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Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We chose this one because of location and good price. We spend 3 nights in mixed room up to 6 persons. The service is the best thing in here. Rooms are tidy, bathrooms are ok, the bar service and food are pretty nice. Only one problem - this hostel is placed nex to the railroad - and almost every ten...

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Harwich, Essex
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I stayed 1 night in a female dorm, which was clean & had a very comfortable bed. For a hostel the shower room was very clean but the toliets needed a bit of attention. The communal use kitchen was very handy. The staff very friendly & very helpful, which was especially handy as the tube station at Lambeth North is...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This location is perfect--it's right around the corner from the Eye (just checked, 8 min walk according to Google), and in an OK area (not the safest feeling near the train tracks). Rooms are small but cozy, heat worked fine. Lockers at the beds were adequate. Shower was clean-ish, but cold--one of the windows had broken so it kept swinging...

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Thank Spidermonkeyfx
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Decently priced hostel for the location however the train going by during the night can get annoying. It was quite warm in our room which made it hard to sleep as well. The wifi was spotty throughout the building but the staff was always very helpful.

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pros - CHEAP, convenient location near Waterloo station, nice staff, good breakfast. Cons - Not having decent wifi is a killer for me. Third floor toilet doesn't really flush and there is no soap to wash your hands, no bath mats outside showers so expect more water outside shower than inside, the mop to clean the water up isn't clean,...

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Everything seemed fine till i actually tried to sleep but bar kept playing very loud music Cannot recommend and will not be returning Blocked toilet was also less than ideal The staff were fine but it is bit rich to read about how guests should be considerate of each other when bar is just offensively noisy

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Thank Peter A
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We arrived early (8am), staff were great the let us in, kept our bags; However they couldn't take them upstairs as their would be no one to man the bar, which was fine with us because our bags were all locked. Staff allowed us to sit down for a little while in the bar as we had just got off...

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2Thank Mikeely W
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here. The location is amazing, it has breakfast included and it's really good, plus the staff is very nice and helpful. The toilets were clean and workes properly. Rooms were not very big but were acceptable, you know, it's whar you'd expect for a relatively cheap hostel in London.

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Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I loved it, the staff is really cool and helpful, it has a really cool bar and the greatest thing about it the location you can get to the London Eye and Big Ben just by walking a few blocks. There are a lot of restaurants and stores near the hostel and you can get there easily from and to...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Good for a hostel, very friendly sweet staff is what it makes it worth while! Fairly clean, very basic rooms, close to 2 tube stations in a touristy area not far from the London eye, Big Ben etc. If you're looking for a hostel for a few nights this one is super cute, the bar downstairs has friendly old fashioned...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 5 minute walk from London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster and all the excitement of the Southbank. The Walrus is the best place to enjoy a short break or stay for up to 4 weeks as your base in London.Located beside Waterloo station, and other near by tubes and serviced by buses along Westminster bridge road into central London. As such it can be a bit noisy at times (free ear-plugs are available on request, but most people are not bothered by the noise). We feature FREE Wi-Fi for those who bring there own laptops, lockers, a FREE simple breakfast of tea/coffee, toast and cereal and FREE bag storage on early arrival.Our aim is to make you feel welcome on arrival, and help you enjoy a safe, secure stay while you get the most out of your time in London.Our award winning friendly staff can offer information on London, and the ins and outs of getting around easily and quickly.We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walrus Hostel

Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $41 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you don't like noises, buy yourself earplugs in the lobby shop.”
 of 5 bubbles Van_Hallgate, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hostel is right next to a bridge which is used by trains so it can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles mikeelyw, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for closer beds if you are travelling as a couple or group though. Its is well sought after and gets filled up.”
 of 5 bubbles UditaCh, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles l0ktingc, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“near everything, cheap, great”
 of 5 bubbles thaiss672, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
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