Dover’s Oldest Inn and newest backpackers

The view from the Dover Castle Backpackers Inn

The Castle Inn is the oldest Inn in the town of Dover which was converted in 2011 to become a backpackers with newly renovated rooms. We offer dorm beds for as low as £10 per night as well as double or single rooms with on-suite bathrooms starting at £29.

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Situated conveniently about a mile from the ferry terminal with regular sailings to France and Belgium, Dover Backpackers provides an ideal location to explore The Garden or England and the White Cliffs coastline.

One of England’s most complete and impressive Tudor castles looks down on the Inn from the cliffs above, making for a fantastic view from the bedroom windows.

The town of Dover is an often overlooked by backpackers, keen to jump on a bus or train to London or Canterbury, but is in fact a gem of a town.

As the main port and shortest crossing point between England and France it has been the centre of trade with Britain and continental Europe for thousands of years. In this time it has accumulated more than its fair share of historical buildings, and still maintains that port buzz with its cruise ship terminal. With good restaurants and bars located throughout the town centre it offers something for everyone.

The sightseeing highlight of the town is of course the castle, especially if you have children, with newly installed exhibitions and waxwork models depicting scenes from its history there is plenty to keep all age groups entertained.

Dover also offers visitors museums, beaches and of course walks along the world famous White Cliffs with stunning views of France.

The Saxon Shore Way is a walking route which runs along the edge of the cliffs from Dover to Deal, about 15km away. It passes tea shops and pubs, making the journey not as arduous as it sounds and the train from Deal takes just 20 minutes for the return leg.

Many cyclists embarking on a cycle trip around England naturally use Dover as the entry point, and Dover Backpackers welcomes cyclists. We offer secure cycle parking and a bicycle friendly atmosphere.

Dover is the beginning of National Cycle Network Route 1, and 2, as well as Kent cycle routes 15, 16 and 17

Cyclists can also board any ferry with bikes, often at lower cost than foot-passengers.

A bicycle is a perfect vehicle to explore the Garden of England.

We look forward to welcoming you at Dover Backpackers – Castle Inn.

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