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Reviews of PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo London Hostel

41-42 Cosser St, London, England

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 62%

Location 86%

Safety 74%

Staff 79%

Value 74%

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 6.59USD

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 74%

Cleanliness 62%

Facilities 62%

Location 86%

Safety 74%

Staff 79%

Value 74%

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74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Close to Lambeth North station.Staff is knowledgeable about the city.Inexpensive.Free pool, free jukebox, and discounted drinks after the pub closes to the public.24-hour bar + kitchenFree wi-fi

Disliked: * Triple-bunk beds are loud and creaky, and an all-around pain-in-the-ass if you get stuck on the top bunk.* Fancy code-entry locks attached to creaky wooden doors, with wonky handles. Some of the doors give a considerable distance, even when they are locked. What's wrong with keycards, guys??* Wi-fi forces you to log in every damn time, and sometimes takes 30+seconds for the login screen to respond. Annoying.* As the hostel is also a pub+kitchen, staff will confiscate brought-in drinks (and presumably food) on sight in the lobby and outside patio. As posted signs prohibit drinks (and presumably food too, though I can't remember), you can't consume goodies you purchased elsewhere. If you get caught you might also be lectured on how bringing your own drinks into a pub is universally prohibited everywhere... except I was patronizing the HOSTEL (and I tried to find someplace out of the way and away from other pub guests), not the pub! No other hostel I have ever been to, even the ones that sell alcohol, have ever pulled that kind of bullshit. Yes, this was a minor thing, but it left me sufficiently pissed off. (Who likes having their beer stolen/taken away/confiscated? Give me back my drink, dammit!)

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jul 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: location; very near the city center

Disliked: too many people crammed into too small a room

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

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

100% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

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

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
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

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

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

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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100% Overall Rating

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

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

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

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