Access Statement

Access Statement for Kipps Backpackers


We are a 46 bedded hostel situated in the historic City of Canterbury offering private to dormitory rooms.
  The hostel is situated in a 120 year old Victorian House
  The hostel is situated over 2 floors.

• The nearest Train Stations are Canterbury East and Canterbury  
  West. Canterbury East is the closest station being only a 5 minute 
  walk to the hostel.  Please note Canterbury West is approx. 30
  minute walk to the hostel as it is on the other side of town.
• The Main Bus station is situated approx 10 minuite walk up hill to the
   hostel. The bus service to the Canterbury Hospital will drop you   
   outside the hostel. 
• A Local taxi service has accessible taxis if required
• The hostel details can be seen on our website 
• You can contact the hostel by phone or email (Details below) 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• We have a small driveway which has 2 spaces for 2 cars.
• There is ample on street parking available, with restrictions
• No parking for coaches, please contact the hostel for coach parking
  in Canterbury
• Please try to provide advance notice if assistance will be needed to move in from cars

Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area

• There are 5 steps leading up to the front door and a small step at the
   front door 
• Seating is available in the Lounge opposite reception
• Payphone available with additional seating
• A Pager system is in place outside reception to alert a member of
  staff 24 hours a day/ 7 days per week 
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

• Good colour contrast to floor, walls and doorways throughout the
• Well lit corridors 
• Floor covering is carpet, vinyl and woodflooring
• Wi-Fi throughout the hostel / Free internet PC available in the
  Lounge on the ground floor

Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

• Level wheel chair access to lounge and dining room 
• Dining Room has 1 large wooden table - space is restrictive. Flooring 
  is concrete tiles
• The Lounge is a large space with large table with removable chairs.
  Flooring is wood flooring
Public WCs

• Ground Floor - 1 Bathroom - WC, Bath/Shower and sink (Non
  pedestal) - Limited space
• 1st Floor - Staircase leads to 1st floor WC and seperate Shower.
Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe

• We do not have a Restaurant, just the self catering Kitchen 
• Meals can be provided on certain nights - please contact us for further information


• A Laundry service is available from reception

• We have a small shop offering drinks and confectionary.   We also
  have some tinned supplies and basic ammenities
Treatment room/s

• We do not have any treatment rooms
Leisure Facilities

• We do not offer any leisure facilities 
Outdoor Facilities

• We do not have any outdoor facilities

  Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas
• 1 x5 Bedded Room - 2 Bunk Beds & 1 Single Bed.  Wash Basin in the room. Shared Bathroom 
• 1x7 Bedded Room - 3 Bunk Beds & 1 High Single Bunk Bed. Small Ensuite Shower Room
FIRST FLOOR  Staircase to 1st floor  and 2 steps leading up to these rooms
• 2 Double Rooms/ 1 Triple Room and 2 Single Rooms - Wash Basins in all rooms - Shared WC and Shower Room
• There are 3 steps leading up to these rooms from the staircase
• 1x6 Bedded Room- 2 Bunk Beds/ 2 Single Beds/ Ensuite Bathroom 
• 1x8 Bedded Room - 4 Bunk Beds/ Ensuite Bathroom 

SECOND FLOOR   Staircase to this floor 
• 1x8 Bedded Room -3 Bunk Beds and 2 Single Beds - Large Ensuite

Self-Catering Kitchen

• Level wheel chair access to self catering kitchen
• There are 2 free standing electric ovens and 1 hob.
• There are 3 fridges and a microwave
• All cutlery, utensils etc are supplied
• The flooring is vinyl
Grounds and Gardens

• There are 5 steps leading from the dining room to the garden 
• The Garden is not level
Additional Information

• No pets or dogs 
• No Smoking 
• A Member of staff is always available on site, including at night (Pager system for emergencies)
• Emergency Lighting and fire alarms fitted. We ensure that all guests are evacuated in the event of a fire or any emergency requiring evacuation
• Evacuation Procedures shown in each bedroom, pictoral and written
Address:  Kipps Hostel 
  40 Nunnery Fields
  CT1 3JT
Telephone:  +44 (0) 1227786121


Hours of operation:  Reception is open daily from 7.30am - 11pm
Future Plans

• There are no alterations planned 
• There are no proposed adjustments to services and facilities
Contact Telephone and Email Address

We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve if you have any comments please phone 01227786121 or email

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