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YHA London Thameside - Hostel

London hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby

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20 Salter Road, London, SE16 5PR, England, United Kingdom
  • Great welcome from staff. Room was good - only negatives were gaps in curtains and…

    Feb 28, 2020

  • The beans were cold at breakfast but other than that it was fine. The bed was also a…

    Feb 27, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Guests rated location

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 70 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library

Feel at home

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Free parking nearby

What’s around

  • In Southwark
  • Tower Bridge - 34 min walk
  • The Shard - 42 min walk
  • Tower of London - 44 min walk
  • Financial District - 45 min walk
  • Borough Market - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sleeps 6)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only (Sleeps 6)
  • Two Bed Private Room Ensuite
  • Four Bed Private Room
  • Six Bed Private Room

What’s around


  • In Southwark
  • Tower Bridge - 34 min walk
  • The Shard - 42 min walk
  • Tower of London - 44 min walk
  • Financial District - 45 min walk
  • Borough Market - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Monument to the Great Fire of London - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • London Bridge - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • The Gherkin - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Brick Lane - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Liverpool Street - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • London City Airport (LCY) - 25 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 61 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 54 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 47 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 56 min drive
  • Surrey Quays Station - 19 min walk
  • London South Bermondsey Station - 29 min walk
  • Limehouse Station - 6 min drive
  • Rotherhithe Overground Station - 7 min walk
  • Canada Water Station - 12 min walk
  • Bermondsey Station - 18 min walk
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20 Salter Road, London, SE16 5PR, England, United Kingdom

At a glance


  • 70 rooms


  • Check-in time 5 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All common areas at this property are closed until further notice.
All adult guests are required to present a valid government-issued photo ID card at check-in.
The name and address on the booking must match the photo ID presented by the guest at check-in. This property does not accept name changes for existing bookings.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to this property’s shared kitchen and common areas may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.75 for adults and GBP 3.50 for children (approximately)

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts Visa and JCB International. Cash is not accepted. 

Please note that this property does not charge an additional temporary membership fee. Discounts are not available for members of YHA (England and Wales) or IYHF as part of this booking.
Towels are available for a surcharge.

Also known as

  • YHA London Thameside Hostel
  • YHA Thameside Hostel
  • YHA London Thameside
  • YHA London Thameside - Hostel London
  • YHA London Thameside - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, YHA London Thameside - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 5 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Mogul (4-min walk), The Mayflower (8-min walk), and Simplicity (8-min walk).
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hostel. Front desk was nice and helpful. Room was clean but a little hot. Hostel is a little far from the city. Took an uber to the city but the hostel is in a nice quiet spot.

    Mike, 2 night business trip, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice place. Cleen room. Good location. Helpfull staff.

    1 night family trip, Feb 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great spot

    Awesome place. It was a little further away for us but great likely for those who don’t want to be too amidst the hustle and bustle of a more central location. Easy train access via Canada Water station to go just about anywhere in Central London or the surrounding areas. Breakfast buffet was very inexpensive and fantastic! Great stay overall and would book again for sure if I was lookin to stay in that area.

    2 night trip with friends, Jan 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It is in a very nice area and accessible by raip and walking from LHR. little upset about hidden fees that didn't show up on Expedia

    1 night trip with friends, Dec 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent stay at YHA London Thameside

    Unbelievably friendly gentleman at the reception desk! Even though it's beyond the control of the hostel, other guests were equally respectful of shared space and discreet during "quiet" hours. I did not have trouble getting rest in a 6-person dorm. Room was very clean considering the circumstances and so was the kitchen - well organized and rules clearly laid out for everyone. Lots of in-house food options and things to rent for people travelling light. YHA London Thameside was what I needed for my stay but make sure it is for you as well as it is slightly on the outskirts of London (to my tourist eyes). However, I had no trouble getting to the center with nearby Overground and bus services!

    1 night trip with friends, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great budget stay.

    Great hostel stay; good location; excellent staff and breakfast; typical hostel beds (but they were made!). 2 GBP for a towel, but the towels were big and good. Would definitely recommend it.

    Christina, 7 night family trip, Dec 7, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Caters to a disruptive and destructive group of young people discouraging adult guests from staying. I left - no refund - without using any of three rooms shown. Needs to become an elder-hostel for over 35s to stay, learn and see the sights. Rooms had been Vaped in or used as laundry favilities.

    Disappointed, 1 night trip, Nov 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Easy check in and check out process. I appreciated the late check in option as the LNR trains were on strike so I didn't get to the hostel til 12AM. Only stayed for 1 night, but location to the Tube was convenient.

    1 night family trip, Nov 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Didn't spend much time in the area except sleeping :)

    2 night romance trip, Nov 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a great time in London and this was the perfect place to stay away from the city. It was a good location to walk to other places and link up with transportation.

    Alwyn, 4 night trip with friends, Sep 17, 2019

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