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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel pub closes at 2am so there is a lot of noise when you go to sleep. Drunk guests all the time. There is just one shower and two toilets per floor (always busy and dirty). Poor breakfast, and horrible coffee, just toasts and cereals. No security at all, the front door is usually opened and the room lock... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful! I found beds to be clean and quite comfortable, the toilets did need a little attention as there is a constant stench of urine (men, please aim). I liked the fact that you have keyed entry from the street and staff is always there. The location is within walking distance to London bridge... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staffs working here were very helpful and friendly. I had totally no idea where to print out my flight itinerary but Juan (one of the staffs) settled it within 5 minutes. This hostel's kitchen was well equipped as well, oven, microwave, e-cooker, utensils, and etc., so much were readily to be used, recommended for people who enjoy cooking during... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only saving grace was the friendly staff. The rooms are extremely hot even when it is cold out. The showers are disgusting with a virtually unusable head. Only separated by curtains so you have to lock the entire room if you want to get changed. Someone had shaved their pubes all over the sink which had sprawled out through... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the night I found the staff helpful and friendly but, the building is in desperate need of a renovation as is the living areas. Shower on first floor not working and no sink in toilet. Bed sheets clean and breakfast tasty. For the price I paid I would stay here again

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is by far the worst I've stayed in..The location is awful, right on a very noisy crossroad...the area is even worse:dirty and unsafe...the staff are very rude and unfriendly plus they stole the pair of glasses I placed in my backpack, which I had to leave for a few hours in the hostel storage.. It's very cheap of... More 

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Turku, Finland
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I think it's one of the cheapest hostels in London so it's not luxury you're gonna get. But the location is perfect, breakfast is included every morning and the staff is friendly. It has a nice laidback atmosphere. Borough station is about 100 meters across the street, there is Tesco and lots of restaurants nearby and it's only about 500... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Cheap drinks, lots of screens for watching sport. Mainly filled with students from Thursday to Saturday but it's a good atmosphere for all. You can also order food which is again essentially take away food but very reasonably priced and satisfying. I believe they do £2.80 snakebites if you feel so inclined.

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Thank Alex D
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Was on the top floor so had to lug a 20kg suitcase up the stairs 😐 floors were creaky az so you couldn't exactly tiptoe to the bathroom at night. There was no lock to the showers on the top floor so got walked in on naked. Great. Every time a person got up to leave the room the door... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I booked the hostel without knowing what I could find. I chose it because it was low cost and it was worth the price, I mean it was quite clean, I met lots of different people, the breakfast was really good and the hostel position was great to visit the city!

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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 

Additional Information about Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares

Address: 6A Great Dover Street, London SE1 4XW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £10 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Dont stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles Juanma596, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go in good weather. Go on a lower floor if you have bags.”
 of 5 bubbles AlexandraB0310, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“ I wonder why this sort of places don't offer a key locker for your bag at the same room, and a little shelf to leave your personal stuff at the night.... maybe for middle sizes bags at least, and you could go out feeling sure... ”
 of 5 bubbles 575murield, 1 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Upstair rooms are quite”
 of 5 bubbles 380pauly, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Book early to get the bigger rooms. They are cheaper AND you get to talk to more people!”
 of 5 bubbles Schenky, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
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