Kipps Backpackers

40 Nunnery FieldsCT1 3JTCanterburyUnited Kingdom
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About Kipps Backpackers

Kipps Backpackers occupies a century-old building just fifteen minutes from Canterbury Cathedral and close to the centre of the historic city itself.

Guests can choose between individual rooms with satellite TV or dorm rooms, all with shared bathroom facilities.

The backpackers has a 24-hour front desk, a TV lounge, a private garden, laundry, free Wi-Fi throughout and nearby free parking at Nunnery Fields.

The dining room serves a comprehensive continental breakfast from the dining room each morning and guests can guest can arrange a packed lunch for the day.

The property is ideally situated to provide easy access to Canterbury City and many attractions including Canterbury Heritage Museum, Canterbury Roman Museum and St Augustine’s Abbey.


40 Nunnery Fields, CT1 3JT, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1227)786121 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organised activities
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Variety of cost-effective accommodation options.

Kipps Backpackers offers travellers a good variety of accommodation options to suit most tastes and all budgets. Guests who prefer some privacy can enjoy single or double rooms while those travelling in larger groups or more outgoing travellers can enjoy open hostel-style accommodation. All accommodation is based on shared bathroom facilities.

Ideal location for exploring Canterbury.

The hostel enjoys an ideal position close to the centre of Canterbury and the university. Guests are able to easily walk into town or to a number of historic attractions in and around the city. Favourite attractions include Canterbury Cathedral, Westgate, Canterbury Castle, Chilham Castle, Canterbury Roman Museum and many others.

Excellent and knowledgeable staff.

The hostel is well-known for its friendly and highly knowledgeable staff who are able to guide new visitors to the best attractions. This is also very helpful if time is limited.

Negative Reviews

Backpacker style accommodation not for everyone.

Kipps Backpackers is one of the leading backpackers in the country but is still not ideal for travellers not used to this type of accommodation. While some rooms offer privacy, all rooms and guests must share bathroom facilities and other public areas of the hostel.

No restaurant or bar on-site.

The backpackers features a kitchen and dining area and serves a continental-style breakfast each morning. The establishment does not have a restaurant or bar on the property and does not serve dinner. However, the location is ideal for easy access to many fine and affordable eateries and local pubs. A packed lunch can also be arranged.

Thin walls and noisy busy periods.

The backpackers can get very busy, especially with younger travellers. Rooms have thin walls with little to no soundproofing, can be quite noisy for those unused to noisy tourists or visitors that are light sleepers.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1999 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
  • hostelbookers
    9.3 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.7 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 1999 reviews