Hostels in Dover, England

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Get to know Dover (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dover. To help you make friends with Dover before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Dover is the main access port into Britain, with both the Chunnel and many of the main ferry lines terminating here. The city is also well known for its cliffs made of white chalk, featured in many stories and legends from long ago.

If you are staying a night there are not a lot of choices for hostels in Dover. If you aren't able to book a hostel in Dover, there are several nearby towns that are well connected via train making it easy to get to and from Dover. If you find yourself with a choice between several locations, being close to the port has its pros and cons. The port is a great launching area for some great hikes and makes it easy to grab a ferry if that is on your to do list. Beyond that there is not much to do, and the walk into town will take 15-20 minutes. There is a very inexpensive shuttle bus running from the train station to the port.

There is not much to do for nightlife but there are several British style pubs around town. Although they close early, its a great introduction to Britain or a fine place for a final farewell. Its best to spend your time in Dover exploring the history and natural landscape during the day and settling in for the night.

Many backpackers pass quickly through Dover without stopping, but if you take the time to stay a night in a Dover hostel you will find yourself with more than enough to do.

Written by local enthusiast for Dover hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dover hostels Josh

FAQ about Dover Hostels

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Your Packing List for Dover

Your Packing List for Dover

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dover and England.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Dover Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dover, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$30 Average dorm price
$30 Cheapest hostel in Dover
Dover Adventure Backpackers is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Dover
Dover Adventure Backpackers is the best rated
4.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Folkestone (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Deal (12 Km / 8 mi.)
Sandgate (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Canterbury (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Sangatte (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Calais (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Sittingbourne (46 Km / 28 mi.)

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