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Reviews of Dover Castle Hostel and Bar

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

77.8% Overall Rating

1040 out of 1422 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2014)

"Location was good, about 1 min from the underground and 5 to the london bridge. Beds were good. Open late bar was good."

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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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77.8%

Overall Rating

1040 out of 1422 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Dover Castle Hostel and Bar'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
80.8%
Safety
75.2%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2014

Liked: Maybe breakfast...

Disliked: The showers had a very bd smell, the rooms were very tiny and too hot! The hostel in general was very hot! No wifi in the rooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2014

Liked: Location was good, about 1 min from the underground and 5 to the london bridge. Beds were good. Open late bar was good.

Disliked: Really bad showers, too tiny and few for the size of the hostel. Rooms were tiny and very hot in the summer.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near Tower Bridge.

Disliked: No lift.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24h reception, lovely people and an excellent way to meet people from all over the world. Plenty of things can be had there, including towels, hair dryers, outlet adaptors for a £5 deposit which you get back when finished using them. This means you can travel lightly without having to carry bulky things.

Disliked: Since it's in the UK, they run out of outlet adaptors fairly quickly, which meant me and my friend had to share the adaptor, timing our phone charges. Didn't happen with towels though. One more thing is how hot the rooms can be, which coupled with the insulating duvet makes you sleep on your underwear or sweat like a pig if you don't tend to use pajamas.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Gavin Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: No notice about late check out costing an extra nights accomodation payment

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 June 2014

Liked: - Staff were friendly - Breakfast was basic but what you needed to get started in the morning - Location - so close to a tube station

Disliked: - Toilets hardly flushed - Had to request more toilet paper from staff on at least 3 separate occasions - Lack of communal space for the amount of people in the hostel - Lack of fridge space for the amount of people in the hostel - Lack of showers / toilets / sinks for the amount of people in the hostel

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

georgina delves

With friends / other travellers

City break

21 June 2014

Liked: Nothing. Do not stay here. Avoid at all costs.

Disliked: Very rude staff, holes in the sheets, cold showers, very noisy place - do not stay here ever.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

20 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice lively atmosphere

Disliked: one of the receptionist was a bit moody.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

20 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Their kitchen,bar and bed arrangement.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was clean and tidy as well as great value for money. Staff very helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Neil Macey

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

16 June 2014 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel staff were great....they gave me a free room upgrade so I could stay with my friends and they brought me a glass of ice water after they saw I had been out jogging. They even lent me and my mates a football to play with outside :-)

Disliked: The bouncers were very rude to some of my friends in the night time :-(

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the place is really cheap and is just next to the metro.

Disliked: some people from the reception was unpolite, in particular the guy who work in the morning.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2014

Liked: It was super conveniently located - either a quick tube ride, or beautiful walk to downtown.

Disliked: Staff was not accomodating and didn't know very much. The internet was terrible - it only worked on the main floor, and even at that it barely worked. There are absolutely not enough washrooms. I waited 20 minutes just to be able to brush my teeth, it was absolutely ridiculous. Also, the rooms are WAY too hot. It was unbearable to sleep. Finally, they tried to add an extra mattress on the floor to make it a "9 bedroom" instead of "8 bedroom," so everything was even more cramped - I did not pay to have an extra person in the room. The atmosphere made it very difficult to meet people.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff! The kitchen, bathrooms and toilets were clean, breakfast is nicely served. There are a lot of cheap places to eat close to the hostel so I would totally recommend this hostel to anybody :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Wing Sze Ruby Leung

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2014 Wing Sze Ruby would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very near the station and easy to find. We are enjoy to stay in the hostel

Disliked: The shower room is quite dirty even it is daily clean. And some of the toilets is lacking if tub.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: noise

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very close to the tube and the people were kind

Disliked: /

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

Sabrina de Carvalho

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 May 2014 Sabrina would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, easy location and all facilities were available

Disliked: the noise of the bar downstairs

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

Phil MacDonald

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 April 2014 Phil would recommend this property

Liked: Great music in the bar, nice staff, comfy beds

Disliked: Maybe not enough showers?

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

Martina Dvorakova

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 April 2014 Martina would recommend this property

Liked: That was an amazing experience! The hostel can offer everything what travellers need, from very friendly and helpfull stuffs to relax in hostel bar after exhausting day

Disliked: Bar offers only one English beer, rest is from another countries. I would really like to taste more English beers :D

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

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

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.


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