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YHA Canterbury

4.0 of 5
54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury CT1 3DT, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
10 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

YHA Canterbury is a great hostel to stay in if you're travelling to Canterbury. only a 20 minute walk from Canterbury East station, it's also only a short walk to the town centre. It's clean, the staff are welcoming and friendly, and the building itself is incredibly beautiful and well kept.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This was my first youth hostel experience and YHA Canterbury definitely did not dissapoint! Being a little bit of a clean freak, I was quite apprehensive before spending the night here, however as soon as I arrived I realised my perceptions of youth hostels could not have been more wrong. The rooms are exceptionally modern, clean and in our shared... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cute historic hostel about 10 minutes walking distance from the City Center. I arrived in Canterbury at 6am in the pouring rain and the Hostel didn't open till 7:30. Luckily a staff member let me to dry up before check-in at 8. Friendly and helpful staff with good knowledge of the area. I didn't have a reservation and they were... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Good place to spend a weekend and visit the historical city of Canterbury. The hostel was really clean, warm and the staff was friendly. It is only 5 minutes away from the centre so is ideal if you plan to visit the city

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