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“Stayed two times in Dover Castle” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares

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Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares
Ranked #314 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Turku, Finland
1 review
“Stayed two times in Dover Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

The service was outstanding, really friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are cosy and the best hangouts are held in the kitchen. Fav room is no1! Very affordable i would say. And you can keep all your cameras, laptops etc in a safety box for a few pounds. Its brilliant to have the bar downstairs :) Next time going to London Im going to stay with Dover Castle.

Room Tip: Dover Castle room 1, at nights the music in the bar downstairs might be noisy on the lowest floor..
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Very nice are. Quick access to the most important places in London.
Recepcionists very nice and helpful. We were just 2 nights but we felt there really really comfortably :)

Thanks for all!

Best regards,
Natalia, Paulina, Basia and Krzysiek :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

I've never felt the need to leave a review for a place before, but this takes the cake. I wish I could give negative stars. Absolutely disgusting and appalling. Thank God I was only there for two nights and that was two nights too long. It was dirty, nasty, smelly and just plain disgusting. I doubt the bathrooms were cleaned every day. There was a leak on the second floor (where the kitchen is located) and they put out this dirty filthy rag to catch the water. The whole place was slippery. The workers are very very unhelpful. I mean, they are nice when talking about what THEY were doing working in a hostel in London but work ethic leaves a lot to be desired.
The breakfast was toast and packets of butter. I took one look and walked out. I wish I'd read the reviews about this place before I booked. Save yourself the hassle. Stay far far away. Icing on the cake, my last night there, two of my roommates (strangers who met two days before) were hooking up in the bed next to me. Extreme yuck!

Room Tip: My tip: don't do it. I'm sure there's somewhere better in London. Wish I'd gone ther...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Do not stay here. It may be cheap but even for cheap it is disgusting. Smells, cramped rooms, Moldy showers, poor service. Literally no good things to say about this place. Really uncomfortable vibe. Wouldn't stay here again for free.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

If I could have rated this as nothing I would have. An absolutely appalling service provided by extremely ignorant and arrogant staff. Wasn't expecting much in the way of accommodation given the price but this fell below even my low expectations, dingy, smelly and cramped rooms. Was kept waiting at check in for a ridiculous amount of time to then be told a refundable deposit is needed which wasn't stated on booking confirmation. This was paid in cash and on check out informed it would be returned by a cheque which was not explained when it was paid???!!!! I obviously did not stand for this nonsense and after an embarrassing and unnecessary conversation managed to get the cash back!! Safe to say will not recommend in the slightest and would not stay again if paid to!!! Really disappointed by this experience, have stayed in plenty of hostels in London and unfortunately had to resort to this one as the other ones were full, no wonder they had availability!! Lesson learned anyway, hopefully they will see this review and make the necessary improvements, even if only to their attitudes - good manners cost nothing!!

Room Tip: Book somewhere else!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick2g
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stayed here because it was cheap, but of all the 10+ hostels I've been to, it's got to be the worst.
Bad: There was one powerpoint in the room of 12 - which is a bit of a joke, to be honest. The staff tried to clean them, but the bathrooms were always dirty and smelt awful. There was only one or two showers and one or two toilets per floor (with a lot of people living on each floor). They have a kitchen, but it is very small and you have to hire pots, pans, etc if you actually want to cook something. Makes it such a hassle to use. There was no atmosphere and it wasn't really a nice place to hang out in.
Good: decent sized room considering there was 12 of us, secure, good beds, strong wifi and location (right now borough market).

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

The place is cozy n superb value for money. Friendly environment. Dorms get a lil crowded during bedtime but during day u get it for urself! Close to London bridge! Commons toilets r also clean but might have to wait a while during the morning. Breakfast complimentary n good.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank n4xmii
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Property: Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares
Address: 6A Great Dover Street, London SE1 4XW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #314 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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