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Kipps Hostel Canterbury

40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, England
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  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

If you're looking for a little bit of traditional England then Kipps hostel, Canterbury is where it's at. Here you'll be surrounded by history. There's the ancient Canterbury Cathedral (founded 597), locations from the Canterbury Tales and walking tours galore, including the highly entertaining Ghost Tour. The accommodation itself is situated in a beautiful 120 year old town house, giving you a real feel of an England from times past. Still, it has all the mod-cons, including free WiFi and a large communal kitchen. With regular nightly events it's great for solo travellers or groups alike.

Property Information:

Welcome to Kipps Hostel, a Friendly Backpackers Hostel in Canterbury, Kent

Voted the No. 1 Hostel in England at the Annual 'Hoscar awards' 2008, 2009 and 2010

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/twin rooms, - suitable for both groups and individuals.

Facilities include
Friendly/ knowledgable staff
A large fully equipped kitchen
Free wi-fi / free internet terminal
A small shop
Large garden with seating area and regular bbq's
Large lounge with Digital TV
Dining area situated in our conservatory
Fully heated and hot water 24/7
Laundry and drying facilities (Chargeable)
Free left luggage facility.
Free security lockers in dormitories

Kipps is within easy walking distance of the City Center, 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 base to explore the Kent Countryside known as the 'Garden of England'. Seaside resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay are within easy cycling distance and for the more adventurous by foot..
A Short bus/ train ride will also take you to attractions like Dover Castle, Leeds Castle and Dover Cross Channel Port for easy day trips to France.

We have regular nightly events at Kipps that include

Garden pool competitions (summertime)
Nintendo wii night/ xbox nights free pancakes
Cake nights with free tea and coffee.
Free sausage sizzle with table tennis
A night out at the local bar with the staf
Kipps bbq (april-november)
Movie nights
Pasta nights

A great way to meet other guests and the staff,

Please read below for hostel conditions.

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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Very homely atmosphere. The staff organise some sort of simple social event each evening and it brings people together.Breakfast great value, and self catering area fantastic. THANKYOU!
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      Anonymous, Australia, Female, 41+
  • Latest Review

    Rooms were far too small. No space whatsoever for bags, I had to sleep with my backpack. Also, showers were terrible. Great staff and location though
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      Anonymous, Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Hostel Awards

  • 2011 1st Best Hostel by Country England
  • 2010 1st Best Hostel by Country England

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This 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, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

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! Important Information. 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

Kipps Hostel Canterbury Located at 40 Nunnery Fields, , Canterbury.
Kipps Hostel Canterbury
Canterbury Kent CT1 3JT 40 Nunnery Fields
88% 1548
51.2714338 1.0822606
Kipps Hostel Canterbury
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