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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I really enjoyed my weekend in Canterbury! The Hostel is clean and close to the city centre! The staff was very friendly expecially Stefano Debidda who became immediately my friend. I liked so much this hostel, I felt like at home.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although a little walk from the centre of this historic city, it will be worth the effort. and bookings can be made via their easy-to-negotiate website. The interior has an old-time feel to it and has been recently decorated. There is a large kitchen, with plenty of storage space, and a separate eating area and a good-sized lounge with free...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Canterbury to attend a conference at Christ Church Uni and picked Kipps as it is very close to both Uni and City Centre. Staff were very professional on check in and very informative. My single room was newly decorated and the place is very clean. The breakfast was very great value and pancakes were delicious. The front...

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kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your trating and lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the new decoration happening at Kipps Canterbury, we are hoping to redecorate all rooms by early 2017. Enjoy your travels, and hopefully see you again if you come back to Canterbury for another Conference. Remember if you let us know you stayed before, we can offer...

Zaragoza, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed staying in Kipps with my wife, the room was excellent, something that we enjoyed the most was the amazing view of the garden early at morning together, take the breakfast in a nice and comfortable dinning room, and all the staff was very friendly. Also it is placed near to the very centre of Canterbury and other...

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kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your nice comments and rating. We glad you enjoyed the view from your room to our lovely garden :) Enjoy your travels Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kipps is a really nice place close to Canterbury city centre and the staff is great . The rooms are very clean and it has a beautiful garden where to relax. It is located inside a very nice house.

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kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your ratings and lovely comments We are happy your enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our beatiful garden (even in the winter :) Hopefully see you another time, on your visit to Canterbury Regards Kipps

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Clean hostel, friendly service, but nothing out of the ordinary. We received all necessary information upon arrival (door code, tour of the building), but nothing exceeding expectation. Because my daughter is a minor, we did not stayin the dorm. We had an adequate room. Clean, comfortable.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My stay at Kipps was perfectly adequate, but nothing made me feel particularly welcome or comfortable. I booked on their website, where I was given the option to choose a room based on their photo gallery. But when I arrived, I was put in a different room entirely. The room (a mixed 8-bed dorm) was shabby and had a faint...

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kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps, responded to this review

Hi Sorry to hear you was underwhelmed with your stay at Kipps and the room was shabby! We are redecorating each room over the winter period, including all common areas, dormitory and private rooms to improve Kipps Canterbury There are posters up in all common areas explaining this. The reason you might have been put in another 8 bedded mixed...

Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Friendly staff, great location both for Canterbury its self and for getting to Dover and it was fantastic value, TV in room coffee making facilities fresh towels and shampoo, Will use it again when catching the channel ferry much better than staying in Dover

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kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your ratings, and comments We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Kipps, and look forward to welcoming you back Regards Kipps

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I've just arrived and had a lovely welcome especially being that I checked in at gone 11pm. Lovely single room with everything you need in it, even toothpaste and a toothbrush and toiletries. Tea and coffee facilities, towels, tv etc. Next doors tap was turned on and it's noisy but hey ho no big deal. It's well worn but all...

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

From the moment of arrival you are treated as a welcome guest. Carmen and her team of wonderful staff- Nacho, Clara, Mike, Rosie and many others did all they could to make my stay an enjoyable one. Each afternoon they would provide guests with a special treat - chocolate cake, scones, hot dogs, pancakes. The rooms were spotless and the...

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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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kipps

Address: 40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury CT1 3JT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Price Range: RM102 - RM322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kipps 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Single room very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles bitujones, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The back side of the hostel is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles jcedeniosangucho, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 28 has a beautiful view on the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles robinbL4069BD, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The downstairs mixed dorm is next to the living room which can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles hollyh76, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 28 overlooking the lovely garden.”
 of 5 bubbles michealb84, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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