Welcome to Kipps Hostel, a Friendly Backpackers Hostel in Canterbury, Kent
Voted the No. 1 Hostel in England at the Annual 'Hoscar awards' 2008, 2009 and 2010
We are located about 10 minutes walk to the famous Canterbury Cathedral and the Town Center , situated in a quiet residential area of Canterbury.
Set in a beautiful 120 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.
Friendly/ knowledgable staff
A large fully equipped kitchen
Free wi-fi / free internet terminal
A small shop
Large garden with seating area and regular bbq's
Large lounge with Digital TV
Dining area situated in our conservatory
Fully heated and hot water 24/7
Laundry and drying facilities (Chargeable)
Free left luggage facility.
Free security lockers in dormitories
Kipps is within easy walking distance of the City Center, the main line railway and bus/coach stations. So come and pay us a visit in our world heritage historic city, and enjoy our comfortable, clean and homely hostel!
Kipps 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 Dover Cross Channel Port for easy day trips to France.
We have regular nightly events at Kipps that include
Garden pool competitions (summertime)
Nintendo wii night/ xbox nights free pancakes
Cake nights with free tea and coffee.
Free sausage sizzle with table tennis
A night out at the local bar with the staf
Kipps bbq (april-november)
A great way to meet other guests and the staff,
Please read below for hostel conditions.
Photo ID is required on Check In (Including UK and EU residents)
Check in time on your arrival date is after 2pm!
Under 16s are not allowed in dormitory rooms, even if accompanied by an adult. You will need to book a private room. You will not be checked in to the hostel, so please do not reserve a dormitory room if you have children under 16 years of age.
A Dormitory room means - Shared accommodation, and not a private room
Our double and single rooms are not en-suite and the bathrooms are shared
We are not a party hostel, and do not advertise ourselves as a party hostel. So please do not book the hostels if your intentions are to Visit the City - just to Party ! There are other hostels who will welcome these type of groups and we can give you their contact information.
If you are a group 6+, you will need to book direct with the hostel by email or telephone, as certain conditions will apply. If you do book online, your reservation could be cancelled and any deposits paid will not be returned. We have to consider all guests staying at the hostel, as we want to offer a nice homely, comfortable & relaxing atmosphere for all guests staying at Kipps Hostels .
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
In one word - excellent. Kipps was an important step for me, in a pretty exciting journey, moving to the UK with no real purpose directions or certainty, and I can certainly say I am glad I chose them. The accommodations offer you everything you need for a comfortable stay, beds are comfy and plenty of warm blankets to keep you comfy through the chillier nights in the area. You can come and go as you please and safe storage is provided so you can keep your valuables secure (I didn't use them myself, but they are there).
Best part about Kipps is really none of the above, but rather the people working there, one of the friendliest, welcoming and most beautifully diverse bunch of people I've ever met. Their special nights really make you feel at home and give you a chance to get to know others in a very mixed and otherwise hard to relate in situation. DO NOT MISS THE KIPPS EVENTS! They are the heart of this place and you will love them.
Quite possibly the best hostel you'll ever get to stay at, and certainly the best in Kent! Don't hesitate to book your stay with them.
(No, noone paid me to write this, I was just THAT pleased with my stay there and they made a big difference in what was an strange and quite lonesome period of adjustment. Props!)
This is a Trusted Review. Why?
I was very pleased with my stay at Kipps. It was only for one night, but it gave me a good impression of how good this hostel is: a nice atmosphere, clean room, close to the city centre, what more could you ask for? :-)
Grtz from Belgium
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