YHA Canterbury

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DT


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.

Why Groups love YHA Canterbury

Located close to attractions and museums

"Excellent" - 91%

Customer satisfaction based on 145 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 72

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.

Find out more about Learning Outside the Classroom.

LOtC Awarded

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Packages available at YHA Canterbury

YHA Canterbury does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Canterbury

YHA Canterbury does not currently offer bolt-ons.

Personal service

Smaller venues offering a personable service.

Self-led options

Amazing bases for self-led options

Organised packages

Organised residential packages available 

Flexible approach

Totally flexible approach to your residential


A genuine sense of place and location

Experiential learning

Experiential learning opportunities

LOtC accredited sites

70+ LOtC accredited sites

Teachers participation

Teachers encouraged to participate in all activities, helping to enhance teacher-pupil relations



  • 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


  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking
  • Nearby parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • On-site café
  • Self-catering kitchen

How to get here

54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DT

By car and coach:
Follow signs for Dover. The hostel is on the A2050 1 1/4 miles from the city centre.

OS Map: 179
OS Grid Ref: TR157570
Latitude: 51.271692
Longitude: 1.091335
YHA Canterbury