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Reviews of Dover Castle Hostel and Bar

Hostel | 6A Great Dover Street, London, England SE1 4XW

84.8% Overall Rating

1021 out of 1396 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/03/2014)

Eryn Spellman thinks…

"had a kitchen, proximity was amazing to main tourist sites, staff was helpful and friendly and the bar had special prices for guests/really great atmosphere."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: We are a backpacker’s hostel and cater specifically for 18 to 35 year olds. If you are older than this, you are more than welcome to stay, but you should be aware that it is mainly younger people here.

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84.8%

Overall Rating

1021 out of 1396 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Dover Castle Hostel and Bar'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
77.6%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
85.6%
Value
88.8%
Safety
88.0%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 April 2014

Liked: Close to tube station and bus

Disliked: Beds, room size, shower room. kitchen and visiting area dark and small,

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stanislava Stoyanova

With a large group / tour

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2014 Stanislava would recommend this property

Liked: It's very close to underground stations,sights

Disliked: A little bit noisy outside

100.0%
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Martin Orbetsov

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

31 March 2014 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Very fast internet, and completely FREE

Disliked: Breakfast -> not enough to eat

100.0%
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Eryn Spellman

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2014 Eryn would recommend this property

Liked: had a kitchen, proximity was amazing to main tourist sites, staff was helpful and friendly and the bar had special prices for guests/really great atmosphere.

Disliked: n/a

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Philip Balint

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 March 2014

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: It was cold in the room; the room was over the bar and the noise was very high; there is no fan in the dinning area and the windows are opening only for 10 cm so there was very heavy air; there was no ashtray outside; to toilet was filling very slow and 1 flush was not enough because there was no water pressure.

100.0%
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Andrei Costinea

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 March 2014 Andrei would recommend this property

Liked: All

Disliked: ;)

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect and the staff really friendly.

Disliked: The bed's aren't great and the showers are really busy in the morning.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jennifer Nicholls

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: It was pretty easy to get to and had a great vibe. Having a pub attached means you've got somewhere to hang out and meet not only other backpackers but anyone who happens to stop by the pub. Entry is very secure without being a hassle and rooms are clean and comfortable.

Disliked: If I have to complain about something... There were quite a few stairs?

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

El?bieta Hankiewicz

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2014 El?bieta would recommend this property

Liked: The sfaff was helpful and kind. It was very close to the tube station. If you like walking, it was possible to reach the City, Westminster or even Soho on foot. The breakfast was included in the price: careal and toast. We felt safe to left our less valuable stuff in the room- nothing missed. However, you can left your luggage in a free luggage room, even before check-in and after check-out. The dormitory was clean and spacious. The beds were comfortable. Enough sockets for all.

Disliked: The place was a little bit overcrowded, however it could be a temporary situation. It was sometimes necessary to climb on different floors to find unoccupied shower or toilet. The bar was very noisy by night but it was bearable. If you have problems with falling asleep, bring earplugs with you.

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Faiyaz Shadman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2014 Faiyaz would recommend this property

Liked: The environment and the type of people around.

Disliked: The bar underneath my room. Too noisy at night.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Elsa Bergua Molero

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

12 February 2014 Elsa would recommend this property

Liked: Good staf and location, reasonable prices and bar

Disliked: No hood on kitchen, and impossibility to open windows, no tables to eat. Poor baths and poor breakfast.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2014

Liked: Breakfast included, working wifi

Disliked: There were only students that already knew each other

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, and the price while I was there was excellent. The common room/kitchen is big and well equiped. There are a lot of long term residents there who are nice when you get to know them!

Disliked: Becuase a lot of the people there are long term residents, it takes a while to get to know people becuase there's already an established social scene.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fernanda Dos Santos Sodre

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 January 2014 Fernanda would recommend this property

Liked: Otima locazacao. O albergue tem um otimo clima familiar, onde se pode fazer amigos facilmente. Tem uma cozinha que se pode cozinhar tambem. E o bar tem otimos descontos tambem, paguei somente £2,70 em um chopp. O cafe da manha foi simples, mas tinha frutas. Em geral, gostei do albergue: simples, porem bom.

Disliked: Fernanda left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

11 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and close, good people in there.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, couch in the kitchen, cheap bar

Disliked: only to showers on each floor,

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: helpful and nice staff, comfortable couch in the kitchen, near underground station ans supermarket

Disliked: we didn´t like the breakfast that much cause there were just toast and orange jam and cornflakes, not on every toilet was a wash-bowl

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

27 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere ,Great location, .Hostel is well organized ,very kind and helpfull staff .People are very friendly ,Very nice and dumny kitchen/common Ares.

Disliked: Nothing at all

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

25 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything,its very nice hostel,you can feel like in home,its also clean and kitchen have good stuff if you like to cook and save some money.Pub downstairs is very noisy but there is not the hostel fault as a pub is different business.

Disliked: None

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The simpleness, and a friendly bar downstairs

Disliked: A little bit dilapidated

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Kara Prachar

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2013 Kara would recommend this property

Liked: It was really close to metro station and wasn't a far walking distance from anything. Its location is great! We got the hostile for a good price and the bar was pretty amazing. I would recommend anyone who stays there to visit The Blue Maid up the road a minute. There staff was helpful and they offered a lot of things that you would need such as adaptors and such at the reception desk by deposit. Most places you have to rent. I definitely recommend this place!

Disliked: The cleanliness of the bathroom was slightly queationable.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Lauren Piggott

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 November 2013

Liked: Very close to tube station which was very good way to get around London, some staff were helpful, close to some good sites i.e. Borough markets, London Bridge, Ministry of Sound nightclub (would recommend seeing all) and close to a lot of variety of food places

Disliked: Included breakfast isn't very nice - just toast butter and marmalade (of which we found a couple mouldy butters), first stayed in 4 person room which was VERY cramped, some staff were very unfriendly, sketchy wi-fi

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

17 November 2013

Liked: The location is good, walking distance to the river.

Disliked: Too expensive for what you get. Showers no good. Not very clean.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is super close to the tube station, and we had no problems getting around. It was also nice just to walk to the Tower from there. There was a nice little kitchen and the staff was helpfull.

Disliked: To many people share bathroom. Nowhere to lock up your backpack. little space for your stuff in the room. Lots of Hostels have cages under the bunkbeds for your stuff, I have only been to two hostels in London, and neither had them. But overall, its a decent London.Hostel at this price

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Partying / nightlife

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It´s close to the center. In the bar are always some nice people to hang out with. You can order pizza/pasta/other food for a cheap price. Beers are not expensive (2,70 pounds for students).

Disliked: Beds are squeeqing and moving when you get in or turn around, so you wake up the other person in the bunk bed. Guy at the reception is dull unfriendly. On saturdaynight is a sportsnight, there're many people in the bar and you cant really chill ouy. Didnt like the 5 tv's showing the same sport either, but that's personal. Prepare for the breakfast: White bread with marmelade, cornflakes with milk and some very sweet juicy drink. Still hungry after that. On the other days it wasnt so busy and a nice place to hang out, cheap also including this breakfast. There is a 2-persons shower on the 3th floor, which is nice to (2 showers in 1 room).


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