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“Great Hostel w/ a Great Atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Walrus Hostel

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The Walrus Hostel
Ranked #36 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Great Hostel w/ a Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had a great stay at The Walrus. The staff was great and the hostel had a fun, community feel. Also, the free towels, power adapters, free wifi and the great pints from the pub didn't hurt either. The location was great. A quick walk from Big Ben and the London Eye and it's very close to the Waterloo tube station.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Good hostel. Is a bit strange eating your home cooked dinner in the pub downstairs, but it didn't seem to surprise anyone so it must be the done thing. Please was nice and clean and the staff were really helpful. Couple pics here: http://thenurseandthebuilder.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/nodnol-surlaw-eht%E2%80%8F/

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Walrus hostel is very clean place, showers are clean and we had our own shower in the room. They also have free towels! Stuff is very friendly. Hostel has a bar were you can relax and meet some new people. I stayed there for 4 nights- it was quiet and rooms are just fine. They served breakfast and it was teasty. I spend nice time there.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. The people that run the place are the nicest I have ever met. So awesome and seem to actually care about the guest.

The bar area is very chill and a good place to relax after exploring the city and what not.

I stayed in the 18 bed mix dorm. It was good. Nothing special though. Kind if cramped and the mattresses were sneaky and stuff.

Overall though I would recommend this place. Great people. If I could give the service more points I would.

  • Stayed March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Whether tourist, traveler, or local this is a great spot to meet new people, see the sighs, and enjoy the London environment!!!! Showers were clean, linen was clean, free towels! Discount on the beer (try kozel) but all in all it was a good stay if your their for clubbing its a little distant from the clubs but it's only a few minutes walk to a bunch of other sights all in all great place

  • Stayed March 2013
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Rosario, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The staff of the hostel is excellent, they are all very friendly and are always ready to answer all questions and resolve any issues that arise. The good wave with which it is handled spreads to guests so there is a great atmosphere. Also it is very well located.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vacarisas, Catalonia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at The Walrus for 4 nights. As a school trip, we needed a cheap handy accomodation and we found it. Is 2 blocks away from Westminster Bridge handy enough?

Alex and his staff have been most welcoming and kind throughout our stay. Our room was a little worn, but it was enough, specially after the long walks we had. We had a lovely start to each day with a touch of positive vibes sounding in the background while having their fresh and varied continental breakfast. We even found lovely Raquel, a near-neighbour of ours, who added an even more familiar air to the package.

And in the evening, a mix of locals and guests at the pub was a perfect ending to each day.

Everyone loved it. Thanks again, guys.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Javier E
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Additional Information about The Walrus Hostel

Property: The Walrus Hostel
Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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