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Hostel Alma

37 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9RZ, England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon Arrival Arrived within the time given to us, however the door bell wasn't working. Tried knocking, tried the kitchen/cafe next door but nothing for about 10-15mins. It had been a long drive there so you can only imagine how inconvenient this was. Luckily someone else was leaving the 'hotel', so the door was opened for us from the inside,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I write this, it is 03:24am... I have slept for around 20 minutes in total. The building is hideous, the room is very small and smells of damp and will be offensive to those blessed with a sense of smell, the traffic might as well be driving through the room, that is how sound proof the window is. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks awfull from the outside. It has had a lick of paint on the inside, but that looks to hide a multitude of sins. I've been scratching since I got in to bed. The room smells. Its small rooms would be an exaggeration. Tiny would be better. Window doesn't close so have noise all night. Blind is ill fitting and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Having read the reviews, I was expecting something akin to a drug addled prison. This feeling was amplified as soon as we rolled up and saw the outside!! I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the aroma of drying paint, fairly clean decor throughout and near, ensuite bedrooms. However, they're nothing to write home about. Upon arrival, the corridor... More 

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Bollington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The whole place smelt damp, the windows are so thin the sound of passing cars was so loud all night. The bathroom smelt worse than the bedroom and was also kept up by the person in the room next door using the bathroom as the walls really are that thin. Wifi didn't work either. Unfortunately i didn't read the reviews... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stayed for 1 night as had very early morning ferry.As most people have said looks awful from the outside and the inside was a bit better .The room we had was clean shower ok bed was comfy so ok night but wouldn't stay again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Booked it for two nights but stayed only one and I was still charged for two nights. I left because shower was broken and water was cold. They say they have free parking - this actually means you have to move your car twice a day to different places nearby. The whole building smelled very bad and it seemed walls... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Read the single star reviews and know nothing has been learnt by management or, god forbid, been improved. Forget free wifi, curtains, hot water, easy access up and down stairs and 'reception' is hilarious - no idea what they think the word means. Arrogant management but as they get idiots booking in because of the price, why should they give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

they say never judge a book by its cover this hostal is excellent in dover it looks bleak outside but you will be shocked when u enter all mod cons clean shower twin beds sheets all excellent tv wifi even a small kitchen to make micro wave meals tea coffee emaculate conditions staff fanstastic friendly key pin entry code access... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The room we stayed in was cleanish, but the smell of damp on the corridor and the dirty window blinds makes you ill. Breakfast is absolutely disgusting, cold boiled eggs with two slices of cheese and half burned toast. The plates, bowls, glasses and cutlery were very dirty, and coffee tasted disgusting. I literally ate a bit of toast with... More 

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