Kipps Hostel Canterbury
Welcome to Kipps Hostel, a friendly backpackers hostel
Now Voted the No. 1 Hostel in England at the annual 'Hoscar Awards'
We are located about 10 minutes walk to the famous Canterbury Cathedral and the Town Center , situated in a quiet residential area of Canterbury.
Set in a beautiful 120 year old town house, we offer a wide range of BUDGET accommodation from dormitory rooms to single and double rooms, - suitable for both groups and individuals.
Friendly/ Knowledgable staff
A large fully equipped kitchen
Free Wi-Fi / Internet Access available
A Small Shop
Garden with BBQ area with Hammocks and open fire
Large TV Lounge with Digital TV, DVD's and Video's
Dining area situated in our Conservatory
Fully heated and hot water all day
Laundry and drying facilities.
Free left luggage facility.
Security lockers in dormitories.
The hostel reception is open between 7h30 and 23h00 Monday to Sunday and on public holidays. Check-in time after 2pm
THERE IS NO CURFEW
NOTE: Photo ID is required on checking in (passport or drivers license).
Kipps is within easy walking distance of the City centre, the main line railway and bus/coach stations. So come and pay us a visit in our World Heritage historic city, and enjoy our comfortable, clean and homely hostel!
Kipps is an ideal centre from which to explore the Kent Countryside known as the garden of England. Parking is free on road with restrictions applying only from 1200hrs to 1600hrs on weekdays.
Seaside resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay are within easy cycling distance with regular bus services from Canterbury. Further a field are Dover castle, Leeds castle and Dover cross channel port for easy day trips to France.
We have regular events at Kipps
Carmens Romanian Goulash Evening Every Monday
Nintendo Wii Night with FREE pancakes every TUESDAY
Retro Movie Night with Coffee and Cake every WEDNESDAY
A night out at the local bar with the staff, to drink, play pool and listen to the jukebox every THURSDAY
Luigi's FREE Pasta and Sing-a-long evening - Every FRIDAY
BBQ - Every SATURDAY
Movie Night with free Popcorn - Every SUNDAY
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
The hostel reception is open between 7h30 and 23h00 Monday to Sunday and on public holidays. Check-in time is after 2pm until 11pm
THERE IS NO CURFEW.
Photo ID is required on Check In (Including UK and EU residents)
Check in time on your arrival date is after 2pm!
Under 16s are not allowed in dormitory rooms, even if accompanied by an adult. You will need to book a private room. You will not be checked in to the hostel, so please do not reserve a dormitory room if you have children under 16 years of age.
A Dormitory room means - Shared accommodation, and not a private room
Our double and single rooms are not en-suite and the bathrooms are shared
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
FROM THE BUS STATION.
National Express buses run from London Victoria coach station,
Dover and other locations in the South East to Canterbury bus station.
From Canterbury bus station, head west on St Georges Lane and turn left onto Watling Street . Use the underpass to Old Dover Road. (3rd exit)
Walk along Old Dover Road ( you will see the Police Station on your right)
Turn right onto Nunnery Fields at the traffic lights. Kipps is half-way up the hill on the left.
(Approx walk, 10 minutes or £4-6 for taxi)
FROM CANTERBURY EAST STATION.
(This is the closest station to the hostel)
Turn right out of station on Station Road E and look for the sign that says 'Hospital and Colleges' and follow the footpath (along Rhodaus Close). Walk over the railway bridge. (halfway up on your right)
At the end of the path turn left on to Oxford Road and then left again at Norman Road . At the top of Norman Road turn right into Nunnery Fields, We are just up the road on the left.
Walking Distance. Approx 9mins
(Approx 5 minute walk or £5.00 for a taxi)
FROM CANTERBURY WEST STATION
Turn right out of station, and then left onto St.Dunstan's Street.
Walk through the West Gate Towers
Then walk to the end of the main high street to the bus station (St Georges Street). At the roundabout, take the underpass - 2nd exit onto Upper Bridge
Turn left onto Dover Street, which leads onto Oaten Hill .
Walk Up Oaten Hill and cross the traffic lights leading onto Nunnery Fields.
The hostel is halfway up on the left
(30 minute walk or £5-8 taxi fare)
The nearest station is Canterbury East, with trains running direct from London.
We are situated about 10 minutes outside of the City Centre and the Heritage Sites which include Canterbury Catherdal
We are close by car/ bus to Whistable/ Herne Bay/ Margate and the Euro star/ Ferry terminals.