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The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #28 of 580 Specialty lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and helpful, and they try to accommodate your needs. The rooms are slightly cramped, but I didn't really mind as I was only there at night to sleep. The bar is very nice too - great atmosphere. I honestly loved this place!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel has the best staff in London, by far. Always a smile on their faces! The place is near Waterloo train station, so it is very noisy. But after a long day of walking around, you're going to drop dead in bed, so it won't be a problem. The bar downstairs is pretty cool. Breakfast is included (continental). Wifi... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walrus hostel is popular as it's staff are pretty friendly. When I first arrived I had a man called Alex with dreadlocks help me up the 4 flights of stairs with my suitcase which was helpful since I'm about 5"1. However other people at the hostel told me they had to lift their own bags and hated how many stairs... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The hostel is literally a 5 minute walk away from Big Ben. Unfortunately it is also only 5 minutes away from the railway hence it can be quite loud at night when the windows are opened. Nevertheless I would absolutely recommend the place. The staff is so helpful, friendly and just amazing. When one of the guys asked me if... More

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Perth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just brilliant all round mate. Wouldnt dream of staying anywhere else. Very very enthusiastic and friendly staff, lots of great people, nice breakfast and bar and that. sometimes a bit hard to find somewhere to charge i suppose. easy to find location.

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have stayed here two times already, always with exceedingly friendly service. The bar downstairs is great, with good selection of ales. I never had any problems with noisy co-inhabitant of the shared dorm room, and the whole place for nice and clean (certainly so for a hostel!) x

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Rosario, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The only downside is that checking in on a weekend night is a hassle because reception is actually behind the bar, and the pub is very busy. The rooms and comfortable and clean. Location wasn't as good as it can be during my stay (Jan 2014) because of tube closures, but with the trains running normally, it's on a very... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After getting off a 26 hour flight it was annoying that we wouldn't be able to get into our room and go straight to bed, but i am glad we didn't as we had more time on our hands and The Parliament, Big Ben and The London eye that are literally 3 minutes walk away! Slept like the dead when... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Ok, so if you're on a budget like me, you're not going to find any cheap hostels in comparison to Asia. On a positive note, walrus is very central and really close to both Waterloo and Lambeth North tube stations. The bar downstairs is also great to chill out in and while I was staying, there seemed to be friendly... More

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Thanks to the friendliness of staff (Alex and co), clean rooms and showers and free breakfast - it really felt like home. Great location of the hostel is also a big plus! The Walrus hostel is a must in London!! Don't even hesitate :)

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Also Known As:
The Walrus Hotel
The Walrus Hotel London
The Walrus Hostel London, England
Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 580 Specialty lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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