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Reviews of PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo London Hostel

41-42 Cosser St, London, England

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 66%

Location 87%

Safety 76%

Staff 82%

Value 77%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Free City Maps
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 7.05USD

Important Information

Please note that we cannot accept bookings for guests under the age of 18 years. Valid photo ID is required at check-in.

All guests are subject to the house rules of the hostel, guests may be removed without refund for unacceptable behaviour. Error in literature maybe corrected by us without liability. We reserve the right to cancel or change bookings at any time.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 63%

Facilities 66%

Location 87%

Safety 76%

Staff 82%

Value 77%

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Anonymous
28 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Visiting friends or family

Liked: I liked everything about this hostel! Room was clean, shower and toilets too, bar was nice, got a coupon so i would get 50 % off of a drink, location was nice! And won the award for best staff, and I agree! The receptionist/bar keeper, Daniel, really helped me a lot with where to go, what to do etc!

Disliked: -------- :)

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good bar at the bottom. Hostel location is not bad. Good staff.

Disliked: The 12 people room is crowded. The mattress was uncomfortable, you could feel the springs. Too few bathrooms and showers.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
15 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very friendly and helpful people,

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
13 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really friendly staff and great pizzas!

Disliked: -

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
21 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It had a wonderful atmosphere. The staff were wonderful, the guests were a lot of fun to get to know. Having a 24hr bar open to only guests after closing was a huge convenience.

Disliked: There should probably be a place for the guests to hang out away from the bar scene.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
15 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Romantic getaway, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Everything was OK, just keep on going with great work.

Disliked: Nothing, everything was OK.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
01 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: good honest friendly place

Disliked: the locals at the pub are a bit agressive

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Typical London hostel - right above a decent pub with 7 pound pizza. Good security, good staff, and a covered beer garden. Good wifi. Nice that the pub is open 24/7 and open later than 11 for hostel guests. Free pool after 12:30, an free jukebox for a couple hours during the night. Half price drink coupon for checkin. Only a few minutes walk to the Lambeth North underground station.

Disliked: Biggest complaint: no kitchen. Second: bottom bunk (of three) is terrible. It's basically a mattress sitting on the floor with very little room between it and the second bunk. Very uncomfortable, making you hit your head constantly and allowing sitting in the bed impossible. Really just terrible design. Bottom bunks are usually better but ask for a top bunk in this place. No sink stoppers. The only common room is the pub, which can be annoying with some the local regulars being loud obnoxious drunkards.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
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66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It´s fun that the hostel provides a bar (almost) 24-7, to order drinks or pizza (as the rooms sit right above it). It is nice to know you have this option when returning home from a long day of sight-seeing. We also liked the staff -- Elliott looks so smart with his glasses and was very helpful. The location was one of the best we found for the price.

Disliked: There was a terrible first impression -- the shower (and water) was broken or turned off. However, the hostel does grow on you. It is average for ´comfort´ of a hostel, not quite enough space in the rooms and the three-tiered bunkbeds appear uncomfortable. However, it is a party hostel and don´t come if you are looking for a quiet place to sleep. They keep music on all night and it literally pulsates through the floor -- not cool, in my opionion. We all like music, but do we need to blast it at 4am? The bathrooms are rough, and only two toilets for 42 beds. We stayed here here because it offered one of the best values for the price, however, keep in mind some of the drawbacks. We might stay here again, but would look somewhere else first.

Customer would recommend this property

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