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Alpha Youth Hostel Margate

3-4 Royal Esplanade | Westbrook Bay, Margate CT9 5DL, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was brought up being told if you have nothing good to say about a place or person not to say a thing. So I shall not comment on the owner or venue. But I will say we had to go to the police and tourist board with our complaints. Not child friendly due to constant profane language use in... More 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is excellent - an attractive 10-15 minute walk along the seafront to the Turner. Some rooms have sea views. Staff and owner very friendly and accomodating - (we booked in after 10pm) and rooms and showers, kitchen etc spotless. Kitchen fantastically well equiped - highly recommended and many thanks

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I came to the Alpha hostel for the second time. The location is pretty good. You are 5 minutes walk away from a tesco metro and 15 minutes away from the main promenade. The rooms are basic - the sort you'd expect for the price you're paying. The actual running of the hostel, however, leaves much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for the Soul Weekender. Friendly & helpful staff. The cleanest budget accommodation that I have ever stayed in. A large clean kitchen of which we happily made breakfast & sat eating with sea views. Highly recommended for families & group trips. We have booked for next year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Alpha Hostel for the Margate Soul Weekender for 3 nights. Very clean and well equipped kitchen. The room had ensuite facilities and we had a beautiful seaview. Very friendly helpful staff who couldn't do enough to help in anyway. Very clean and tidy facilities. Toilets and bathroom were cleaned daily and we had everything we needed. Thank you... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

friend and i wanted a place to rest our head after a night out at the winter gardens. this was ideal. its very cheap and basic. the place does need updating and will cost a fortune to do so. i can see why they have not attempted this because it will be costly. the bunk beds could do with updating... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have just booked what will be our third weekend away at the Alpha Hostel in Margate, for November 2015. We have stayed in November 2014 and November 2013, with a group of families and individuals numbering about 35. We had a fully catered weekend, which worked out to an average of under £50 a head! The staff are brilliant... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Traditional hostel style. V helpful staff deputy manager Norbert. Great location overlooking beach. Easy 10min walk along prom to town. Clean rooms, kitchen. Good atmosphere amongst all residents. The only negative is due to large groups regularly visiting kitchen area to prepare food is limited. All in all though would highly recommend and v pleased with Margate. Locals v friendly.... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed in the hostel twice in July 2012 and 2013. Each time with groups of ca. 40 children. The location is excellent. The rooms are rather small but clean. The management is friendly and very helpful. I recommend this place special to self-catering groups. The hostel has a well equiped kitchen. It is a very good value for money.

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shropshire UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This hostel is run by very helpful and friendly staff and management - they go the extra mile to make your holiday run smoothly....unlike so many places ! It was 20mins straight walk from the station, and a Tesco express is close by. The beach opposite is large and sandy, lifeguards on duty. It is very good value for money... More 

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