Alma Cafe Express

37 Folkestone RoadDoverCT17 9RZUnited Kingdom
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About Alma Cafe Express

Alma Cafe Express is a modest lodging that provides a complimentary continental breakfast and en-suite rooms. Centrally positioned in Dover, the hostel is less than a half mile's walk from the highly rated Dover Museum.

From the humble single room to the larger family lodging, the non-smoking accommodations at Alma Cafe Express are straightforward in their approach, with each including a television, luxury mattress, and folding table. The en-suite bathrooms also benefit from free toiletries.

For those requiring Internet access, the hostel delivers complimentary Wi-Fi. Additionally, free parking is available nearby.

Each morning in the on-site Alma Cafe, travellers enjoy toast, cereals, boiled eggs, juice, and tea/coffee for breakfast. The communal kitchen is open on a 24-hour basis with free coffee, milk, and biscuits, while The Dovorian Restaurant's casual dining is a two-minute walk away.

Pencester Gardens is a five-minute stroll from the hostel, while Western Heights of Dover can be reached in roughly a half mile. Moreover, Dover Castle is a one-mile journey.


37 Folkestone Road, Dover, CT17 9RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1304)241762 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient Dover location

Feedback spotlights the hostel's location as being one of its major assets. Positioned close to Dover town centre, the property is described as being within a reasonable walking distance of attractions such as Dover Museum, Western Heights of Dover, and Dover Castle.

Shared kitchen a bonus

The hostel's shared kitchen receives positive comments from visitors that utilise this facility. Open on a 24-hour basis and suitably equipped for the most part, the breakfast is also defined as possessing complimentary items such as coffee and biscuits.

Negative Reviews

Rooms lacking in comfort

The general standard of the hostel's rooms is judged negatively by travellers. As well as being called basic and limited in terms of space, the rooms are also described as having insufficient soundproofing and suffering from road noise and the sounds of seagulls early each morning.

Issues with getting parked

When it comes to parking, guests have issues with this aspect of the hostel. With no on-site parking available, visitors say they need to use nearby spaces on the street. These on-street parking spaces are also said to be limited and with time restrictions.

Narrow stairs and no lift

The stairs situation at the hostel is criticised by travellers. Along with no lift being provided, the stairs themselves are defined as narrow, steep, and dimly lit – a combination that makes them particularly difficult to traverse for those with heavy luggage and/or disability issues.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 782 reviews across the web
5.6 /10
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    7.0 /10
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    5.9 /10
5.6 out of 10 based on 782 reviews