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“One of the best hostels ever”
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“One of the best hostels ever”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

I saw many hostels and so my wife did. This one was one of the best hostels ever. Adequate rooms, clean showers and toilets and very nice staff. Breakfast can be ordered on the day before, you have also the opportunity to use the kitchen to cook for yourself, thats is very helpful for backpackers. There was also free wifi and a pc for internet usage.

Nice staying at all, we can honestly recommend this hostel (unless you are group of German pupils... )

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2012

I had an interview at the nearby uni n stayed onr night in a private room. Friendly atmosphere about the place, ppl of all nationalities, and the woman at reception was very helpful and pleasant. Room was well equipped with sink, mirror, lighting, tv/radio system, bedding, soaps and towel. Also had a hairdryer but i had bought my own. For what you pay this is a great start point for a group of friends to share a room and explore what canterbuty has to offer.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Tienhoven, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

This is the best hostel I ever stayed in by far. Brilliant atmosphere, staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home, and who are full of ideas to make your stay even more pleasant (pub night and barbecue!). All this contributes to the great "family feeling" of Kipps. And, on top of that... You don't need ear plugs to enjoy a good night's sleep. I simply LOVE this place.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Casablanca, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

Fine. Basic but adequate & at less than £20 it can't be bad. Lovely staff were very helpful. Beautiful garden too. Give it a try, it won't cost you much.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

Stayed at Kipps for a hen night and was excellent accommodation for our needs. Weather was beautiful so we had such a good time in the garden space which was lovely and sunny and well maintained. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We did have a bit of an issue with lack of hot water for the shower...but everything else was fine. Hostel was very clean and tidy.

Room Tip: Room near the road can be quite bright and we were woken up by birds singing!
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Kipp's is, hands down, one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in - and I have stayed in many. =)

The staff were phenomenal - I met four, and each was very welcoming and personable, organizing evening social events like barbecues, movie nights, pub outings, etc. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm (two single beds and two bunks, ensuite) which was very clean with decent beds. The common room was very spacious and conducive to "hanging out;" there was a lovely little sunroom for breakfast; a beautiful garden outback; a great kitchen; free tea/coffee, wifi, and a little Kipp's map of Canterbury. An easy 10-minute walk from the city centre, the Roman walls, and castle ruins.

Congratulations to Kipp's on their great establishment - I definitely recommend this!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Easily the best hostel I've ever stayed in during my 4 years in the UK. 10 minute walk from High Street, easy to find. Smiles welcomed my friend and me and we were immediately awed by the customer service. We skipped out on the hostel's movie night (they have an event every night) for some dinner in town (Raj - great Indian food), but upon our return were welcomed to play pool in the hostel's backyard and even brought cake and beer by management just because. The beds were comfortable, but the shower - my only complaint - was weak. Plenty of hot water, but not a lot of pressure. They let us leave our luggage while we explored Canterbury the following day before departing. I would definitely recommend this hostel and will be sure to stay there in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Kipps
Address: 40 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury CT1 3JT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Canterbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kipps 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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