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The Walrus Hostel

172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Walrus is awesome. Best location ever, very affordable for London and the staff are great. The bar is fantastic and has a good vibe. Toilets, showers, kitchen and dorms are all a little small and worn down but you can forgive all that in a heatbeat because of the good points. Wouldnt think twice about staying here again. PS.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in here for a couple of pints after eating at Marie's Cafe to see the end of the Wales/England game last Friday. We were immediately struck by what a good mix of people there was here, and it's such a friendly, atmospheric place. Will defo be back next time in Waterloo area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed a couple days in The Walrus and it turned out to be one of our favorite hostels. It was also our very first hostel that we've ever stayed at, which set a high bar for all our future hostel stays! The staff is extrememly pleasent and helpful. They even directed us to a delicious Indian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding combo of great location and jolly little snug pub plus tasty breakfast, good kitchen facilities, and excellent shower room, especially right after scrub down. Plumbing in the grand old building is not perfect and beware, if you are an early to bed type, the trains going right by to Waterloo don't stop running until midnight. After midnight though and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Terrifically helpful staff, friendly atmosphere, clean beds, yummy breakfast, perfect location near underground station. The pub was a great eccentric spot to people watch or mingle. I felt quite safe and welcome my whole stay. This place met all my travel needs and then some! Strongly recommend it. Only tip is to bring earplugs as Waterloo station is just behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great hostel, the PUB is great, awesome environment, made great friends, and will sure go back as soon I back in UK. The runs have enough space and the shared bathroom are clean, there are rental bikes on the corner, and London Eye at walking distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want to be in the heart of London, in a Hostel and get a real English experience... then pop over to The Walrus Hostel. Yes the downsides are that showers are something that you end up lining up for, and the train tracks are right next to the Hostel.. plus the ground floor of the Hostel is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Walrus is a real mixed bag, like many other reviewers noted, the staff are great - always willing to help you out (Special mention to Jacob as he was super nice) and the location is really good, with Public transport practically on the doorstep. The street adjacent is a great street with a nice little food market (during the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I am sad to have to write this negative review as it all started so well. I want to begin by saying that we did know the hostel would be noisy as it is right by Waterloo station and so there is no complaint regarding that - it IS pretty noisy and our room overlooked the train tracks but it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Walrus IS well located, 2 minutes walk from the underground staton Lambert North (Bakerloo line) and 10 minutes away by walk from Westminster. Staff is friendly But the facilities deserve 1 star: - tiny showers, if they're working, and if they have hot water - no heat in our dorm: cold and humid nights - tiny stair case and... More 

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Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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