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Reviews of The Walrus Waterloo

Hostel | 172 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England SE1 7RW

90.5% Overall Rating

1614 out of 1757 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/04/2014)

Nicolás Polenta thinks…

"The receptionists are great, most of them speak many lenguages, always very helpfull, they have the best tips for going around the city. The hostel is really great, clean toilets and showers, great…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.68
  • Towel USD 1.68

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

please ring in advance if likely to arrive during our closed reception times 23:30pm to 7.00am If your booking is over GBP 175.00 the Walrus Hostel may contact you to arrange the payment for the first night in advance. Failure to reply the Walrus Hostel e-mail or complete the first night payment if required, your booking may be cancelled

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90.5%

Overall Rating

1614 out of 1757 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Walrus Waterloo'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
96.8%
Value
91.2%
Safety
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Cushlia Young

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

03 August 2013 Cushlia would recommend this property

Liked: Love the Walrus!!! Love that the showers and toilets are ALWAYS clean, unlike other hostels. Its close to all tourist attractions, centre of London, amazing staff, clean facilities, clean rooms, relaxed atmosphere, will most certainly be back again. All you could want in a hostel.

Disliked: Can't say anything bad about the Walrus

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Veerle van der Woning

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2013 Veerle would recommend this property

Liked: Absoluut een goed hostel om te slapen. Het ligt wel eens waar naast het station wat lawaai geeft, maar persoonlijk heb ik daar geen last van gehad. Ik voelde er mij veilig, ook in de buurt er om heen, vriendelijke mensen, veel dingen die je (gratis) kan krijgen. Zoals handdoeken, ontbijt, wifi. Dit is zeker niet het geval in alle hostels. Prima locatie, dicht bij de tube en de london eye! Top hostel

Disliked: -

71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2013

Liked: Breakfast

Disliked: Shower room

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are nice and helpful. Perfect location.

Disliked: The room is quite small.

97.1%
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Jesse Brown

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2013 Jesse would recommend this property

Liked: Location was unbelievable, and was very cheap for the area.

Disliked: Can't sleep there at all, trains run until 12.30am and start again at 4:30am, constant noise from the street no aircon so you have to open the windows. So hot in the rooms.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, great locations. Cute little bar

Disliked: Not much. Only the lack of dining room.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is pretty cool. The location is incredible. The city centre is less than 5 minutes away walking. You can leave your stuff at the hostel before your check in time, which is prettty cool. All things considered I would defintely come here again, and reccommend it to all.

Disliked: The noise level at night may be an issue for you. The hostel is located right next to the tube, so the noise may get to you. You get used to it, but some light sleeper may have more difficulty than others. There wasn't any air conditioning in the room, but it was a lovely night.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I frequently stay in hostels and this was one of the nicest. Although the rooms were on the small side, everything was clean and the staff were absolutely fantastic ( especially Alex ). I loved the cozy feel of this place and the attention to detail. The breakfast ( cereal, toast, jam, chocolate spread, honey, juice, coffee, milk) was great and no matter what you needed, the staff was always eager to help. They also offered secure storage and free wifi. The hostel was within walking distance of the major attractions and a very short walk away from the tube.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Katrina Woodbridge

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2013 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is located near the London eye, only about a 5 minute walk and close to Waterloo which is on many train lines so is easy to get around. The staff here are really friendly and are willing to help you with any information you need.

Disliked: Just some minor dislikes about the hostel... The hostel is located right next to waterloo station, which makes it very noisy. A train goes past almost every minute as there are many platforms. Being on the 4th floor and on the station side of the building didn't help but ear plugs did a little. There are only small lockers in the room to fit laptop and small items, no luggage lockers. There is only 1 toilet and 1 shower on the 4th floor, which is shared between 18 beds on this floor, there is more located on lower floors, but is a hassle sometimes. The 10 bed dorm is ok size until everyone has their luggage on the floor.

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Alexander Shevchenko

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 July 2013 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff. Great location. All was good.

Disliked: I think it may be noisy from the street but I was not be annoyed by it.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam

Disliked: Beperkt ontbijt, matras van povere kwaliteit

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013

Liked: I loved this hostel. The staff were lovely - so friendly and warm, they would help you with any questions you had. The breakfast in the morning was great. It was clean. The location was excellent for getting to all the main touristy bits in london. Also I would highly recommend the free walking tour advertised on the maps found in the hostel

Disliked: Stayed in the 18 bed dorm. Bit noisy, especially as it was right next to the train tracks. Also only one of the showers in our adjoining bathroom worked

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michael boroniec

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 michael would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were amazing! They encouraged all the travellers to mingle and socialize... The pub was great you could cook or bring your own food! This hostel just made my stay in London one of the most memorable I have had!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very very helpful and friendly staff, great location, free breakfast, wifi in the rooms, good environment

Disliked: The beds were a bit uncomfortable and creaky and you could hear the trains going by right outside the window but noise isn't a real problem for me.

57.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2013

Liked: Good location and close to public transport.Very pleasant staff.

Disliked: Bed very uncomfortable as springs coming through mattress. Poorly maintained-Lockers broken in room,showers on my floor out of order, broken latches on some Windows so can't open. Carpet in room very dirty.Very crowded dorm room. Lots of stairs. This hostel is a public bar with dorm beds to rent. Common area is the bar. Was in a 16 bed mixed dorm room and was charged a 6 bed female dorm rate.

88.6%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: best location (5 minute walk to Westminster), really enthusiastic and helpful staff, lively vibe, free wifi, free breakfast

Disliked: had problems with showers' hot water and steady water pressure

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff and very clean location!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super nice people and great atmosphere, the breakfast was very nice.

Disliked: Trains nearby are a bit noisy.

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VICTORIA DEY

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2013 VICTORIA would recommend this property

Liked: In zone 1, good value, EXTREMELY accommodating staff, a nice pub downstairs and clean simple rooms.

Disliked: It's south of the Thames which suited our trip but I can't imagine it would suit everybody.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very close to metro station. nice and friendlt staff overthere. breakfast was alright.

Disliked: too close to train areas. quite noisy at night with the repeated train sound. room was abit cramp but overall experience was alright.

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Ramon de la Rosa

Alone

Business / conference

15 June 2013 Ramon would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed the environment, having a beer at the pub downstairs in the end of the day. Warm atmosphere and a great meeting point to talk with travellers. The kitchen is quite handy in order to keep your budget. And location is awesome, next to the London Eye and near the Houses of the Parliament. It's passed some time since I was at Walrus and I feel a bit guilty because I didn't fill the review. But I would like to thank the staff for the assistance, the conversation and the fine details, specially to Monica and Alex.

Disliked: Well, just a minor point: the Waterloo train station is near, so great to have a main trainstation near, but in the other hand the noise of the trains can be heard. Not a trouble at all when the room windows are closed (isolation is excellent), but during warm time and windows opened, you notice the railway. Anyway, I feel it is a minor problem and definitely I would go back to Walrus for my next stage.

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Ricardo Augusto Freire Maia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2013 Ricardo Augusto would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful staff and location. Alex, Ana, Dean and all others were very friendly! It´s a very good hostel!

Disliked: The breakfast begins only at 08:00 a.m., it´s too late! It would begin at 07:00 a.m. at maximum!

80.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Thanh Hoa Pham

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2013 Thanh Hoa would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Free breakfast. Wifi. Friendly staff. Clean bathroom.

Disliked: A little bit crowded. Few sockets for chargers. The London Eye Hostel provides a reading lamp and 2 sockets for each bed, makes life much easier.

94.3%
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Jonathan Sng

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff. safe place to stay. clean!

Disliked: our locker spoilt. that's about it.

91.4%
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Gunnar Oldeide

Alone

City break

10 June 2013 Gunnar would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was excellent

Disliked: My bad wasn't very comfortable


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