Yha Canterbury Hostel

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DT  show map
 4 stars
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Yha Canterbury Hostel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables


Leisure/ TV room


Paid breakfast


The comfortable Yha Canterbury Hostel offers quick access to Canterbury Heritage Museum, West Gate Museum and Canterbury Cathedral. The hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere.

The center of Canterbury is about 20 minutes' walk away.

50 minutes' drive from London Southend airport and 15 minutes' walk to Canterbury East train station.


Rooms like Quadruple Room, Private Twin Room, Family Room and Single Room include access to a communal kitchen. Some guestrooms of Yha Canterbury Hostel come with heating, a dressing area and a personal computer. Rooms are fitted with single beds and bunk beds. This property has private bathrooms offered for guests' use.


Guests can take advantage of laundry, housekeeping and ironing.


Free self parking, a picnic area and a baggage storage will make a stay in Canterbury a very pleasant one.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

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No parking available.

Number of rooms:   69.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Coffee shop


  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture


  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DT

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City Center
  • Canterbury
    3700 ft
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    4000 ft
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Art Room3300 ft
  • Kings Gallery4000 ft
  • Castle Arts4000 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral4000 ft
  • Animal Arts4000 ft
  • Royal Museum & Art Gallery4000 ft
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery4600 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center3300 ft

Places of interest

  • University for the Creative Arts Canterbury1400 ft
  • Chantry Social Club1700 ft
  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital2000 ft
  • Canterbury Christ Church University2300 ft
  • St Thomas R C Church3300 ft
  • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts3300 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales3300 ft
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction3700 ft
  • Saint Martin's Hospital4000 ft
  • Chaucer Club4000 ft

Train stations

  • Canterbury East Train Station3700 ft


  • Odeon Cinema2000 ft
  • Odeon Cinemas2000 ft
  • Olympia2700 ft
  • Olympia Leisure2700 ft
  • WildWood,3300 ft
  • East Station Snooker Club3700 ft


  • Roman Museum3700 ft
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum4000 ft
  • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum4000 ft
  • Museum Of Canterbury4000 ft


  • Marlowe Theatre4300 ft

Local attractions

  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods2.4 mi
    Church Wood, Rough Common Road, Canterbury
  • Druidstone Park3.9 mi
    Honey Hill, Canterbury
  • Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve4.6 mi
    Stodmarsh Road, Stodmarsh
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park2.6 mi
    Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury
  • Wildwood Trust4.3 mi
    A291 Canterbury Road, Herne Common, Herne Bay

Near the hostel

  • Canterbury Cathedral3900 ft
    The Precincts, Canterbury
  • The Canterbury Tales3800 ft
    St. Margaret's St., Canterbury
  • Dane John Gardens4000 ft
    Watling Street, Canterbury
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum4200 ft
    Stour Street, Canterbury
  • St. Martin's Church3000 ft
    North Holmes Road, Canterbury
  • Roman Museum3800 ft
    Butchery Lane, Canterbury
  • West Gate Museum4200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Yha Canterbury Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Yha Canterbury

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Based on 41 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    It was convenient and not too far from the city. The price was also decent.

    The bathroom and also tv room could have done with a bit of attention for cleaning.

  • Family with children

    Attending my daughter's convocation.

    Very basic amenities without provision of any bath towels. Did not feel safe while staying there as there were someone banging so hard at the windows as if trying to get in. Did not sleep after the disturbance

  • Group of friends

    Atmosphire is good

    The small Dinner-room

  • Group of friends

    Friendly atmosphere, clean and well-equiped self catering kitchen. Quiet location, and pleasant garden.

  • Single

    It was the best YHA I have ever stayed! Big clean room, high enough beds(cos some places you cant even sit up on the bottom bed), well-equipped clean kitchen, and not bad shower rooms with warm water. It was a bit far from the city center, but was cheap and good enough to cover up that point. Ill recommend this place :)

    It was a bit inconvenient that we have to make a call when we need to talk to the reception staff.

  • Group of friends

    It was very near of that place where I had come to ... It was pleasant for me ...

  • Single

    The experience of staying in a dorm with other fellow students and the breakfast was good!

    No staff were available during the day to see to my enquirys.

  • Family with children

    Very good breakfast

    Showers and toilets just clean enough, but very old

  • Single

    It was very cheap and clean!! I've never seen a hostel like that. Also the kitchen very useful and everthing clean.

  • Single

    It's a lovely building with nice features.

    I don't normally stay at hostels, but I needed a short notice overnight and the local places were either ridiculously expensive for one night or fully booked. The dorm I stayed in was fully occupied, with guest moving in and out all night. I didn't really feel secure with my personal effect in the room and the lockers in the basement are a rip off considering you need to go in and out if your gear. It cost me about £5 to go in and out of the lockers and even then it's not really secure. The door to the smoking area was directly by the lockers and left open all night. An easy target for some one to enter and rob travellers.

  • Single

    Location is great, close to the city centre. Clean enough. The self-service kitchen is good.

    Nothing dislike.

  • Family with children

    welcoming and very helpful instructions on reaching the hostel from (Malvena ?) Characterful

    The cockroach in the basement wasn`t great in fact it was the first thing we came across on exploring the kitchen facility. Third stamp killed it (poor thing) but the experience put an immediate downer on our family experience of Canterbury YHA ! "That was a big beetle !" I said to the kids, but they could see for themselves.

  • Family with children

    Location and outside of building

    Hotel; Carpark not marked out so we got boxed in. Room 2 Shower stained and wood door frame rotted. Door lock of room mad been broken and door very badly repaired. Safty sign dangerously broken and about to fall of door and hurt somone. YHA; overprices as no room tea making facilities. Bed matreses too cheep and thin.

  • Single

    * The receptionist was very kind to give me the key when I arrive late around 23.45 * There are lockers between 50 cents (the upper floor) and one pound (ground floor) * TV room with comfortable sofas * Kitchen facilities * 25 minutes walking from the train station

    * You can only do the check in before 23.00 o'clock, otherwise you will sleep in the street (Check weekends!!) !!. I arrived at 23.40 and no one was there. Fortunately, the front door was open and they had a telephone at the entrance. I had to dial the emergency number to contact a member of the staff. The receptionist was sleeping in her place and told me that the check in was before 23.00. The nice thing I sent an email one week before my arrival saying that I would arrive late and I did not get any answer. I explained to her about my email, and although she was a bit angry she decided to come back to the hostel to do the check in. It was very kind of her to go back to the hostel at that time. I had to wait for her 30 minutes so I did not get my room until 12.30. They should mention that !! * There are no receptionists between 10 o'clock and 5 o'clock so be careful when you do the check out !! * The showers were not very clean, and the one in the upper floor did not work * Breakfast not included

  • Family with children

    Friendly personel, nice house, every basic need is covered, You shouldnt be toller than 1.80cm to fit in to the bed. So if you do not expect more, just want to sleep warm and safe, everything is fine.

How to reach hostel

hostel Yha Canterbury Hostel Canterbury location
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Hostel Address:

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DT

Get directions
City Center
  • Canterbury
    3700 ft
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    4000 ft
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms: