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A great budget choice just minutes from Canterbury's city centre.

YHA Canterbury

54 New Dover Road Canterbury Kent CT1 3DT 0845 371 9010

We say

Just outside the ringroad that girdles Canterbury's historic centre, this YHA hostel is housed in a redbrick Victorian mansion and has a choice of accommodation – from beds in eight multi-bedded rooms containing between four and six beds and with shared facilities to seven private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There's a dining room, a lounge and a self-catering kitchen, and outside they have some new 'Arctic Cabins' which can comfortably sleep four if you'd rather go for a glamping vibe. Above all it's a friendly place, ultra-clean and very well-run, and well-positioned just a ten-minute walk from the cathedral and Canterbury's city centre. A great budget choice for a weekend in in the city, whether you're a keen hosteller or a novice.

They say

YHA Canterbury is a recently refurbished Victorian Villa, a flagship Hostel for the YHA network and gateway Hostel between Europe and London.  Conveniently located on the North Downs Way (also the Pilgrims Way) with fantastic walking and cycling routes on the doorstep.  A thriving cosmopolitan City – as befits Britains closest City to mainland Europe - plus UNESCO World Heritage sites are just 10mins walk away.  With 15 rooms in-house plus a further three ‘Arctic Cabin’ lodges in the garden with ensuite facilities it has everything you could possibly want from a standard bedroom to a glamping experience you wont forget!

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15 rooms with 72 beds over four floors (private rooms, family rooms, en-suite rooms and dorms all available). Plus cabins, sleeping four or five people.

How much?

Beds from £10 a night, private rooms from £26, family rooms from £29, Arctic cabins from £10 a night per person.


  • Bar
  • Bike Store
  • Dining area
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Drying room
  • En-suite available
  • Family rooms
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Glamping available
  • Kitchen
  • Parking
  • Private Rooms
  • Self Catering Available
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wifi

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  • Groups Welcome
  • Town & City
  • Walking
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Getting There

Arriving by train, the hostel is about a 10-minute walk from Canterbury East station; follow the ringroad east out of the station and turn right at the roundabout onto the Dover road; the hostel is about a 5-minute walk down here on the right. By car, follow the signs for Dover, and the hostel is on the A2050, just over a mile from city centre.


Open all year. 

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