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The Walrus Hostel

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172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
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    London, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

    This little hostel is great in many ways. Although old the bathrooms are clean and functional. The 28bed dorm was roomy enough, there was a place to put valuables and your beds were already made. The staff were all very friendly and the breakfast decent. But none of the people seemed to want to talk!? May have been bad luck... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

    We were in the city for only 1 night to see a gig and so chose the Walrus based on location and reviews. And I am truly amazed at the value, location and the hostel itself! We were welcomed in the spacious, bright bar area by some lovely staff, one of whom showed us around the place and took us... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

    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... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    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... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    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.

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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!

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

    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... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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.

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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,... More 

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