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Reviews of PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

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

77.5% Overall Rating

319 out of 384 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/04/2015)

"Good location. Friendly staff. Breakfast a little bit better than usual free hostel breakfast. Not the best hostel but good value for money. Good wifi."

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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 7.69

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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77.5%

Overall Rating

319 out of 384 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
64.8%
Cleanliness
64.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
82.4%
Safety
78.4%
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74.3%
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Erick Sanderson Miranda de Andrade

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2013 Erick Sanderson would recommend this property

Liked: Near to Metro Station.

Disliked: Erick Sanderson left no negative feedback.

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

Thomas Ng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good - it was within walking distance of many major attractions and the bar underneath wasn't too expensive.

Disliked: 3 layer bunk beds were in use - there was almost no headspace. Also, the bar can be quite noisy through the night even if there's not much going on.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, walking distance from many sights. Friendly staf. Clean bathrooms. Included breakfast was nice.

Disliked: For a few nights it is a fine hostel, but i wouldn't recommend it if you are staying longer. The room was very small (4 triple bunk beds with not much walking space) and lockers were outside the room. No guest kitchen.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

02 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well run,clean and easy to find. Simple breakfast well laid out on the bar.with choice of cereals, brown or white bread, toaster for those who wanted toast and various spreads. Hot and cold drinks. A pleasant place to stay and good value.

Disliked: Be aware that there are three tier bunks. There is little head room between bunks. Top bunks give best space if one can negotiate the ladder.I was pleased to have a bottom bunk but would have liked more headroom. The bunks were made up with fresh white bedding that looked inviting.The dorm did not feel cramped.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Lauren Koster

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 May 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: From the location to the free breakfast to the pub downstairs, this smallish hostel is great. Value for money, in London even!! The beds were super comfy, the people were great. Deffo recommend!!

Disliked: Showers are a tad too hot (but not horrible). Wouldn't have minded a self serve kitchen if on a longer stay.

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

Dr. A Moosani.

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2013 Dr. A would recommend this property

Liked: The English inn or pub ambience, the friendliness and helpfulness of the members of staff, hostel's cleanliness level, and the safety and security.

Disliked: The pizza for GBP 7.95 is not worth its quality and not generously topped with proper ingredients!

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

Tazmin Bennison

Alone

Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

18 May 2013 Tazmin would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was very welcoming, many guests spent a lot of time in the pub area because of this. The staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly the guy who welcomed me and handled my initial check-in. Free pool after midnight! Half price drink voucher on arrival.

Disliked: Only 2 toilets and showers to accommodate 42 guests, lots of queues in the morning. The pizza's looked great, but the only veggie option was cheese and tomato- boring :(

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location (few hudred meters from Lambeth North station), friendly and helpful staff (needed help with locating some Fish&Chips and that guy told me exactly what I should do, where I should go), nice breakfasts, clean environment, non-smoking rooms. It was great experience, pleasure to stay there.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Alen Lacic

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2013 Alen would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, good staff, bar open 0-24

Disliked: Only 2 showers

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's situated just above the Steam Engine pub, which is both very nice and sometimes a little loud. Overall though I'd say it's totally worth it.

Disliked: Occaisional noise at night from the pub and lots of people in the rooms. Which was a great way to meet people, but not always conducive for getting ready in the morning or going to sleep at night.

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

joga bains

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 April 2013 joga would recommend this property

Liked: clean and warm and friendly staff

Disliked: joga left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

31 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is everything a hostel should be. The staff are all warm, friendly and welcoming. It's in a great location. The rooms are all clean. It's situated above a pub which is open 24 hours a day for hostel guests! The pub is also a favourite hangout of alot of the locals, so between the other hostel guests and the native Londoners, it's a great place to meet people. The staff were all incredibly attentive, hard working, allways willing to help out with a smile, and so damn handsome... They all deserve a massive raise! Seriously, staying here was a life changing experience. Book now, you won't regret it!

Disliked: That I couldn't stay longer.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

25 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Relatively small hostel but with all the facilities required. Traditional pub downstairs with pool table etc.

Disliked: Nothing in particular, value for money.

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

GABRIELA Villarreal Pérez

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013 GABRIELA would recommend this property

Liked: The location, clean and good prices for food and drinks, Roberto at the front desk is very kind and professional employee

Disliked: you need to go inside the bar to get to your and the toilets are next to the shower so when you take shower smells awefull

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
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%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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


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