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Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares

6A Great Dover Street, London SE1 4XW, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is obliging, breakfast is fairish, but there wasn't warm water in the third floor and the smell on the stairs is terrible. But I would still recommend it, because it's really good for the price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are friendly and location is great - right next to a tube station. However, I would not stay here again nor recommend to anyone because: - 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 (at least... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are wanting cheap accommodation, this is the place to stay. However the money you save on the hostel is made up by the money spent on the train. It is a 2.5km walk into the city centre, so location is not fantastic. The room are clean, but there are nos n wash basins. One shower room per floor... More

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Pamplona, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I heard many negative comments about this hostel before booking, but I still decided to go there. And it was worth it! Oh I love this hostel! I met many wonderful people there, and the service was really helpful when I needed something. The bed was really comfortable, and the breakfast nice. The location was nice, the tube station and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The showers were small ( only one on each floor! ) with no heat setting and a push style faucet that was a bit irritating. It could take up to an hour to actually get a chance to go in because of the volume of people. Breakfast was plain, and ran out quickly. Staff was a bit brisk and standoffish-... More

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Location was out of the way, but right beside a tube station. Felt like I was annoying the staff, and the breakfast in the morning was terrible. The beds were comfy and had outlets beside each bed, but the showers/toilets in the hall were TERRIBLE. The showers only had one temperature and only lasted 10 seconds at a time, so... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice place for the price we paid for. Clean and big rooms. The breakfast is not 5 stars, but as it is free you can't complain. And the staff is very friendly and the location is perfect. The only down side it that there is only one shower room per floor and the pub downstairs was very noise as our... More

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Address: 6A Great Dover Street, London SE1 4XW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Welcome to The Dover Castle Hostel and Bar, providing backpackers and students with great value accommodation and entertainment since 1985. Whatever your circumstances, we will supply you with all you need to experience the best of London. We're located in Borough, just a few minutes walk to London Bridge and London's Southbank with close proximity to major tourist attractions, such as the Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank, Tate Modern and the London Eye. ** Lively entertainment every night, free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped guest kitchen, TV room, laundry facilities, lockers, a free luggage room, and much more. ** Longer staying guests can be set up with private rooms in houses and in flatshares, arranged via our Dover Castle flatshare agency. ** Guests can rent large single rooms or a twin room for 2 persons. The kitchen and bathroom facilities are shared. ** The houses and flats are located in Zone 2, Southeast London, typically 20 minutes from London Bridge. ** Your temporary base in London where you can stay, relax, meet, and interact. Whether you're planning to stay in London for the short or long term, we offer great value to enhance your experience. ... more   less 
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