The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Medway will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
In the heart of in rural Kent, YHA Medway is a traditional Oast house with plenty of charm. Guests are welcome to relax in the cosy communal lounge and be sure to look out for exposed beams and beautiful brickwork.
YHA Medway is well-located for winter sports at Chatham ski centre, historic Rochester, Chatham Dockyard and the Kent Downs – which offers rolling hills for walkers and hikers to enjoy. Medway is also within short distance of London, should you wish to combine your trip with a visit to the capital. Make YHA Medway your chosen holiday location today.
What is great about YHA Medway?
Chatham docks and Rochester Castle a short drive away.
A renovated and converted Oast house.
Opposite Capstone Country Park- the perfect location for a family day out.
The self-catering kitchen is fully equipped with three electric hobs, two cookers, four fridges, one freezer and ample kitchen utensils, crockery, and cutlery. Tea towels, bin bags, washing up liquid and soap are provided.
Dining room and lounge
The two dining rooms seat up to 40 people with access to the hostel patio and grounds. We have extra tables and chairs available if needed if the party is more than 40 people. The cosy lounge has soft seating for 12 people and is equipped with a TV, DVD player and games for guest to enjoy. Highchairs are also available.
Take the place for yourself.
For family, for friends, for running clubs, for walking groups, for hens, for stags, for you and yours.
YHA Medway includes 53 beds:
Six four-bedded rooms. Includes 2 sets of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Two five-bedded rooms. Includes 1 set of bunk beds and 1 double bed with single bunk over. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Three two-bedded rooms. Includes 1 set of bunk beds. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
Two one-bedded rooms. Includes 1 single bed. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One three-bedded room. Includes 1 double bed with single bunk over. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
One nine-bedded room. Includes 4 sets of bunk beds and 1 single bed. With sink and shared bathroom facilities.
All bedlinen is provided.
There are 6 showers and 7 toilets close to the bedrooms for guests to use. Soap is available with every sink. Toilet paper is also provided.
The hostel is close to the charming North Downs Way. Just over the road is Capstone Country Park, a beautiful area with woodland, lakes, and wildlife. This park has endless walking opportunities from 1km to 10km with plenty of quiet picnic spots.
Have a day out at the Chatham Snowsports Centre- the longest artificial slope in the South East.
YHA Medway is a great base for all cyclists, with The North Downs Way offering cycle friendly bridleways. There are national cycle routes which run alongside the River Medway through scenic countryside.
Need to know
Check-in and Check-out times
On the day of arrival, the Hostel is available from 4.00pm. On the day of departure you are asked to vacate by 10am.
There is plenty of things to see and do when visiting Medway. From visiting Chatham Docks and Rochester Castle and learning all the history and culture that it involves, to exploring the beautiful countryside by foot or bike. There is an indoor ski centre if you fancy skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing. The village has many traditional shops, cafes, and restaurants. Make YHA Medway your chosen holiday location today.
There is ample parking at the hostel for 12 cars or two coaches.
Exit the M2 at J4 signposted A278 to Gillingham. Turn left at the first roundabout and follow signs to Capstone Country Park and the Ski Centre. Turn right at the next roundabout, follow Pear Tree Lane, straight on, at the fourth mini roundabout turn left, the hostel is 500m on the left.
At YHA Medway we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately, none of our bedrooms meets modern standards of accessibility. We have:
- Step free access into hostel
- Ground floor bedroom
View our access statement here.
Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
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!
To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab. Please note that YHA membership discount is only available when you book direct through YHA.