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Saturday: 9am - 5pm
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YHA Canterbury


54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3DT

T: 0845 371 9010

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This hostel provides the following facilities:

Cot available

Credit cards accepted

Cycle Store


Drying room


En suite rooms available


Group catering available

Internet access



Luggage store


Picnic lunch available

Private rooms available

Restaurant/dining room

Self-catering dining room

Self-catering kitchen

Suitable for families

Table Licence

Trade Bookings


Under 3s welcome



70 Beds

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About YHA Canterbury

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 investment
  • Renovated cafe bar- take a look at the menu here
  • Renovated communal areas
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Seven 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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Need to know

Towels are not supplied. They are available to hire from reception for £2 (+ £5 deposit) or please bring your own. Bedding is supplied.

There is very limited parking on site.

Once booked you can find some great information on the local area at http://www.visitkent.co.uk/


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Reception Times:
07.30 - 10.00
15.00 - 23.00

Hostel Closing Times:
24 hour access after check-in

Is the hostel open every day of the year?

Manager recommends

  • Try a gentle walk along the City wall to the Castle, through the Westgate gardens and back through town. Visit the Cathedral, followed by a river boat tour, some shopping at Whitefriars and then back to your accommodation for a few drinks in the bar! The perfect weekend city break.

Volunteering opportunities

Student placements – live in
Gardener – live out

YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Canterbury your home over Christmas and New Year by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more details and make this holiday season a memorable one.

YHA School Trips

Located close to the town centre, YHA Canterbury provides a great base from which your school group can explore this beautiful Roman city. Facilities include Internet access and group catering - perfect for a school trip! Visit the YHA School Trips website to book your stay.

Under 5? Please stay in a Private Room.
Under 15? Please be accompanied with an Adult staying in the same room.
Aged 16 or 17? Please bring a friend or Adult if staying in Shared Accommodation.

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