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Reviews of FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

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

82.1% Overall Rating

308 out of 366 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/07/2014)

Eduardo Araya thinks…

"Close from Northen Line tube station. Good ambient at the bar. The room mates respect the silence during the night. The staff it's very friendly and kind. Definitely i recommend this place."

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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 8.49

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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82.1%

Overall Rating

308 out of 366 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
90.4%
Value
80.0%
Safety
84.0%
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85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jonathan Sharp

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2013 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: Loved that theres a pub on the ground floor! Never had to wait to shower or use the bathroom or anything. Really close to a tube stop as well.

Disliked: Once one of te showers had no hot water and the other had no cold water, but only once. Rooms can be cramped with everyone's luggage everywhere.

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

Stephen Elias

Alone

City break

26 February 2013 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and friendly welcome I received as an older, solo traveller was fantastic. I felt really safe and the staff do their utmost to make the whole trip a magical one. Well done and thanks.

Disliked: Only two toilets and showers. No facilities to make a cup of tea or refreshments.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2013

Liked: There was a half-off coupon for a drink upon arrival.

Disliked: Breakfast was served only between 7 and 9 am, the beds are extremely uncomfortable, and there are no computers to use (even though there is wifi).

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was very good, clean sheets and beds.

Disliked: When the 12 beds where occupied it was really hard to move around the room with all the lugagge. Sometimes bathroom floors were a bit dirty and to get inside the toilet next to the stairs you had to take some gymnastic classes, as the wc "blocked" the door. Once I tried to get in with my backpack on, and it was impossible

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the 24 hour open bar was great and the staff were so helpful. location was excellent very close to tube station and to the main attractions. and i was lucky that i got the big room and the top bunk so i didnt have any problems about the room.

Disliked: toilets were not that clean.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

16 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and the London Pride Ale!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and the staff was very friendly. Also the location was perfectly; located close to a Tube Station

Disliked: There could have been another shower more

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Celine Delacharlerie

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012 Celine would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, very friendly and helping! Good location.

Disliked: No parties, no fun.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is excellent, it's not far away from big ben, you can go on foot, well connected with the tube

Disliked: not much

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

Sylwia Tomica

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2012 Sylwia would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff. Room wasn;t so big, but clean.

Disliked: Sylwia left no negative feedback.

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

he meixuan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2012 he would recommend this property

Liked: there is a bar downstairs

Disliked: too small room

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Le staff est vraiment sympa et l'auberge est très bien placée.

Disliked: C'est un peu bruyant. D'une part, dû au pub en-dessous et d'autre part, il y avait un bruit de moteur constant dans la chambre.

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

Stanko Knezevic

Alone

City break

12 November 2012 Stanko would recommend this property

Liked: It was great staying in hostel.Staff was very helpful and kind,especialy Elliot and Luca.Hostel was clean and matrress was very comfortable.

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that it was quiet at night, its a 5-10 minute walk from the London eye and waterloo station so its very central. Free breakfast in the morning was sweet, not that I was awake for it very often hahha.

Disliked: The codes you have to remember to get in the doors! Really not a problem though, thats just me.

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

Elisa Vecchi

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 September 2012 Elisa would recommend this property

Liked: Really close to the Westminster and easy to reach (it's a short walk to the Lambeth North underground stop). During the night you can enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the pub. Free wifi and bedclothes. Everyday cleaning. Helpful staff. For the price that you pay it's a really good solution.

Disliked: Small rooms and small bunkbeds: if you're in the one in the middle can be quite hard to get into it cause of the little space! If someone in the room has big suitcases it's almost impossible to move along. Sometimes you have to wait for the toilet/shower because there're just two of them. No space if you want to prepare your own food.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: most things are good. but i can't use a wash machine and kichen. location is good. next to waterloo station. it is comfort to go everywhere.

Disliked: toilet

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

Emily Wilson

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2012 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: You can see the London eye from the hostel!

Disliked: When someone uses the tap in the bathroom when you're showering, the water goes cold!

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff, really helpful, friendly, welcoming. Great area, homey feel, very relaxed.

Disliked: The triple bunks are a bit annoying as you can't sit up on your bed.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

21 August 2012

Liked: location

Disliked: only 2 toilets and 2 showers so you can imagine crowds in thye morning, 3 wash basins, no fridge to leave your food or shelf to leave your dry food, no cutlery or palce to make a sandwich, no towles t rent-u have to buy them, no lockers-you need to buy a padlock and the lockers are small.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

05 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: located closely to train station, and downstairs bar.

Disliked: beds were too cramped

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

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 + kitchen Free 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!)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff and great pizzas!

Disliked: -

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2012

Liked: location; very near the city center

Disliked: too many people crammed into too small a room

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

Louise Pennington

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 July 2012 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing


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