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Dover Backpackers

The Castle, Russell St, Dover, England, Distance from city centre: 1.4km

Rating: 62% from 4 reviews

  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 60%Staff
  • 55%Security
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 90%Location
  • 65%Value for money
  • 50%Facilities

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  • From the bad reviews I was a bit skeptical about staying there.Though partly true & a bit over-exaggerated, it wasn’t that bad. I stayed 5 nights. The tiny kitchen is often messed up by the long term guests & the fridge's tiny but we managed somehow. As for the street noise - it’s from customers/wanderers using the sidewalk tables/chairs - easily remedied if they care to.The only complain was that imbecile (Dave?) who barged in at 5am accusing me of sneaking into my room - that cost the ratings.
  • 80%
  • 17 Jun 2014 Anonymous USA
  • I have to be honest with you! It was terrible! The place was very dirty, beds lines were very soiled, bathroom was disgusting, chicken bones and dirty underwear in the room! We stayed in over 10 hostels on this trip and that one was the worst! In the bathrooms there blinds were hanging down, I don't even know how you would take a shower without the whole street seeing you! I wouldnt' let my dog stay there! We took our bags and left! Very disappointing and on Christmas Eve!
  • 26%
  • 24 Dec 2013 John USA
  • absolutly filthy, the guy who runs it is friendly, but if I have to go to Dover again I will bring more money and stay somewhere else.........
  • 51%
  • 23 Aug 2013 elkie Germany
  • I admit when I arrived I was a little dubious as the outside looks a bit shabby at the moment, but in fact I had a wonderful stay. The owner was very friendly and helpful, telling me about local history and even giving me a lift and free ticket to Dover Castle! The kitchen and bathroom facilities were good, bedroom was comfy and quiet. The atmosphere was laid back and welcoming. All in all I'd say the owner went above and beyond the call of duty, and it's my first choice for any future trips.
  • 91%
  • 23 Jul 2013 Bramble England
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