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Reviews of The Walrus Waterloo

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

92.8% Overall Rating

1632 out of 1776 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/07/2014)

Thomas Renwart thinks…

"The staff is very friendly and try to help you as much as possible. Everyone gets a fair treatment. No one is excluded. It's really good for a short stay!"

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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 1.71
  • Towel USD 1.71

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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92.8%

Overall Rating

1632 out of 1776 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Walrus Waterloo'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
88.8%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
98.4%
Value
96.0%
Safety
91.2%
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taylor bowen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2012 taylor would recommend this property

Liked: a great location and the staff was excellent and very helpful

Disliked: taylor left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was nice and helpfull. You pay a low prize for such a good location. It is possible to get wherever you want, how you want and when you want! It is also very social, got to know new people there!

Disliked: Toilet on 2nd floor didn't work properly, flooded a few times. I also wanted mirror in the shower room and in the bedroom. Exept of that, LOVED it!

100.0%
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Timothy Cheng

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2012 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: The Walrus had extremely helpful and friendly staff. They also have an awesome free breakfast and a great location that is 5-10 minutes from all the major attractions in London. Beds were also pretty comfy and it is really clean :)

Disliked: It can be a little bit noisy at night since the hostel is right beside the tube, but we had no problems falling asleep. We did not get a private room, and in the middle of the night, one of the staff brought in a new person in to join us. It was very abrupt and it would have been nice to have a little warning of some kind.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Maria Cecilia Arequipa

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2012 Maria Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: muy buen hostel! super cerca del centro (caminando 5 minutos del Big Ben, London Eye). Desayuno completo, lockers, buen ambiente y limpio. RECOMIENDO :D

Disliked: Maria Cecilia left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Patricia Hellmann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 June 2012 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: Localizacao, O Pub anexo, os funcionários sao muito gente boa.

Disliked: Nosso quarto era pequeno, a limpeza nao estava muito boa e as camas faziam muito barulho

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Geneviève Charland-Arcand

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2012 Geneviève would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostel I've been to! Very well situated, easy to find, great staff, great atmosphere with the pub downstairs! I honestly LOVE that place and would happily come back anytime. Great experience :)

Disliked: The only possible thing I could think of is that the dorms where I stayed, the bed were really squeaky and noisy... but really that's it!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

26 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Die Lage, die Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft des Personals, Duschen gut,Betten gut

Disliked: Neben dem Bahnhof laut, Zimmer sehr klein

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere in the pub was amazing. Great music and comfortable place to enjoy a pint!

Disliked: The lack of food/kitchen. This would make it a top notch place to stay.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliest staff in London, help you anytime. Great location, just a 5-minute walk to main attractions. Excellent value for money, not cheap but come on... It´s London (Breakfast is great and included in the price)

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was over a pub

Disliked: Itwas difficulat to get to.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing and friendly staff, option to put backpacks with valuables into a special room only staff has access to. Nice bar downstairs, decent selection of beers on tap. Additionally, you are encouradged to bring things you cook/have from take-away and eat them downstairs.

Disliked: Nothing much I have to say.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Katja Merke

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 June 2012 Katja would recommend this property

Liked: Super freundliches Personal! Und auch saubere Duschen etc.

Disliked: ziehmlich laut neben dem Zug.

100.0%
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Paul Dylan Harrison

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

19 June 2012 Paul Dylan would recommend this property

Liked: There are ALOT of toilets and bathroom!!! only two person bunks so its alot better to sleep and they are made from wood,so no noise when u move.Staff is very nice and helpful,i arrive at 2am and they still showed me around the whole place and to my bed.Very clean too,i would come here again..

Disliked: Paul Dylan left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Henrique Oliveira

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2012 Henrique would recommend this property

Liked: The hotel is exactly as described on the site. It isn't very luxurious, but this is not what you should look for in a hostel. It offers a cheap accomodation for a fair price, this means: a great place to crash after walking all day long. The staff is extremely friendly and always ready to help. Definitely, I'd reccomend for any backpacker.

Disliked: Nothing that is worth commenting.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

HECTOR MARTINDELCAMPO VILLEGAS

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2012 HECTOR would recommend this property

Liked: La ubicación, la amabilidad del staff, la oportunidad de convivir con la gente del hostal

Disliked: Instalaciones descuidadas, camas poco confortables, pocos baños y regaderas para la capacidad del hostel.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: One girl can get stuck with 5 guys. And one guy can get stuck w four girls. A little uncomfortable.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location and amazing staff :)

Disliked: is near to the railroad tracks BUT at the same time is only 5 minutes walk from Big Ben and London Eye is great location anyway :)

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were by far the nicest and most helpful of any hostel I have stayed at. They did whatever they could to make my stay more comfortable and truly seemed to love what they did. Location is wonderful- I could walk to many tourist sites.

Disliked: Though staff were super nice and helpful, they weren't the most knowledgeable about tourism info or what was going on in the city. Whatever they didn't know they would look up for you, however. I stayed on the fourth floor, and there was one toilet and one shower for the floor- sometimes had to trek back to floor 1/2 to shower or brush teeth.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Fran Chalfant

Alone

Events / festivals

08 June 2012 Fran would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly admosphere, cleanliness, very convenient location, good security are all good features for this hostel.

Disliked: Probably the greatest disadvantage is that thge building is four stiries high and has only stair (no elevator) to the living quarters. also, the stairs have no railing, thus making the climb rather imposing to people with disabilities and potentially a serious problem in case of emergency.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

LING-JIN YAO

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 June 2012 LING-JIN would recommend this property

Liked: Its location is excellent, very closed to lambeth metro station and the staff is very willing to help you :D There is also a supermarket near only about 250m

Disliked: The kitchen is dirty......always pills a lot of unwashed plates and glasses which people left last night. The beds are not good 'cause you will hear everything whenever you or your roommates turn bodies; People at night are not always respect others 'cause you will hear some guys slapping the door very loudly; and you will hear the train ALWAYS loudly even at nights

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

thomas nicholls

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 June 2012 thomas would recommend this property

Liked: close to central london

Disliked: i didnt have any problems with the hostel

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Lindsay Koruna

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2012 Lindsay would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, walking distance to everything. and free breakfast. Staff was friendly and helpful with all inquiries

Disliked: It was noisy due to train, under construction therefore no bathroom on 3rd floor and sink and toilet were located in separate rooms on separate floors

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sehr nettes Personal, auch sehr hilfreich; super Lage, um die Stadt zu erkunden ohne ständig mit den Öffentlichen fahren zu müssen.

Disliked: sEhr laut, da genau neben dem Bahnhof gelegen

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

gaston acosta avila

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2012 gaston would recommend this property

Liked: Es una excelente opcion para viajeros que buscan comodidad buen precio buena onda de parte del personal y conocer gente con buena onda.

Disliked: si bien la ubicacion es buena los trenes hacen mucho ruido

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

01 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, friendliness and helpfullness of staff. friendly atmosphere, having lockers in rooms so can put some things securely away. everything was fine.

Disliked: lack of communual area just for hostelers, couldn't find the computer room!


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