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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/Student card/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 and guest towels for hire, a free luggage room, a cheap laundry service and a guest shop. We can lend adapters 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 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 7.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    I like this place.
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Oct 2019
    I had a great experience staying at this Hostel, location is very good, it's close to a lot of attractions in London.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    06 Jan 2020
    I was travelling by myself nd I felt pretty safe. Loads of young nice people there, so the environment is good. The reception doesn't smell great and the pub it's a bit rough, but the toilets and kitchen were clean. Overall it's perfect for a few nights: you have free breakfast and the Tate Modern and Southbank are just behind the corner!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    08 Dec 2019
    Perfect for a short stay. Ideal location, a 2 min walk to the nearest underground and bus stop. The hostel is very budget friendly and nice staff. The bar below the room can be noisy but it did not bother me because I was very tired and fell asleep immediately. So if you do not have problems with a little noise, this hostel is great for you!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Nov 2019
    The staff was lovely! Kind, always greeted me, understanding when I overslept, really fantastic! The location was also very good! Unfortunately, the rest left a fair amount to be desired. The rooms are either freezing (sleeping in outerwear) or boiling (even with noisy street windows open). The common areas are a tiny kitchen that was silent & crowded all times and the bar that (tho cheap) absolutely blasted club music and was full of drunk local freshers. A bit cheaper but now I see why.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    02 Jan 2020
    Basic hostel, you get what you pay for. Rooms felt clean but lockers are located outside and the bathrooms could do with a makeover. Free breakfast was good and the bar is ok if you're looking to meet people. Great location just two minutes from bus and tube stations. Staff were AWESOME, always so friendly and happy to chat. Shout out to the Brazilian Italian guy (sorry forgot your name!!) working reception who went above and beyond 🙏🏼 given the cheap price, I'd probably stay here again.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    27 Dec 2019
    Disappointed with this hostel. They advertise that the bar is very fun etc, but turns out the bar was closed for the holidays. This is not an issue, as I understand people need breaks, but they left no notice saying that the bar was going to be closed. The hostel said it caters to people between the ages of 18-30ish, but there were kids less than 13 years old in my room. A little uncomfortable. The WiFi did NOT work at all. There were only 2 toilets & 1 shower between 15+ people.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    15 Nov 2019
    BEST location for the price. If you need a place to sleep at night- & don’t mind loud music or the slight smell of mold when you enter- this is your spot. Next to trains, buses, and walking distance to major bridges. Perfect. Location. Aside from that, it looked sketchy, tap tasted weird, and I didn’t feel safe randomly allocated to what ended up being an all-male room (by coincidence, though its supposed to be mixed). Staff was nice to move me but need to be aware of room allocations.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    05 Nov 2019
    Since it the facillities aren't clean and the music from the bar below is way too loud until 2a.m. we didn't stay the night and didn't get a refund. Don't recommend
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    07 Nov 2019
    WORST HOSTEL EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE! I was scammed out of money at this place, charged for nights I was NOT staying. Nobody has returned my calls which leads me to wonder what type of establishment this place was.
    USA, 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
  • 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