YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside

London, SE16 5PR
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 Thameside

For the foreseeable future, the following changes will be in operation at YHA London Thameside. 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.


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

  2. Lounge(s) remain closed.

  3. The bar will remain closed.

  4. 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.

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

  • Great access to all London has to offer
  • Purpose built hostel on the Thames riverside
  • 70 en-suite rooms for families or groups

Accommodation at YHA London Thameside

The hostel

The hostel has 70 en-suite rooms that range from two bed private, through to four bed, six bed and 10 bed rooms. These rooms can accommodate families and individuals as well as groups of all sizes. All of our rooms have en-suite shower and toilet facilities and all bedding is provided. In the en-suite bathrooms you will find a shower cubical, a sink and toilet. The room is also fitted with an extractor fan and lockable door. All of our rooms are fitted with lockers so customers can lock away their belongings. If you require a padlock they are available to buy from reception.

We have free luggage storing facilities for groups arriving early or departing late and the hostel also offers paid lockers for families and individuals in reception so you can leave your bags safely while you explore London.

For families and individuals we have a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a laundry room and TV lounge. At the hostel we have a café bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks as well as tea and coffee with a selection of snacks. We have internet access with desktop computers and free Wi-Fi is available on the ground floor reception, bar and social areas.


Food and drink at YHA London Thameside

YHA London Thameside dining room

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.


Breakfast at YHA London Thameside

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.

All day menu

All day menu

We offer a fantastic range of stone-baked pizzas as well as delicious nachos, jackets and paninis throughout the evening. Pick from our menu or choose your own toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also available.

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Supper Club

Supper club at YHA London Thameside

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
  • Basic food shop
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Luggage store


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Near underground
  • Near train station

Other YHA products

  • 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 buy or hire from reception. Bedding is provided.

Parking: There is limited street parking near the hostel.

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

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

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30 till 9am

Luggage storage: Guests can hire lockers for up to 24 hours. Small locker £2 – large locker £3

YHA London Thameside - Access Statement

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YHA London Thameside

Map references

OS Map: 177

OS Grid Ref: TQ357804

Lat/Lng: 51.50437, -0.04637

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9756

Email: [email protected]

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.

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