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The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Providence, Rhode Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick walk to the London Eye, really nice location in terms of nice pubs and restaurants. The bar of the Walrus is fantastic really cute and comfortable. I also loved the staff a pot of all cultures with great stories and not bad to look at :). They also were very attentive and very fun I couldn't say a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 7 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed myself! The location is excellent, 5min walk to Lambeth North, not much further to Waterloo, also lots of buses nearby as well. There are lots of places to eat and drink nearby, especially down lower marsh road, and just in the surrounding area. Also, when walking down lower marsh road, make... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walrus hostel is situated in a brilliant location. Reception were extremely welcoming and helpful, particularly the Australian guy who helped me up to my room. He was brilliant. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The noise from outside was a bit loud but nothing unbearable. My only real fault was the bathrooms. They were fairly sub par. Still,... More

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Redwood City, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5 nights this month, the hostel is nicely located 1 min walk from North Lambeth station (underground/tube), 5 min walk to Westminster station and 5 min to House of Parliament/Big Ben/Westminster Bridge/London Eye. You can leave your luggage at the hostel if you arrived earlier than the check in time (1430). They serve breakfast every AM and... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night in a dorm on the 4th floor. Location is fantastic and it's super cheap. Staff were mega helpful and great to chat to plus they have wifi and a discount on drinks for guests - a major bonus in London! There's a great atmosphere in the bar plus they have excellent taste in music. Room... More

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Guelph, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here at the end of August 2014, and had a really great experience. The hostel is located in a really good location, easy to walk to some main attractions like the london eye/aquarium/wax museum/big ben, and close to a metro station. Full-sized towels, wifi, a duvet, and a pillow are free - which was great. They also rent... More

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Warsaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Among the hostels I tried in London I liked this one the best. I stayed there twice during my last trip to England. During the first visit - when I had a first floor dorm - I didn't have many ifs and buts. However when I stayed in Walrus for the second time, accommodated on the 4th floor, I coudn't... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The hostel itself is located in pretty much the ideal hub, especially for a first time London tourist - Big Ben, London Eye and central London are pretty much located within a 10 minute walk from the hostel. It is located literally under a bridge just near Waterloo station ( covered by Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo and City line as... More

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Woodbourne, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Location was great; 6-bed dorm room was clean. Bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner. There was no kitchen, and a so-so breakfast in the bar on the ground floor. The staff was great! The biggest negative is the fact that the rooms face a switching station for the London subway trains. Every hour of the day and night, trains... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First, the staff is very friendly and helpful. They gave me tips to get started my first day, and looked up locations of things I knew I wanted to see, printing out maps and helping me plan walking and rail routes. Free wifi in the rooms and in the pub is a perk, they will get you fresh towels whenever... More

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Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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