Yha Canterbury

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DT  show map
 4 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Yha Canterbury

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop


Leisure/ TV room


Paid breakfast


In addition to free self parking, a picnic area and a baggage storage, Yha Canterbury Hostel is complete with excellent services as well. The hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere.

The property is set 20 minutes' walk from the center of Canterbury, about 30 minutes' walk from Howletts Wild Animal Park.

This hostel is perfectly located close to London Southend airport.


Guestrooms like Twin Room, Private Quadruple Room, Family Room and Single Room are provided with free wireless internet, heating, a dressing area and a personal computer. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with single beds and bunk beds. Private bathrooms are available at this business property.

Eat & Drink

A kitchen-dining room is offered for guests.


Guests will have the use of laundry, housekeeping and ironing.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   69.

This field is required.
Email not defined
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hostel

In general



First Name
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.



  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Coffee shop


  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace


  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel Yha Canterbury Canterbury location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DT

Get directions
City Center
  • Canterbury
    1.1 km
  • London Southend (SEN)
    43.3 km
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    76.9 km
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Yha Canterbury photos Room
Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

A private Twin Room with access to a shared bathroom.

Yha Canterbury Location

  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hostel.

What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Art Room1.0 km
  • Kings Gallery1.2 km
  • Castle Arts1.2 km
  • Canterbury Cathedral1.2 km
  • Animal Arts1.2 km
  • Royal Museum & Art Gallery1.2 km
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery1.4 km

Popular areas

  • City Center1.0 km

Places of interest

  • University for the Creative Arts Canterbury400 m
  • Chantry Social Club500 m
  • Kent and Canterbury Hospital600 m
  • Canterbury Christ Church University700 m
  • St Thomas R C Church1.0 km
  • Canterbury Cathedral Cathedral House,The Precincts1.0 km
  • The Canterbury Tales1.0 km
  • The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction1.1 km
  • Saint Martin's Hospital1.2 km
  • Chaucer Club1.2 km

Train stations

  • Canterbury East Train Station1.1 km


  • Odeon Cinema600 m
  • Odeon Cinemas600 m
  • Olympia800 m
  • Olympia Leisure800 m
  • WildWood,1.0 km
  • East Station Snooker Club1.1 km


  • Roman Museum1.1 km
  • Canterbury Heritage Museum1.2 km
  • Royal Museum and Art Gallery with Buffs Regimental Museum1.2 km
  • Museum Of Canterbury1.2 km


  • Marlowe Theatre1.3 km

Local attractions

  • The Kent Museum of Freemasonry1.6 km
    St Peter's Place
  • The Goods Shed1.9 km
    Station Road West
  • RSPB Reserve Blean Woods 3.8 km
    Church Wood, Rough Common Road Rough Common
  • Westgate Gardens1.7 km
    Westgate Grove
  • St Dunstan\'s Church2.1 km
    80 London Road

Near the hostel

  • St. Lawrence Ground 210 m
    The Spitfire Ground St. Lawrence Old Dover Road
  • St. Augustine\'s Abbey850 m
    St. Augustines Abbey Longport Winter opening hours- only open Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • The Canterbury Tales1.1 km
    St. Margarets Street
  • St. Thomas\' Catholic Church1.1 km
    59 Burgate
  • Canterbury Cathedral1.2 km
    Katedra W 11 The Precincts
  • St. Martin\'s Church990 m
    St. Martins Court North Holmes Road
  • Dane John Gardens1.1 km
    Watling Street
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
Cities nearby
  • Faversham hotels - 14 km
  • Whitstable hotels - 10 km
  • Waltham (Kent) hotels - 13 km
  • Chislet hotels - 10 km
  • Littlebourne hotels - 7 km
  • Sarre hotels - 13 km
  • Sandwich hotels - 18 km
  • Alkham hotels - 18 km
  • Chestfield hotels - 9 km
  • Petham hotels - 6 km

Yha Canterbury Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Yha Canterbury

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Based on 41 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    It was convenient and not too far from the city. The price was also decent.

    The bathroom and also tv room could have done with a bit of attention for cleaning.

  • Family with children

    Attending my daughter's convocation.

    Very basic amenities without provision of any bath towels. Did not feel safe while staying there as there were someone banging so hard at the windows as if trying to get in. Did not sleep after the disturbance

  • Group of friends

    Atmosphire is good

    The small Dinner-room

  • Group of friends

    Friendly atmosphere, clean and well-equiped self catering kitchen. Quiet location, and pleasant garden.

  • Single

    It was the best YHA I have ever stayed! Big clean room, high enough beds(cos some places you cant even sit up on the bottom bed), well-equipped clean kitchen, and not bad shower rooms with warm water. It was a bit far from the city center, but was cheap and good enough to cover up that point. Ill recommend this place :)

    It was a bit inconvenient that we have to make a call when we need to talk to the reception staff.

  • Group of friends

    It was very near of that place where I had come to ... It was pleasant for me ...

  • Single

    The experience of staying in a dorm with other fellow students and the breakfast was good!

    No staff were available during the day to see to my enquirys.

  • Family with children

    Very good breakfast

    Showers and toilets just clean enough, but very old

  • Single

    It was very cheap and clean!! I've never seen a hostel like that. Also the kitchen very useful and everthing clean.

  • Single

    It's a lovely building with nice features.

    I don't normally stay at hostels, but I needed a short notice overnight and the local places were either ridiculously expensive for one night or fully booked. The dorm I stayed in was fully occupied, with guest moving in and out all night. I didn't really feel secure with my personal effect in the room and the lockers in the basement are a rip off considering you need to go in and out if your gear. It cost me about £5 to go in and out of the lockers and even then it's not really secure. The door to the smoking area was directly by the lockers and left open all night. An easy target for some one to enter and rob travellers.

  • Single

    Location is great, close to the city centre. Clean enough. The self-service kitchen is good.

    Nothing dislike.

  • Family with children

    welcoming and very helpful instructions on reaching the hostel from (Malvena ?) Characterful

    The cockroach in the basement wasn`t great in fact it was the first thing we came across on exploring the kitchen facility. Third stamp killed it (poor thing) but the experience put an immediate downer on our family experience of Canterbury YHA ! "That was a big beetle !" I said to the kids, but they could see for themselves.

  • Family with children

    Location and outside of building

    Hotel; Carpark not marked out so we got boxed in. Room 2 Shower stained and wood door frame rotted. Door lock of room mad been broken and door very badly repaired. Safty sign dangerously broken and about to fall of door and hurt somone. YHA; overprices as no room tea making facilities. Bed matreses too cheep and thin.

  • Single

    * The receptionist was very kind to give me the key when I arrive late around 23.45 * There are lockers between 50 cents (the upper floor) and one pound (ground floor) * TV room with comfortable sofas * Kitchen facilities * 25 minutes walking from the train station

    * You can only do the check in before 23.00 o'clock, otherwise you will sleep in the street (Check weekends!!) !!. I arrived at 23.40 and no one was there. Fortunately, the front door was open and they had a telephone at the entrance. I had to dial the emergency number to contact a member of the staff. The receptionist was sleeping in her place and told me that the check in was before 23.00. The nice thing I sent an email one week before my arrival saying that I would arrive late and I did not get any answer. I explained to her about my email, and although she was a bit angry she decided to come back to the hostel to do the check in. It was very kind of her to go back to the hostel at that time. I had to wait for her 30 minutes so I did not get my room until 12.30. They should mention that !! * There are no receptionists between 10 o'clock and 5 o'clock so be careful when you do the check out !! * The showers were not very clean, and the one in the upper floor did not work * Breakfast not included

  • Family with children

    Friendly personel, nice house, every basic need is covered, You shouldnt be toller than 1.80cm to fit in to the bed. So if you do not expect more, just want to sleep warm and safe, everything is fine.

How to reach hostel

hostel Yha Canterbury Canterbury location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, United Kingdom, CT1 3DT

Get directions
City Center
  • Canterbury
    1.1 km
  • London Southend (SEN)
    43.3 km
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    76.9 km
Train Stations
  • Canterbury East Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Canterbury WestTrain Station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms: