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YHA London ThamesideLondon, SE16 5PR
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 and are shared with other people who may not be travelling together. They are usually more affordable than private rooms as you'll be booking a bed rather than the whole room.
A typical shared dorm room includes bunk beds, a reading light and a storage cupboard for each guest.
Children aged between 12 and 15 can stay in dorm rooms as long as an adult of the same gender accompanies them.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room. Some of our shared dorm rooms are en-suites, meaning that they have a bathroom that you would share with other guests who are also staying in the room.
Want some privacy? With a private room, you'll be booking the whole room for your stay.
Private rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus a wash hand basin.
Shared shower and toilet facilities are located near to the room.
Private en-suite rooms
For added privacy, relax with your family, friends or by yourself in a private en-suite room.
Private en-suite rooms typically include a storage cupboard and reading light for each bed, plus shower and toilet facilities solely for the people in your room.
Food and drink at YHA London Thameside
- 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
Reception opening hours: 24 hours.
Food and drink: Breakfast is served to guests daily from 07:30 – 09:00. Meals are also available from 17:00 – 20:00.
Self-catering: Guests have access to a self-catering kitchen.
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 - please notify us at the time of booking.
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.
Book your YHA School Trip.
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.
Find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel through YHA volunteering.
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.
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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.