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The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #31 of 615 Specialty lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words cannot describe how awesome The Walrus is. Five buddies and I arrived at 10am on a Saturday. Upon arrival we were informed that check in wasn't until 2pm, however, they allowed us to keep our bags in a locked storage room so we didn't have to carry them while we waited for check in. Eventually, we checked in and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 6 nights and loved it. Wifi is great and is available throughout the hostel. I stayed in a 6 person dorm on the fourth floor. Trains going past are very noisy but I'm a heavy sleeper and had no problems with it. Apparently the 2nd floor is worse (louder) than the fourth floor? Great location! So central... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was cheap, for London, and the staff was very nice and always accommodating. However, that's about where the list of good things ends. The hostel is very loud. Not because of other residents, all of whom were very nice. Our window opened out onto waterloo station, and we could hear trains going by at all hours of the... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with a buddy my first night in London. Staff is nice, met a lot of cool people, they have a nice little bar in the lobby. My biggest complaint was that the room got incredibly hot and stuff and night, to the point where I could barely sleep. The best part about this place besides the staff, is... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a 49yo male and was a little apprehensive about staying in a hostel, this would be my first time in any hostel. Despite this, being on a 3 week trip, traveling solo through the UK and Ireland required that I keep my budget as tight as possible. The simple process of checking into the Walrus quickly put to rest... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Having stayed at other London hostels, surprised at he relatively high ratings for this hostel. Suppose it may be the low price. Rooms right beside the main train tracks going into London Waterloo train station so have trains coming in to the station until after midnight and then they start up again early. Can be hard to sleep. Shower room... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

the staff was super, the breakfast delicious, the atmosphere was really friendly and open =) I recommend the hostel to everybody. The only disadvantage of the great location is the noise but with earplugs you'll be fine =)

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The walrus was my very first time staying at a hostel, and it exceed all my expectations. The location is amazing, 2 minutes aways from the tube station, you can see big ben from the window. I was concerned about the close proximity to the train, because I'm a light sleeper, but I didn't even use the earplugs. On my... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well first The location is awesome! This place felt like home after only two days. The staff was great and what really made the place. I could see the London eye from my dorm window!. The bar is in point, the bathrooms clean and hanging out after hours at the picnic tables with new friends was one of the highlights... More

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Warnbro, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My first visit to London and couldn't have chosen a hostel with a better location. I found it easy to walk to all the sights, and for things a little further away the subway is literally a stones throw away. Great service, awesome little bar down stairs with great cocktails. Quite trendy. I stayed in a dorm 18 beds and... 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): $
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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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