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37 Folkestone Road, Dover, CT17 9RZ, United Kingdom – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Luggage storage, Laundry, Ironing service, Fax/photocopying
Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
15:00 - 22:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years is charged GBP 5 per person per night in a child's cot/crib.
One older child or adult is charged GBP 10 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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This family-run guest house has won multiple awards and is the only accommodation provider in Dover with 4 stars and the much coveted Gold Award.
Score from 280 reviews Fabulous
Situated just 10 minutes' drive from the Channel Tunnel Terminal, this traditional sea-facing hotel is situated on The Leas, Folkestone's cliff-top promenade.
Score from 1320 reviews Review score
In the centre of Dover, County Hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool and a health club. Dover Priory Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away. Panoramic sea views can be enjoyed in Christo’s...
Score from 1023 reviews Review score
This 4-star hotel is just a 10-minute walk from Dover’s port, and 5 minutes’ walk from the centre. It offers tours of Dover, charming Regency decor, and many rooms with picturesque waterfront views.
Score from 684 reviews Good
Good location, free wifi, good facilities, very clean. He offers cookies and coffee or tea to prepare yourself in a shared kitchen with microwave, fridge, dishwasher, ... very convenient.
The room was smelly. Damp problems. the breakfast was more than disappointing, consisting of a cold boiled egg and a toast with a slice of cheese. The place was very dirty.
Could do with updating desperately, and the breakfast (bread and cheese) details of that should be in the information.
I did like they're stuff the way they operate
Paid £30 for night! Not expecting much and didn't get much! Bathroom clean hour email communication for late arrival code!!!
Mould on walls!
the location is the best for train station. it very cheap and clean. Even though the radiatior does not work, the staff have brought portable radiator, it was enough.
noisy, smelling damp, the room is small
I am one to never write reviews, however this hostel was so disgusting and the owner was so rude I just have to let people know that this place will make Dover a terrible experience! To start off, the room had a terrible aroma of urinated carpet and cigarettes (even though it was a "smoke free room"), the white walls have a replisove shade of brown smearing them, and the mattresses are stained with god knows what. Ive talked to locals about this place and not one person had a good thing to say about it. I was told that whoever stays at this hostel, never comes back. A neighboring business informed me that the owner of the place (middle aged russian guy) is extremely rude and drinks alot. I personally can second that, also I can also add that he is disrespectful, stubborn, refuses to hear your opinion, and should not be trusted with your credit card information!!! For your own safety do not book here. An elderly lady that lives nearby this hostel also told me a group of very well dressed business men were seen taking photos of the place, so it must be under some kind of review.
heating, TV , WC , shower,
The hostel was small, clean (including the mattress) and convenient. The one member (male) of staff that I met was working extremely hard and was very pleasant even in the face of one unhappy customer who hadn't read the rules! The kitchen was clean and well equipped.
For the money and compared to other places it was excellent.
Locality to ferry terminal and you pay what you get: very basic but clean and staff were very polite & helpful.
The TV came with a lot of channels.
-The wifi only worked in the kitchen two floors below my room. -The electricity didn't work until the staff member turned it on. -The window in my room didn't close. -My room was freezing cold with no heat. -The walls in the room were disgustingly dirty. -The breakfast was extremely disappointing and borderline unsanitary. -There was no reception area or front desk.
Very clean breakfast was also included
Tiny shower room but it was clean
The room had a bed The tv worked
Was very cold The bed felt wet Only one small double and one single bed provided in a 'family room' Bathroom was tiny Toilet was dirty Very small winding staircase , not suitable for 2x small sleepy children Should have paid extra 20 pound n stayed at travel lodge
Room was good and bathroom was new. Breakfast was ok.
Looks like a dump from outside and smell on landing.
wifi wasn't reachable in my room
No hot water. Rooms stink. The owner is as rude as can be. Paper thin walls. Building falling apart.
Clean. No smell. Small but nice . cute shower. Nice kettle and microwave in the kitchen + Fridge. Comfy bed + pillow. nice Service
Was waiting outside for 10 minutes until i called them to come and let me in at around 5pm. Shower gel and shampoo didnt work in bathroom,
Price Clean Room Easy check-in & out Coded doors Distance from train station
Mouldy smell Single glazed windows Windows didn't shut properly Traffic noise
Opposite a fuel station. Very Noisy. Window would not shut completely. Woken up at 05:30 by SPAR delivery to service station. I have stayed at less expensive places with better rooms and facilities
Ukrainian gentleman running it very nice.
Hard to find as photo unlike reality. Why not advise ' opposite large petrol station' ?
It was an easy walk into town and my partner, who arrived early the next morning, was able to pull into the filling station opposite for me to join him.
Small room, with ill-fitting window (through which a large spider crawled) and through which the noise of the traffic below was clearly audible. Narrow winding stairs made the hotel feel like a cheap boarding house.
All the building is moldy and damp, and smells like that. Windows are covered in mold and have no sound proof at all so you hear the cars outside all night and its in front of a gas station so that doesnt help either as there is action there all night. Bathroom was dirty and tiles were all lose on the floor. Wifi doesnt work in the bedroom. Breakfast was extremely poor and short as we found a hair in the cheese. Staff is rude and unpolite. For sure we wont return there.
As I assume is the case for the vast majority of people staying here, my Partner and I stayed for one night before getting the ferry in the morning. The good: It said very clearly in the booking information that check in closes at 10pm. We were driving down from Nottingham after 6 so we didnt expect to get there before then, so I emailed the owner and I had a prompt and courteous reply giving me the codes to enter the front door and bedroom door. The email also provided a decent amount of other information about the hostel and local area. The codes all worked fine and we were able to just let ourselves into the room. The room itself was a decent size, had been cleaned and bed was comfortable. Room had an ensuite which I hadnt expected for the price we'd paid. Room was well equipped - TV (which we didnt need to use), ample plug sockets, hairdryer provided. Free wifi (which we also didnt need to use) The neutral: There was free parking advertised as part of the booking (which was part of my search criteria) but I found that actually the only way to access this free parking was to be let in by reception, which had shut down by the time we arrived. We were able to park on street opposite the hostel as the permit parking wasn't applicable during the hours we were there. The whole building is a little shabby and run down - not bad for the price and certainly no worse than the photos show (not sure what some of the 1* reviewers were expecting when it looks basically exactly the same as the photos?) The bathroom was very small - as others have said, you need to either stand in the doorway or in the shower in order to use the sink, but all facilities were clean and worked fine. Can't comment on the owner or staff we didnt see anyone while we were there - which suits us down to the ground, very efficient! OVERALL: It's fine for one night.
The bad: There's a real damp problem. There's mould around the windows and there's a smell of damp. It's an old building and I understand it's difficult to pay for constant maintenance, but honestly if I'd been staying for longer than one night I think I'd have been concerned about getting a chest infection. It's really noisy. We couldn't close the window and because of the proximity to the port there's constant traffic throughout the night - heavy goods lorries so it's loud. Not the fault of the hostel but it might have been better if you could close the windows. There also seemed to be people vacuuming in the hostel at 5AM?? The walls are super thin so you can hear everything, although I think that's to be expected in a building of that age.
help yourself tea/coffee
the outside of the building looks terrible
The rooms where ok with free wifi. Continental breakfast in the morning.
The bathrooms where too small. The beds for a couple should of been a double bed with one single for a child and we were given 3 singles. The breakfast in the morning was ok but continental breakfast to me does have a cold boild egg and toast.(strange)
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