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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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65Somewhat walkable
Grade: 65 out of 100
39Restaurantswithin 1 km
17Attractionswithin 1 km
15Room tips
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A large, imposing old building located on a main road just a ten minute walk into the city. There are rooms on three floors and wooden buildings in the back garden in which to stay. It's clean, tidy and there are two TVs and a large kitchen and a decent sized eating room.
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We stayed in a hobbit home outside and we LOVED our cosy dwelling. The hostel is clean, well equipped and staff are pleasant and helpful. Canterbury is a great place to escape to from London for walks, trips to the Marlowe theatre and looking around such a beautiful historic
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Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
The hostel has been updated and has a large, sunny lounge area and good self-catering kitchen. Handy lockable storage lockers. Only 20-30 minutes walk from the centre of Canterbury. I had a room at the front which did have a bit of noise from deliveries early morning, though
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Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)
Response from YHA-Canterbury, Deputy Manager at YHA Canterbury
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi elp284, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us even with the noise of that early delivery. We hope that next time you will not have that disturbance. Kind Regards Mehdi
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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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Response from YHA-Canterbury, Deputy Manager at YHA Canterbury
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi 52alexial, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked our hostel and enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you soon with other great surprises. Kind Regards Mehdi
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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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Hi, Is access available 24/7 if you have already checked in?
Is there any kind of safe/locker facility for possessions when guests are out of the hotel?
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$29 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCanterbury
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