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Reviews of Dover Castle Hostel and Bar London Hostel

6a Great Dover Street, London, England

Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 58%

Facilities 58%

Location 87%

Safety 68%

Staff 82%

Value 74%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Pool Table
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 58%

Facilities 58%

Location 87%

Safety 68%

Staff 82%

Value 74%

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51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
41+

Liked: the location is ok if that is the area you need to be at... and the breakfast is fine

Disliked: I really dont mind shared facilities, dorms etc, but there were 2 showers for the entire hostel, freezing cold rooms and really no place to spend time as the kitchen is tiny, poorly lit and hence crowded. The pub is super noisy and sleeping on the 1st floor was only possible for me as i had just come off nightshift and would have slept anywhere!!

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Nothing except the location.

Disliked: Everything, it was dirty, there was no heater in the bedroom and the shower was not working.

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: good location, good price, bar with cheap beer

Disliked: - there was no heating in the room, and the window open (probably for the whole day) when we arrived (19. dec !) yet after two days the (otherwise friendly looking and acting) staff did not properly solve the problem. we got a small electric heater, which had practically no effect for the first night (very cold), and somewhat better for the second (after running ~36h), but still coldish -the shower facilities are badly usable: water barely dripping, have to push button every 5 sec, only outer door closable

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Grandiose Lage! Sehr freundliches Personal, WLAN im Hostel (funktioniert auch im zimmer!) Handtücher, Adapter gegen £5 Pfand leihbar. Steckdose direkt hinter dem Bett. Frühstück inklusive! Und Küche mit Kühlschrank, Ofen, Herd und Geschirr. Bar ist sehr gut besucht und hat verschiedene Events, trotz dünner Matratzen (federn stark spürbar) super geschlafen!

Disliked: Nur 1 Dusche & 2 Toiletten pro Stockwerk, diese sind sehr dreckig und heruntergekommen. Badelatschen nicht vergessen! SAUBERKEIT wird hier nicht sehr groß geschrieben, aber wenn man nur zum schlafen dort ist, genügt es. Schließfächer kosten Geld aber im Gepäckraum waren unsere Sachen auch gut aufgehoben. Im ersten Stock könnte es durch die Bar nachts sehr laut werden, im 2. War davon nichts zu hören! Man schlief auf den Betten überraschend gut, obwohl man die Federn der Matratzen quasi sehen konnte.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Business / conference

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The staff was really nice, the pub has a nice atmosphere

Disliked: The facilities are not very clean

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The hostel is only a minute away from the underground station. And the beautiful Borough market and the river side are close by as well. So the location is really good. The free breakfast is alright, considering that it is free. And the rooms are clean , although there was some stuff left in mine that did not belong to anyone.

Disliked: Space is a problem in this hostel. The kitchen is a bit too small for the amount of guests and every floor only has one shower room. I admit that there are two showers per room, but because you can only lock the big room, no one can access the other shower when one of them is used. So that was a bit annoying at times. All in all, the hostel was completely alright for ots price and location.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Feb 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: The location was really good. Some staff were friendly; others extremely indifferent. Cleanliness was acceptable.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The location is perfect, friendly staff and good atmosphere. It worth the price!

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Destination is everything. This is best and cheapest hostel in the middle of London. If I go back to London, I go there again,.

Disliked: When you wake up after 10 o'clock your shower would be cold.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Viele Steckdosen auf dem Zimmer. Gute Lage, direkt an der Tube. Coole Kneipe.

Disliked: Die Toiletten waren grenzwertig, Schimmel im Bad.

Customer would recommend this property

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