Dover Backpackers

Russell StreetDoverCT16 1PYUnited Kingdom
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About Dover Backpackers

Dover Backpackers is a Grade II listed inn converted to a hostel with newly-renovated rooms in 2011. The hostel is within walking distance of the ferry port.

Room options at Dover Backpackers include mixed dorm room and private rooms with shared bathrooms, and double and single rooms with en suite bathrooms.

Features of the hostel include a common room, a games room, a bar, a communal kitchen, tea/coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage. This backpackers is bike-friendly and offers secure cycle parking.

There are a number of dining venues within walking distance of the hostel, which also has a bar and vending machines with snacks and drinks.

The hostel is a short walk from Dover Castle, the town centre and the ferry terminal from where boats to France and Belgium operate. It is 15km to The Saxon Shore Way, a popular walking route along the famous White Cliffs.


Russell Street, Dover, CT16 1PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(777)6127592 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Exceptional service.

Guests agree the staff at the hostel are friendly and welcoming, with several mentions of the owner as being very helpful. Many guests were treated to tours of Dover, where they learned about the town and its history, and some were offered complimentary t

Convenient location.

Many reviewers found the location served exactly the purpose they needed, whether it was a stopover on the way to the ferry to Europe, which they could easily walk to from the hotel, or to explore Dover itself. Guests say the hostel is located on a quiet

Ideal option for budget travellers.

Guests found the hostel was a good solution when travelling on a budget, particularly compared with the price of other accommodation options in Dover.

Negative Reviews

Poor state of cleanliness.

The hostel’s cleanliness receives very poor reviews, though some guests say they found there was a certain charm in the building’s quirkiness and authenticity. Most however, agree the cleanliness leaves much to be desired.

Facilities could be better.

Some guests felt the hostel and its facilities could have been better maintained. There are many mentions of the bathrooms in particular, with reviewers mentioning issues they were displeased with such as the lack of curtains on showers or lightbulbs in n

Unreliable hot water.

While there are many positive mentions of the showers, there are also several reviewers that say the showers were cold during their stay.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 562 reviews across the web
6.8 /10
6.8 out of 10 based on 562 reviews