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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

To cancel the reservation Dover Castle needs at least 2 weeks notice, and the initial 25% charge is not refundable. If this notice isnt given then the group will have to pay in full for the first night in addition to the 25% deposit.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dover Castle Hostel and Bar

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

At The Dover Castle Hostel, we aim to provide backpackers and international travellers with an accommodation''one-stop shop'offering comfortable dorm beds for short stays and rooms in house shares for longer-staying guests.

Most importantly, our guests have fun! Our friendly staff will advise you and ensure you get the most from London. The best tourist sights are just a short walk away, such as Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, London Eye and the Tate Modern Gallery. And our own hostel bar and common room means you can party, relax and meet other backpacking guys and gals.

Check in time: any time after 2pm (valid ID/Passport/Driving Licence/20 requested as a room key deposit)
Check out time: until 11am

The Dover Castle Hostel facilities include a free continental breakfast, free welcome drink, 24 hour reception, free WIFI internet, an internet cafe, a fully equipped guest kitchen, lockers for hire, a free luggage room, a cheap laundry service and a guest shop. We can lend guests towels, adaptors and hairdryers for free. We also have a TV lounge and the guest bar, where you can enjoy music and drinks until 2am! There is no curfew so you can come and go as you please.

At the Dover Castle Hostel we want guests to relax and enjoy London. Our hostel is clean and secure and our international staff are helpful and friendly. We are only a short walk to major tourist sighs, such as Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Borough food market, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.

In the Dover Bar you can enjoy various beers and ciders at a discounted guest price all day and night. Also when guests check in to the hostel they are entitled to a free welcome drink at the bar. The Bar offers cheap eats, such as pizzas, chicken wings, and potato wedges. The Bar also has a pool table and juke box and is an awesome place for socializing with other international guests as well as local Londoners. Thursday nights the bar often has live music - so come along and get drinking and dancing!

Our staff will also help guests find their way around London, arrange airport shuttles, taxi services, free walking tours of London, and help guests to find cool places to party in London. Guests at the hostel can also take advantage of our cheaper weekly and seasonal offers and extend their stay.

For a fun place to stay and party in Central London you can't beat the Dover Castle Hostel. We want to meet all your accommodation needs at a great value price. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    28 May 2019
    Everything was great except one of the males in my assigned room slept with no pants or underwear on. My sister and I arrived that night to the sight of him sleeping and exposed. That is not the fault of the hostel but I think it is something they should add to their policies since I didn't see anything like that mentioned in the rules. I brought it up to them the next morning and they said they would definitely let him know. Besides that everything was great!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 May 2019
    Location in general in great(close to the city and next to the tube station), but sometimes the music coming from pub was a bit loud. In general, great staff and met awesome people there. I already miss this place
    Estonia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    21 May 2019
    You get what you pay for staying here. The WiFi really only worked if you were in the kitchen. The cleanliness had a little bit of a dirty feel but I think that’s because the building is older and nothing was recently renovated. It’s worth it’s value though.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Jun 2019
    The location, being near a train station, made it very easy to get around London. The breakfast in the morning was nice, and the only time I found people in the hostel were willing to mingle. The staff were not very helpful or friendly and were even a bit rude that I arrived before arrival time (that's when my flight landed). I found the overall atmosphere made it a bit difficult to meet people to socialise or travel with. I would stay here again if I was coming for one night due to location
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    06 Jun 2019
    Bedroom is straight above the hostel bar which plays pop songs until 1:30 am. It`'s quite hard to sleep with the loud music.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    28 May 2019
    Lukas on reception was lovely. What a helpful man. The facilities were really basic and somewhat grubby. Bed was reasonably comfortable. The lock on the shower door on the 3rd floor was missing and it needed somewhere to hang clothes. Wouldn't use the hostel again but the location was convenient.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 5.7


    26 May 2019
    The breakfast was really nice and the bar as well. But they have rats/mice in the kitchen and just one toilet for 2 whole dorm rooms! That is not enough! Also the mattresses need to be exchanged as soon as possible(way too old) For the really cheap price it was ok...
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    28 May 2019
    Very old and run down. But close to A tube station, not the best location in the city though.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    24 May 2019
    There were some really old, creepy people in our room which didn’t make us feel very safe. Not that it has anything to do with the hostel itself but it did affect my experience. My sister and I were put on opposite sides of the room and it was apparent that the room floors and bathrooms hadn’t been cleaned in awhile. For a floor with over 30 people on it, there were only two toilets, one shower, and the sinks were not easily accessible after going washroom. I wouldn’t stay at the hostel again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    01 Jun 2019
    My sheared dorm had a broken window so non of them opened making the room extremely hot and stuffy, I felt like it was hard to breath. The mattresses need replacing, so uncomfortable. The staff on arrival were not helpful at all. The only shower on my floor had a broken latch so you couldn’t look it (also there were about 3 dorm rooms on my floor with one shower). I ended up leaving and finding another place to stay it was that bad.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi