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Hostel | Ellerslie, 54 New Dover Road, Canterbury, England CT1 3DT

83.7% Overall Rating

31 out of 41 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/03/2014)

Kata Muhel thinks…

"Clean and neat, nice and well-equipped kitchen, not far from the centre, very friendly staff."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.10

What's Included

  • Linen

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83.7%

Overall Rating

31 out of 41 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Canterbury'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
84.8%
Safety
82.4%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kata Muhel

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 March 2014 Kata would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and neat, nice and well-equipped kitchen, not far from the centre, very friendly staff.

Disliked: They charge for the use of internet if you are not a member, and it is way overpriced. We forgot to bring proper plugs for our chargers and they could only give those for money too.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In a good state of decoration and cleanliness. Staff were helpful.

Disliked: Dorm room was very small, and perhaps the most uncomfortable hostel bed I've ever (not) slept in.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eloise Macey

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

02 February 2014 Eloise would recommend this property

Liked: Close to town Great value for money

Disliked: Not enough parking

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lewis Ridgway

Alone

Business / conference
City break

01 February 2014 Lewis would recommend this property

Liked: I felt safe and the common room was a good place to relax with fellow travellers. The beds were comfortable and the building was very clean. Great for foreign visitors because the rooms had historical information included.

Disliked: The showers were far from the bedrooms. Free breakfast would have been preferred.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy rooms and great atmosphere.

Disliked: YHA charges for wifi.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

JUDY THomas

Alone

Business / conference

15 July 2013 JUDY would recommend this property

Liked: It was very thoughtfully set up. Personal night lights, well designed bunk beds. A lovely, well equipped and imaculate kitchen. The staff were friendly and helpful. It is probably the best hostel I have stayed in.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ben Foster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2013 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: Newly renovated, historic building, just minutes away from the heart of Canterbury!

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lindsay Zurek

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2013 Lindsay would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel I have ever stayed in!! So nice! So clean! So cool!

Disliked: Nothing! It was perfect!

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: New modern and clean

Disliked: Breakfast was awful

100.0%
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Adam Greenfield

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 March 2013 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing, I've paid five times this to stay in accommodation nowhere near as good. A beautiful building with brand new facilities which don't disappoint. Everything exceeded my expectations.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike. Excellent.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

ralmonson taylor

Alone

Business / conference

24 September 2012

Liked: Location to transportation.

Disliked: Crowded and too busy. Not a place for one to relax in peace. No follow-up between receptionists.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Michael tilley

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012 John Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful old 1800s house, fully carpeted well furbished and equipped. 6 bed dorm had comfortable 2 high bunk beds. Nearby toilets, showers, basins. Large comunal lounge, with TV, Laptop, small Library, games and kids toys. Large windows overlooking back garden with 3 large tents available. Reception and cleaning staff very friendly and helpful. Did not eat in Dining Room or have prepared breakfasts, but told - Very good!. Self help Kitchen comprehensively equipped. Everything I personally needed. Didn't use Laundry, but also told good by lady with 2 kids. Loved it! So stayed extra 2 days. Then got my Daughter, son-in-law & 2 teen grand daughters to come from Hertfordshire to fetch me, so I could show them around (with permission readily granted) Their first visit to a YHA Hostel. All very impressed. Daughter had been & g.daughters are presently boarders at colleges!! Then took them to see Herne Bay nearby, where I had spent many summer holidays as a child, from dob.1930 to 1948. YES I AM 81!! and first hostelled in the U.K. and Europe in 1954, then in South Africa untill getting married in 1962. Wife, who I met hostelling, then later with babies arriving, we switched to Caravaning! End of story! Regards - John Tilley

Disliked: Nothing major!! Am told it is to be re-furbished. So trust that this will only be interior and cosmetic, i.e. a lick of paint where needed, maybe better ventilation (fix all windows to slide up and down easily. DONT REPLACE WITH UGLY MODERN PLASTIC ONES) better extractor fans where needed. Fit quiet door closers to banging door to basement facilities and massive wood beautiful front door.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

RUSSELL BEENEY

Alone

City break

05 September 2012 RUSSELL would recommend this property

Liked: HAS ALL YOU NEED AND COMFY BEDS SO NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL.

Disliked: RATHER PRICEY FOR IN HOUSE BEER/WINE. OTHERWISE, NOTHING.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ashley Cuzzocrea

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2012 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Had character

Disliked: Nothing

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2012

Liked: the beds were ok

Disliked: the showers did not work and there were melt,...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Deeply impressed: friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, excellent facilities--good showers, clean spacious kitchen, 10-15 minutes walk from centre, and everyone so nice and helpful. Five stars, well done YHA Canterbury.

Disliked: Nothing.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

10 November 2011

Liked: Room is large and less number of the beds there than normal. You can use enough spaces.

Disliked: There is no free internet. You have to pay for it. Using a coin operated locker is charged. This hostel is closed from 10-17. During this time you cannot enter the room at your first day because you don't have a key, only kitchen is available. You cannot bring alcohol you bought outside. Only alcohol purchased at the reception can be consumed in this hostel.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jean luc beaudet

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 October 2011 Jean luc would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet, good kitchen, tv and space to move, shower and toilet in the dormitory assigned

Disliked: wifi not free

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2011

Liked: Quiet location and city center is not too far away (5 - 10 min walk).

Disliked: Takes quite some time until very hot water comes out then suddenly. The toilet flush worked more like a water pump station. It costs one pound to lock your luggage in a locker. Whenever you open the locker and take something from your luggage you have to pay again. Slow internet connection. Internet connection costs 5 pounds per day. Room was not very clean. No real bathtub or shower cabin. When you showered almost the whole bathroom floor was wet. Overall a very poor cost / performance ratio.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and a comfy bed!

Disliked: Noisy from the street at the front in the morning.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Simeng Huang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2011

Liked: The building is unique and atmosphere is good.

Disliked: There're a large group of student (maybe middle school) come to the hostel that day, the whole building become the party hall to them, making very very big noise until 2am, then from 6am, it comes again. My friend and I almost haven't slept that night. The receiption closes at 11pm so no one will stop them. That's the worst night I have spend since I begin to use Youth Hostel. If there will be such special situation, the hostel shouldn't offer us into the hostel that night, isn't it?

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Katrina Nicholls

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2010

Liked: Very comfortable walking distance from town.

Disliked: The beds were old and very creaky, made it difficult to sleep.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

18 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The building was pretty nice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

18 May 2010

Liked: I spent a good might, the bed was comfy, but it was so noisy ! i'm used to hostel, I'm not usually picky but there, all night long, doors kept banging. there is absolutely nothing to reduce the speed of the door and no good isolation in the walls. My bed kept shaking everythime someone went through a door and let it shut by itself !

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bonne situation de l'auberge par rapport au centre-ville, douches un peu petites et pas très fonctionnelles, dommage que la réception soit fermée de 10h à 17h!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.