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Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it, the staff is really cool and helpful, it has a really cool bar and the greatest thing about it the location you can get to the London Eye and Big Ben just by walking a few blocks. There are a lot of restaurants and stores near the hostel and you can get there easily from and to... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Good for a hostel, very friendly sweet staff is what it makes it worth while! Fairly clean, very basic rooms, close to 2 tube stations in a touristy area not far from the London eye, Big Ben etc. If you're looking for a hostel for a few nights this one is super cute, the bar downstairs has friendly old fashioned... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink and made use of the £4 mojitos deal.. Very nice they were too... great staff, very friendly... funky interior with mismatched comfy sofas.... good for visiting The Cut market and Waterloo..

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night, and slept much better than we thought we would after reading other reviews. It can be a bit loud due to Waterloo Station being right next door, and the bar patrons were kind of noisy, but luckily it didn't effect our sleep at all. We were in the 4 bed all female dorm. The beds... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great place to stay, especially if it's your first time in London. The hostel is supereasy to find - once you see the Big Ben or London Eye keep the direction and you wouldn't be mistaken :)) Hostel is at walking distance from many touristic places. What's important for female solo travelers - area nearby is safe, even at evening... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Great bar area downstairs and the drinks are reasonably priced. Rooms and facilities are as you would expect from a hostel. It is very noisy though due to the trains. But it you don't mind the noise then I would highly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I booked a shared room for my wife and I here due to the location. The bar downstairs, which is also the reception area is very charming and was not an issue noise wise. However, our room was right next to the railway station making sleeping early or sleeping in impossible. I would not stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I didn't think to take any pictures, but I loved my stay here! It was my first hostel experience and I was happy with the: clean facilities, clean sheets, free towels, free wifi, nice location, great breakfast selection (for a hostel), you even get a discount at the bar in the lobby, and you can even borrow power converters if... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

From photos and online review we expected this to be a great hostel. However, as many reviewers have pointed out the train noise from Waterloo station is extremely loud so bring earplugs. We were prepared for that. Plus there is no air system or fans so you have to sleep with windows open or it gets extremely hot. There were... More 

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Waterloo, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Great place great beer old style clean friendly staff if I'm in town again il be shire to visit again lovely atmosphere and must I say again the beer is TOP NOTCH ! Though could do with more toilets and cleaned more often as they where a bit smelly

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 5 minute walk from London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster and all the excitement of the Southbank. The Walrus is the best place to enjoy a short break or stay for up to 4 weeks as your base in London.Located beside Waterloo station, and other near by tubes and serviced by buses along Westminster bridge road into central London. As such it can be a bit noisy at times (free ear-plugs are available on request, but most people are not bothered by the noise). We feature FREE Wi-Fi for those who bring there own laptops, lockers, a FREE simple breakfast of tea/coffee, toast and cereal and FREE bag storage on early arrival.Our aim is to make you feel welcome on arrival, and help you enjoy a safe, secure stay while you get the most out of your time in London.Our award winning friendly staff can offer information on London, and the ins and outs of getting around easily and quickly.We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walrus Hostel

Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7RW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $23 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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