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Reviews of Dover Castle Hostel and Bar

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

71.5% Overall Rating

1072 out of 1465 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/06/2015)

"Very cheap hostel with great location. Yeah, beds are not very comfortable and nights are quite noisy but it's a hostel... I got what I expected."

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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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71.5%

Overall Rating

1072 out of 1465 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Dover Castle Hostel and Bar'

Atmosphere
68.8%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
62.4%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
73.6%
Value
72.8%
Safety
72.0%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

matteo airoldi

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2015 matteo would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, big rooms

Disliked: Only one toilet and one shower every floor

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap hostel with great location. Yeah, beds are not very comfortable and nights are quite noisy but it's a hostel... I got what I expected.

Disliked: Just one shower and toilet in the floor but you can always try another floor so it was not real problem

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

ROBERT BUDNIAK

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2015 ROBERT would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Traffic noise

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

fernando salvado

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2015 fernando would recommend this property

Liked: It really showed me the true atmosphere of London Multi cultural, dynamic, open minded and fun I met loads of young people from all over the world all there to discover London and experience it, great party atmosphere and would really want to experience it again the hostel and the staff where great, very welcoming warm and overall knowledgeable of every aspect that London can offer an new comer A definite "DO-GO" place

Disliked: Well, the beds did creek a little when moved on, some individuals would speak loud during the night, but hey, its a hostel and that's hostel nature

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

Rosy Chen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2015 Rosy would recommend this property

Liked: it was affordable and in a very good location. there's a bar downstairs. good environment

Disliked: personal lockers were only for rent. wifi was hard to connect to and was a little spotty.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great as you are super close to many attractions.

Disliked: The beds weren't very comfortable and the sheets seemed clean, but run down.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 May 2015

Liked: Location

Disliked: No lockers in rooms, only tiny ones available for rent in lobby, No secure storage for bags, Terrible (almost unusable) wifi, Mold and dirt everywhere, Uncomfortable and broken beds, Made us move rooms all 4 nights we stayed there

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

05 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location to transport links.

Disliked: Bathroom and toilet facilities very cramped.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Paul Coman

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2015 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: The price, location and service

Disliked: The noise coming from the ceiling. I don't know what that was but it was quite loud and annoying. However, after the first night, I could very easily ignore.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 April 2015

Liked: Location

Disliked: No free lockers. Payed lockers are small. Few bathrooms, only one per floor (about 25 people sleeping in a floor) and a wc. Only a shower per floor. Smell in the hostel is disgusting: in rooms because some people left clothes to dryin hanging of the beds, outside rooms because of the old and dirty carpet. Stairs are uncomfortable specially when you have heavy luggage (no lifts). You have no tools available in the kitchen, you have to leave a deposit for anything you need, a fork, a cup, a glass... Few things to eat at the bar. The free breakfast included is very poor. There are no laundry facilities, although you can pay to the guys in the reception for doing it, i preferred going to a laundry about 0,5 km ago.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to a tube station, which was really nice. 5 minute walk from the tower bridge and cheap food, lots of bars.

Disliked: It could get a little loud because of the bar downstairs, but they were trying their best to control noise

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 April 2015

Liked: It was cheap

Disliked: As per previous comment, no hot water in the shower, evening or morning.

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

Cristiane Henschel

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2015 Cristiane would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very nice and the fact that the hostel has a pub is very cool.

Disliked: Too little amount of showers (in the morning there was always a line) plus bathrooms were most of the time dirty and smelling bad. The beds were very uncomfortable. You can feel all the springs of the mattress and I woke up with back pain everyday.

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

Gerry Malone

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 March 2015 Gerry would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: Some of the staff not very helpful, the manager was helpful.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Joao Serra

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2015

Liked: Only the location

Disliked: Bad atmosphere and caracter, facilies, services and value for the money spend

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

16 February 2015

Liked: The atsmosfere, but you were in problem with young under 18 but near 18 years old

Disliked: Dirty

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, nice bar, friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Jorge Irving Pérez Guevara

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2015 Jorge Irving would recommend this property

Liked: only because its not to far to city center.

Disliked: when we arrived there, the stuff was very rude and not at all kind.

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

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday

30 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excelent Staff, very helpful, and nice.

Disliked: A/C for heating

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was friendly and helpful. And the rooms and beds were ok.

Disliked: The showers where not that good..

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 September 2014

Liked: Excellent location, central london, near tube station; nice price

Disliked: Noise: the property is above a bar ( also owned by the hostel ) where the noisy music does not stop until about 4 in the morning; it is also located on one of the busiest avenues in london, which means the noise of the traffic begins as early as 6 am. Therefore, if you are not resistant to noise, try another hostel

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent, right next to the tube. All the staff members we saw were helpful and very friendly. You can rent towels, adapters, hair dryers- make sure to have deposit ready though. Lot's of booklets and information available as well. Good value for money!

Disliked: It's a bit run down.

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

Andrew Tuson

Alone

Business / conference

30 August 2014 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, vibe were good.

Disliked: Showers were poor.

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

Alena Bešinová

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2014 Alena would recommend this property

Liked: Big rooms, amazing staff

Disliked: Noise from outside

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

Oleg Mozharovsky

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2014 Oleg would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is located quite close to metro station an City of London

Disliked: Oleg left no negative feedback.


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