Hire your bike from Broxbourne and ride around the village or come back into the country park to explore the landscape and wildlife of the area.
YHA London Lee ValleyCheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ
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Perhaps our most unique London hostel, YHA London Lee Valley is a youth hostel split over six wooden lodge-style buildings. It offers the perfect accommodation if you want a great mix of city sightseeing and activities. We are situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park - where you can explore open green spaces and take part in watersports.
Just a twenty minute train journey from central London, the hostel is within easy reach of the capital - perfect for sightseeing and city excursions to complement all of your activities.
Why guests love YHA London Lee Valley
Accommodation at YHA London Lee Valley
Bed in a shared room
Dorms are not currently available.
Dorm rooms have multiple beds, are typically more affordable than private rooms, and shared with other people who may not be travelling together. A typical shared room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest, secured by a padlock if required.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Some dorms may be en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom in the room that you would be sharing with the other people in your dorm.
Don't fancy sharing a room? Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin. Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
Enjoy your own space with a private en-suite room. Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard for each bed, secured by a padlock if required, a reading light and a wash hand basin.
Hire the whole place
The lodges at YHA London Lee Valley are occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. You can choose from Lodge 3 or Lodge 4. This means that you can have a lodge to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire.
Food and drink at YHA London Lee Valley
- 24-hour access
- 24-hour reception
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Coach parking on premises
- Contactless payments
- Cycle store
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free parking on premises
- Group meals
- Intermittent mobile coverage
- Large garden/grounds
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Meeting rooms
- Minibus parking on premises
- Near train station
- Outdoor seating
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared laundry room
- Sole use
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA London Lee Valley is open all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA London Lee Valley is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 24 hours a day.
Reception hours: 24 hours.
Café and restaurant opening hours: YHA London Lee Valley’s café and restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:30 - 20:30. Breakfast is served from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: The property has a free car park on-site for guests and patrons. This car park is controlled by an ANPR parking system. Upon arrival, motorists are required to validate their presence by entering their car's registration number at reception.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA London Lee Valley. Assistance dogs are welcome.
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YHA School Trips
YHA London Lee Valley is the perfect location for school parties looking to embark on team building activities. There are a range of outdoor action and adventure opportunities and beds for up to 114 people. The classroom facilities and group catering make this hostel ideally suited to school breaks.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
At YHA London Lee Valley we have five meeting rooms available for hire - the Theobold Suite, the Robinson Suite, the Cohen Suite, the Mezzanine and the Arthur Mearby Suite.
Capacity: Up to 50 delegates in the Theobold Suite, up to 30 delegates in the Robinson Suite, up to 30 delegates in the Cohen Suite, up to 120 in the Mezzanine and up to 12 in the Arthur Mearby Suite.
Available Equipment: Projector, flip charts, pens, paper, whiteboard, extension cables, clock
Parking: There is parking on site for up to 35 cars. There is also space for 2-3 coaches.
Wi-Fi: Yes. Wi-Fi signal is weaker in the Robinson and Cohen Suites.
Accessibility: The Theobold Suite is located on the ground floor and has step-free access. The Mezzanine is located on the first floor and has step-free access via the lift. The Robinson and Cohen Suites are also located on the 1st floor; step-free access is via the lift and then through the Mezzanine Suite, so when the Mezzanine Suite is in use there is no access to these suites for wheelchair users. The closest accessible WC is located next to reception. For more information please see our access statement.
Air conditioning: There is no air conditioning in this meeting room but fans and heaters can be provided.
Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.
The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.
You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website.
YHA London Lee Valley was built 10 years ago this year on the site of the old open air swimming pool in Cheshunt. The town name of Cheshunt comes from the old English name for the area, Cestrehunt as recorded in the Domesday Book.
Meet the team
Rachel - I have worked for YHA for three and half years and I have worked at 28 hostels across the network as part of the relief manager team. I have been at YHA London Lee Valley since January 2014. Before working for YHA, I worked within the hospitality sector since I was 16, so customer service is a huge part of my working life. Lee Valley is a long way from home for me, as I grew up in the Scottish Borders, the new hostel at YHA Berwick is where it all started, this incredibly diverse, challenging but ultimately enjoyable journey...long may it continue.
Manager recommends: If you are looking to embrace the countryside, why not take a walk around the 10,000 acre Lee Valley Country Park or hire a bike from nearby and see the park on two wheels! It's also worth heading down the canal to the White Water Rafting Centre where the Olympic water sports took place, you really feel like you are in another part of the country, not just 30 minutes from the heart of London. Also, only 20 minutes away is the Olympic Park and Shopping Centre. Lee Valley really has the best of both worlds.