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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have lived in a platoon house in the middle of Kandahar Afghanistan and I would have preferred to take my wife there instead of this place. The room was disgusting there was toe nail clippings on the floor, the washroom was so small on the third floor that I had to avoid hitting my head on the ceiling while... More 

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Thank Terance E
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We missed the ferry at night to France and whilst I went to sort out the new ferry booking the girl I was travelling with looked on the internet for a place to stay. Normally I'd have found the nearest YHA or used AirBNB but she found this Alma hostel and said it's the cheapest one available, it's only 2... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Booked as an overnight stop on the way to the ferry port, in case of bad traffic in the morning. Was a bit dubious at first. The external door opens straight onto a steep stairwell, with automatic lights that don't stay on for long. However, the rooms were very clean, the water was hot, shampoo and shower gel provided. Late... More 

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Thank 832lisa68
London
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is operated by people who have no service standards or a clue what hospitality industry is about. They take right to cancel your online booking without telling you about it to get more money from people who come in from the door and pay more than our online booking cost was, and they then try to do their... More 

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Thank scandigirl2015
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stayed here between trips to Europe, as I am a continental coach driver. Arrived here early evening on a Friday to find the place deserted. After much knocking a Latvian gentleman came down the very steep, narrow stairs and rudely asked what we wanted. Eventually through use of grunts, hand signals and several languages he issued us with a door... More 

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Thank Carl O
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This place is situated on one of Dover's main road which is very noisy. And with no air con, having to have the window open, its not a place to come if you need a good night's sleep. The keypad entry system is flawed and I found myself stood on the street for half an hour as the code given... More 

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Thank Glen P
derbyshire
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

12 of us stayed here on our way to Amsterdam and Germany room was clean breakfast nice . looking at some reviews people really do expect to much for there money if you want the ritz you'll have to pay more than £18 per night

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Thank cressynuf
Leicestershire
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

If your looking for a basic bed for the night with clean room and toilet this is a good budget option. The road noise can be loud especially at weekends. If arriving late there is no reception, everything is done by keypad but the system which works fine.

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Thank Jonnykidblast
Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Terrible experience. Parking is in a public street. The area is not safe during the night: drunk people would break your car just as it happened to our car. The manager is not available for calls in the morning. Another annoying thing is that the code for the main door changes every morning at 10.00.

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Thank christine s
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very simple and small though adequate room. Clean and very reasonable beds, we had a good sleep. One of the cheapest accomodations in Dover even a small breakfast included in the price. So don't expect 5 star luxury , just good value for money.

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Address: 37 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9RZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Price Range: $56 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Alma 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Never ever choose a room in this place....”
 of 5 bubbles scandigirl2015, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“room 3 was clean and tidy”
 of 5 bubbles peteacko, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Best way to choose a good room is to go somewhere else - try checking the promises if you can before arrival not that they answer their fax phone. And then don't believe them. They lie to get the business.”
 of 5 bubbles anjul, 19 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Choose a different hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles 721benb, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The first floor rooms are close to the kitchen for a sneaky cuppa.”
 of 5 bubbles 715KarenS, 13 Nov 2014 | Read review
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