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YHA London ThamesideLondon, SE16 5PR
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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.
YHA London Thameside is a purpose-built hostel situated just a stone’s throw from the banks of the Thames. The hostel is well-equipped and is suitable for all types of groups, families and individual bookings.
We’re open 24 hours a day, with our friendly and informative staff always on hand to help guests, especially with their requests for London sightseeing inspiration. From YHA London Thameside you will have access to all London has to offer, with transport links to the centre of town via frequent bus and Overground services.
Why guests love YHA London Thameside
Accommodation at YHA London Thameside
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.
- 24-hour access
- 24-hour reception
- Ambulant accessible
- Baby changing
- Coach parking nearby
- Contactless payments
- Dining room
- Evening meals
- Free on-street parking
- Full mobile coverage
- Group meals
- Licensed bar
- Luggage store
- Meeting rooms
- Near bus stop
- Near train station
- Near underground
- Packed lunch
- Self-catering kitchen
- Shared drying room
- Shared laundry room
- Shared lounge
- Shared TV
- Vending machines
- Water refill station
- Wheelchair accessible
Hostel need to know
Seasonal opening pattern: YHA London Thameside is open for bookings all year round.
Hostel opening hours: YHA London Thameside is open 24 hours a day.
Reception hours: 24 hours.
Breakfast: YHA Thameside Restaurant is open to the public from Monday - Sunday, 07:00 - 21:00. Breakfast is served from 07:30 - 09:00.
Parking: There is limited street parking near the hostel.
WiFi: Free WiFi is available in shared social spaces.
Dogs: Pets are not permitted at YHA London Thameside. Assistance dogs are welcome.
Luggage store: Guests can hire lockers for up to 24 hours. The fee is £2 per small locker and £3 per large locker.
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YHA School Trips
For a school trip on a budget, YHA London Thameside provides a great cost-effective solution without compromising on quality. From here, teachers and pupils can enjoy all that London has to offer. There is accommodation for over 200 people, meals available and internet access.
Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.
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 Thameside is 23 years old and was purpose built for groups to come from all over the world. The area that the hostel is in, Rotherhithe, is steeped in history from the world's first underwater tunnel that was built by Marc Brunel in 1825 to the famous story of the Mayflower ship which first set sail from Rotherhithe to discover the new world.
Rotherhithe has a famous sea fairing history with stories of pirates and royalty as well as the history of the Thames and the trading ships of the past.
Meet the team
Manager recommends: As part of your London weekend break, pull in a visit to the National Maritime Museum, the leading maritime museum of the UK. The Royal Observatory, best known as the location of the prime meridia or 'Greenwich Mean Time' is also located here. Any city break to London isn't complete without a ride on the London Eye - catch a river taxi from near the Youth Hostel.