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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Hi, I can’t believe one reviewer's claim that ”The "free breakfast" is literally just bad coffee in a dirty cup.” When I stayed there last summer during a geology field trip with some old uni colleagues, Paul, the delightfully attentive owner, appeared every morning with a pot of whole bean Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee and a plate of freshly-baked croissants. He...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Apart the fact that it´s close to the "town centre", nothing is good. Not even close to okay, and I´ve been in a LOT of hostels. After the horrible experience, I thought someone must let people know how horrible this place is. First of all, it looks seriously creepy. We get there, no one´s around to let us in, until...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Well-situated not far from either the ferry port or Dover town center, and at what seems like a very reasonable price (10 GBP on the website - turns out to be a straight-out lie. They charge 15 GBP a night), this seems like a good choice... until you walk through the front door. The fist thing to hit you is...

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I never gave a one-star review before, but boy, does this place deserve it! Sure, it is cheap, but it definitely is not worth more than what you pay for! When you enter the building, currently placed in the middle of a rebuilding site, it looks very much like you would expect from a backpacker hostel. Bit cramped, and old,...

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thecastleinn, Owner at Dover Backpackers, responded to this review

And those are just the good points, kindest regards Paul

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

kind of strange place where things are really weird , if you are young you might like it, one bloke farted and every one thought it was funny then he farted again, really gross , he then drank some lemonade and belched

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thecastleinn, Owner at Dover Backpackers, responded to this review

Right, thanks for the review, kind regards Paul

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Staff couldnt be more helpful. Place has real character. Beds are comfy and rooms clean. Place is very warm and appealing. If you need a place to crash for the night this place is perfect on a budget.

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Duffel, Belgium
Reviewed 6 September 2016

a very laidback, friendly place to stay, with lot of meetings with the locals (in the pub), small room to spend your time, very creative with space (slept in a room suitable for 4 with 6 people, but got a reduction: paid for 5 instead of 6). Nice and friendly staff, allthough a bit difficult to make arrangements with. Ownership...

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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Unforgettable. I've never experienced such an awful hotel. A night 'down under'. On arrival to the Castle I was greeted with a building which did not quite live up to the newly painted, quaint, little pub that the photo suggests it is. In fact, it was a hovel in the middle of a huge building site with no parking. The...

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thecastleinn, Manager at Dover Backpackers, responded to this review

There are 5 showers, some people sleep on the beds and not underneath in the 3 inches of dust and that was a temporary fire escape you were on not the way in other than that good review

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

What to say about Dover, went to visit a close friend for the weekend and it definitely has its charm with an incredibly rich history with a lot of quality places to eat and drink. Went to the castle and the beach and spent a lot of time at Cullin's Yard. The only thing I wasn't happy about was the...

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thecastleinn, Manager at Dover Backpackers, responded to this review

White cliffs is better Alma isn't, nice review though

Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Seriously this place should be paying you to stay there ! I can't comment on the room I never got that far, it's dirty and scruffy, no way was I going to sleep there, I must of only been in the building 5 mins and I had to get out, the smell was foul

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“Ask beforehand for the room with the bracing see view”
  • Bunk beds are available at the Dover backpackers
 of 5 bubbles jmcjannet, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you have to stay here, maybe select an attic room, since there's one floor between you and the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiH535, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Add a tup to help travellers choose a good room: in another hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles 202verav, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to avoid unless absolutely necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles 76MichaelB76, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring a lock for your bag/belongings and a towel”
 of 5 bubbles BB87R, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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