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YHA London Lee Valley is a Youth Hostel with a twist as we are split over six buildings. We have five wooden Lodges with accommodation in them and a main wooden lodge which contains the cafe-style communal areas and conferencing facilities. Look out for our new wall murals and prepare to be inspired! The wooden lodges include en-suite rooms, small social areas and high quality kitchenettes - perfect for low cost family breaks.

YHA London Lee Valley is the perfect accommodation if you want a great mix of city sightseeing and activities. We are situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park - a 10,000 acre rural retreat just outside of London where you can explore open green spaces and even take part in watersports like white water rafting. Our attractive log structures sit in well-tended grounds and there's plenty of space for children to play just outside.

Just a twenty minute train journey from central London, the hostel is within easy reach of the capital - perfect for sightseeing and city breaks. A train ticket purchased at Cheshunt station even includes your unlimited tube travel for the whole day - making it a great value day out.

FREE WI-FI in communal areas for guests!

The Hostel

YHA London Lee Valley is a 118 bed Youth Hostel situated on the doorstep of London and the Lee Valley Park.

The accommodation at this hostel is split up into five wooden lodges and comprises of 30 rooms in total. There is an eight bedded room, a six bedded room, a twin, two rooms with a double bed and a single above (in the style of a bunk bed) and either a three or four bedded room in each lodge. Lodges 1, 2 and 3 contain six rooms with 24 beds (there is a four bedded room in each) and Lodges 4 and 5 contain six rooms with 23 beds (there is a three bedded room in each).

The larger eight and six bedded rooms can be either private rooms or dormitory rooms and the smaller rooms can also be used as private rooms. All of the rooms here are en-suite with a shower, toilet and sink in the bathroom. The larger rooms have a separate shower room and toilet and sink room. Each lodge has a disabled toilet on the ground floor. All of the lodges have a small lounge/dining area/kitchenette which can cater for smaller numbers. We have a large catered kitchen and dining area in the main building.

In the main building there is the reception area which doubles up as a tea shop during the day. The hostel has a large dining room which is located at the back of the building and can seat up to 110 people. From here there is access to the back of the hostel where our extensive grounds can be found.

YHA London Lee Valley also has four conference rooms, all of which are different sizes. They vary from seating 10 people boardroom style to up to 100 people theatre style. The main building also contains a games room, library, TV lounge and a laundry room with two washing machines and a tumble dryer. There is also a cycle store which can be accessed from inside the hostel.

The grounds at the hostel surround the six buildings with plenty of grassy areas and picnic benches to soak up the sunshine. YHA London Lee Valley is a fantastic location if you want to be near a city but far enough away to still enjoy the rural landscape of Lee Valley.

Hire the whole place

The lodges at YHA London Lee Valley are occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. You can choose from Lodge 3 or Lodge 4. This means that you can have a lodge to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website, or use our live chat service for more information.


Our hot and cold buffet breakfast includes continental items like cereal and yoghurts as well as a hot full English selection. Breakfast is served from 7.30 - 9.00am. Breakfast is now available at 10% off - ONLY WHEN PRE-BOOKED (in-hostel price: £5.25). Simply add it to your basket at check out to save!


We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring. We also offer hot and cold lunch options for groups which are served at various times between 12.30 and 1.30pm. Please book your group catering options in advance.


YHA London Lee Valley not only caters for our guests, but to the general public as well. There is a tea shop that is open between 11am and 4pm on weekends and every day during school holidays. Depending on business levels sometimes this has to close for sole use bookings. There is a café menu comprising sandwiches, baguettes, soup of the day, and cakes. We offer a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, including alcoholic beverages during this time. Most of our hot and cold drinks can be purchased 24 hours a day (alcohol has limited hours for sale). We also sell confectionary, cakes, fruit and doggy biscuits from reception.

Evening Meals

Evening meals are served in our restaurant from 6.00 - 8.00pm. From local delicacies to traditional favourites, our set three course menu is refreshed daily and home-cooked by our experienced catering teams. We can cater for early meals from 5pm with advance notice. Our restaurant is open to the public as well as to guests depending on the level of group business in the hostel. Please check in advance if you are planning to pop in and join us for dinner.

Kids Eat Free

One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast.


YHA London Lee Valley has an alcohol license and so serves alcohol as well as hot and cold soft drinks.

Self-Catering Facilities

Each lodge has a self-catering kitchen and there are five in total. Three of the self-catering kitchens are basic with table top ovens, microwaves, a kettle, toaster and an under-counter fridge. Two of the lodges have been recently refitted with five rind ovens, tall fridges with four shelves, a microwave and a kettle.


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