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YHA Canterbury

54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury, Canterbury, CT13DT, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 90%

From 5 Reviews

Hostel rating (5)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 88%
Security 96%
Service 84%
Comfort 88%
Green rating 90%

YHA Canterbury is a beautifully refurbished historical mansion, providing the perfect base to explore this vibrant Cathedral City.

  • Dorm
    From $19.35
  • Private
    From $101.89
10 or more people?

Canterbury Hostel

Hostel Canterbury

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Set close to the cathedral, YHA Canterbury is a great base for exploring the Garden of England, the Kent coast or the Pilgrims Way. Near to the ferry ports and only one hour from London, this really is a great stop over point.

The interior decor is brimming with personality and the hostel offers a café bar, a self-catering kitchen and dining room. There is also a small shop for guests and pretty garden where our Deluxe Cabins can be found.

You’ll find the Roman-walled city of Canterbury crammed with history and culture. Attractions include the cathedral, abbey, museums, guided tours and theatres - great for a cheap city break or weekend away. The hostel is within easy reach of the North Downs Way and Pilgrims Way.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719010

Fax. +44-1227-470752

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Canterbury Cathedral + World Heritage Site (1 to 2km)
  • River Tours + Walking Tours of City (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping + Gardens of City (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



Personnel fatigué, sanitaires condamnés et moyennement propres.


Avatar for Sébastien


Sat 12 Aug 2017

obwohl wir nur eine (kurze) Nacht in der YHA Canterbury waren, hat uns dieser Start in unseren Südengland-Aufenthalt gut gefallen; mein 10jähriger Sohn erklärte den Frühstücksspeck zum mit Abstand besten, den er je gegessen habe; er bedauert heute, nicht die "baked beans" probiert zu haben


Avatar for Ingo


Thu 27 Apr 2017

I have trouble understanding what people may mean by the difference between good and very good. I've been in the Canterbury Hostel before and this time was more enjoyable. It is a truly enjoyable place for me.


Avatar for Gary


Thu 13 Apr 2017

I like the kitchen which is clean and open all the day, and the appearance of the building is nice. However, there is no elevator, so someone who brings large baggage will be very inconvenient, especially for the girls.


Avatar for Ka Yan

Ka Yan,

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Excellent accueil, prise électrique au niveau du lit, super s'il faut recharger un téléphone ou consulter un ordinateur portable. Séjour à Canterbury d'une nuit simplement qui rend difficile les appréciations par ailleurs.


Avatar for lesparre


Thu 01 Sep 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

150m #15 to Dover 1km bus station
23km Dover
1km Canterbury East 2km Canterbury West
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding
  • Life Saving
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Cycling

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