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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 7.7

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    15 Oct 2019
    Very friendly staff and an ideal location to go and explore London.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 Aug 2019
    Nice clean sheets, welcoming staff, considerate folk in the room of 8, coming and going quietly when others were sleeping. On the flip side.. mattress was lumpy and it’s on a main road so really noisy at night, even with earplugs, , especially loud when sleeping next to an open window (necessary in the summer). Weirdly some of the WCs don’t have handbasins so have to wash hands in kitchen. Fine for a short stay at a low price.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    15 Oct 2019
    Very nice welcome from then staff, felt safe locking and leaving my stuff. A very old building, you get what you paid for here and not much else. Breakfast was cereal and toast mostly. I DO NOT recommend staying here if you’re in actual need of sleep, I was sleeping in room 1 above the bar and the music was blasting well into the night. (Maybe book the 6 people bunk so you’re on a higher floor? ) Towels and lockers for rent with a £5 deposit each. For low budget explorers looking to go dancing.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    31 Jul 2019
    The staff were amazing and the drinks were cheap. This hostel had a really relaxed atmosphere, nice cooking facilities and cheap laundry. Only complaints were the showers being somewhat dirty and that you had to pay to use the security lockers. But all round a nice place to be.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Clean showers, bathrooms and dorms. Friendly staff (they hold bags at reception if you need and are happy to give you directions). Super good location, close to London Bridge and the city. Not a super sociable hostel but I still met some nice people. Free brekky. Cons: you have to pay for lockers, no wifi on top floor and door weren't usually locked.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Sep 2019
    This hostel is exactly what you would expect for this price. Not a big deal since we weren’t there except to sleep and shower, good location
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2019
    Cheap place for a few nights' sleep, but nothing special. PROS: friendly staff, free breakfast (cereal, toast, coffee, tea), steps away from the Tube, secure entry. CONS: Very old building so it didn't feel clean even if it was. Stayed in a dorm with 10 beds - really tight space, no lockers in the room (available for rent in the hallway), power strips by the beds, very warm for September nights. Would stay again only if I'm on a tight budget.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    23 Aug 2019
    you get what u pay for, offered free breakfast which was good but the rooms didn't have any ventilation and the bathrooms were at times 2 between 35+ which was not good. Wi-Fi did not reach the top floor and was very slow. the atmosphere wasn't the best for meeting people. location was close to some bus stops and a tube stop as well as being a short walk from London bridge.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    22 Jul 2019
    Very hot and poorly ventilated. Hygiene wasn't great, at least I did not see or hear of bed bugs. Security was an issue I rang ahead about somewhere with an immovable object to lock a >£1000 road bike. I was told I could do this in the basement. There was a ladder I could only just got a lock around. This is the room where all the suitcases etc go. It's next to the reception desk; I don't know how often someone is on the desk.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    22 Jul 2019
    Not Clean at all
    USA, Male, 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