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Reviews of YHA London Thameside

Hostel | 20 Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London, England SE16 5PR

81.0% Overall Rating

132 out of 178 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/06/2014)

Rosie Maher thinks…

"Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, nicely decorated. Was a welcoming place. Very happy too to have option of paying £5 more for a later checkout at midday."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.10
  • Towel USD 6.49

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

*** Please note this hostel has a maximum stay of 5 days. Bookings longer than 5 days will not be refunded*** Please note - All bookings made via HostelBookers for more than 16 people will be cancelled and your deposit may not be refunded.

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81.0%

Overall Rating

132 out of 178 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA London Thameside'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
84.0%
Value
83.2%
Safety
84.8%
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MARTA WIDALSKA

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2014 MARTA would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, cheap place with friendly staff.

Disliked: sultry rooms, i mean hot in rooms.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and friendly

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Rosie Maher

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

22 June 2014 Rosie would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, nicely decorated. Was a welcoming place. Very happy too to have option of paying £5 more for a later checkout at midday.

Disliked: The only thing I didn't like was how loud some other customers were, banging doors, speaking very loudly etc, but that isn't the Hostels fault.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Nadeem Anjum

As a family with children

Family Holiday

22 June 2014 Nadeem would recommend this property

Liked: ok

Disliked: ok

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Jacek Baszkiewicz

With my spouse / partner

City break

30 May 2014

Liked: Good location in pleasant area of London

Disliked: Shower in room: It's not a shower really. Believe me, I got this in my flat and I know how it looks like. What they have is some hole in a wall giving a fog. It may be very interesting for person who wants to imitate the London weather in his room, but never to wash yourself. Internet: There is description on hostelbookers.com that they have internet/Wifi. Well, they don't. If you need to pay for this as much as for the jewellery, this is some luxury good, not the common facility. Beds in Twin with private bathroom: This beds are suitable for someone 1,70m tall. If you're taller, maybe get your own bed. Be prepared for night fire alarms. No, not because of fire: it's simply malfunctioning and causes alarms when steam or even deodorants from bathroom appears in a sensor - I experienced it so this is a live story.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great hostel with good facilities. There was a really nice waterside pub with great food.

Disliked: Our room wasn't very clean. Its not the best for seeing London because its a bit further out, but it was fine for our needs.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property was in a great location. I was there for a concert and it was only two stops from the O2. The staff were very helpful and eager to provide quality service. They offered a great breakfast in the morning and had numerous facilities such as a bar, internet and restaurant. They also provided help in booking tickets for different attractions all over London and had vending machines handy. The rooms were very clean and the beds were not too uncomfortable.

Disliked: This property was great but did not have soap in the bathroom in our room and the toilet would not flush one right after another. If someone went before you, the toilet had to wait about 20 minutes to fill up with water again before it would flush.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Michael Kunert

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 February 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Very satisfied, esp. due to good price and accesible location nearby the Towerbridge.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andy Coleman

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

12 February 2014 Andy would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, rooms were warm and beds were comfortable

Disliked: Location, but was near a overground rail station, kitchen staff were a bit rude.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Sara Lonnroth

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2013 Sara would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty quiet during night time. Felt secure. Easy access to the city (10min walk to the underground).

Disliked: Far away (=not walking distance) from the centre. The twin room with private bathroom was terrible. There was a big hole in the window, and the shower had almost no pressure; impossible to wash your hair, or anything else... I would have expected MUCH more for the money I paid.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

12 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was friendly and easy to find

Disliked: N/a

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's not far away from the city center. After taking underground to Canada Water, you can take bus to the hostel. Even walking through the back side of Thames is a good opportunity for the people who want to discover the new districts in London.

Disliked: Bathrooms can be more charming.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Miriam Douglas

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

11 July 2013 Miriam would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were absolutely amazing, and the beds were extremely comfortable

Disliked: nothing to do inside the hostel apart from to chill

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
City break

04 June 2013

Liked: quiet and still central neighbourhood

Disliked: noisy filthy tea bags

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

As a family with children

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The size of the private room, the ensuite,the clean and very comfortable beds, the price, the calmness of the location with buses on the door step and close to supermarkets and tube stations. We will certainly stay there again.

Disliked: No self catering facilities, no table and chairs in room, the ensuite was abit old and the room windows didn't shut properly

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

10 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, tidy, safe

Disliked: No major dislikes

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: No Wifi in rooms

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that there was a cafeteria, bar, and computers available for use. They also have special deals on west end performances.

Disliked: It isn't very well labelled, so be careful not to walk past!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Allyce Mattock

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 November 2012 Allyce would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were MOST helpful. Handy to Public Transport. Kitchen was great.

Disliked: I liked everything in this property. The only suggestion I'd like to make is that you advise people to travel by BUS from Victoria Station [think it was C20] as this stops outside the door. Travelling on the train with a big green port was a LOT terrifying on the escalators. I would never use the underground/overground again.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

alex blake

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 November 2012 alex would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, great place to stay. Pretty standard hostel would stay again.

Disliked: Nothing

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Georgina Smyth

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 November 2012

Liked: The rooms themselves weren't bad. The beds were clean.

Disliked: This hostel is in the middle of nowhere. It takes a lifetime to get to. And it's a youth hostel so there's kids everywhere, and you're not allowed to drink anywhere in the building, which for backpackers is lame. You have to pay for internet which in 2012 is absurd. The staff took ages to do anything. And as I checked in the place had no hot water and customers were lined up at receptions complaining.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

15 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen and laundry room, comfortable rooms

Disliked: Children on school trips being loud and banging doors repeatedly

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nick Rabbitts

Alone

Events / festivals

13 October 2012 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a nice location, reasonably easy to get to (nearby Rotherhithe station). Access was secure, and it was clean. Most important of all, it was QUIET. Very important for me.

Disliked: very little really. The lockers were chargeable which is not normal for a YHA, but this is only a small thing, and it was of little relevance. My bags were secure, and this was the main thing!!

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2012

Liked: The staff were pretty friendly and it seemed very safe.

Disliked: It was a pretty far walk from the overground station and not well described. There isn't much around it, its a pretty deserted area. We missed lunch and had to walk a mile to find only Burger King. Its not an easy trip from Heathrow.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

03 August 2012

Liked: It was only a 5 minute walk from a station to join the Overground line.

Disliked: The beds were too small and cramped for anyone over 6 feet tall. The extractor fan in the bathroom was very noisy, and remained switched on for a long time even after switching off the light. The kitchen did not open in the morning as had been promised. The desk staff seemed surly and uninterested. Gate security seemed inadequate. There was not a socket near my bed, and apparently only two in the whole room.


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