Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from leicester

ok to stay for early morning ferry

Posted 25-Aug-2014
Pros: room, kitchen,proximity to ferry
Cons: the exterior and damp
Location: ferry
wouldnt stay for pleasure as hotel looks a dump outside and on stairs and no double glazing but our ensuite room was fine as was the shared kitchen we didnt have breakfast due to early ferry
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Better available nearby for the same price.

Posted 04-Aug-2014
Pros: Easy access out of hours, friendly staff and close to main road network for access to port and motorways.
Cons: The damp problem needs addressing and probably the carpets/soft furnishing cleaning/replaced.
The Hotelier was very pleasant, the access is via a code so it is easy to get in and out out of hours. The facilities sport a guest kitchen with self catering facilities which can be very useful if traveling during unsocial hours. On the downside the whole complex smelt awful, it seems to have a very serious damp problem. The windows in our room were open on our arrival which helped slightly, I closed them on going to bed due to traffic noise but had to reopen them as the smell became overpowering.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Nottingham

Basic but all you need

Posted 22-Jul-2014
Cons: The only thing that was a bit annoying was the digital signal for the TV, but hey we can get by without a TV for one night!
Location: Perfect for a stop over before getting a ferry. Small spar opposite with the garage
From the outside it doesn't look great, bout once inside you have to remember it is a hostel. Keeps the cost low, a small compact room, with a decent shower, TV and Internet connection. Secure digital locks and a small spar over the road to buy a simple microwave meal to put in the communal kitchen with microwave and basic facilities but all you need. It was clean, most people had put their washing up into the dishwasher and biscuit supply was refilled. Don't forget your own milk though if you like it in your tea or coffee. It all means that you literally only have to pay for the cost of the room as you don't need to go out and spend a fortune on going out for a meal. Perfect for a stop over before the ferry. We didn't use the continental breakfast as we left early, but I am sure it would stick to the same kind of theme. We'd stay again.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Disgusting even for back packers. Smell of damp.

Posted 09-Jul-2014
No curtains Couldn't close the window Smell of damp is overpowering. Broken toilet Mirror off the wall.
3 out of 5
for Other
by Wing Co Chris from usually France

Cheap And Sort Of Cheerful Hostel

Posted 21-Jun-2014
PROS: Price, proximity to rail station & town centre & sea front, good wi fi in the room, flat screen TV in rooms (at least - mine did - room 8). CONS: traffic noise (even in a room at the back). Breakfast only served between 0700-0800 weekdays (even though latest checkout time is 1000). Room cancellation policy is a minimum of 48 hrs beforehand, which is pretty restrictive in this day & age. And even then there is a cancellation fee. To be fair I was aware of this from the hostel website, before booking. But it doesn't help when your travel plans change and I had to cut short my Dover trip part way through. OBSERVATIONS: on checking in - was told not to drink the water from the room taps (only from the guest kitchen tap). Not sure if this was a ploy to keep water usage down, as the sink/plumbing in my room looked brand new. Access to rooms is via a step narrow staircase with tight corners - not easy if you have hefty luggage or are less able bodied. Need to pre order the 'full English breakfast' if you want it. The Spar mini supermarket in petrol station opposite the hostel is very useful for provisions. SUMMARY: An ok stay. Not the Ritz, but then again - it's not meant to be. But it is a useful place for a budget visit.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveller

A Hostel you cannot gain access to!!

Posted 31-May-2014
Really annoned....tried to ring this Hostel three times the day before arrival. No answer arrived at 23:38hrs no one there to answer the door. I rang the phone number no answer I could hear the phone ringing inside. NO ACCESS GAINED HAD TO FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY AND PAY MORE CASH ANNOYED AS I PAID UPFRONT FOR THIS DEBACIAL!! Plus place looks so run down.compared to the pics on tge website.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by WV Travel Girl from West Virginia

Great location

Posted 14-May-2014
It is not much to look at from the outside but rooms are clean and comfortable and extremely small. Excellent location. Close to ferries, busses and town square. Nice breakfast. "Tamarra" was very helpful and accommodating. I would stay again.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Barbara from canada

Great stay before a cruise

Posted 13-May-2014
Location: Walking distance to the cliffs of dover,castle and cruise line
Better than expected. Yes the stairs are steep and narrow but the room, staff and breakfast where great. I would definitely stay here again but with a smaller suitcase.
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by David Sefton from Lavausseau, France

Friendly service

Posted 25-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
The reconditioning of the hotel has been done to a high standard. The breakfast is first rate, and the Owner is a very nice chap. I hope it does well, and attracts an excellent clientele.
2 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A Traveller from London / Cadiz

Very mixed feelings

Posted 18-Feb-2014 on Hotels.com
On arrival I was given a briefing on the hotel rules/suggestions by the owner, and was then shown my room. It seemed OK with a very clean if tiny bathroom. I enquired about car parking and the owner pointed to the side road opposite the hostel. This was a bit of a shock because free parking was stated in the hotel's description and my car was full of things I was taking out to Spain. Fortunately my room overlooked the road and I could see my car, so I accepted the situation and went in search of a meal. The only thing open nearby at 7pm was a fish & chip shop and every voice in the street was eastern European which seemed very odd and unnerving. Once back in my room, up the very narrow staircase, I tried to shut out the light from the streetlamp outside but the wooden venetian blind was hopeless. Then I noticed the warm damp smell of the room, condensation between the sealed panes of the double-glazed sash window and the noise from the road. The window wouldn't close completely so every footstep and car going past could be clearly heard. Only because I had been frantically coping with the Thames flooding for several weeks did I relax enough to sleep through everything. I appreciate that the owner is trying hard to run a business, but the building desperately needs work. I was very glad to turn my back on the place at 6am the next morning to catch my ferry.