YHA Medway Exterior
Bed in a shared room from £13.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm
  • WiFi in shared rooms

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in all our shared rooms.
WiFi:
Free WiFi is available in all our shared rooms.
Private room from £19.00/night

Amenities

  • Bed linen
  • Central heating
  • Cot available
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Lock on doors
  • Smoke alarm

Need to know

Check in:
From 17:00 - 21:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
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:
Bedding is supplied in all our private rooms.
Entire place - Whole hostel from £299.00/night
  • Whole hostel

    7 bathrooms 15 bedrooms sleeps up to 53 guests

    Formerly a traditional coast house, YHA Medway provides modern, comfortable accommodation for guests during their stay. The property is a fantastic base for a countryside escape with family and friends. 

    From £299.00/night

Amenities

  • BBQ area
  • Bed linen
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Central heating
  • Cleaning basics
  • Clothes airer
  • Cot available
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Dryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Fridge
  • Garden/grounds
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Highchair
  • Hot water
  • Iron and board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Lock on doors
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Shower(s)
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to know

Check in:
From 16:00
Check out:
Before 10:00
Heating:
There is a central heating throughout the property.
Bedding:
Bedding is supplied in all our rooms.
Checking in:
You will receive an email prior to your arrival with the property address and check-in instructions.
Guest access:
Guest have the use of the whole property. A member of staff lives on the hostel grounds with separate access routes.
WiFi :
Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

Shared spaces

Kitchen and dining

The small kitchen is located on the ground floor and includes a range of conveniences listed below.

Kitchen appliances: clothes airer, iron and board, kettle, microwave, oven, refrigerator, stove, toaster, tumble dryer, washing machine.

Kitchenware: dishes and cutlery for 53 people, kitchen utensils, pots, pans.

Cleaning basics: anti-bacterial spray, bin bags, cloths, paper towels, soap, sponges, tea towels, washing up liquid.

Located on the ground floor, the dining room seats up to 12 people across 2 tables and chairs. There is a separate classroom with seating for 28 people across 6 tables.

A highchair is available.

Lounge

The lounge is located on the ground floor and seats up to 10 people. There are 3 comfy sofas, 3 armchairs and a wall-mounted flat screen TV to relax with in the evening  after a long day in nature.

Bathrooms

Across the entire building there is a total of seven bathrooms.

Toilets: 8

Showers: 6

Toilet paper is provided and hand soap is available next to all sinks.

Outdoors

Outside is a medium-sized garden.

The garden is enclosed with a fence and bushes and has a gate.

Guests have full access to the garden.

Outdoor amenities: BBQ area, cycle store, grass/lawn, picnic tables.

Sleeping arrangements

Across the entire building there is a total of 15 bedrooms.

Ground floor

One room that sleeps up to 8 people. It includes 4 sets of bunk beds.

First floor

Six rooms that sleep up to 4 people each. They include 2 sets of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 5 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds and a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

Three rooms that sleep up to 2 people each. They include 1 set of bunk beds.

Two rooms that sleep up to 1 person each. They include a single bed.

One room that sleeps up to 3 people. It includes a high sleeper bunk with a double bed underneath.

A cot is available.

Overview

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Situated in rural Kent, opposite Capstone Farm Country Park, YHA Medway is a traditional Oast house with plenty of character. Guests are welcome to relax in the ambient communal lounge and be sure to look out for exposed beams and beautiful brickwork.

YHA Medway is well-located for winter sports at Chatham ski centre, historic Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and the Kent Downs – which offers lovely countryside for walkers to enjoy. Medway is also within striking distance of London, should you wish to combine your trip with a visit to the capital.

Why guests love YHA Medway

  • Character property full of original features
  • Well-located for nearby attractions
  • Attractive external area

Accommodation at YHA Medway

Bed in a shared room

Dorms are not currently available. 

Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.

Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.

Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.

Private rooms

Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you.

We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire.

Reviews

Hostel facilities

  • 24-hour access
  • BBQ area
  • Breakfast
  • Classroom(s)
  • Coach parking on premises
  • Contactless payments
  • Cycle store
  • Dining room
  • Evening meals
  • Free parking on premises
  • Games
  • Garden/grounds
  • Group meals
  • Highchair
  • Library
  • Licensed bar
  • Medium garden/grounds
  • Minibus parking on premises
  • Near bus stop
  • Near train station
  • No mobile coverage
  • Outdoor seating
  • Packed lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Shared drying room
  • Shared laundry room
  • Shared lounge
  • Shared TV
  • Sole use
  • Vending machines
  • Water refill station
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

Hostel need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - luggage/storage room(s), cycle store(s).

Seasonal opening pattern: YHA Medway is open all year round.

Hostel opening hours: YHA Medway is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 08.00 - 10.00-17.00 - 22.00.

Reception hours: From 08.00 - 10.00-17.00 - 22.00.

Restaurant opening hours: YHA Medway’s restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 17:00 - 22:00.

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

WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.

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

YHA Medway - Access Statement

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YHA Medway

Map references

OS Map: 178

OS Grid Ref: TQ783653

Lat/Lng: 51.357857, 0.558034

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9649

Email: [email protected]

YHA School Trips

YHA Medway has great facilities for study trips with on site classrooms, home-cooked meals, a garden and a self-catering kitchen. With many cultural, historic and adventure attractions nearby, this is a great location for a variety of school trips. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.

Volunteering

Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

History

An oast, oast house or hop kiln is a building designed for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing process. They can be found in most hop-growing (and former hop-growing) areas and are often good examples of vernacular architecture. Many redundant oasts have been converted into houses or, in our case, into an affordable accommodation provider. Ideal for outdoor pursuits, we are just a few miles from the North Downs Way and Sustrans Cycling Route 1. The Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre is only a five minute walk away. YHA Medway guests can also visit Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral and Charles Dickens’ former home, at Eastgate House. Historic Leeds Castle is just 12 miles away.

Meet the team

David and his small team, welcome you with over 20 years experience in hospitality to YHA Medway. David & Iain have accrued over 20 years hospitality experience together. This small team will try what they can to look after you.


Manager recommends: A gentle walk opposite Capstone County Farm Park, Safe and quick slide down the Hill of Chatham’s Snowsport Centre, a daily trip to London which is only 24 miles away, a memorable visit to Rochester Castle or a historic research at Chatham dockside.

Walkers and Cyclists Welcome TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers' Choice Award

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