Located in a Victorian villa in a quiet, tree-lined street, YHA Canterbury is just 15 minutes’ walk from Canterbury Cathedral. Guests can enjoy the cafe bar, TV lounge and games room.

Most rooms contain bunk beds, and all rooms have access to a shared bathroom.

Meals are available at YHA Canterbury, along with a self-catering kitchen and dining room. There is also a small onsite shop. Guests at YHA Canterbury can relax in lounge or the pretty garden. Laundry facilities with washing machines are also available for guests' use.

The center of historic Canterbury can be reached in 10 minutes on foot, while The Marlowe Theater is 15 minutes’ walk away. St. Augustine’s Abbey is a 10-minute walk, and Canterbury East Rail Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

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About YHA Canterbury

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  • Hi. Do you have a designated and secured space to store bikes? Can they be kept in a room? Thanks.

    We have a secure bike shed which can be accessed with a key from reception.


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    Answered on September 10, 2021
  • There's a coking area?

    Hello. Sorry we do not have any cooking facilities in the Hostel at present, however there are dozens of restaurants on the doorstep that offer eat-in, takeaway or delivery options. Kind regards, Niki


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    Asked about: Twin Room with Shared Bathroom • Answered on July 17, 2021
  • Is the self catering kitchen available please?

    Yes it is :)


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    Answered on August 12, 2021
  • Is there an iron in the room?

    Hello, We have a ironing board and iron located in the laundry room for guests to use.


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    Asked about: Quadruple Room • Answered on November 15, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes. We have pay as you go lockers in our basement and if you are staying in dormitories there are padlock lockers.


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    Answered on October 13, 2019
  • Do you do double rooms

    Some of our rooms do contain a double bed.


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  • If booking a dorm with five bunk beds for a party of five people will we have exclusive use of that dorm room?

    Do not book it as a dormitory as you may be split across multiple dormitory rooms. Always book as a private room if you want privacy.


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    Asked about: Dormitory Room (5 Adults) • Answered on October 13, 2019
  • I regularly work in Canterbury and have always liked to stay at the YHA. However this year I can't find any availability for any of my dates through Booking.com - is this the only way to book with you?

    Hi, On Monday 5th Sep we only have our cabins open which can be booked direct. The main hostel is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. Hope to see you soon. Niki


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    Answered on September 4, 2021
  • We may be arriving around 9.30 p.m. Will we definitely be able to find a safe parking space?

    We do have seven parking spaces in front of the hostel. If these spaces are taken at he time of your arrival, you can park overnight for free on Rochester Avenue or St Laurence Rd.


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    Answered on September 4, 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    If you use the ones in the dormitories you can use your own locker. The basement lockers are pay as you go.


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    Answered on October 13, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are included. Towels can be hired for £2.


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  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    We do not arrange activities/events for guests.


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  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    No. For hygiene reasons we do not allow guests to bring bedding for our beds. All of our beds are supplied with freshly laundered and pressed linen on pillows and duvets.


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    Answered on October 13, 2019
  • Hi, I am a solo traveller. Is the twin room with shared bathroom a shared room also or is it private? Thanks.

    All of our bedrooms are private. YHA are not operating any dormitory style facility at present. If you have not booked an ensuite room, there are frequently cleaned showers and toilets on the same floor and around the building that you can use.


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    Answered on July 23, 2021
Area Info *
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Closest Airports
  • London Southend Airport
    26.5 miles
  • London City Airport
    47.8 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    55.1 miles
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Amenities of YHA Canterbury
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules YHA Canterbury takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 7 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 16 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo JCB YHA Canterbury accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

YHA cannot accept bookings for 16 people or more. Any such bookings will be canceled by YHA.
The maximum length of stay is 14 consecutive nights. Following any stay of 14 nights, guests may not stay in any YHA accommodations for at least seven nights.
The ID must match the name and address on the booking. Where a booking is for more than one person, the named person on the booking will need to provide proof of identify that matches the name and address on the booking. ID will also be requested from all other adult guests. These IDs must match the name they sign in with at check in.
Please note discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or Hosteling International as part of this booking.
Towels are not included in the room rate. Guests can hire them at the property or bring their own.
Please contact YHA directly for more information about accessible facilities.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about YHA Canterbury

  • YHA Canterbury is 0.8 miles from the center of Canterbury.

  • The prices at YHA Canterbury may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at YHA Canterbury (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Check-in at YHA Canterbury is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • YHA Canterbury offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):