Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Guest can reduce the numbers of guests up to 8 weeks before arrival with no cancellation fee, after this time - the reduction of numbers is taken as a full cancellation charge.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

Close to the cathedral, YHA Canterbury is a great base for exploring the Garden of England, the Kent coast or the Pilgrims Way. Near to the ferry ports and only one hour from London. Great for shopping, relaxing, sightseeing or experiencing some outdoor activities.

You'll find the Roman-walled city of Canterbury crammed with history and culture. YHA Canterbury is popular with groups and individuals alike. Attractions include the cathedral, abbey, museums, guided tours and theatres. Within easy reach of the North Downs Way and Pilgrims Way. Take a day trip to France then share your adventures over a drink our cosy lounge.

Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or Hostelling International as part of this booking

*All bookings for more than 16 people will not be accepted by YHA and will be cancelled.*

At YHA Canterbury we strive to cater for everybody - guests with accessibility issues may wish to specify a ground floor room when making a booking.

We also have:
2 steps up into building
Portable ramp available
Ground floor bedrooms
En-suite rooms View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2022
    Fab hostel. Second visit. Staff are lovely and the hostel is clean and good value for money. Carolyn Thanks
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    08 Aug 2021
    Beautiful and clean facilities and rooms. We both slept very well. The staff was also very helpful and knowledgeable.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Jan 2020
    The young girl who checked me in was super friendly and very helpful with ideas on things to do. The hostel is in a beautiful building on a leafy green street, very near the city. Highly recommend.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Sep 2019
    This is a clean and tidy hostel with good facilities. Its located slightly out of the main area, about a ten minute walk be aware that's ten out then ten back into town it soon adds up. Good self catering, clean and plentiful showers and toilets, comfy bunks and plenty of space in the dorms, well in the ones I've stayed in and I've been back three times.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 Aug 2021
    My family and I stayed 4 nights at yha Canterbury..very good hostel very clean .tidy .lovely location..can recommend to anyone .5 mind town centre . For me 5star compared with b+bs or nasty cheap hotels that would cost you a lot more ....p.s take an electric kettle to make tea 😉🤗❤👍
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 Oct 2019
    Great hostel, great location, very clean and tidy. When I visited there was a school group staying that was a bit loud in the evening but apart from that the hostel does what it says on the tin. I didn't enquire, but it would be great if there were self-catering facilities so that patrons could make a quick meal, and tea/coffee.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Apr 2022
    We stayed on the 2nd floor and we had no wifi in our private room. The hallways smelled. The bathrooms were okay, but they are shared & a few doors down from our room. I think the value for money wasn’t great. We paid around £60/night when in other cities we’ve paid less and had our own private bathroom. Plus wifi that worked in our room and overall a more clean environment. We did enjoy the staff- they were friendly. And we could access wifi from the lobby. The location was great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Sep 2019
    Very clean with great facilities for cooking. The staff were quite friendly. The atmosphere was strange, during my stay the lounge area was either empty, full of annoying French kids or taken over by old women hogging the TV remote and watching Morse at maximum volume.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2019
    Good hostel although more used by families looking for cheap travel than backpackers so atmosphere isn't great. Could do with larger lockers in the rooms and a bit better ventilation but elsewise a nice place.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    11 Oct 2019
    We were locked out of the hostel between 12 and 3.30 am. Our key cards didn’t work. YHA helpline closes at 7(?) pm so that couldn’t help us We eventually managed to get in by using a stick (!) through the letter box to press the door release button All of the above is genuinely worrying It was cold and very wet outside By not being able to sleep much it ruined the weekend as we were in Canterbury to do a hike, which meant waking up at 6am I have contacted YHA regarding a refund
    England, Male, 31-40
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi