Situated in a 120 year old town house close to Canterbury City Centre, with a warm and homely atmosphere.


Located about 10 minutes walk to the famous Canterbury Cathedral and the town centre, situated in a quiet residential area.

Set in a beautiful 120 year old town house, Kipps offers a wide range of budget accommodation from dormitory rooms to single and double/twin rooms, suitable for both groups and individuals.

Kipps is an ideal base from which to explore the Kent countryside known as the Garden of England.

Seaside resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay are within easy cycling distance with regular bus services from Canterbury. Further afield are Dover Castle, Leeds Castle and Dover Cross Channel Port for easy day trips to France.

Food and Drinks

A fully equipped kitchen with a large dining room. Due to the location of the hostel there are supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants all within walking distance.

Grounds and gardens

A large rear garden with a pool table, eating area and BBQ.

Other facilities

Parking is free on the road with restrictions applying only from 12.00pm to 4.00pm on weekdays. Friendly and knowledgable staff, a free Wi-Fi and free internet terminal. A small shop, hot water 24/7. Bike hire is available. Weekly social events including: garden pool parties in the summertime, Nintendo Wii and Xbox nights with free pancakes, cake nights with free tea and coffee, table tennis nights with free sausage sizzle and also nights out at the local bar with the staff. As well as BBQ's, pasta and film nights.


Free public car parking (nearby)

No smoking

Minimum age 16


Free broadband access (wired)

Internet access for a charge

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Self-catering facilities

Woodland walks


DVD library

Luggage storage

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Picnic area

Electric oven

Electric hob



Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 16

Kipps Hostel, Canterbury - Reviews


Based on 2 reviews
Service 5.0
Rooms 4.5
Website 4.5
Value 5.0
Overall Experience 5.0

We would definitely recommend the hostel to anyone looking to stay in Canterbury.
Miss lesley w

Kipp's is the most amazing hostel I've ever been too! The staff is super friendly, the atmosphere is very familiar and the building is very neat and beautiful. The evening events are super fun and the facilities of the hostel are awesome! There's a lounge with Sky TV, a Wii, an Xbox, Dvd's, books, a garden with space to eat and relax outside, a very big and beautiful kitchen with everything you need for cooking a fine meal and a separate dining room. Overall the hostel is very clean, they make the beds everyday, free towels are provided and the bathroom facilities are new and function very well (which often isn't a matter of course in hostels!). Thank you Kipp's for the amazing time, we definitely want to come back! <3
Miss Laura H

Travel Info

Address: 40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, Kent, CanterburyCT1 3JT, United Kingdom

Check In: 2.00pm  Check Out: 11.00am

Directions:  Bus Station: Turn left at the bus station (heading away from the store Fenwicks). Turn left onto Watling Street and walk towards the roundabout. Take the underground pathway onto Old Dover Road. Walk up towards the traffic lights and turn right onto Nunnery Fields (there will be a church on the corner). Walk about 5 minutes up this road and the hostel is on the left hand side. Approximately 10 minute walk or £4.00-6.00 in a taxi.

Nearest Train Station: Canterbury East Train Station: Turn right out of the station walking towards the car park. There are green and blue signs pointing to a bike path/walking path. Walk through the gate and towards a bridge on the right where you cross over the train tracks. Continue along this road and up the hill (Nunnery Road) Fields. Turn left at the end of Nunnery Road and the hostel is on the right. Approximately a 5 minute walk or £5.00 in a taxi.