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 centre , 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.
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 at ï¿½5
Free left luggage facility.
Free security lockers in dormitories
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 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)
A great way to meet other guests and the staff,
Please read below for hostel conditions.
(Approx walk, 10 minutes or ï¿½4-6 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 ï¿½5.00 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 ï¿½5-8 taxi fare)
The nearest station is Canterbury East, with trains running direct from London.