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Want the best of both worlds? Canterbury goes one better. With a city that’s chock-full of history and culture, the coast a mere 7 miles away, Kent AONB to the south and acre upon acre of ancient woodland to explore nearby, this place has it all. Our stunning Victorian villa is newly refurbished and perfectly located to explore the Cathedral City of Canterbury and its surroundings, with train links of just one hour to London and 30 mins from the ferry ports.

This great value accommodation is a handy stopover for long journeys or as a base to explore the wealth of attractions the Garden of England has to offer. With a UNESCO World Heritage Site on our doorstep, historic buildings, museums, Medieval adventures, fun city tours by boat or foot, beautiful gardens and fantastic shopping and nightlife with a friendly cosmopolitan vibe, Canterbury has plenty to keep you entertained. You can even stay in one of our enchanting wooden cabins outside, named after characters from Lord of the Rings - Orlando Bloom is from Canterbury after all! 

FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

We have 15 rooms with 74 beds over four floors with an open-plan staircase. Room sizes are mainly four-bed (x6) and six-bed (x8) with one two-bed. There are seven en-suite rooms available. The dining room seats 32 in one sitting and we have an adjacent self-catering kitchen with an additional 10 seats. We do not have meeting rooms or classrooms but the dining room and lounge can be used outside of mealtimes. We can generally work the rooms to fit most group breakdowns or family requirements, and whilst our building is not wheelchair accessible, we are happy to discuss accessibility and will always try to make things a little easier – speak to our friendly team ahead of booking and we will help work it out! We also have cots and highchairs available to hire.


Feel cosy as can be inside a rustic six-sided Large Cabin Deluxe! These timber camping cabins are fully insulated and have two double glazed leaded windows – four or five people can sleep comfortably in the bunks and use it as a living/seating area during the day - the walls of the cabin slope outwards for a more spacious feeling. The cabins have one double bed with a single over the top and an additional set of bunk beds and a kitchenette area with a fridge, microwave, sink, kettle and crockery. All bedding is provided so you don't need to lug your sleeping bag around and there's even an en-suite bathroom for your convenience.

Click on the Book Now button to book your stay.

Please note that there are no camping spaces available for tents at YHA Canterbury, you will need to book a cabin.

Hire the Whole Place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


A hot full English breakfast and cold continental buffet is served daily from 7.30 - 9.30am in the week. On weekends, guests can request a late breakfast up until 11am. Please let us know upon check-in if you wish to do this. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring. Please book in advance.


The delicious Metro menu is served daily between 5.30pm - 8.30pm.  Please order before 8pm.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is avaialable per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


YHA Canterbury is licensed and we serve local ales, Canterbury Jack, Carlsberg, Birra Moretti, Jack Rabbit and a selection of wines plus hot and cold drinks.

Self-Catering Facilities

In our well equipped self-catering kitchen, we have three ovens with hobs and extractor fans, three fridges - one tall and two smaller ones with freezer compartments - and three sinks. We provide washing up liquid, tea towels, cloths, chopping boards and cutlery. If you should find yourself short of anything, just ask one of our friendly staff members who are able to lend equipment from the hostel kitchen.

Please note: drinks are only available in the morning or the evenings from 7.30-10am and from 3pm onwards, when reception is open.

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