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YHA Canterbury

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

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

  • Private
    From $67.44
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.
  • 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 10 % of rates quoted 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
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available pre check in
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 17:00 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



A bit far from the city but the place is worth it


Avatar for Maria Inés

Maria Inés,

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Our hostel is located a 10 minute walk to the top of town, alternatively buses do run every 10 minutes into town if you wish to avoid walking in the future. Kind regards, YHA Canterbury

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Canterbury - Ellerslie,

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Nous avons eu une chambre familiale en demi sous-sol. La fenêtre donnait sur l'escalier descendant aux pièces communes. Tous les voyageurs avaient donc une vue directe sur notre chambre lors de leurs allées et venues...


Avatar for Aurélie


Wed 31 Jul 2019

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you felt your room was overlooked and will look to add frosted glass to ensure privacy in the future. We hope to welcome you again! Kind regards, YHA Canterbury

Manager avatar

Canterbury - Ellerslie,

Fri 02 Aug 2019

very good thx


Avatar for WU


Tue 01 Jan 2019

Thank you for your feedback! Kind regards, YHA Canterbury

Manager avatar

Canterbury - Ellerslie,

Thu 03 Jan 2019


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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