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Reviews - YHA London Thameside

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20 SALTER ROAD , LONDON, SE16 5PR

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Category: Hostel 2013
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If the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the London Dungeon are on your list of must-see attractions, this backpackers hostel is a perfect for cheap yet comfortable accommodation with easy access to the city centre. Situated on the edge of the Docklands, this modern London Youth Hostel offers en suite rooms and excellent bus and tube links - great for a cheap city break or weekend on the town. Enjoy a meal or snack in Quays café/bar and the Traders Gallery restaurant.

London Attractions: We sell discounted and fast track entrance tickets to some of London’s most famous sights and best kept secrets. Including the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The Tower of London, Walking tours, Bike tours, boat trips and many, MANY more. PLUS! every penny we make at YHA goes directly back in to our charity ‘Breaks for Kids’ which makes it possible for children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to take part in school or community group breaks away! Ask us for a full activity list on check in.

Hostel Activities: We organise fun stuff for you to do nearly every day of the week! Such as Free Walking tours, top rated Pub Crawls, Group trips to famous West End Shows, Jet boating on the Thames, Burger nights, Sunday Roasts, movie nights…..well, you get the drift! It’s a fantastic way to meet other travellers and really make the most of your time in London! Find out what’s happening in Your YHA London Hostel while you’re staying with us - ask for the itinerary when you check in.

***Please note, we do not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England & Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.***

***IMPORTANT - All bookings made via Laterooms for more than 16 people will be cancelled. Bookings can be made for up to 14 nights only. Any booking made for over 14 nights will be cancelled.***
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Guest Reviews Based on 22 reviews
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90% recommended this accommodation to a friend 90% would stay again
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Great.
The location was perfect. It was easy to get in and out of London and walk along the Thames, without hearing the hustle and bustle. The staff were friendly and the room was just what we needed. A twin bunk bed was what we expected, but it was fab to have our own bathroom.

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P Simpson

From UK
Who stayed in September 2014

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Loud, hot and cheap
We stayed for 2 nights in a private en suite room for 2. The room was very small and the bathroom was a bit grubby. The reception area of this hostel is nice and the staff were friendly. We stayed on a Thursday and a Friday night and it was in the middle of a heat wave so everywhere was hot but the rooms were unbearable as there was no ventilation and safety windows. The major downside was the noise, on the first night a huge number of teenagers with a school party arrived and proceed to run up and down the stairwells and corridors screaming until 4am. I have since been informed that there is a night manager that patrols and checks but clearly this didn't happen. On the second night a group of 6 men who were staying on the same floor as us decided to scream and shout up and down the corridor, they brought out their guitars and were singing until 1am, at this point several people on the corridor decided to ask them to be quiet. I had hoped that this hostel would be family friendly as it is a way out from the centre of London and not very near tube or bus links (about 10-15 mins walk to tube station), but it is not a place I will be returning to.

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Sarah B

From Newport, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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YHA London Thameside
Just want we expected with a Youth Hostle, a very clean room, bunk beds and shower room. Very close to the tube station, so that we could go into London. Very close to the Thames, for a nice walk.

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I Morris

From Morecambe, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Short stay
We were four friends that travelled to the UK to see Monty Python. This is a great place to stay...the staff are some of the best i have experienced at a hostel, always ready to help and advise. The rooms are basic but its London you don't hang around your room anyway...the breakfast for 5 quid is really worth it as well..Its dead easy to find and easy to get around all London...thanks very much

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Andrew White

From Glamsbjerg, Denmark
Who stayed in July 2014

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Reasonable accommodation
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Good location. Room was clean and adequate . Only downside was a bus load of school children packed out all the rooms surrounding ours so at 6.00am they were all yelling and running, just excited kids but no way ideal. The teachers had no control and at 7.00am went around knocking on every door giving the kids orders. Positives were the staff and they also have lockers available for £3 a day and they are big enough to fit two big backpacks and a small guitar. Very cheap.

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J Watt

From London, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Great Experience
I have never stayed in a youth hostel before but certainly will again. The room was basic but we were expecting that, my wife has previously stayed in an Easy hotel and said this was a better standard. The staff were exceptional as was the quality of the food not even regarding the great value for money.
Last of all the location right on the river was spectacular. The hostel was directly on the bus route from Victoria to the Dome and could not be more convenient for us in terms of getting to and from our travels.

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Paul B

From Maryport, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Nice
the room was good and the services was Ok.

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Suman Malakar

From Cardiff, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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Ok
The room was small but enough to stay overnight. Appreciated tea/coffee facility in the room.

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Lucie V

From Czech Republic
Who stayed in March 2014

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A good basic place to stay with good tube/DLR links. The room was basic but clean and adaquate. Breakfast was good value. We would be happy to stay here again

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Margaret G

From UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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A great base for a bargain London weekend. Basic accommodation which was clean and well maintained. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food on offer was tasty and excellent value for money. Comfortable (bunk) beds with good quality duvets and pillows.
Remember to take a towel as they are not provided (as is the norm for youth hostel). Top bunkd are not for those less agile individuals!

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D SMITH

From Norwich, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

Couple

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