YHA Canterbury

54 New Dover RoadCanterburyCT1 3DTUnited Kingdom
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About YHA Canterbury

The YHA Canterbury hostel is based in a refurbished Victorian villa, 10 minutes’ walk from the gothic majesty of the Canterbury Cathedral.

Guests have the option of choosing from camping cabins, a small number of private, en-suite rooms and dormitory accommodation, all including bed linen.

YHA Canterbury has a drying room, cycle and luggage storage, free Wi-Fi in the common areas for YHA members, TV lounge, self-operated laundry, free parking and a garden for guests to relax in.

Picnic lunches can be pre-ordered as part of the full catering services offered by the hostel, which includes early and late breakfasts, as well as an evening menu and reception bar. Guests can also use the hostel kitchen to prepare their own meals.

St Augustine’s Abbey, the Canterbury Roman Museum and Canterbury Tales can all be found within a mile and the Canterbury East Railway Station is about 15 minutes’ walk away.


54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(345)3719010 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Recently refurbished and looking good

The Victorian villa of YHA Canterbury has recently been refurbished and as a result, you will find it is modernly-appointed while retaining its heritage, clean and well-kept.

All the essentials close by

Guests have largely found the hostel’s location to be handy since it is within a short walk of the city centre, with a bus stop just 50m down the road and several supermarkets located conveniently nearby.

Good communal areas

Many people have found the guest kitchen to be handy and good for further saving, while the lounge and other common areas bring a good atmosphere reinforced by the friendly and attentive nature of the staff members.

Negative Reviews

Extra charges for Wi-Fi

Although the Wi-Fi available in common areas is sometimes elsewhere described as being free, be aware that this is only for YHA members and non members can only access it for a fee.

Other costs add up

Some guests have also been disappointed by having to pay fees and deposits to use towels and a handful were of the opinion that free breakfast should have been included in the price However, most were understanding of this considering the budget price of the hostel.

Noise from other guests

As in all hostels, staying in dormitory accommodation sometimes means some disruption from people talking, coughing and snoring, but guests at YHA Canterbury have occasionally reported noise travelling from other rooms.

A little bit far for some

While the location is fine for most, the hostel is not within the city walls, so those not prepared for a little walking or the use of public transport may want to consider a closer option.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 263 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.4 /10
  • Expedia
    8.8 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.5 /10
  • ebookers.com
    9.3 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.4 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 263 reviews