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The Steam Engine

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   41-42 Cosser Street | Southbank, London SE1 7BU , England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #116 of 624 Specialty Lodging in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gdansk, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearly everything was equal or above my expectations. Very kind staff, perfect localization and reasonable price. Only showers may be a little bit cleaner, but itwas good enought - i've seen a lot worse :) summarizing - 5stats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hostel is located right above a small pub ("The Steam Engine"), a 5 minute walk from Lambeth North underground station, 10 mins from Waterloo station. As far as I can tell, it consists of 4 dorms and two bathrooms plus showers in the dorms. Breakfast is served downstairs in the pub. We payed 12 GPB per person and night... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is near Lambeth North underground station, which makes the access to central London much easier than finding a hotel at the heart of the city. I must of been a bit confused with the streets in the area since there is about a 7 way intersection as soon as you exit the subway. The rooms are 3 tier bunk... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in the soulless Day's Inn just next door, but I spotted the Steam Engine as we arrived so we looked in for lunch, and I'm pleased we did. We ate a most delicious four cheese pizza served with shakers of oregano and chilli flakes and drank a couple of pints of excellent Summer Lightning. There was a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stay in a 12 room bunk room, sheets were clean but the was no place to put your backpack. The had lockers, but maybe 10 x 10 x 10 in size. In the morning the rooms were crowded with everyone and their bags. Besides that it was decent, free breakfast and wifi. The was a room downstairs were you could... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The staff were incredibly rude. Shower was absolutely disgusting, no room for luggage as lockers were very small. The only thing that was ok about the hostel was the sleep was ok and clean bed sheets.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I could not say enough good things about The Steam Engine. We just checked out yesterday and we're already missing it. The rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and the bar a real winner. However, the staff is really where this hostel shines. Not only are they approachable and friendly, they are helpful and kind. The free wifi, 10% off... More

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My friend and I stayed in a 12 people room. There were 4 bunkbeds with 3 beds each. The beds were comfortable and the sheets seemed clean. There was no place to put you baggage, though. You had the option to leave them downstairs in a room next to the reception, or you could try to find a place for... More

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Address: 41-42 Cosser Street | Southbank, London SE1 7BU , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Steam Engine 2*
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