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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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Bollington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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kent england
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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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UK
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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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I stayed hea for 10 nights the last day I packed my stuff up to leave and I know for 100% that my electric tooth brush was left there and it was very expensive, I forgot to pick it up out the bath room, I have fined and been told it wasn't left there and there is nothing they can... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just down the road from the train station and withing walking distance of the centre of town. Very cheap, tiny rooms but if you're only there at night that's all you need. Having a private bathroom was very nice. Breakfast was free but only served for an hour.

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This hostel is one big mess. You've got no place to put your clothes away. It smells of mold and moist. It's full of mold everywhere.The kitchen is a mess, the dishwasher can't wash it is full of chalck and the fridge is full with mold. it smells like hell is very dirthy and you get sick ... DO NOT... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

To say that this hostel was disappointing would be accurate, if not an understatement. The main entrance to the hostel doesn't work, so you have to enter through another door, also meaning there is no front desk or reception area. The room, for which I paid over $50, expensive for a hostel, was on the third floor, with windy narrow... More 

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