Accommodation

A variety of accommodation options are available suitable for all delegation budgets. All YMCA175 hostels and hotels have been visited by the event team and checked for comfort and safety. YMCA175 hostels and hotels include breakfast.

HOSTELS

Hostels are typically a more budget-style of accommodation, ranging from small shared rooms to large dormitory style rooms. Delegates who purchase tickets with hostel accommodation as part of their registration will have their rooms allocated by YMCA175. 

There are limited family rooms available for those coming with children. Shower facilities are available in all hostels with a small number of rooms having en-suite facilities. You can register an interest in extra nights accommodation before and after YMCA175 during the registration process. 

YMCA175 has booked 16 hostel locations across central London, all within 20 to 60 minutes travel time to ExCeL London (with a travel ticket included within the ticket price). YMCA175 will endeavour to keep National Delegations together in hostels. Family rooms are limited to specific hostels and therefore may be separate from a National Delegation.

HOTELS

Delegates booking event only tickets will have the option to add on hotel rooms for the duration of their stay through the YMCA175 hotel portal. All the rooms are at 2 to 4 star hotels, within a 10 minute walking distance of the venue and range from single occupancy, to twin bed, double and family rooms. 

On average, hotel nights will be between £90 and £130 (depending on when delegates book, and subject to availability). You are able to add on additional nights stay for up to two days before and two days after YMCA175. 

Congrex Switzerland is the official partner for YMCA175 hotel accommodation. As the official hotel partner, Congrex Switzerland offers highly dedicated customer service and professional support for all your accommodation needs. They can offer great deals in a variety of hotels in the vicinity of ExCeL London. Early booking is highly recommended as rooms traditionally sell fast in prime locations.

Individual reservations

Individual delegates can book their hotel room online directly at the dedicated portal.

Group reservations

Hotel group bookings cannot be made online as different terms and conditions apply. For further information, up to date availability and reservation, please contact Congrex directly at hotel.ymca@congrex.com.

MAKING YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS

For delegates wishing to make their own arrangements, information is available through accommodation search engines and also from the English Tourist Board at visitengland.com.

CAMP SITES

There are some camp sites within approximately 60-90 minutes travel of ExCeL London. These include (but not exclusively):

  • South London Scout Centre
  • Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site
  • Lee Valley Camping.

Please note that the YMCA175 and the European Alliance of YMCAs (YMCA Europe) take no responsibility or liability for any person or group who choose to make their own arrangements.

Click here for checking our frequently asked questions on accommodation, to help find answers that we may already have answered.

If you have booked as a small family (of up to 6 people) with hostel accommodation, we will endeavour to provide you with a private room at one of our London hostels. We do have a number of private rooms for families, but they are limited.

If you have booked a ticket without accommodation, and are looking to book a 3 or 4 star hotel room for your family you will be given access to the hotel portal at the end of the registration process.

Hostel accommodation is typically a more budget-option style of accommodation, ranging from twin rooms (limited) to large dormitory style rooms. Shower facilities are available in all hostels with limited rooms having en-suite facilities.

All hostels have communal areas available for delegates use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bed linen, continental breakfast and WiFi  (all delegates will have breakfast at hostels).

The Delegate with hostel accommodation package price includes accommodation from Sunday 4 August to after breakfast on the morning of Thursday 8 August.  Check out time for most hostels is 10.00am.  Some hostels have limited storage facilities for suitcases if you are leaving later in the day.

 

Delegates must bring their own towels.  Some hostels may have towels to rent.

Hotels are booked separately with with our official hotel partner, Congrex Switzerland, that offer highly dedicated customer service and professional support for all your accommodation needs. Early booking is highly recommended as rooms traditionally sell fast in prime locations.

If you wish to book a hotel for your stay with us at YMCA175, then choose the delegate without accommodation ticket, you can then book a hotel room at a range of 2 to 4 star hotels. On average, hotel nights will be between £90 and £130.

Yes! We’ve worked with our hotel partner, Congrex Switzerland to get the best deals on a range of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels within a few minutes walking distance of ExCeL London. Individual, couples or families can make reservations by going to the YMCA175 Hotel Portal.

Larger group bookings cannot be made online as different terms and conditions apply. For further information, up to date availability and reservation, please contact our partners directly at hotel.ymca@congrex.com

Due to the location of the hostels and the travel to ExCeL London we recommend wheelchair users or people with mobility issues book a hotel room as these are situated closer to the venue. However, any questions that you may have around accessibility at YMCA175, our accommodation options or transport can also be sent to 175[at]ymcaeurope.com.

There are very limited single rooms available. If you would like a single or double room guaranteed we would recommend booking a hotel using the YMCA175 Hotel Portal with our Hotel Partner, Congrex. Visit this here.

Most hostels have staff on duty 24 hours a day, YMCA175 Volunteers will also be situated within most of our hostels for any assistance required.

Every person has access to a locker within the hostels, some provide these free of charge others have a small fee (approximately £2.50 per day) or you can bring your own small padlock with you.

Under 18’s are welcome at all hostels and hotels, however, they must be accompanied by a group leader.

All hostels are around the centre of London with a commute of between 20-60 minutes (depending on location) to the venue via public transport.  A ticket for the London Underground and extensive London bus network is included with all delegate tickets and volunteer places. Hotels are situated within a few minutes walking distance of ExCeL London.

Yes, you can book your own accommodation.  If you wish to book your own accommodation when booking your ticket click the link for ‘delegate ticket’ only.

We have worked closely with our accommodation partners HostelWorld and Congrex to provide a range of accommodation to suit all requirements and budgets, personally visiting the sites of nearly all accommodation offers to ensure quality, suitability, safety and comfort have all been taken into account.

We have worked very closely with our travel partners to negotiate good rates with hostels and hotels. If you are booking a delegate only ticket, you will be given the option to add hotel accommodation to your booking through our portal with Congrex which can be found here.  To find out more about accommodation and our hotels go to https://ymca175.com/accommodation/

There are some camp sites within approximately 60-90 minutes travel of ExCeL London.

These include (but not exclusively)

South London Scout Centre

Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site

Lee Valley Camping

Please note that the YMCA175 and the European Alliance of YMCAs take no responsibility or liability for any person or group who chose to camp.

If you plan to travel to and from the venue each day from home or another type of accommodation you have made your own arrangements for, simply choose the Delegate only package.

Yes, you will be asked as part of the registration process. Additional nights stay will be subject to availability and an additional costs.

YMCA175 will only enquire into additional nights stay in hostel accommodation Wednesday 31 July, Thursday 1, Friday 2, Saturday 3, Thursday 8, Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August. Additional hostel nights will cost between £20 and £45.

If you are planning on booking a hotel through YMCA175’s official hotel accommodation portal with our partners Congrex Switzerland, you will be able to select your own check-in and check-out dates. On average, hotel nights will be between £90 and £130.

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