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Hostel | 40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, England CT1 3JT

95.0% Overall Rating

306 out of 310 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

"The staff are quite friendly and the atmosphere is more like being in someone's home than a hostel."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.28

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

hostel reception is open between 7h30 and 23h00 Monday to Friday and 8h00 to 23h00 Saturday to Sunday and on public holidays. NOTE: Photo ID is required on checking in (passport or drivers licence). Please mind that we don't take people under 16 on dorm rooms, they're more than welcome to book a private. If you are a wedding group (Stag/ Hen Group) special terms and conditions apply, therefore you must book through the website groups department or get in touch with the hostel directly. If you fail to do so and still book here on line, your reservation maybe cancelled and deposit not refund.

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95.0%

Overall Rating

306 out of 310 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kipps Hostel'

Atmosphere
98.4%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
93.6%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
99.2%
Value
93.6%
Safety
95.2%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

20 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent staff - you can tell that they're really there to make sure everyone has the best possible stay. The whole place just feels comfortable and inviting, and I had a great time even though I was only there for one night. The dorms were good - nothing spectacular but very comparable to other hostels. Thank you for a great stay, Kipps!

Disliked: The distance between the top and bottom bunks in my room was small, so I couldn't sit straight up on the bottom bunk i was assigned to. Asked to switch to the top bunk and it was no problem! Other than that, everything was great.

100.0%
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Louis Miller

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2011 Louis would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome, wonderful, like a fairy tale, superb,

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING!

Disliked: NOTHING!

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Jun Wei Tan

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 January 2011 Jun Wei would recommend this property

Liked: the hosts were friendly, and there were many amenities for use.

Disliked: not a lot!

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Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's well

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen and dinning area were very nice. Lots of books and DVDs and free internet.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Eul Noh

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 October 2010 Eul would recommend this property

Liked: Overall, it was the best hostel I have ever stayed and heared. Everything in Kipps was great. It was beyond my expectation.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Edith-Marie Goetghebuer

30 September 2010 Edith-Marie would recommend this property

Liked: L'accueil ouvert, amical et chaleureux. La disponibilité de l'équipe. Près du centre ville dans un agréable quartier. J'ai apprécié la propreté et possibilité de regarder un film, ou de me connecter à internet. Possibilité d' occuper la cuisine pour moi ou mes enfants. A RECOMMANDER;

Disliked: Edith-Marie left no negative feedback.

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

Charlotte van Aken

Alone

City break

31 August 2010 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great and very welcoming! Made me feel right at home.

Disliked: Charlotte left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

24 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very homely place and clean.

Disliked: The room is a bit crowded and can't breath sometimes when it is full.

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Hannes Mehner

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2010 Hannes would recommend this property

Liked: (+) special events in the evening (like Luigi's free pasta and sing-a-long evening or the bbq)(+) clean (!)(+) free wifi (even in rooms and garden), free lockers, free towels, breakfast 1.95 pound - a bargain (as the hostel is in general).(+) ensuite rooms, beds that aren't noisy, power outlet next to the bed, reading lamp(+) garden (+) location, only 6 minutes to the city(+) international (NZ, Netherlands, etc.) Staff - very friendly!(+) Lounge with computer (for those who don't have a notebook) and free dvds and sky (Sky Sports etc.)(+) perfect kitchen (gas and normal stove, free organic vegetables)(+) litte, not too pricy, shop at receptionI've never been to a hostel as good as this. This is as good as it gets if you want to have a lovely time in a much more easy-going city than London. As I had blisters from all the sight-seeing I also stayed in the hostel for one whole day and it was fun!

Disliked: Seem to have a ghost that steals socks... as I don't find mine! JUST KIDDING - No complaints whatsoever!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Claire Whitaker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2010 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was really well set up. It was extremely clean, had a great kitchen, outdoor area and lounge room with free Internet, sky tv, movies, books and board games. A really nice quite place 2 stay

Disliked: I have never seen so many old people in a hostel in my life (and I have stayed in a lot of hostels!!).- so the fun factor was lost big time!! They also promoted that they had free parking- they don't have parking- it is street parking that happens to be free- so there's no guarantee there will be parking.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

08 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good hostel, with also internet!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, very helpful staff, quite clean, very well-equipped kitchen, not far from the sights and station

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

29 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is a very clean hostel and near the city center. also, the staffs are helpful.

Disliked: when the time of cleaning, all the people need to leave out between 11..00-14.00, all the rooms are closed. and i think it would be better to leave at least one place for those who don't want to leave.

97.1%
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Minh-Long Nguyen

09 May 2010 Minh-Long would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place and peoples. I would have liked stay for longer.Anyway, Luigi's pastas are delicious :)

Disliked: Minh-Long left no negative feedback.

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

Natalie Jones

03 May 2010 Natalie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic. The Saturday night bbq was excellent value for money and a great way to meet others. Would happily retrun.

Disliked: Natalie left no negative feedback.

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Stuart HUNNISETT

12 April 2010 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to get to and highly suitable for the 8 of us who made the brief visit.

Disliked: Stuart left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Patricia Marcela Russo

28 March 2010 Patricia Marcela would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice people, very nice staff, the day I've arrived they offered free pasta for dinner that wasn't included, and it was for free!!! After dinner a member of the staff started playing the guitar and we were singing songs. It was really nice, a good occasion to meet new people!! It's a shame I was there only one night!

Disliked: Patricia Marcela left no negative feedback.

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Christian PAUL

09 March 2010 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: Nice decoration. Functional kitchen.

Disliked: Christian left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

16 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place to stay with staff very helpful. Not a lot of parking.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Caroline Gevaert

24 January 2010 Caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice staff, activities, cosy location, cheapest accomodation in canterbury

Disliked: Caroline left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

31 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful house, wonderfully friendly, engaging, and helpful staff. Great location -- easy walking distance to everything. Clean kitchen/facilities and well-stocked for staying well-fed and clean. Free towel loans and nightly events (pancakes, movies, video games) were very appealing. Great hostel experience!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

25 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly, helpful staff who organise different fun things every day for their guests, rooms were cosy, comfy lounge and kitchen

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.