About YHA Canterbury

Located close to attractions and museums

If you’re a school trip or group making a pilgrimage to Canterbury, our colourful hostel has everything you need for a great stay. Close to the town centre and with free Wi-Fi and internet access, our refurbished Victorian villa makes a great value base for the cathedral city.

YHA Canterbury has a dining room and lounge that can be used by groups, and there’s free Wi-Fi and internet access for staying connected. The hostel can offer group catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus there’s a licensed bar for relaxing in the evenings. You’ll love relaxing in our fascinating building and it’s the perfect mix of bold décor and period charm.

Canterbury itself is packed with history and museums - the Chaucer is yours what you do. Visit the famous cathedral (one of the oldest places of worship in England), take a historic river boat tour, or explore the fun Canterbury Tales attraction. There’s fantastic walking and cycling nearby too, so rambling groups can take on the North Downs Way or explore Kent’s beautiful countryside by bike.


  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Laundry
  • Drying room
  • En-suite rooms available
  • Camping and cabins
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Computer access
  • Cycle store
  • Garden/grounds
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store
  • On-site shop
  • Weddings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Coach parking
  • Good public transport links
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

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Excellent value food options are also available for lunch and dinner at this hostel.

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"Excellent" - 91%

Customer Satisfaction based on 145 scores

4 Stars
Visit England accredited

Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.

For more information about the Learning Outside the Classroom Awards,
please visit the Learning Outside the Classroom website.

LOtC Awarded

YHA Canterbury has been given the LOtC award.

LOtC Award


YHA Canterbury

We really enjoyed our time here!

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Dorm room
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51.271692, 1.091335

YHA Canterbury

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