YHA in South East
YHA Medway
Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3JE
"Great" - 87% Customer Satisfaction Based on 61 customer scores
3 Star Hostel Accommodation - Visit England
3 Star Hostel

Best Price Guarantee - Member discounts and no booking fee

10% Off Breakfast

Beds from £13.00
Private rooms from £29.00
Family rooms from £25.00

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  • Booking for more than 16 people? Click here

    Admissions Policy:
    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).
    Children under 11 are welcome at YHA but can only stay in private or family rooms or in our camping and cabins products.
    Children aged between 11 and 16 can stay in dorm rooms as long as they are accompanied by an adult of the same gender.

  • We are no longer taking bookings for customers wishing to arrive today. Please select alternative dates or location.

Availability Calendar

Can't find a bed on your preferred date? Try choosing a different room type from the selection box above. Alternatively please call us on 0800 0191 700 or +44 (0) 1629 592 700. Members of YHA or Hostelling International are entitled to a discount of up to £3/night off the prices quoted above for bookings at YHA operated properties. Member discounts are redeemable at the checkout stage of your online booking. Family room prices are only available if your booking contains at least one adult and one child under 18.


  • Board games
  • Classroom
  • Coach parking onsite
  • Cot available
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Drying room
  • Early Bird School Holidays Offer
  • Games room
  • Garden/grounds
  • Good public transport links
  • Great for cycling
  • Great for walking
  • Group catering available
  • Laundry
  • Licensed bar
  • Lounge
  • Meals available
  • Packed lunch available
  • Private rooms available
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Suitable for families
  • Trade bookings
  • TV
  • Under 3s welcome
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips
  • Free wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Bedding provided
  • Private rooms
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Need to Know

Reception Times

08.00 - 10.00
17.00 - 22.00


17.00 - 21.30


08.00 - 10.00

Open Every Day?

From 1st March to 31st October YHA Medway is open during weekends and school holidays for families and individual travellers. From Monday - Thursday the hostel is open for group bookings. Beds and rooms may become available three months prior to the travelling date so please check the website for more information. From 1st November until 28th February YHA Medway is open for group bookings and YHA Exclusive Hire.

Hostel Closing Times

YHA Medway is closed between 10.00 and 17.00, and closes for the night at 22.00.

Towels and toiletries

Hand soap is provided next to all sinks. Towels are not supplied as standard but can be rented or purchased from reception. Bedding is supplied in all rooms.


Ample parking is provided outside the hostel and is easily accessible from the main road network.


Pets are not permitted at YHA Medway. Assistance dogs are welcome.

You are able to bring your dog if you book the hostel on YHA Exclusive Hire.

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Maps & Directions


351 Capstone Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 3JE

How to get here

By car: Exit the M2 at J4 signposted A278 to Gillingham. Turn left at the first roundabout and follow signs to Capstone Country Park and the Ski Centre. Turn right at the next roundabout, follow Pear Tree Lane, straight on, at the fourth mini roundabout turn left, hostel is 500m on the left.

On foot: Leave the main entrance of Chatham station, take a right and follow the road down under a bridge and onto the high street. Carry on straight ahead to Chatham Waterfront bus station. The limited service from 113 Chatham to Wigmore between 9am and 5.30pm will take you to the Wagon at Hale bus stop. Follow the sign for Capstone Park then the hostel is a few metres further up the road from the park's main entrance. Taxi travel is strongly recommended due to the inconvenience from Chatham Station.

Public Transport
The nearest coach stop is in Gillingham, 1.3 miles.

Book your coach tickets here.

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Contact Information

Hostel: +44 345 371 9649
Email: [email protected]

Map References

OS Map: 178
OS Grid ref: TQ783653
Longitude: 0.558034
Latitude: 51.357857

Tourist Information

Tourist Office: 01227 378100
Website: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/thedms.asp?dms=13&p1=c&feature=1&venue=3090483&easi=true
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YHA Exclusive Hire

Make YHA Medway your home for a few days by booking the whole place for yourself! Visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website for more information. Available for group bookings from the autumn half term to the Easter holidays.

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