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YHA Canterbury

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A fantastic city hostel, located on the main road into Canterbury, so an excellent base to explore the delights of this historical city. With direct high-speed train services into London and the main entry route into/out of the UK to Europe, this really is a great stop over point. YHA Canterbury at a glance: YHA members can enjoy free Wi-Fi in social areas£580k investmentRenovated cafe barRenovated communal areasFully-equipped kitchenSeven rooms with en suites You’ll find the Roman-walled city of Canterbury crammed with history and culture. The accommodation at YHA Canterbury is close to the centre and popular with groups, individuals and school trips alike. Attractions include the cathedral, abbey, museums, guided tours and theatres - great for a cheap city break or weekend away. The hostel is within easy reach of the North Downs Way and Pilgrims Way.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Grade: 65 out of 100
39Restaurantswithin 1 km
16Attractionswithin 1 km
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Very nice house, good place to visit Canterbury for few days. Kitchen available, rest room, dinner room, garden ! Easy to access in car, bus or walking. The room are nice and there is storage for your luggage.
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I came to Canterbury to see my girlfriend during her language course. Liam from the staff was amazing, he was cheerful, talkative and helpful! Unfortunately my girlfriend left me after I back to home, my heart was quitely broken but still this guy deserves his point.
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This was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. More like a nice hotel. Super clean, comfortable beds etc. The choices for breakfast were super. All fresh lots of it. The staff were wonderful,so friendly and helpful. Great to,have parking on site. It is also a short
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Response from YHA-Canterbury, Team Leader at YHA Canterbury
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for your great review - that is very high praise! We are glad to see you had such a pleasant stay and we hope to welcome you again soon Kind Regards
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Very quiet, clean hostel with superb staff. At walking distance from the city centre (+/- 10min). A comfortable leisure area with TV and some nice X-mas decoration. A nice extra are the private parking spots, about 8, in front of the hostel but don't come with a big car as the
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Response from YHA-Canterbury, Team Leader at YHA Canterbury
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Thank you for taking time time to leave such great review! We are glad the team made your stay a pleasant one and your valued feedback will be shared with the team. We hope to welcome you again soon! Kind Regards
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5 female 20-somethings stayed in the 'Pippin Lodge', closest hut to the main building, for our work Christmas night out on Friday. The hostel itself is on a main road, and is only a 10-15 walk into Canterbury, perfect location. Head into the main building reception to check in,
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Response from YHA-Canterbury, Team Leader at YHA Canterbury
Responded 9 Jan 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review which is also full of accurate and helpful; information for future guests! We can rent towels for a small fee of £2 and we do sell toiletries in reception, as well as some other travel essentials :) We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our cabin and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Hello, we do have (limited) facilities in the rooms that you can use with your own padlock, otherwise we have large storage lockers (£1 per use) and small storage lockers (50p per use) in the basement. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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"The outdoor huts are superior to the rooms!"
"you cannot be sure to get an en-suite room unless you book early. But anyway, it doesn't matter to share the facilities .."
"Rooms with a view at the back get noisy in the morning when garbage is taken out."
"There are only 3 pods"
"I do not have an opinion to recommand this Hostel"
US$24 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCanterbury
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