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YHA Canterbury

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014
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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canton of Solothurn, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Hostel was refurbished recently - and a very good job was done there! The colourfulness (even in bathrooms) makes the whole building very special and pleasant. Of course, the old building itself has its own charm, but the colours make it a nice combination of old and new. Perhaps only the carpets in the bedrooms were not a particularly... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've stayed at several hostels and generally the management is very good. Martin Gardiner the Manager at Canterbury however just did that little extra for the guests from taking their luggage upstairs, serving drinks into the lounge, personally showing guests the route to the garden and ensuring the space of the small carpark is maximised to its capacity so guests... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's a very lovely place - near a pub and a Sainsbury's in one end, half an hour into the town on the other end. Part from if you are walking from Canterbury West train station might be a bit far (not so much for the East station), it is generally lovely. Also I have had one of the best... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
42 helpful votes 42 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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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

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

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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

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Address: 54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
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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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