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"Explore London cheaply by staying at this friendly YHA hostel in Docklands"
This great hostel in South East London is run by the Youth Hostel Association, a charity with a mission to inspire everyone, especially young people, to broaden their horizons by gaining knowledge and independence through new experiences of adventure and discovery.
YHA hostels provide cheap clean no-frills accommodation with plenty of opportunity to socialise with like-minded travellers. The YHA London Thameside is modern and brightly decorated. Most of the bedrooms contain bunk beds and they all have bathroom facilities. Bed linen is provided and some rooms have a TV. Cots are available for babies.
There are 320 beds in total at the YHA London Thameside and accommodation available includes 10-bed all female dorms with a private bathroom, 10-bed all male dorms with a private bathroom, quad rooms, six-person rooms and twin rooms. Private rooms have en-suite facilities. No meals are included in the room rate, but there is a cafe bar, a restaurant/dining room and a self-catering kitchen. Packed lunches can be ordered.
The hostel provides the following facilities: board games, classrooms and meeting rooms, cycle store, internet access, laundry, library/quiet room, lounge, shop and Wi-Fi internet access. The reception is open 24 hours a day. The hostel has a very friendly atmosphere and it is easy to meet people and make new friends during a stay there.
"In a historic maritime area on the edge of Docklands"
The hostel is in Rotherhithe, on the south bank of the River Thames, facing Wapping and the Isle of Dogs, on the edge of London’s Docklands area.
The area has historic buildings associated with its maritime and industrial history, including the Brunel Engine House at the south end of the Thames Tunnel. The Thames riverbank offers a beautiful place for walking or cycling. A path runs along the banks of the Thames from Richmond to the Thames Barrier through London. Green spaces in the area include King’s Stairs Gardens, Southwark Park and Stave Hill Ecological Park. Surrey Docks Farm and the Brunel Museum are worth visiting. The area has plenty of places to eat and drink.
Attractions very close to the hostel include the Clink Prison Museum, where visitors can handle original artefacts, including torture devices, and discover the stories of former inmates; and the Menier Chocolate Factory, which is an arts complex. The National Maritime Museum and The Royal Observatory are within striking distance, in nearby Greenwich. Using public transport it is very easy to get to the rest of Docklands on the north side of the Thames as well as into Central London for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife.
"Great transport connections by tube, train, bus or river boat"
Rotherhithe is linked to the north bank of the River Thames by rail and road tunnels and has extremely good train connections. Rotherhithe Overground station is close to the hostel and is in Travelcard Zone 2. Canada Water station is a little further away and connects to the London Overground and the Jubilee line of the London Underground, as well as having a bus station. Buses 381, to Waterloo, and C10, to Victoria, stop close to the hostel. There are parking spaces too.
The river also offers wonderful commuting or sightseeing opportunities. You can catch river boats at Greenland Dock Pier, which is served by Thames Clippers, and at Hilton Docklands Pier you can catch the Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe ferry. A trip along the river can show you great views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. You can stop off to enjoy attractions such as the London Eye.