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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a weekend in London staying at YHA Thameside again. Welcoming staff who always greet you with a smile , lovely food, ideally placed, with only a short walk to the underground to get into central London. Rooms are slowly being upgraded, new beds, each having own plug socket and USB charging port.

Thank Tullulah1
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Hi Tullulah1 I loved reading your review. Thank you. The Team here are glowing from your praises. Great feedback on the beds which we changed this summer. The individual lights and usb are a hit. We are expecting our bigger upgrade in the new year. Looking forward to it. Thank you for being a repeat customer. It really does mean...

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average and reasonable place to stay with school children, catered to all our needs including full board catering and en-suites . The breakfast was great, packed lunches were really impressive and there was always something simple for the children at tea time. The only problem we had was that our school group was split up onto 3 different floors and...

Thank Jen C
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Hi Jean C Thank you for reviewing us after your staff recently. I have passed your great comments on to the catering team . Good to know we are getting it right with the meals. Francesca does a great job to pick the souvenirs that are fun and reflect on a stay in London as well as very good prices...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

For YHA hostel, everything's remain the same... this one got 4th floor and they do have 2 lifts to go up and down... location is quite far from town center... it is about 10 minutes walking from Rotherhithe station... they have bar and restaurant.. there is a bar in 1 minute walking from this YHA ... but you have to...

Thank 10RISAL
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Hi 10RISAL You are so right it is about a 10 minute walk from Rotherhithe Station to the hostel. You can use this to link to Jubilee line at Canada Water or you can use the overground. As well we have the bus stop just by the hostel that the C10 and 381 uses. Good thing is 381 is also...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel seems to be well located but in fact it is 15 minute walk from Canada Water station or 7 minute walk from Bermondsay, which is not really comfortable to walk at night - pretty dark and quiet. The hostel stays quite near the roads so it would be a bit of difficulty for anyone who are light sleepers....

Thank Loan Thanh H
Hungerford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Whilst the rooms are a little tired and could do with some maintenance (broken window latches, tired bathroom furniture, poor showers), the hostel was clean and does what you expect from a YHA. Even though the hostel is not in central London, its very well connected via the overground/jubilee line, so its a great choice for a family or budget...

Thank parkesie2016
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear parkesie2016. Thank you for your honest review of your stay. The housekeepers work so hard to clean and clean and clean . We are all looking forward to the long awaiting refurbishment in the new year. You are so right we do have great transport links to all around London. It will be growing again when we the new...

Cardiff, Wales
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed here for night of 17/10/16 as 2 adults - had a private room with ensuite. We were woken up at 5am by a large group of screaming children who were running up and down the corridor, shouting, swearing, literally screaming (I thought they were girls being murdered at first!) slamming the doors, kicking our door, kicking the walls...

Thank pinkspideruk
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear Pinkspideruk, I am sorry you was woken up at 5am due to a group being noisy our Night Team do do regular tours of the building during the night hours and talk to leaders of the groups if there is any problems and get them to keep them quiet. Maybe the excitement of the city and being away from...

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

all was good except there was a huge school trip from America which made breakfast noisy and crowded. The rooms were a bit stuffy and they can use sheets on their bed as well as a quilt as the rooms were overly warm. Also they need paper towels in the bathrooms.

Thank Kimpedler
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear kimpedler, We sometimes have groups from all over the world stay with us for different types of reasons mostly education. I can imagine that the noise from this group was probably excitement and eager to get their day started exploring the city. At this time of year tyhe weather can be warm to cold and our heating system is...

Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Its not 5* but I have to say great staff and service. We had two doubles with on suite, both good. Cooking facilities good and very well placed for London visit. Only issue, WiFi not great once you leave the lounges. But overall, I'd be very happy to go there again! Thank you!

Thank Gelert88
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear Gelert88, Thank you for your review and I will pass your comments to our team here about the service you received. Yes we do have our own self catering kitchen located in the basement with everything you need to cook with. We have just recently swapped over our WI-FI provider and a few glitches are expected. WI-FI is only...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

I still like to find my inner student when coming into London on certain types of visit. The beds are firm, the linen crisp and clean and the staff are always friendly. Thameside has hot bar food available throughout the day, a basic restaurant and a great value lounge bar. It is secure and well located for public transport: bus...

Thank ChapInAKilt
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear ChapInAKilt, I am glad that we have helped bring out that inner student in you while you visited London. We have just had the beds updated to more modern and comfy ones with their own USB and sockets attached to the beds. We do have a bar that serves up until 2am most nights. There is alot of history...

Reviewed 4 September 2016

on my visit I stayed in a two person private room, the rooms are basic but good although they are looking a little tired and the shower was not very good. I didn't have any problem with noise from outside.

Thank Craig M
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear Craig M, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoyed London while you was here. We are currently looking into getting our showers replace in the near future and hope you will return to see for yourself. Kind Regards, Daniel Taylor Duty Manager

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YHA London Thameside. Popular with School Groups from around the world as well as Individuals and families.All 70 rooms Ensuite .Easy to get to using Public Transport. Bus 380 and C10 outside of Hostel. Easy walk to either Canada Water undeground or Rotherhithe Overground. Great Breakfast, Snacks and evening meals available. Free WiFi with England & Wales Membership. Discounts on attractions and theatre shows. Really simple connections to Londons city centre and top attractions or just chill by the river Thames in SE16. Make Thameside part of your London memories. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Salter Rd, London SE16 5PR, England (Formerly Rotherhithe Youth Hostel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: ₹ 1,300 - ₹ 6,498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA London Thameside 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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“try to get on the 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles 10RISAL, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be placed in a room that isnt on a floor with a large group of children!”
 of 5 bubbles pinkspideruk, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It was quite noisy on the street outside so bring earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles ShroppieSaint, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the upper levels and away from school parties if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles K2655KTjohnt, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Female dorms were far better than the male dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles kathrynaj, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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