This place had all the ingredients to be a great place to stay. It is super cheap, has a great bar downstairs and seemed like a lot of fun. HOWEVER, if you ever decide you want to go to sleep before the bar closes down you can forget about it. If you can get past the fact that you're in a room with 17 other people it doesn't really matter because the whole room shakes, literally! My bedframe rattled until after 2AM when the bar finally closed down. That's the one and only problem with this place.
I met a bunch of cool people who were staying there. Mostly students, or people passing through there only for a night. Apparently there's a place in Hyde Park that they go to when they've saved up some money, so they can get some sleep.
Seriously though, sound proof your bar! I stayed in a hostel in Prgaue, Traveler's Dhloua I think it was, which is on top of a nightclub and it's soundproofed and was never a problem.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares Hotel London
- Dover Castle Hostel And Flatshares
- Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares London, England