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YHA Canterbury

54 New Dover Rd, Canterbury, Canterbury, CT13DT, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 92%

YHA Canterbury is a beautifully refurbished historical mansion, providing the perfect base to explore this vibrant Cathedral City.


Canterbury Hostel

Hostel Canterbury

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Located close to the town centre, YHA Canterbury provides a great base from which your group can explore this beautiful Roman city - or even take a day trip to France!

With quality food cooked every day in the restaurant, laundry facilities and camping spaces, the hostel has everything you'll need to enjoy Canterbury and its environs.

Canterbury is rich in history, and any group trip to the city should include a trip to look at Canterbury Cathedral, one of the oldest Christian places of worship in England. Dating back to 597 AD, it has survived numerous disasters, becoming bigger and grander with each rebuilding. It was also the site of the assassination of Thomas Becket, the "turbulent priest" who was a thorn in Henry II's side.

Cyclists are very welcome in Canterbury - in fact, the first stage of the 2007 Tour de France finished here. The Viking Coastal Trail, a 44km route with many traffic-free sections, is a particular favourite among those visiting Canterbury on two wheels.

Kids can learn more about the city's past on a historic river boat tour along the Stour.

The hostel is also located right at the beginning of the North Downs Way, making it the ideal starting-point for walkers wanting to try out part of the 246km route.

So if you’re thinking of visiting this fascinating part of the country with your group, then why not make an enquiry today?

Group facilities & services

Group facilities & services
  • Suitable for Special Occasions
  • Exclusive Use
  • Parking for coaches (on or near site)
  • Linen and towels
  • Packed Lunches
  • Rooms for leaders and drivers
  • Catering/meal service
  • Group Packages
  • Meeting room/communal area for group use

Hostel Suitable For

  • Friends/Family
  • Interest Group
  • Other
  • School Group
  • Sports Group
  • University/College Group
  • Tour Operator
  • ESN



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available pre check in
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 15:00 to 23:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719010

Fax. +44-1227-470752

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Canterbury Cathedral + World Heritage Site (1 to 2km)
  • River Tours + Walking Tours of City (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping + Gardens of City (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (500m - 1km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (500m - 1km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1 to 2km)
  • Wooded Area (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

150m #15 to Dover 1km bus station
23km Dover
1km Canterbury East 2km Canterbury West
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Horse riding
  • Life Saving
  • Scuba / Snorkelling
  • Skateboarding
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Cycling