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Alpha Youth Hostel Margate
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   3-4 Royal Esplanade, Margate CT9 5DL, England   |  
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Dortmund, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stayed in this hell for five days with our class. The boys had 2 bathrooms for 30 guys and the rooms were so small, that it was a imposition. The rooms were clean, but it wasn't allowed to eat anything there, or we would get a punishment of 100 pounds. The beds were over 200 years old (I thought so). Some beds broke and the pupils had to sleep on the floor. All in all it was the hell. Don't visit this hell and don't give them money!!!!!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The short of it is this place should to be shut down.

Worst place I have ever stayed, left at 5am just to get out of there. Even the low price should NEVER tempte you to stay here.

At the least it should be gutted and totally refitted. It is in an appalling state of repair. Nothing works and everything is broken. Dangerous power sockets, and broken light switches, broken furniture, broken window panes, nothing has been decorated in decades. Bathrooms made my skin crawl.

Staff barely utter a word on arrival, expect you to know the score.

Stayed in many Youth Hostels around the world which have been great, so I know the problems are not typical of Youth Hostels.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alpha Youth Hostel Margate

Address: 3-4 Royal Esplanade, Margate CT9 5DL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpha Youth Hostel Margate 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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