Accommodation YHA Greater London
Region: Greater LondonDisabled Facilities: Yes
Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips
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Contact: 0800 0195 465
YHA London Lee Valley, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9AJ: http://www.yha.org.uk/school-trips/hostel/london-lee-valley
YHA London Thameside, 20 Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 5PR: http://www.yha.org.uk/school-trips/hostel/london-thameside
why you are great for educational visits?
We pride ourselves on our passion and our positioning. Our hostel teams are enthusiastic about what they do and can offer you great advice about the best local places to visit. They’ll be happy to help you in your educational excursion planning. The YHA network is vast and diverse which means that with us you’ll never be very far away from a breathtaking view, a capital of culture or a thrilling outdoor adventure. Please see the YHA School Trips website for details of particular hostels and nearby attractions.
What size groups do they cater for?
Our hostels range in size. The smallest in the network have approximately 20 beds and the largest well over 100. Whatever your group size we have a destination that’s just right.
Please provide location information?
A school trip to London with your mates is an amazing and exciting experience. Seeing the capital’s world-famous sights for the first time might even be considered a right of passage. But, a London stay doesn’t often come cheap. Make it as affordable as possible and enjoy a great value YHA stay.
Our three distinctly different London hostels all have a character of their own. Choose from a huge Docklands complex, able to accommodate 320 guests; a Jacobean mansion; or an eco-lodge on the London 2012 Olympic White Water Centre site. Whatever your decision, there are world-class attractions on your doorstep.
Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?
Feeling the pressure of having to organize every little detail? Then relax, let us do the hard work and concentrate on having as good a time as your students.
At YHA we’re working towards the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for all our School Trips centres.
Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Hostel bedrooms vary in size and are furnished with single and bunk beds. En suite rooms are available in most hostels.
Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?
Photography, video and audio recording at hostels is not subject to copyright restrictions although we ask that permission be sought from those being photographed/recorded.
What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We want group leaders to know that everything is in place for a successful visit before they arrive with their charges. That’s why we offer a free pre-trip hostel visit for two with every provisional full-board school trip booking. Take the time to meet hostel staff, find out about fire safety arrangements and let us help with your risk assessment. This free night’s stay with breakfast gives you a chance to raise any queries that might not have occurred in the initial planning phase.
What are the contact details for their education officer?
The individual hostels don’t have a designated education officer but for information, help or advice about an educational trip please call free on 0800 0195 465.
What is the cost of the accommodation?
For up-to-date prices contact our friendly team of group advisors on 0800 0195 465.
Reduce the cost of your trip with a free groups membership, available to educational and young persons groups. To find out if you qualify call us on 0800 0191 700.
Please list facilities available?
Hostel facilities typically include:
Board games, café bar, classroom/educational meeting room, conference facilities, cycle store, drying room, games room, garden/grounds, laundry, library, parking, restaurant with table license, TV and Wi-Fi.
For hostel-specific details please see http://www.yha.org.uk/school-trips
Many of our hostels offer group catering.
Let us do the hard work…
It’s important that groups eat well so that they’ll get the most out of their time with YHA. To this end we take care to source local seasonal produce as much as possible and the meat we serve, with bacon as the only exception, is Red Tractor accredited. So… before, during and after a long day’s adventuring you can be sure you’re tucking into quality fare.
Our nutritious breakfasts include options such as fresh fruit, cereal and yoghurt. If you prefer a cooked breakfast then treat your taste buds to hot options that include bacon, eggs, sausage and beans. You won’t be disappointed when it comes to the most important meal of the day.
We offer tasty picnic lunches to keep your group energised for their afternoon. Lunches include sandwiches, crisps, cereal bars, mineral water and fruit.
Dinner provides an excellent opportunity to get together and chat about newfound confidence, knowledge or experience. Choose a hot or cold meat or vegetarian main meal, add some veg and some comforting carbohydrate and you have the recipe for a satisfying YHA dinner.
Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
You’ll find first aid kits at all YHA sites but if you’re taking a group out on non-YHA staffed excursions we ask that you bring additional supplies.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors is very important to us. We log incidents electronically to make sure that any injuries are treated quickly and future accidents avoided. If anything does happen, it’s important to let us know as soon as possible so we can respond effectively.
Are there disabled facilities?
YHA is dedicated to ensuring that as many people as possible have access to our facilities.
Please call 0800 0195 465 to discuss your group’s requirements.
Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University
Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December
Accommodation Type: Hostels