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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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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... More 

Scotland
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 More 

Shropshire
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a family room, with bunks (two bunks of three, which was a little claustrophobic). There was a good kitchen and lounge, a bar and restaurant, and very friendly staff. The room was ensuite but the shower was rubbish - it basically sprayed everywhere except on the person standing below it. We walked into London along the Thames... More 

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

Dear ShroppieSaint, I can only guess you stayed in a room with the old beds we have just had these replaced with a two level bunk bed now and more modern metal and comfy ones with there own USB and socket attached. We do have a self catering kitchen open 24hrs a day which is usful if you want to... More 

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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I stayed at a YHA place I think I was in my 20s cycling round West Highlands of Scotland. 30 years on and we came down to visit our daughter and thought we'd give YHA a try. Well - what have we missed..? Great place to stay, convenient, welcoming (even of old fogy's). From checking in on line... More 

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Thank Steve1105
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear Steve1105, thank you for your 5* review of our hostel and you are right it isn't just for the youth. I am happy you had a great experience with us from booking online through to check out and I will be passing your comments on to the team of whom I am sure will be happy to hear. Our... More 

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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It offers exactly what every hostel should, but no more than that. Some of the amenities are nice, such as bedside USB ports & lights, a great breakfast for 6 pounds (Aug 2016), free wi-fi, a reasonable bed and the staff was very helpful. But like any hostel it has its drawbacks. No AC made it difficult to sleep in... More 

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Thank Camtownsend91
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Dear Camtownsend91, I see you stayed in one of our newly installed beds each with their own USB and Plug sockets attached to them. Our breakfast is only £5.75 for a full English and Continental which includes Coffee, Tea and fruit juices. The fan in the shower room normally stays on for about 15 minutes after the light has been... More 

Hong Kong
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

我住在一個12人的臥室,兩間廁所和兩個淋浴室。這是適當的。但是房間被過度分配,當我晚上回來晚了,我的床(我已經用我的包佔用)拍攝!我不得不下來去接待處與一些我的衣服,要求在另一個房間一張床。這是不是一個非常好的經驗。 I stayed in a 12-person bedroom with two toilets and two shower rooms. It was adequate. But the room was overallocated, and when I came back late in the evening, my bed (which I have occupied it with my bags) was taken! I have had to go down to reception with some of my clothes to ask for a... More 

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Thank Momo907
thamesidemanager, Manager at YHA London Thameside, responded to this review

Hi, I am sorry you had a problem with your bed and wherever possible we always tell guest to put something on the bed to show that it was being used. I am happy that our team managed to get you another bed in another room. Our dorm rooms come in 2 different sizes 10 and 6 beds depending on... More 

Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Stayed here for 3 days with my 9 year old daughter and had a great time. Had our own room with bunk beds and small bathroom. It was all very clean. The staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Breakfast and evening meals are available; they were delicious and a good portion size. The hostel is in a lovely position,... More 

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

Dear Bebasmum, Thank you for your 5* review I am sure the team will be happy to hear your comments and that you really enjoyed stay with us. Breakfast is available daily and at a reasonable price. We are in a lovely quiet part of London with a canal and The Thames very nearby with a wide range of wildlife.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stayed here for three nights in one of their 6-bed female dorms. Beds were clean and comfortable, and our room had its own shower and toilet as well as large lockers to put your bag. The staff were friendly and helpful, and you can buy discounted tickets to major London attractions from reception. The location was a bit far from... More 

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

Dear Jenn M, We are currently getting our beds replaced and looking at your comments i see you must have slept in one of those and its always good to get good feedback when we have new things. We sell tickets to most attractions in London at discounted prices and some come with que jumps handy when you wan t... More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Place is very big and has many facilities. Customer service is fantastic. Smiling, full of energy people. We came before check in hour but they give us a room anyway. Wifi is in a common zone where u can have some beer and eat various things. There is a bus stop in a front or you can walk like 15... More 

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

Dear Najdorf, Thank you for reviewing us. Our team here will be happy to hear you found us so helpful and full of energy. Wi-fi is only available in the common areas as you say but we are looking into getting tis in the rooms in the future. The Tube station is a short walk from the hostel or you... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about YHA London Thameside

Address: 20 Salter Road, London SE16 5PR, England (Formerly Rotherhithe Youth Hostel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $25 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — YHA London Thameside 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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