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 Valley
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ
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
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.
- 24 hour access
- Ambulant accessible
- Cot available
- Cycle store
- Free wi-fi
- Garden / grounds
- Wheelchair accessible
- Luggage store
- Board games
- Library/Quiet room
- Private rooms available
- En suite rooms available
Food & drink
- Group catering available
- Licensed bar
- Meals available
Transportation & parking
- Near train station
Other YHA products
- Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
- Trade bookings
- YHA School Trips
Need to know
Check in: From 14:00
Check out: Before 10:00
Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.
Parking: Parking is available at the hostel
Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA London Lee Valley. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.
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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.
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.
Meeting rooms available from £75
We are very grateful for all of the help and support that our generous volunteers give to YHA. We are proud of our “Investors in Volunteering” accreditation and have a wide range of opportunities available across the country, all of which will provide great learning or social experiences and help us to create even more opportunities for young people.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people, visit new places, gain experiences and have fun. Full details of all of our various volunteering programmes can be found on theVolunteering website.
At YHA Lee Valley we offer the following volunteering opportunities subject to availability:
Please contact [email protected] or call 01629 592562 for more information.
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.