Our Customer Testimonials

At The Alpha Hostel Margate we strive to surpass our customers expectations by delivering a personal and friendly service that is second to none. We greatly appreciate feedback from our customers to help us improve our service. Please use the form below if you would like to leave some feedback about your experience at The Alpha Hostel Margate.
  • armando777 says:

    What a breathtaking hostel. I had an absolutely outstanding time staying in this beautiful marvel of a building. I will forever cherish my time spent here it was a great break from my everyday existential dread. the manager was extremely helpful and made me feel at home.

  • J Malone says:

    A fabulous wee find
    Spur of the moment trip with a pal.

    Room was great, a bunk bed and sink to ourselves, didn’t have to share, fabulous view of the bay, helpful and friendly staff. Wasn’t a huge fan of Margate itself, but we are planning on staying at the Alpha again so that we can visit more of the surrounding area. Ten minute walk along the shore to town, clean room, shared bathroom, and fabulous value for money – £16 each!. Will be recommending to other friends as well.

  • Amy D says:

    Good Value, Comfortable & Convenient
    The hostel was right near a great quiet beach.

    Also near Margate station.

    Our room was clean and comfortable. Free WiFi.

  • Ollie C says:

    Planned a last minute trip to Margate so was trying to find a place to stay on a budget. Rooms here were nice and cheap at £32 for the night. Wasn’t expecting much for the price but the staff were nice and friendly and the check-in process nice and easy. I was out until 2am and there was no problems with me returning in the early ours of the morning. The bedrooms are all separate weren’t the best but you get what you paid for. Room for 2 had a single bunk bed and a sink. The pillows were quite thin so had to use the one from the top bunk as well. There was free wifi to use and a couple of plug sockets (although in awkward places away from the bed and chair).
    In short, I enjoyed my visit and would stay again if needed for the price. The rooms are very basic but if you’re just looking for a bed for the night then it does the job.

  • MsReepham says:

    Location is excellent – an attractive 10-15 minute walk along the seafront to the Turner. Some rooms have sea views. Staff and owner very friendly and accomodating – (we booked in after 10pm) and rooms and showers, kitchen etc spotless. Kitchen fantastically well equiped – highly recommended and many thanks

  • Mandy L says:

    We stayed here for the Soul Weekender.
    Friendly & helpful staff.
    The cleanest budget accommodation that I have ever stayed in.
    A large clean kitchen of which we happily made breakfast & sat eating with sea views.
    Highly recommended for families & group trips.
    We have booked for next year.

  • Debbii P says:

    Stayed at Alpha Hostel for the Margate Soul Weekender for 3 nights. Very clean and well equipped kitchen. The room had ensuite facilities and we had a beautiful seaview. Very friendly helpful staff who couldn’t do enough to help in anyway. Very clean and tidy facilities. Toilets and bathroom were cleaned daily and we had everything we needed. Thank you Alpha will be booking again next year. Would recommend this affordable and great value for money to family and friends.

  • ferrit89 says:

    friend and i wanted a place to rest our head after a night out at the winter gardens. this was ideal. its very cheap and basic. the place does need updating and will cost a fortune to do so. i can see why they have not attempted this because it will be costly. the bunk beds could do with updating as they are really old and creak when a slight tossing in bed. BUT the value outweighs it. it is extremely CLEAN. happy with my experience.

  • sarahfm2015 says:

    I have just booked what will be our third weekend away at the Alpha Hostel in Margate, for November 2015. We have stayed in November 2014 and November 2013, with a group of families and individuals numbering about 35. We had a fully catered weekend, which worked out to an average of under £50 a head! The staff are brilliant and very understanding towartds families with little ones. The accommodation is comfortable, although basic in some areas, but clean and well cared for. They are working very hard to gradually renovate the building bit by bit and we slept in one of the new ensuite rooms last time All our group love being there, and look forward to coming back next time. Such a brilliant location just overlooking the beach.Thank you Suzy and John and all your super staff.

  • Wickygirl999 says:

    Traditional hostel style. V helpful staff deputy manager Norbert. Great location overlooking beach. Easy 10min walk along prom to town. Clean rooms, kitchen. Good atmosphere amongst all residents. The only negative is due to large groups regularly visiting kitchen area to prepare food is limited. All in all though would highly recommend and v pleased with Margate. Locals v friendly. Some great restaurants, shops, gallery, beaches. Kids loved crabbing too and beach footy. On the up I feel.

  • Lidia S says:

    We stayed in the hostel twice in July 2012 and 2013. Each time with groups of ca. 40 children.
    The location is excellent. The rooms are rather small but clean. The management is friendly and very helpful. I recommend this place special to self-catering groups. The hostel has a well equiped
    kitchen. It is a very good value for money.

  • Sarah Magrath says:

    We have just returned from our third year in a row, pre-Christmas Family Matters weekend. Spotlessly clean as usual. Incredibly good value for a group like ours with families and young children. Helpful friendly staff. They are gradually refurbishing year on year. Simple hostel style accommodation. We will be booking our November 2016 weekend very soon! Thanks to Suzy and Chrsitina for looking after us this weekend.

  • mandy says:

    The hostel was friendly & very clean.
    The staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
    We stayed for the weekend for the Margate Soul Weekender.
    We have already booked for next year & would highly recommend Alpha Hostel.
    Remember its a hostel not the Ritz.

    thank you x

  • Pauline says:

    Stayed for two nights and was impressed with the hostel, had our breakfast and cooked our evening meal in a well equiped kitchen. Hot showers and clean room. Rooms were small and compact but didn’t spend lots of time there as too busy enjoying Margate and Westgate for which the hostel is well located.

  • Gireira says:

    Real good information can be found on site.

  • Christine G. says:

    We stayed in July 2014 at Margate Hostel and were very happy there. The hostel is located directly at the beachline (just across the small road), in walking distance to the very lovely city center of Margate.
    We were specially impressed of the outstanding cleanliness, the very well kept kitchen – still equipped with the former hotels kitchen equipment, so every need in self catering is fulfilled – and the friendliness of the hotel staff. Our room was still breathing the ambience of the hostels earlier times as a bed and breakfeast hotel, the beds quite small and only one (double) power outlet per room – but this already equipped with an adapter for travellers from europe, the beds were already made, and the common room is provided with toys for the kids – so in every aspect more than we had expected.
    We will gladly come back if we are again in that area!

  • Ferencne Gyenis says:

    I was one of the leader of a group (45 – 16 to 17 year olds) that used Alpha Hostel. The staff were so helpful and went out of there way to accommdate the needs of the group.The Hostel was so clean and the meals provided were great. We enjoyed the area and hostel so much we booked it for next year! Thanks to all the staff for making our trip such a great success and the suggested tourist venues they helped organise in the local area, the south east and London were a great hit with my group.

  • Sarka Smith says:

    Great Location, and the staff were very helpful.

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