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40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury CT1 3JT England See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
4 Star accommodation
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Welcome to Kipps Canterbury, a Friendly Backpackers Hostel in Canterbury, Kent We are situated in a quiet residential area around 10 minutes- walk to the famous Canterbury Cathedral, Historic Town and Canterbury’s ...More other main attractions. Set in a beautiful 130 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. Our Friendly staff will welcome you to our award winning backpackers, including a Rose Award for recognition to services from Visit England Tourist Board and No.1 Rated on Trip Advisor. We offer excellent facilities at Kipps Canterbury, including :- A large fully equipped kitchen Free Fibre Wi-Fi throughout the hostel Large Countryside garden, with Pool Table/BBQs (Summertime) Large lounge with Digital TV/ PC/ Vending Machines/ Xbox and Wii Large Dining area situated in our conservatory with views of the garden. Buffet Continental Breakfast. Fully heated and hot water 24/7 Laundry and drying facilities (Chargeable) Free left luggage facility Dormitories – En-suite/ Free Lockers/ Towels & Bedding Private Rooms – Tea & Coffee Facilities/ Digital TV/ Towels/ Desk and Wash Basin. Kipps Canterbury is within easy walking distance of the City Centre, Canterbury East Train Station and the Main Bus station. Kipps Canterbury is an ideal base to explore the Kent Countryside known as the 'Garden of England'. Seaside resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay are within easy cycling distance and for the more adventurous by foot.. A Short bus/ train ride will also take you to attractions like Dover Castle, Leeds Castle and to the Kent Coast We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful backpackers and to our Historic City Please read hostel conditions. Photo ID is required on Check in (inc UK/EUCitizens) OPENING HOURS Check in Time: 2pm-Midnight. Please let us know if you are arriving after 2pm KITCHEN – Our Self Catering Kitchen is open daily from 08:00am-10:00am/ 02:00pm-10:00pm. At other times the kitchen is closed to allow us to carry out general cleaning and maintenance Dormitory Rooms – Rooms are closed daily from 11am-2pm, to allow us to carry out daily housekeeping and maintenance. The Lounge is open for you to relax in during these times. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$41 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our team of plumbers have stayed at Kipps a lot now having a lot of work in the area. Its an ideal place for them to rest after a hard day. Beds are comfy, having a kitchen was a great use to the lads and...More

Thank CTLPlumbing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(se længere nede for teksten på dansk) We needed one night in Canterbury, and found Kipps via good online recommendations. Good things: Close to the city centre, in a quiet area. Lovely little garden for breakfast and hanging out. Clean place all in general. Bargain...More

Thank Marie S
Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at KippsResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sometimes you cant please everybody that stays at Kipps From your arrival, you was very off, as if a backpackers hostel wasnt the accommodation you preferred. We have 1 plug in air freshner in the hallway, as explained on arrival, and the room is...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

We booked late but they had availability when others did not. Despite paying more than other reviewers, it was still reasonable value, particularly considering late booking and location. The room was reasonably equipped with a comfortable bed. The toilet and shower room (no bath available)...More

Thank Stephen M
Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at KippsResponded June 28, 2018

Hi Thank you for your rating and comments Glad you enjoyed your stay, Unfortunately as the bathroom is shared, if we had a bath, people would take ages enjoying a relax and soak, so the next guests would never be able to use the facilities....More

Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t really know what to expect for such a low price but when attending a conference in Canterbury I knew £35 was as far as my budget would stretch. My sense of direction isn’t great but a friendly local pretty much escorted me to...More

Thank Jenoire
Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at KippsResponded June 28, 2018

Hi Glad we exceeded your expectations Thanks for your comments and rating. Hope to see you another time, on your next conference in Canterbury Regards Kipps

Reviewed June 12, 2018

Warning: You must have Photo ID to be allowed to check in. They are very strict about this. It's a hostel with a number of single rooms. Breakfast is excellent value (ask for the yoghurt if it's not visible) and includes cereals, juice, crumpets and...More

Thank MKMapman
Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at KippsResponded June 18, 2018

Hi Thank you for your 4star review We ask for ID ( we do email before and is on all booking sites) for all guests security. Otherwise we could have anyone staying if we do not know who they are . We assumed all guests...More

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