooms and toilets were cleaned every day, the position is excellent(5 minutes walking from the London bridge,30seconds walking to the subway),there are supermarkets and nice gardens in the neighbourhood and there is a free all-you-can-eat breakfast(although very simple).We had free luggage storage and free hair-drier,free maps,free drinks in pub.I'd recommend the hostel!(especially for young travellers :) )


The mattresses and pillows are terrible.


Outstanding value for money. Lovely staff and guests. Nice to meet u Stephen and dibs x


rooms are pretty small, but you dont go travel to stay in rooms anyway so its bearable. Its clean, you can get plug converter , wash your clothes, has decent kitchen, and there is pub on ground floor with cheeper drinks for people from hostel what is allways nice :] overall fairly good hostel

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