YHA Canterbury

Beds / Sleeps

What we have to offer

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night. Our camping pods and cabins are available as part of your YHA Exclusive Hire booking for an additional fee.

Gothic Victorian villa built in 1875, this building was purchase by YHA and opened in 1962 as the new Canterbury Youth Hostel. It has remained open every day since up to 3rd November 2012 when it was closed for a full refurbishment; it re-opened in March 2013!

A large kitchen to the dining room in the basement, which contains three electric cookers with four rings on each (12 in total), microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Tea towels are provided.

We are able to provide meals, please contact the hostel for further information.

72 people to share rooms of 1x2, 7x4 and 7x6 - all of which have been refurbished and includes 7 en-suites.

The Shire
Also available for our YHA Exclusive Hire guests is The Shire - our selection of wooden cabins in the grounds of YHA Canterbury. 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 bunk 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.

13 x showers
14 x toilets

Free parking on site for 10+ cars or 2 minibuses.

Other facilities
Dining Room/Lounge
There is a dining room in the basement next to the self-catering kitchen and a lounge on the ground floor. There are TV's in both, the dining room is not a square space and seats 36 people. Wif-Fi is available at this property which is free of charge for guests to use.
7 of the rooms are en-suite and there are plenty of facilities on each floor. Please bring your own towels.
There is a large garden at the rear of the property and a small, secure cycle store.
YHA Canterbury is centrally heated throughout.

YHA Canterbury welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

Need to know

If you don’t see availability online for the dates you require, please call us on 0800 0191700


At YHA Canterbury we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or washrooms is accessible to modern standards.

We also have:

  • 2 steps up into building
  • Portable ramp available
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • En-suite rooms

For more information please download the full access statement here (102KB)

In the area

The city centre is a 10 minute walk away and has great walking and cycling and and walking connections.

Hostel amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • TV
  • High-speed Internet
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Private Garden
  • Children

Things to do

  • Biking
  • Hiking

Discounts on your stay

Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

Find out more information about YHA membership and the fantastic benefits.

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

How to find us

Our Address

YHA Canterbury
54 New Dover Road,



Follow signs for Dover, hostel is on the A2050 1 1/4 miles from city centre.

Take a virtual tour

View the reception View the dorm room View the lounge View the private room

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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