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The Walrus Hostel

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Cool points of this hostel : The room is clean, and it's super cheap being aware that the location is very great (just around 5 - 10 mins walk to Big Ben and London Eye. Points that can be improved : 1. More space with higher table so that people can browse better 2. Stronger wifi in the room I...

Thank JessicaNovia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Stayed 1 night in a 22-bed dorm during a quick weekend trip to London. Quick and friendly check-in, free premium wi-fi, and standard continental breakfast. Bathroom is decently clean but there is an additional sink area inside each dorm that was clean. Beds were comfy with free towels and bedding provided, in addition to copious amounts of outlets and free...

Thank Deng P
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I came here to meet up with a couple of friends who had been there for quite some time already, and this place was super cool. Right when you walk in, the staff greet you immediately and help you through check-in. The rooms are fairly kept, but I wouldn't suggest the big one unless you want to be up all...

1Thank Rowan A
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Great service, friendly staff, good beer. Made me fill at home during my lengthy stay. Fantastic pace to meet people and in a central location. London eye and Southbank are literally a 5-minute walk. Fantastic little restaurants and a street market nearby as well. Highly recommended.

1Thank AjaxFrits21
Reviewed 18 June 2015

nice place to stay! very friendly staff! and excellent service. Yes you can hear the trains, but that did not bother me! The breakfast wasnice clean and simple. What more do you need? This wil make your stay in London amazing!

1Thank Gwendolyne T
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Great hostel for meeting people! Upon arrival, staff were very friendly and helped as much as possible. Not going to lie, the Waterloo train station is right out the window and extremely loud. The only time the trains aren't running is from 1am-5am then the noise starts the whole day. Showers didn't have hooks for the heads, had to hold...

1Thank Natalie V
Tranas, Sweden
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Great location close to train and underground stations and landmarks as London Eye. Perhaps not the best beds but still okay for a hostel. Very helpful and friendly staff and the pub at the first floor, open to anyone, is great. A super libanese kebab place is a few blocks away.

Thank Rickard C
New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Conveniently located about 5 minutes from the Lambeth North Station and 10 minutes from the London Eye. I really liked that on the first floor there is a bar where both locals and people from the hostel can enjoy a drink together. If you are staying at the hostel enjoy 15% off all drinks. Wi-fi although free was very spotty,...

1Thank danielledesir
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2015

The location of the hostel was good, but I found the rooms to be a little bit cramped. It was noisy at night and I always found myself waiting for a good shower. The kitchen wasn't the cleanest either.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Nice place with great location. Thought the trains would be a problem but I didn't notice them from our room. Great place to go if you want to meet new people and have a great time.

1Thank Ester-Alicia

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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 

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Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $40 - $118 (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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