Kipps Hostel Canterbury

40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, England, Distance from city centre: 0.5km
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Rating: 97%from 3 reviews

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  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 100%Value for money
  • 100%Facilities
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
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
Returns 2009

Retro Movie Night with Coffee and Cake every WEDNESDAY
Returns 2009

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


Movie Night with free Popcorn - Every SUNDAY

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Age Restriction
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

We require 48 hours notice to cancel your reservation. This must be done before 2pm - 48 hours prior to your arrival date.
If you fail to show/ or a late cancellation, you will be charged the balance on the reservation, and the reservation could also be cancelled.

Photo ID is required on Check In (Including UK and EU residents)

Check in time on your arrival date is from 2pm-11pm (if you are arriving later, please contact us to confirm)
If you are arriving before 2pm, we do have a baggage room for you to store your baggage until your room is ready.



To allow us to carry out daily housekeeping and maintenance , the dormitory rooms are closed between 11:00am-2:00pm daily.
The Lounge is open for you to relax in during this time.

The Kitchen is open daily from 8:00am-10:00am and 2:00pm-11:00pm at other times, the kitchen is closed. This is to carry out daily maintenance and general cleaning.

Under 16s are not allowed to stay in a mixed dormitory room sharing with other guests, even if accompanied by an adult. You will need to book a private or family 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. Unless you are booking sole use of the room.

Our Double/Twin and Single Rooms are not en-suite and the bathrooms are shared

If you are a group 6+, you will need to book direct with the hostel by email or telephone, as certain conditions will apply. If you do book online, your reservation could be cancelled and any deposits paid will not be returned.

We have to consider all guests staying at the hostel, as we want to offer a nice homely, comfortable & relaxing atmosphere for all guests staying at Kipps Hostels.So we will not tolerate rude behaviour from any guests towards staff or other guests. Your booking will be cancelled and no monies refunded.

We do not take any long term guests at Kipps Canterbury Due to us being a backpacker Hostel and prefer to cater for backpackers travelling around UK. and Europe,. Therefore we have a 7 night maximum for all guests throughout a 1 year period .

Show Map
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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)

(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)

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.

Located Near

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.

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