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YHA Medway

Capstone Rd, Gillingham, ME73JE, United Kingdom

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A characterful property in a country park setting, that’s ideal for visits to historic Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and the Kent Downs.

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Gillingham Hostel

Hostel Gillingham

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Visit historic attractions or stride out on the Kent Downs. This traditional Kentish Oast House is in a country park setting. Well located for historic Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and the Kent Downs.

Accommodation is in 2-5 bedded rooms and facilities include TV, laundry, self-catering kitchen and evening meals.

From YHA Medway, you can uncover our maritime heritage at Chatham’s Royal Dockyard Museum, while literature lovers will enjoy a visit to Charles Dickens’ former home at Eastgate House in Rochester. The hostel is opposite Capstone Country Park and The North Downs Way and Sustrans Route 1 are both within a few miles.


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
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • 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

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 10:00
From 17:00 to 21:30
From 17:00 to 21:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719649

Fax. +44 345 3719650

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • North Downs Way (2 to 3km)
  • Chatham Historic Dockyard (1 to 2km)
  • Dickens World (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



Steckdosen waren sehr unpraktisch platziert, allgemeine Qualität der Räume ließ zu wünschen übrig, Toiletten waren halb geflutet und recht weit weg. Personal sehr nett, also lief reibungslos, prinzipiell wieder.


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Fri 01 Nov 2019

Hallo Mike, danke fuer Ihre rezesion. Wir sind ueberrascht das wir die probleme die Sie erlebt haben ueber dieses portal erfahren muessen. Das die Qualitaet der Raeume schlecht waren liegt daran das wir in der Sommerzeit jede woche bis zu 500 Schulkindern einen angenehmen Schulausflug zur verfuegung stellen. In der Winterzeit werden die Raeume daran renoviert. Das die Toiletten geflutet waren ueberrascht uns und nachdem wir alle toiletten ueberprueft haben wie zum beispiel beim taeglichen saeubern koennen wir dies nicht bestaetigen.

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005U00 owner,

Sun 03 Nov 2019



Avatar for Ute


Thu 12 Sep 2019

thank you for your review

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Belle auberge, un service de qualité Les draps sont fournis


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Thu 18 Jul 2019

We would like to thank you for taking your time to give us a 100% Review based on your recent stay at YHA Medway.

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Sat 20 Jul 2019

I was impressed by the meals available on the pre-ordered/pre-paid system. The shared social facilities were very comfortable and spacious.


Avatar for Susan


Thu 27 Sep 2018

Thank you for your Review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Sat 29 Sep 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (2 to 3km)
  • Nightlife (2 to 3km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

113km to Heathrow Airport. 108km to Standstead Airport. 129km to Luton Airport
From Chatham Waterfront bus station stand A take bus #114 or #166 to Hopewell Drive. Then 25min walk
68km to Dover Ferry Port. 66.2km to Folkesone Euro Tunnel
Alternate Transport
Chatham Town Centre - 3km Gillingham Town Centre - 3.5km Rochester Town Centre - 6km Canterbury - 42km Dover - 68km London - 67km is available at the Hostel
Parking is available at the station
4km to Chatham train station

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