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Reviews of FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

Hostel | 41-42 Cosser St, London, England SE1 7BU

78.6% Overall Rating

312 out of 372 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/10/2014)

"The wifi was secure and breakfast was good. There are lockers in the rooms and a locked luggage storage room next to the bar. The bar's food was pretty good and it was a relatively quiet area."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 8.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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.

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Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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78.6%

Overall Rating

312 out of 372 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
76.8%
Safety
79.2%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Anders Johansson

Alone

City break
Shopping

01 August 2010 Anders would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and a nice hostel with a nice local pub.

Disliked: nothing to comment.

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

Matthias Buntschu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2010 Matthias would recommend this property

Liked: Sehr nahe vom Big Ben, dem London Eye und dem Imperial War Museum. Die Bahnstation für die Anreise und U-Bahnstation für Ausflüge sind zudem auch sehr nahe.

Disliked: Matthias left no negative feedback.

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

Scott Harris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2010 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: It was an easy walk from the metro, and so close to the centre of London. Also, the free internet was great.

Disliked: The room I stayed in was so small - it was clearly advertised as having 12 beds, but I didn't picture it being as tiny as it was. Too small.

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

Joseph Hoppe

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break

20 July 2010 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: free pool/juke box after 12!

Disliked: Joseph left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Shopping

09 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is good!

Disliked: foreign people are wear only innerwear!!

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

Johnny Chen

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

05 July 2010 Johnny would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the friendly environment at the bar downstairs. Friday nights had live music and Saturday nights had karaoke, so there was always a good group of people in the lobby. Although the 12-person rooms were very compact, it was a great way to meet other travelers. There were drink discounts to encourage you buy drinks at the bar in the lobby.

Disliked: In terms of space in the rooms, you were pretty much limited to space on your bunk bed and only a little bit of space on the ground next to your bunk bed. The showers weren't running between midnight and 6AM when we were there because of construction on the pipelines.

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

Michael Horn

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people, friendly pub.

Disliked: Crowded room.

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

Katrina Watt

24 June 2010 Katrina would recommend this property

Liked: Its really close to the city.

Disliked: Katrina left no negative feedback.

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

clayton moffat

20 June 2010 clayton would recommend this property

Liked: close to ministry an fabric. both easy walks/staggers home.

Disliked: clayton left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bathrooms where a little gross but everything else was great!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sean O' Malley

10 June 2010

Liked: Free breakfast, good location

Disliked: Sean left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

08 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's pretty central and a good location to meet people! The Pub is cozy!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredible location. Met some really cool people there. Not expensive by London standards. Phone in the hostel was much cheaper than getting a calling card. Always someone on hand, regardless of the time of day.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

06 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay for backpackers!! nice environment, interesting facilities (billar, bar open till late), drinks pretty cheap, perfect place to stay for groups of friends... however, it has just a few rooms to sleep.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Aida Corona

04 May 2010 Aida would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and friendly. Could ose more showers as there are only two for the four rooms but everything else was perfect.

Disliked: Aida left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

18 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the intimacy, just not at weekends.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

11 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed staying here. It was a short walk to the tube station and near a lot of attractions. The only negative thing was that they didn't have hot water so I had to take a really cold shower and the room was a little small for 12 people but it was pretty clean and comfortable. The staff is also super helpful and the free breakfast in the morning was good!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

ELISABET HUEGUN ARRUABARRENA

09 April 2010 ELISABET would recommend this property

Liked: The relationship between de service and prize

Disliked: ELISABET left no negative feedback.

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

Marco Brunetta

05 April 2010 Marco would recommend this property

Liked: Fun place and awesome pub to hang around. Very recommended.

Disliked: Marco left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: could use a kitchen, but good beds and clean enough... staff are very friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

31 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to meet people and good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jemma Phillips

21 March 2010 Jemma would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good near to the tube.Reception was 24hrs and there was always someone around

Disliked: Jemma left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

09 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Steam Engine is only one minute away from the Tube, which makes traveling very easy. It's situated in a very nice neighborhood with several little pubs, restaurants and shops. From our window, we could even see the London Eye.As far as we could see the hostel had 4 rooms (with either 9 or 12 people a room), with only beds in them (so no lockers), who shared 2 showers and 2 toilets. The whole place was very clean and the only downside there was that sometimes the water would turn cold - but usually only for a few moments. The pub downstairs has a very friendly atmosphere and the staff is very helpful. When they mixed up our reservations and my friend might have to stay in another room, one of the girls behind reception spent nearly an hour trying to fix it so that me and my friend could stay in the same room. The beer garden is very nice, and we ended up meeting a lot of other people there.All in all: a very nice and good stay! We'd certainly advice this hostel to others and if we return to London next year, we'll stay here again :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

05 March 2010

Liked: Das Personal war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit.Da auch fremde aus der Umgebung gerne nach der für alle anderen Lokale geltenden Sperrstunde noch auf ein Bier einkehren, finde ich den Türcode sehr gut.Es gibt allerdings nur 2 Duschen und WCs für die Bewohner, was viel zu wenig ist. Diese sind schnell versifft. Es gibt keine Tür für die Bäder. Die Zimmer sind ungemütlich (3-Etagenbettn, 9 Leute können nicht gleichzeitig ihr Gpäck im Zimmer deponieren).Dafür ist das Hostel echt günstig und hat eine perfekte Lage!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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