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The Walrus Hostel

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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 1 week ago

We stayed one night in the hostel in July 2015. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the staff at the bar and given any details of our stay. The hostel is right next to Waterloo train station which is a lovely area of London, only a short walk to several touristy attractions. The only downside to this is that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pictures on the Walrus Hostel's website shows new looking rooms that are spacious. We were put on the top floor in a 10 bedroom dorm (which we chose so that's fine), but the room was realistically only big enough for 6 beds. There were only 8 lockers for 10 beds, and room for two people to have their bags... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2015

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 July 5, 2015

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 June 30, 2015

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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