1 Hostels in Canterbury, England

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Canterbury, England. You can choose from 1 Canterbury hostels. In total, there are 4 cheap places to stay in Canterbury such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Get to know Canterbury (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Canterbury. To help you make friends with Canterbury before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Canterbury is a university town located in the district of Kent in southeast England. It is a great town for a stop of a day or two to explore what the town has to offer. Many areas of the town have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so it's worth just going for a wander around the compact main town and admiring all of the historic buildings and facades. The must-see attraction that Canterbury is known for is the Canterbury Cathedral, which was the site of Thomas Beckett's murder in 1170 and has since been a pilgrimage for many Christians around the world. Other historic sites include St. Augustine's Abbey, a Norman castle, and the city wall built during Roman times.

Canterbury has two train stations (one in the east and the other in the west), which makes it easy to get here from other cities; but make sure you know which one you are arriving and departing from because they service completely different lines and it's a twenty-minute walk between them. Canterbury also has a coach and bus station, which is close to the east train station. Canterbury is also a nice place to base yourself for taking day trips to places like Dover.

There are a couple of Canterbury hostel options, both of which are near the Canterbury East Train Station as well as the bus station. This area is also only about ten minutes from the main town centre, which means you are close to shops, pubs, clubs, and all of the city's attractions.

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Other Nearby Cities
Folkestone Folkestone (23 Km / 14 mi.)
Deal Deal (23 Km / 15 mi.)
Sandgate Sandgate (23 Km / 14 mi.)
Dover Dover (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Sittingbourne Sittingbourne (25 Km / 16 mi.)
Clacton-On-Sea Clacton-On-Sea (57 Km / 35 mi.)
Sangatte Sangatte (60 Km / 37 mi.)

FAQ about Canterbury Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Canterbury. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Canterbury. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Canterbury Hostels

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Canterbury, England. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.

YHA Canterbury is the best hostel in Canterbury for groups.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Canterbury, England. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Canterbury such as

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YHA Canterbury is the best rated hostel for partying in Canterbury.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Canterbury - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Canterbury. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Canterbury. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

I'm studying abroad over here from America and am absolutely loving it. The cathedral is reason enough to come! I recommend it for sure.


Canterbury is a gorgeous city! Take a river baot trip (from Weaver's), Go to the Cathedral (quite expensive but SO worth it). Rent a bike and go to Whitstable on the Crabbe and Winkle route. There's a park next to the West tower at the end of High street which is really nice. I love Canterbury!


Very beautiful little city, the small streets are much like the streets of southern France.


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Your Packing List for Canterbury

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Canterbury and England.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Canterbury