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The Steam Engine

41-42 Cosser Street | Southbank, London SE1 7BU , England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #121 of 615 Specialty lodging in London
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bartenders and employees were extremely helpful during my stay, and they offer 10% off drinks and food in addition to good service. The location is perfect also as it is extremely close to North Lambeth metro, only 4 stops from Piccadilly - ideal really! Free wifi, room was a little cramped but bed was super comfy and the vibes... More

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Murcia, España
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best were the employees and bartenders, nice people, also location is great, close to big ben, with free wifi, but the room was too tiny, 9 square meters for 12 people, we were like birds in a cage, no chairs or other staff apart from the beds. The toilets were not properly cleaned.

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Bordeaux, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We spent 3 nights in this hostel. The rooms have lots of beds but the linnen is REALY clean! There are not to many toilets/showers which can be an inconvinience. Anyway, this hostel is in a such a great location! 5 minutes walk and you are walking throught Londond's attractions which is great because underground/bus tickets can get expensive... Breakfast... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Just went over with a few friends to see an English football match. Ended up with a fantastic weekend thanks to this hostel and its staff. Nice people to meet in the downstairs 24hour open bar. Thanks Daniel, Julietta, Jaan & Sergi for everything. Hope to come back someday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The location is great, very close to the most important places of the city in a quiet neighborhood. allthough I read that Lambeth north wasn't a safe place, it is. It's one block away from a police station, so don't worry. I walked it several times during the night and it's not bad at all. The facilities are quite comfortable.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The hostel is near the tube, clean, nice staff and has a 24 hour bar! Not sure what breakfast is like because I didn't get up in time, but it is good value for money. If I go back to London I would be more than happy to stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Steam Engine for 4 nights. Outside the building was so cosy, and inside in the bar/reception to. The room was small and I could not sit straight in the bunkbed, but what to expect in a hostel? It's a part of the experience! :) I slept well and the other guests was nice. The staff was... More

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Address: 41-42 Cosser Street | Southbank, London SE1 7BU , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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We are a clean, and secure Backpackers Hostel in Central London. Price Includes: FREE WiFi, FREE Breakfast, Bed Linen (Bring your own towel), In room Security Lockers ... more   less 
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