FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands
Welcome to The Great Eastern, rated one of London's cleanest and friendliest backpackers!
Everyone loves freebies and we've got tons of them: free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, secure luggage storage, in-room security lockers (BYO padlock) and free linen, fluffy duvet and pillow! You can also get a half-price beverage voucher when you check in. We have an on-site bar, 24hr reception/check-in, 24hr security and delicious, large pizzas for just £6.95.
We are in a beautiful part of London. No, we're not in the West End and you can't wake up to the bells of Big Ben here, although the boat trip from here to Big Ben is amazing.
Stay with us if you want a more unique experience of London than the one you read about in your travel guide. Stay with us if you want to stroll along the historic Thames Path or to walk under (yes, under!) the river to charming Greenwich Village. And best of all, we're located just two minutes from the DLR station, so London centre is just 20 minutes away when you are ready for some inner-city fun.
If it is your first visit to London and you want to see the usual sites, we can happily recommend our sister hostels located in the city. Otherwise, dare to be different and visit us at The Great Eastern. You'll be glad you did!
Please note that we cannot accept bookings for guests under the age of 18.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Jobs Board
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
AGE POLICY: We do NOT accept ANY Guests aged under 18 years old- minimum check in age is 18 years
old. A person under 18 cannot be checked in even if accompanied by an adult. Underage arrivals
will be processed as a NO SHOW (First night charged, and remainder of booking cancelled)
ID POLICY: You must present Valid Government Issued Photo ID we ONLY accept: Passport, EU-Issued ID
Card, EEA/EFTA Issued ID Card (such as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein), and
EU-Photo Driver's License. No copies are accepted, paper or electronic. A Student card or
a bank card is not accepted as an ID. NO ID, NO STAY, NO EXCEPTIONS
NO SHOW POLICY: If you do not arrive for your booking by 6am the morning following your scheduled date of arrival
we consider that a ‘NO SHOW’ and reserve the right to charge your credit card the total for your first night’s stay and
cancel the remainder of your booked nights.
Check In: From 2pm
Check Out: 10.30am
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Please consult the official travel planner provided by Transport for London for step by step journey details to our hostel on public transport. http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en
We are located at 1 Glenaffric Avenue, London E14 3BW.
Nearest Tube Stop: Island Gardens, DLR.
Directions to the Great Eastern (Formally branded \"Watermans Arms\")
When you arrive at Island Gardens station, exit the station and turn left walking down the road.
If you look up you will see a church steeple that is located in the same road we are so that is a good landmark for where you are heading to.
Continue down the road for approximately 150 metres then take the first road on the right - Glenaffric Avenue
Walk up Glenaffric Avenue and we\'re the last property on the Right called the Great Eastern.
Located near Greenwich, London City Airport, University of Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market, Royal Observatory (Greenwich Mean Time GMT), Millwall Park, Udchute Park, Canary Wharf, 650m to Island Gardens DLR station, one minute on DLR to Cutty Sark, five minutes' walk from Cutty Sark to Greenwich Park, 10 minute walk from Cutty Sark to The Royal Observatory, nine minutes on DLR to Canary Wharf (for Canary Wharf Shopping Centre), 12 minutes on public transport to the O2 Arena