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The Walrus Hostel

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172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hostel above a cool bar. I stayed in a 10 person dorm room which was large and had lockers. There were a few toilets and showers on each level, had to wait a short time on a few occasions but it appeared they were renovating showers on another level which should help. The breakfast was good and staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 night at the end of June. Overall, I was pretty happy with our stay. We were in a private room looking out over the train tracks, with glimpses of Big Ben and the eye. At first the noise was quite annoying, but honestly most of the time we just slept through it. I would suggest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm staying here at the moment. It's a great place to stay and drink. I'm in a four bed female dorm, which cosy, shall I say..... Brekkie is from 8-10am, really should start at 7 as a lot of people start their days early. Would def stay here again. Oh and no lifts...

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in an excellent location and is priced very well for London. It includes breakfast (cereal, toast, juices, coffee and tea) and had a really cool atmosphere. We had booked a private room. It was small with two single beds. Not perfectly clean, but not dirty either. There was a water closet right outside our door and a... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The staff was awesome, breakfast was downstairs in the bar area but was clean and well-stocked. We stayed in the larger mixed dorm room, the lockers were convenient. There was also an upstairs kitchen for preparation of meals or your own food, which we used for coffee. The kitchen was also very clean and well-maintained. Other guests were friendly. The... More 

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Nybro, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a good location on the south bank in central London, just a few minutes walk east of Westminster Bridge. The staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The downstairs pub was very nice, and the included breakfast quite all right. The only downside is that it is very close to Lambeth station and our room... More 

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Navan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed here with a friend for one night and loved it! The hostel was very clean with good wifi in all the rooms, and they serve great breakfast in the morning. There is a pub downstairs with a great cocktail menu and it's all really good value (plus guests get 15% off at the bar). It's in a brilliant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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 February 8, 2015

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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Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

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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