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Reviews of PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

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

76.0% Overall Rating

314 out of 377 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/01/2015)

Elle Reed thinks…

"great location, walking distance to the tube and close to central London. will be back"

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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 7.71

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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76.0%

Overall Rating

314 out of 377 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
82.4%
Value
74.4%
Safety
75.2%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

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

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice House, great position, 5 minutes with bicycle to LONDON EYE ... many shops in the near ! Old and Young people drink together Beer in the evening. A Special flair comes up. Atmosphere is okay. Tv shows most of the time Soccer/football. Must be varied more. You can met travellers fromall over the world, most from australia, canada and USA but also China people. A bit from everything. The cocktails and drinks could be cheaper. The Barkeepers are friendly.

Disliked: The Bathroom is very small, cleaner comes late, in the morning the bathrooms are allways dirty, better you wait after cleaning. The Garbage is allways overloaded , too small and not empty every day. 2 Bathrooms for sometimes 30 People are not enough. The Bed`s condition could be better, very used condition. Missing shelves and other stuffs for clothes and bags. Electricity Places for charging mobile and netbooks are not enough. Breakfast could be better, low budget... but the cornflakes & milk are okay !

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

kevin cundy

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 June 2011 kevin would recommend this property

Liked: IT WAS CLOSE TO CENTRAL LONDON AND ABOVE A PUB THAT YOU COULD HAVE A LATE DRINK.

Disliked: COULD DO WITH MORE TOILETS AND BATHROOM/SHOWERS.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 June 2011

Liked: Excelent Location

Disliked: When I went to take a shower one of the bathroom was durty and the other one had 2 dirty used condoms all over the place. And the breakfas? What a joke!!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff were great! the pub downstairs was definitely entertaining, full of locals. the rooms were very small but clean, if you've got a good bunch you've no worries.

Disliked: you've no space outside the room or bar. a common area would be great or just somewhere with a kettle and toaster .

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I followed the directions to this hostel without once having to look for a map. The directions were absolutely brilliant! The staff was fantastic, the drinks were super cheap, and it was a nice little getaway in the large city, close to the tube and major attractions, ie the London Eye. It is quite small, but you got to know the other travellers better that way. Showers/toilets are shared next to the dorms.

Disliked: I didn't find this to be a problem, but the bunks are stacked three high, and there's just enough room to crawl into the bottom bunk and lie there. Kind of like a coffin, but I found it entertaining and cozy. Nothing to dislike!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and free breakfast

Disliked: A bit squeezy but that's tolerable

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location and friendly services

Disliked: small room

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

Lacatus Gheorghe

Alone

City break

01 June 2011 Lacatus would recommend this property

Liked: nice bar, cute street

Disliked: impression of the house for homeless

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, Wi-Fi.

Disliked: Bathrooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

29 May 2011

Liked: Nice staff.

Disliked: Triple bunks are horrific. Rooms are far to small for the amount of people not to mention nowhere to put 12peoples luggage. It's like being in a prison cell. Very annoying having to turn back on the light every 5 minutes, especially if on top bunk! (automatically turns off) Not enough bathroom facilities. Crowded and cramped.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

28 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfy, nice smelling beds, easy to find with a good bar and deals on drinks! And the quotes on the walls in the bar are very entertaining.

Disliked: The bar staff should be trained to make coffee properly.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was great because it was cheap, but in a good location. It is on the south side of the Thames but don't be fooled it is close to all the main attractions in Westminster.

Disliked: There was a dude who snored sooooo loud in the bunk above me. But that was just bad luck, nothing bad about the place.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place was very atmospheric, the pub is open for people staying at the hostel 24h and everything was quite what I expected.

Disliked: There was no such thing.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the metro, as well as the house of parliament and other attractions

Disliked: There was a lot of people in one room, and the bunkbeds were a little short for taller travellers.

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

Mary-Anne Lee

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2011 Mary-Anne would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi throughout entire hostel, good location and very safe vibe.

Disliked: Only 2 showers and 2 toilets!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bar

Disliked: crowdy

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: localtion

Disliked: room size

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

tobias schuch

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

10 May 2011 tobias would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast, free wifi (with good signal strength), met some great people. good vibe, very nice and helpful staff. great room cleaning and general cleanliness. amazing location

Disliked: the social area is the pub downstairs... small lockers, bunk beds are 3 up rather than 2 so they are cramped, really bad bathrooms, the showers didnt drain well and made the floors super wet. the toilets were tiny, cramped and dark that being said, i would stay here again

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, relaxed staff. Good value for such a cheap rate. But still, you get what you pay for. A bed. Don't expect a palace. Free brekkie and wi fi but there's not room to swing a cat in the bathroom or the dorm!

Disliked: The cranky wasp hanging around the shower.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2011

Liked: Good location

Disliked: The three-tiered bunks were horrible. Not the greatest atmosphere - the only place to hang out was in the bar. There wasn't a kitchen and only two bathrooms for 45+ people.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

03 May 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Cramped rooms

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

GEORGIOS TSITSANIS

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011 GEORGIOS would recommend this property

Liked: All its wonderfull

Disliked: Nothing

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

Tyler Friesen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011 Tyler would recommend this property

Liked: great place for what you pay!!

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011

Liked: great location

Disliked: it sometimes gets stufyy in the dorm.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: central location, all freshly cleaned bedding, thick comfortable mattress

Disliked: cramped dorm rooms, mixed gender dorms, plastic breakfast plates/ cups/spoons/forks


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