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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very good
77 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast Available
Parking Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationSt. Augustine's Abbey10 min walk
Popular LocationThe Canterbury Tales13 min walk
Popular LocationSt. Lawrence Ground13 min walk
AirportLondon (SEN-Southend)88 min drive

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    About this area


    Kipps Canterbury is located in Canterbury. Boughton Golf Club and Whitstable and Seasalter Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Wingham Wildlife Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at St. Lawrence Ground or Lydden Hill Race Circuit.

    Visit our Canterbury travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • St. Augustine's Abbey - 10 min walk
    • The Canterbury Tales - 13 min walk
    • St. Lawrence Ground - 13 min walk
    • Canterbury Cathedral - 15 min walk
    • Canterbury Christ Church University - 18 min walk

    Getting around

    • Canterbury East Station - 8 min walk
    • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 68 min drive


    • Il Posticino - 8 min walk
    • White Hart Inn - 11 min walk
    • The Loft - 11 min walk
    • Azouma - 12 min walk
    • Tiny Tim's Tearoom - 12 min walk

    About this property

    Kipps Canterbury

    Hostel with bars/lounges, near Canterbury Cathedral
    2 bars/lounges, a coffee shop/café and self parking are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and an arcade/games room are on-site. All 10 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs with digital channels, and safes.
    Kipps Canterbury offers 10 forms of accommodation with a safe. Digital televisions are provided. This Canterbury hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2016.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Self parking: GBP 6.00 per day
    • Limited parking spaces

    Food and drink

    • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: GBP 3.50 per person
    • 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 2 bars/lounges

    Things to do

    • Arcade/game room

    Family friendly

    • Arcade/game room
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Linens


    • Towels


    • 28-inch TV
    • Digital channels


    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board (on request)
    • Safe



    Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    Cots (infant beds) are not available

    Payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

    • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 3.50 per person (approximately)
    • Self-parking fee: GBP 6.00 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

    Property is also known as

    Kipps Canterbury Hostel
    Kipps Hostel
    Kipps Canterbury

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    How much is parking at this hostel?
    Self-parking is available for GBP 6.00 per day. Limited spots are available.
    What time is check-in at this hostel?
    Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
    What time is check-out at Kipps Canterbury?
    Checkout is at 11 AM.
    Where is this hostel located?
    Situated in Canterbury, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral, and Marlowe Theatre. Canterbury Christ Church University and University of Kent are also within 3 miles (5 km). Canterbury East Station is 8 minutes by foot and Canterbury West Station is 23 minutes.

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Kipps Canterbury

    Very good
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in! Staff were friendly, the place was clean and they had everything I needed for my stay.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Good accommodation close to the city centre. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    A short Canterbury tale.

    Needed somewhere close to Dover which is 25 minutes away for an early morning ferry crossing. This was ideal. ent to the Marlowe theatre in the evening which was a bonus. Kipps single room pleasant. Very comfy bed. Free WiFi. Quiet. Would stay again.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


    • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The double rooms in this hostel ( Hotel ) are described online as featuring a Bathroom & shower. This Bathroom & Shower is SHARED with the other private & dormitory rooms. Separately, and more seriously, with my room being at the end of a narrow 7 metre corridor, in my room I found a heavy sofa chair blocking the fire exit door, something which the staff 'happily' told me that they, and the local fire officer was happy with! Lets hope there's no fire when 'you're' there!

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    As a solo traveller it was great having a single room. Great value for money. The staff were helpful. Wifi excellent. I will definitely be staying at kipps canterbury again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019