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YHA London Thameside

20 Salter Rd, London, SE165PR, United Kingdom

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Overall Rating 83%

From 18 Reviews

Hostel rating (18)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 86%
Cleanliness 83%
Location 77%
Security 86%
Service 84%
Comfort 82%
Green rating 84%

A large modern hostel on the edge of London’s Docklands offering comfortable accommodation with easy access to the city centre.

  • Dorm
    From $20.60
  • Private
    From $53.55
10 or more people?

London Hostel

Hostel London

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

YHA Thameside is situated on the edge of the London Docklands and offers cheap, comfortable accommodation with excellent bus and tube links and easy access to the city centre.

This modern London hostel offers en-suite rooms and facilities including self-catering kitchen, Wi-Fi and Internet access, discounted attraction tickets, conference room, laundry and TV room. You can also enjoy a meal or snack in the Quays café/bar and the Traders Gallery restaurant.

YHA London Thameside makes a great starting point for visiting some of London’s major attractions including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Dungeon and the London Eye.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 17 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of GBP 1.50 (under 18) / GBP 3 (18+) per person per night is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +44 345 3719756

Fax. +44-207-2372919

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Tower Bridge (2 to 3km)
  • National Maritime Museum (3 to 5km)
  • London Eye (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The 6-person-room was nice and airy. Having a bathroom in the room was comfortable. The kitchen was a bit small and crowded, but served it’s purpose. Hostel staff was friendly and helpfull. Staying in the hostel was pleasant and good value for money.


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Thu 16 Nov 2017

Dear Taru, Great to see you enjoy your stay with us, would be good to have you back in the near future. Best wishes, Wilson Henriques Duty Manager

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YHA London Thameside Hostel,

Sat 18 Nov 2017

Chambre en bon état, literie très confortable, couloir calme, quartier agréable et sécurisé, bien desservi par les bus, consigne à bagages très pratique! Point négatif: Pas de wifi dans les chambres


Avatar for SAIDA


Thu 02 Nov 2017

Dear Saida, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad that you found our hostel of your liking. At the moment our Free WiFi it's available on the ground and basement floor where our large and comfortable communal areas are situated. We hope to have you back at YHA London Thameside. Best wishes, Wilson Henriques Duty Manager

Manager avatar

YHA London Thameside Hostel,

Sat 04 Nov 2017

Gut geeignet, um einfach "nur zu übernachten" ohne große Ansprüche auf Komfort. Das Haus könnte eine Renovierung vertragen, war ansonsten aber sauber. Beim Frühstück fehlt die Abwechslung, es gibt jeden Tag genau das gleiche Essen. Durch die Lage benötigt man ca. 30-45 Minuten Busfahrzeit in die City (je nach Tageszeit).


Avatar for André


Tue 10 Oct 2017

Hi Andre, Thank you so much for your recent review. We have quite a big selection of food at breakfast, mixing English breakfast with continental with the possibility of repeating as much as you want for only £6.25. We also serve dinner and every evening it's a different menu which also includes a vegetarian option. The tube it's also available to get you to the city centre within 30min. If you prefer to walk we a have a lovely path to do so from where we are located all the way to Tower Bridge within 25min with a beautiful view to the the river Thames. Looking forward to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Wilson Henriques Duty Manager

Manager avatar

YHA London Thameside Hostel,

Thu 12 Oct 2017

I had a room (dorm) with a view, of the City of London. Quite impressive. Unfortunately I also had inconsiderate dorm mates, who had lights and computers on at unsociable hours. Perhaps it can be explained to guests when they check in that the lounge area is available for late night browsing and phone calls.... Self-catering kitchen is small and in the basement. The lobby is a nice place to sit though. Wi-fi much better than during my last stay. And good value for money for London.


Avatar for Helen


Thu 07 Sep 2017

Dear Helen, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. At check in we explain that WiFi it's only available on the ground and basement floors and that we have facilities open 24H, guests are expected not to disturb others when sharing the room at anti-social hours and we also have 24H staff that is capable of dealing with this kind of situations when reported. In the basement we have a TV Lounge as well where guests can use to have their meals apart from the Self-Catering kitchen. Our hostel just had refurbishment and our main Lobby and Bar are looking fabulous thank you for noticing that. We hope to have you back again. Best wishes, Wilson Henriques Duty Manager

Manager avatar

YHA London Thameside Hostel,

Sat 09 Sep 2017

Gefallen hat, dass 2 Duschen und 2 Toiletten im Zimmer waren.Nicht gefallen hat, dass Nachts ( 0,0 oder 1,0 oder 2,0 Uhr) neue Gäste kamen. Die kannten dieses Zimmer nicht, haben stundenlang bei brennendem Licht sich eingerichtet. Mein Vorschlag: Eincheck-Stopp um 22.00 Uhr!!!!!


Avatar for Klaus


Sat 02 Sep 2017

Dear Klaus, Thank you for your recent feedback. As we are a hostel with a 24H service guests are expected to arrive at any time after 2pm, if you would like more privacy and comfort we also have a private rooms to hire. We hope you had a good time in London. Kind regards, Wilson Henriques Duty Manager

Manager avatar

YHA London Thameside Hostel,

Mon 04 Sep 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (1 to 2km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (2 to 3km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (2 to 3km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Heathrow - Underground to Green Park Jubilee line to Canada Water > Bus 381 to Waterloo stop on Salter Road.
381 bus from London Bridge > C10 Canada Water Underground > Victoria line to Green Park Jubilee line Canada Water.
600m Rotherhithe (East London Line).
At hostel on street with no restrictions for cars. Coaches free 150m.
Kings Cross - Underground onto Northern line to London Bridge Change to Jubilee line going east to Canada Water.

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