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Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares
Ranked #419 of 929 Speciality Lodging in London
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

I spent three nights at Dover Castle Hostel (Sunday-Wednesday) in February in a 12-mixed room. Definitely was a down time as I had only 1-3 roommates each night. Everyone was friendly, you get what you pay for. Good for students traveling to London just needing a place to spend the night. Great location off of Borough underground stop makes traveling the city very easy.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Had a great time staying here, they have a nice kitchen area, are really close to the tube and all of downtown London, and have internet that actually works. Really appreciated all of Carla's help at reception. Every hostel should have someone this competent and friendly working there. Other positives include a fun bar downstairs (with the best drink prices I've seen anywhere in London), paper towels in the bathrooms and a great cleaning staff.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

If you are backpacking through Europe or just looking for a cheap and comfortable place to stay while you visit London, the Dover Castle will definitely satisfy all your needs. Besides more than acceptable rooms and showers the Dover Castle offers great services like a kitchen and lockets, plus a friendly and competent team. Not to forget that they got an awesome bar, where you can chill out after a long day of sight seeing. Overall i rate the Dover Castle a "Very Good" because i was very happy with my stay here and it met all my needs at an reasonable price.

Room Tip: Stay at the top level to check out the awesome rave light at the toilet.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Just at 5 min walk from Borough Station, 15 to London Bridge, the location is perfect in zone 1.
It's a HOSTEL not a HOTEL so don't expect a 5 stars services but the staff are very friendly and helpful 24 hours.
I was living in a 12 beds room and I was surprised by the comfort. I saw the cleaner working so because it's a old building, it doesn't look amazing but she work very good and hard.
There's an Irish pub downstairs and I had a lot of fun, there's always a good atmosphere there.
If you want save money, enjoy a great place to visit London easily and have party, you definitely HAVE TO go there.

Enjoy

Room Tip: Room 1 on the top of the pub so noisy
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Heikel64
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Reviewed 29 January 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, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 January 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, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 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, travelled solo
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2  Thank Stacey Q
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Additional Information about Dover Castle Hostel & Flatshares

Address: 6A Great Dover Street, London SE1 4XW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Southwark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #419 of 929 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range: £12 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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