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The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #39 of 624 Specialty Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Joanna K Warsaw, Poland
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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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Warsaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love love loved it! Rooms were clean, breakfast of cereals and toast included (they have Vegemite!! ) Staff all really inviting and helpful. 2 for 1 cocktails in the bar go down a treat! Great value for money. As it was so hot all the windows to my room were open making the train really loud and waking me up...... More

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

This is the first hostel I have ever stayed in and I was nervous to say the least. But from the moment I checked in to the moment I left, I felt cared for and safe! There are lockers in the rooms (unless you are in a private 2 person room) and the beds are comfortable. Depending on what room... More

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Milan, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent hostel, the staff are all very friendly, beds are comfortable , it's clean, the showers are great (although when the place is full there aren't enough of them!), breakfast is excellent with a super choice of cereals, biscuits, breads, spreads, juices and even fresh fruit! The only problem is that it's really incredibly noisy, being right next to Waterloo... 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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