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The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #41 of 625 Specialty Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jeck0y Redwood City, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Redwood City, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Reykjavik
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the staff were fantastic. Yes, the bar was cosy and had great tunes flowing. Yes, the location was ideal. And yes, the breakfast was delicious (with an offering of fruit which I have found to be uncommon). HOWEVER, the noise from the train line right next to the hostel is unbearable. Even with headphones in it was impossible to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, the staff is very friendly and they have a very good bar very well located, near the london eye but the room wasnt very clean and my bed was broke It was very lound in the outside, i couldnt sleep well and the bathrooms were terrible, because i was at the 3rd floor, and they have a bathroom but... More

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rebelion172, Manager at The Walrus Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Anna, Thanks for taking the time to review us, at the time you visited us a significant refurbishment it was taking place on the 3rd floor. I'm happy to inform you and to all our future guests that all the things you mentioned in your review already been repaired, your room at that time '32' has been fully refurbished... More

Cork
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't sure how to rate this place as I've never stayed in other hostels in London so I've nothing to compare it to but I think for what you get it's worth 4 stars. It's in an excellent location, the rooms and bathroom were clean so for £19 a night for a dorm room that's pretty good. There is also... 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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