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YHA Medway

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351 Capstone Road, Gillingham ME7 3JE, England
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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a few kids with me, the staff were friendly and helped us a lot. The food was delicious, especially the curry and we asked for breakfast very early and each day it was never late they also accommodated the peanut allergy well too. Wifi was a bit iffy but so was my phone data so don't think it... More 

Thank Shooks1988
Aix-en-Provence, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

It is the third year when I come to YHA Medway for a school trip around Dickens. The youth hostel is situated well. It is pleasant to wake up with the birdsong. We eat very well and the staff is charming.

Thank aholtzheyer
Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Stayed here for what was to be 2 nights but after the first night had to abandon the place. Room 3 - faced directly in front of the door - banging doors till midnight / loud birds all morning dawn chorus above heads and more banging from 6.00am. Teen boys and I slept very little. Food mediocre to poor.....staff nice... More 

1 Thank RotherwoodAngel
YhaMedwayManager, Manager at YHA Medway, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had a disturbed night at our hostel. We always encourage our guests to let us know if they have any issues during their stay so we can resolve them as soon as possible. We would have been happy to move you to a different room if you had let us know that one was so noisy,... More 

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74 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I booked here with some trepidation as i have not stayed in a youth hostel for decades and never on my own. The building has been beautifully restored both in and out. The welcome was excellent and i was allocated a bunk in a 4 bunk room. Luckily there were only two of us in the room so we both... More 

Thank Jo S
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Since I've become a courier I've stayed at lots of different places, some good, some not so good. Having spent one night at the YHA Medway all my preconceptions about them went straight through the window. I was pleasantly surprised the location was clean, fresh and very well presented. The staff were very pleasant and couldn't do enough to help... More 

Thank Ken B
Feldberg, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It is a interesting house in a great landscape. Its near Dover and London and it isin a calm neighbourhood. We met a very kindly and helpful staff, we felt us welcome, although we just stayed for one night each time.

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)

Thank familyweber
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I understand that this is a basic hostel and you get what you pay for! The good points lovely building on the outside, polite staff, good clean kitchen area. The beds were old they creaked if you turned over, the bedding was tatty, you could hear every sound and past 11.00pm someones child kept opening and slamming the door( that's... More 

Thank sammy1977
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447 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Although this hostel is a fair way from town and hard to find without a sat-nav it is a converted oast house so oozes charm. There is a small but functional kitchen, a large dining area, a television room and another large entertainment room on the ground which has a table-tennis table in it. There are many bedrooms upstairs and... More 

Thank sabatinitennis
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very interesting building old Kentish Oast house . A warm welcome and warm rooms on a very cold night. Welcoming breakfast room and host who was pleasant to chat too in the morning. Impressive disabled facilities; there was a disabled group in who were obviously having a great time!

Review collected in partnership with YHA (England & Wales)

Thank FionaC248
Newport, UK
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92 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My friend and I stayed here with a group for the weekend. We did have a lovely weekend because of the company and the way it was organised. However I wouldn't choose to stay at the Medway myself again. I should state that I do not often stay at youth hostels and the Medway really didn't persuade me that they... More 

3 Thank 24KateG
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in rural Kent, YHA Medway is opposite Capstone Farm Country Park. This traditional Oast house is also just 10 minutes' drive from Chatham's Historic Dockyard Trust Museum. The Youth Hostel offers both private rooms and dormitory accommodation and has lots of character - look out for exposed beams and beautiful brickwork. Guests are welcome to relax in the ambient communal lounge and make use of the self-catering kitchen, we've got a garden full of colourful planters and picnic benches outside too. YHA Medway is well located accommodation for winter sports at Chatham ski centre, historic Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and the Kent Downs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Medway

Address: 351 Capstone Road, Gillingham ME7 3JE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Gillingham
Price Range: $37 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — YHA Medway 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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