YHA Medway

351 Capstone Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 3JE


Explore ‘The Garden of England’ with a visit to this former hop kiln in Kent. YHA Medway has fab access to historic attractions and glorious countryside, making it perfect for school trips and activity groups alike. This atmospheric hostel has an on-site meeting room, a comfy lounge and two dining rooms – plenty of space for your group to spread out and socialise. There’s a fully licensed bar too.

Sit down to tasty group catering after your day in Kent, with our options for breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. Our unique building makes a great base for schools, tourists and outdoor lovers, offering a TV, board games and the beautiful Capstone Farm Country Park literally across the road.

If you’re a history buff, YHA Medway has plenty to keep you happy. Spend the day exploring the Royal Dockyard Museum at Chatham, the historic city of Rochester, or Dickens World (a must-visit for schools). To break up your cultural break, adrenaline junkies can head to Chatham Ski Centre for a go at skiing or get on their bikes at Capstone or the nearby North Downs Way bridleways. These are both next door to the hostel.

Why Groups love YHA Medway

"Great" - 87%

Customer satisfaction based on 61 scores

Bed and breakfast, per person, per night* (ex VAT)
Number of beds: 53

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 Medway

YHA Medway does not currently offer packages.

Bolt-ons available at YHA Medway

YHA Medway 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
  • Board games
  • Communal TV
  • Cycle store
  • Games room
  • Lounge
  • YHA Exclusive Hire


  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Minibus parking

Food & drink:

  • Dining room
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Teaching facilities:

  • Classroom(s)

How to get here

351 Capstone Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 3JE

By car and coach:
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, hostel is 500m on the left.

OS Map: 178
OS Grid Ref: TQ783653
Latitude: 51.357857
Longitude: 0.558034
YHA Medway