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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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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 2 weeks ago 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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4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I stayed here for four nights in October 2014. Yes, the room was small and there was a slight smell of damp. I had an issue with the first room (a single) that I was put in and was immediately changed at no effort to myself other than packing my stuff up. I was moved to a double room at... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I stay in hotels nearly every day for work and this is the worst one ive been in so far. I booked it last minute as my previous choice was unavailable. I knew it wouldn't be the best as you don't expect too much from a Hostel. The email stated check in was from 3pm (Why so late i'm not... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As I assume is the case for the vast majority of people staying here, my Partner and I stayed for one night before getting the ferry in the morning. The good: It said very clearly in the booking information that check in closes at 10pm. We were driving down from Nottingham after 6 so we didnt expect to get there... More 

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Paris, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Is this maybe some sort of scam? This is one of the worst hotel-experiences ever! When we arrived, it seemed quite dark and dingy and, contrary to what we assumed, there was no hotel parking space, only paid parking spaces. Didn't feel very safe, considering the area, which seemed pretty scary and desolate. The Alma Hotel had taken our money... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Thankfully we only stayed one night, the room was on the corner of the building, roof was slanted there was only 4 foot head clearance in some places. Two single beds although double was requested. Massively overpriced even for one night. Reasonably close to ferry terminal though. Would not stay here again.

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