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YHA Canterbury

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54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Martelange, Belgium
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to a strike in Calais, my group and I were held up one extra day in Britain with no place to sleep. Fortunately, the good ladies from YHA South Downs used their magic wands to book us night at the YHA Canterbury, which turned out to be one of the best places we've ever stayed at with a group... More 

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kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this hostel is a fair walk from the city centre it is one to be proud of and has had a lot of money spent on it lately. In the basement is a large kitchen area and at the back some spare ground, although there have recently been three Hobbit houses built that each hold five people - they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stayed with a couple of mates for a long weekend. The facilities were very good: lots of kitchen space, for instance, so that cooking was fun. Rooms recently refurbished and very clean. We even had an ensuite! Nice lounge too. It's only a few minutes walk into town.

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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Definitely one of the better hostels out there in the UK. I had a good stay while visiting and exploring Canterbury. The rooms are all to a high standard as the old building its in has been refurbished recebtly. Bunk beds comfortable, though rooms are on the small side. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The guy at reception was friendly... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

LOVED my experience at YHA Canterbury. I stayed there in May 2014 (sorry for the late review!) and had a great time. This hostel has recently been completely renovated with brand new, modern amenities, yet it retains the historical building (so pretty on the outside). The staff was helpful and friendly, the beds were comfortable, and the showers/bathrooms are super... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed here in April and booked a family room without bathroom and it was very spacious, clean and all beds made which makes such a difference after a long journey. Would thoroughly recommend as the staff were very helpful and polite, nice breakfast in bright dining room and not too much noise from other guests (considering our room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights, one in one of the lodges and one in the hostel itself. The former is brilliant but be warned the two top banks are too close to the ceiling for adults.. Otherwise lovely accommodation including a fridge, kettle and ensuited bathroom. The kids absolutely loved it! The hostel room was OK, but a bit grubby....showers were... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Booking in late March at Canterbury YHA I noticed there were some new arctic cabins being built. Accomodation for 5 and ensuite too - very intriguing so just had to book. With the overnight temperature predicted for our stay of just 1 degree we bought layers of clothes and hot chocolate and knew the main hostel lounge would be a... More 

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This hostel having being recently refurbished is nice and clean with modern facilities.This wonderful Victorian building is located close to a supermarket and its possible to walk into the centre of the city. Definitely would stay again!

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I will share this with the team and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Niki More 

Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was the only Youth Hostel that I staid at. It was so nice and the staff was great. It was clean, well located, and had many places to meet and had great indoor communal areas. The kitchen was great and the prices were wonderful.

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