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Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We booked via booking.com for one night in a family room with bathroom. The room was clean, spacious and nice and warm. The facilities at the hostel were fantastic - large well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge area and a nice continental breakfast selection which was reasonably
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I booked two nights at Kipps but extended for another night because I loved it so much! The staff were friendly and always happy to have a conversation or offer advice. The facilities were fantastic: the kitchen was spacious and well-equipped; the lounge was large and
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Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps
Responded 12 Feb 2019
Thank you for your 5 star review :) and your lovely comments Glad you enjoyed your stay at Kipps Canterbury Enjoy your travels Kipps
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I've stayed here on a number of occasions. The staff at the venue have always been friendly and accommodating. Great to stay here for a low-cost trip to Canterbury. Tucked away on a quiet street but still close enough to the city centre to enjoy the sights of Canterbury within a
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Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps
Responded 12 Feb 2019
Hi Thank you for your rating and comments Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back to Kipps on your next visit to Canterbury Regards Kipps
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I stayed in a single room for two nights on a Sunday - Tuesday, and was greatly impressed by the value of the cost of the stay. For probably around £40ish, two nights in a single room with great bed, tv, sink and utensils, kettle and tea / coffee, and small storage space was a
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Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps
Responded 4 Jan 2019
Hi Thank you for your lovely and detailed comments Really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay Thank you for your 5/5 rating :) Kipps Canterbury
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This was my first time staying in a hostel and my pre-conceived idea of this type of accommodation were unfounded when we stayed overnight at Kipps in Canterbury. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. Communal areas were well maintained and comfortable. Bedrooms were
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Response from kippscanterbury, Manager at Kipps
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Hi So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our backpackers hostel. There are many nice backpackers around Europe, and more people should try them out, good for the budget and a good place to meet people travelling around Europe See you again soon Kipps
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Kipps Hostel
From the 6-bed female dorm
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Mixed Dormitory
The single room is very small, with the bed taking up much of the space
The 4 berth family room - bunk beds
"family room downstairs by reception can be noisy, one on top floor quieter"
"Back may be quieter"
"Possibly a room at the back may be quieter. I could hear a bit of traffic noise from my room at the front, but not too bad. No complaints."
"I had a double room so no experience of the dormitory accommodation"
"You may find a room next to the toilet/shower rooms more convenient."
US$35 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCanterbury
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