YHA London Lee Valley lodges
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room


Covid-19 - Book with confidence

It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.

The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and run our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.

To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.

Temporary changes at YHA London Lee Valley

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA London Lee Valley. We are sorry for inconvenience this has caused, we're working hard to safely open all areas of our hostels as soon as we can.


  1. Dorms are not currently available.

Private rooms

  1. This hostel offers private rooms with en-suite or shared toilets and showers facilities with extra Covid-secure cleaning regimes.

Exclusive hire

  1. For the foreseeable future, YHA London Lee Valley Lodge 3 will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.

  2. For the foreseeable future, YHA London Lee Valley Lodge 4 will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.


  1. Self-catering kitchen(s) remain closed.

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. Bar(s) will be serving drinks for guests to take away.

  4. Meeting room(s) remain closed

  5. Luggage room/store(s) remain closed.


  1. We will be serving a limited food and drinks menu for guests to take away.

Good to Go England

COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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

  • Best of both worlds for city and countryside
  • Just a 20 minute train journey to central London
  • Wooden lodges for accommodation

Accommodation at YHA London Lee Valley

The hostel

YHA London Lee Valley is a 118 bed Youth Hostel situated on the doorstep of London and the Lee Valley Park.

The accommodation at this hostel is split up into five wooden lodges and comprises of 30 rooms in total. There is an eight bedded room, a six bedded room, a twin, two rooms with a double bed and a single above (in the style of a bunk bed) and either a three or four bedded room in each lodge. Lodges 1, 2 and 3 contain six rooms with 24 beds (there is a four bedded room in each) and Lodges 4 and 5 contain six rooms with 23 beds (there is a three bedded room in each).

The larger eight and six bedded rooms can be either private rooms or dormitory rooms and the smaller rooms can also be used as private rooms. All of the rooms here are en-suite with a shower, toilet and sink in the bathroom. The larger rooms have a separate shower room and toilet and sink room. Each lodge has a disabled toilet on the ground floor. All of the lodges have a small lounge/dining area/kitchenette which can cater for smaller numbers. We have a large catered kitchen and dining area in the main building.

In the main building there is the reception area which doubles up as a tea shop during the day. The hostel has a large dining room which is located at the back of the building and can seat up to 110 people. Look out for our new wall murals and prepare to be inspired! From here there is access to the back of the hostel where our extensive grounds can be found.

YHA London Lee Valley also has four conference rooms, all of which are different sizes. They vary from seating 10 people boardroom style to up to 100 people theatre style. The main building also contains a games room, library, TV lounge and a laundry room with two washing machines and a tumble dryer. There is also a cycle store which can be accessed from inside the hostel.

The grounds at the hostel surround the six buildings with plenty of grassy areas and picnic benches to soak up the sunshine. YHA London Lee Valley is a fantastic location if you want to be near a city but far enough away to still enjoy the rural landscape of Lee Valley.  Look out for our new wall murals and prepare to be inspired!

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. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.


Food and drink at YHA London Lee Valley

YHA London Lee Valley bar

Eat with us

At YHA we pride ourselves on delivering a broad selection of delicious food at affordable prices, alongside a range of freshly made hot drinks and a well-stocked bar. Let us welcome you to rest your legs and indulge your senses after the day’s adventure.

All day menu

All day menu at YHA London Lee Valley

Choose from our tasty daily specials or delve into our café-bar style menu experience, think scrumptious bar snacks, light bites, grilled paninis and loaded stone-baked pizzas. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Don’t forget, kids under 10 eat free – get one kid’s meal free with every adult’s meal.

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Breakfast at YHA London Lee Valley

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start so we provide a full hot and cold breakfast buffet. Cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt are on offer for the health conscious or light eaters. Our new juice station offers a wide variety of fresh juices and smoothies to try. For the hungrier amongst you, a full English breakfast. Vegan and vegetarian options also available. Breakfast is served from 7.30 – 9am and you can get up to 15% off breakfast as part of your online booking.

Supper Club

Supper club at YHA London Lee Valley

Join our nightly Supper Club. Share stories and experiences with your fellow travellers while tucking into a delicious two-course meal. This is the authentic hostel experience! Don't forget, you can now save up to 15% when you add meals to your online booking.

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  • 24 hour access
  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room
  • TV

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen (currently closed)

Transportation & parking

  • Parking
  • Near train station

Other YHA products

  • Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
  • Trade bookings
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Check in: From 17:00

Check out: Before 10:00

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

Parking: The property has a free car park on-site for guests and patrons. Please note that 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.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA London Lee Valley. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 til 9am

YHA London Lee Valley - Access Statement

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YHA London Lee Valley

Map references

OS Map: 166

OS Grid Ref: TL368024

Lat/Lng: 51.704035, -0.022321

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9057

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

YHA London Lee Valley is split into self-contained lodges, some of which are available for exclusive use. These lodges, just a 20 minute train journey from central London, are great for group breaks and family get togethers.

You can choose from Lodge 3 or Lodge 4.

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.

Meeting rooms

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.

Meeting rooms available from £79


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. 

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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