Awards for Canterbury YHA

VisitEngland 4 Star Tourist Hostel

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

VisitEngland Cyclists Welcome

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

VisitEngland Walkers Welcome

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from VisitEngland.

lOtC Site Provider Award

The LOtC Site Provider Award is intended to recognise those organisations which actively welcome schools onto their sites and ensure that the sites and any other services provided meet the needs of schools.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available from Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings

Bedrooms

  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit

Dining

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

General

  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities