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YHA Medway

Capstone Rd, Gillingham, ME73JE, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 97%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 80%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 100%
Green rating 100%

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

  • Dorm
    From $16.27
  • Private
    From $36.30
10 or more people?

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 17:00
From 10:00 to 22:00
From 17:00 to 22:00

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



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

A really great hostel !!! Nice is the relative proximity to London (about 45 min. drives). Super-friendly staff, great food and especially recommended for motorcyclists, as the parking is paved and flat - we did not always had that on our tour of Cornwall. Whereby the YHA people have to pronounce a BIG LOB at this point - in all the locations where we stayed, everyone has gone to great lengths to park our bikes safely!!!m


Avatar for Heiko


Sat 30 Jun 2018

I had a very good time. The hostel was very special, since it had a lot of history, and was fairly remote. I liked how close it was to trails, and how it allowed me to see more of the country! My only qualm is my own fault--it's definitely a place you'd want to have a car. I didn't drive, and I felt a bit stranded, but, again, my own fault! The staff helped me find shops and pubs to walk to, and helped me a lot!


Avatar for Sally


Wed 16 Aug 2017

Aufenhalt hat uns bestens gefallen. Verbesserungsvorschlag: Vergrößerung der Selbstkochküche, bessere Ergonomik.


Avatar for Carsten


Mon 26 Oct 2015

Zimmer im Sommer sehr heiß. Keine Möglichkeit zum Fenster ganz zu öffnen. Die Türen knarzen so laut. Hier sollte man mal ein paar Tropfen Öl investieren. Die Zimmer sind sehr hellhörig. Wir hatten aber sehr rücksichtsvolle Nachbarn. Konnten gut schlafen, und wurden mit einem seht tollen englischen Frühstück überrascht. Werde hier wieder Station machen auf dem nach London.


Avatar for Christian


Sat 22 Aug 2015


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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