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YHA Canterbury

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, England
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this as an overnight stopover from the Channel Tunnel - only 20 mins away via B2068 - and for that it was perfect. Finding a family room for five in a hotel is often quite difficult, so getting a room for six was ideal for us. The building has recently been refurbished so the facilities are very good... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Came here from the other hostel in town. Interior is very nice looking, though it seems to carry a religious theme which I didn't appreciate. The female dorm room is on the top floor which many stairs up, so be warned. It has a sink in the room, 2 lockers (tho there's 4 beds) and mirrors (bring your own lock).... More

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Nick H, Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valued feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our Hostel. The Hostel has been recently refurbished, restoring many of our original Victorian Gothic Villa features, as is typical to this area – we are sorry if you interpreted these to represent a religious theme as this certainly wasn’t the intention. We have... More

South of England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Canterbury YHA is in an interesting old mansion on the Dover road, just outside Canterbury. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard (I understand over £500,000 was spent). Rooms are 4-6 person side with comfortable bunk beds. Some have en-suite shower rooms. Beds are made up for you now with luxurious duvets and comfortable pillows. The hostel is... More

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Nick H, Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic feedback - this has been shared with the team. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Niki More

Welling
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

When visiting the scene of Murder at the Cathedral why not stay overnight at the Y.H.A. situated in the beautiful Kent countryside A twenty minute walk from the coach and railway station is the hostel in an old house full of character. There is a large car park to the front of the building and gardens to the rear. The... More

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Nick H, Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We do have 8 out of 15 ensuite rooms available and 2-beds and 4-beds can be hired privately. With notice we can allocate lower bedrooms for dormitory users. We are dissapointed that your rating is not higher and hope to see you again so that we can work to improve this. Kind... More

Hull
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The staff were friendly and helpful. Very clean rooms, kitchen, toilets and wash rooms. All newly refurbished. The only problem I had was the "Hearty breakfast" priced at £4.99 consisted of 1 slice of bacon, 1 sausage, 2 shrivelled fried mushrooms, 1 hash brown and about 10 baked beans!! For that price that is awful they weren't ready till 7.45... More

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Nick H, Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been passed to our catering team and I am sorry that the cooked part of your breakfast was not to our usual high standard. We do endevour to provide enough choice to please everyone, including a wide selection of continental food. I am pleased that you found the staff friendly and the... More

Botswana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Canterbury youth hostel is situated a good 15 minute walk from the centre of town. The building is old so the floors creak and squeak which means that it is not easy to get a good night's sleep for those wanting to retire early. The quadruple room we stayed in was very small and cramped and although the beds... More

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Nick H, General Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I was dissapointed to read that your stay with us did not meet your expectation and your impression of breakfast was not of our usual set quality standards. We strive to continually improve upon and increase our service to guests and your comments are important to us. Thank you for your time. Very best wishes,... More

midlands england
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed at the Y H A on friday 28th June, the room was very clean and tidy, bathroom and toilet facilities was excellent, We were a party of 6 men, and all were accommodated with ease, The beds were comfortable, The receptionist was very obliging, As we had to be up at 5am for the channel tunnel crossing, very... More

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Nick H, General Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued feedback. I have shared your impressions of breakfast with our catering team and am sorry you did not find it to be to our standards on this occassion - a 7 item hot cooked breakfast, with fruit, yoghurt, cereals, hot drinks, fruit juices, croissants, rolls and preserves. Please do let me know personally should you... More

Los Alamos, NM
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

On a recent vacation to the UK, we stayed at 3 different YHAs and found this one to be pretty average. It was about a 15 minute walk from the CBE train station and closer to 25 or 30 to CBW. It was about 15 min walk to the Cathedral area. It is not very close to any pubs, restaurants... More

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Nick H, General Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is dissapointing to see you found our location inconvenient or unexpected - we are 1 mile from the Centre but the West station is a little further on the other side of town. Reception is open from 3-11pm daily with a day access area with kitchen, tv and bathroom facilities for early arrivals. I... More

Concord, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Though our greeters seemed restrained, perhaps new to the job, the hostel and fellow travelers made me feel welcome and comfortable. Sparkling clean facility following the refurbishment. Roomy communal kitchen. Huge dorm rooms; not cramped like so many other hostels. Lovely, leafy neighborhood within walking distance of the train station and the Canterbury Cathedral. So much value for money!

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Nick H, General Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we are proud to provide a good value for money for guests visiting Canterbury. I have shared your impressions with our greeting staff for improvement. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Niki Reynolds - Manager More

Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed at your hostel last week and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for a warm welcome, excellent comfort, tasty food and an impeccable service. All teachers and students were very pleased. I have already started preparing next year's trip... :)

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Nick H, General Manager at YHA Canterbury, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback - this has been shared with the team. We look forward to seeing you next year! Best wishes, Niki Reynolds - Manager. More

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Address: 54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA Canterbury 4*
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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. ... more   less 
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