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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 8.51

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

Trevor Wilson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2010 Trevor would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and cheerful

Disliked: Three levels of bunks

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

10 October 2010

Liked: Very good location

Disliked: Showers were cold We were 3 minutes late for breakfast which we'd paid for and they refused to serve us

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

Irina Irina

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2010 Irina would recommend this property

Liked: friendliness

Disliked: Irina left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

09 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, people who work there, everything is nice...

Disliked: Everything is fine... maybe it would be better if breakfest is until 10 am, no 9 am.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

06 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome 24 hour pub

Disliked: no washing machines or kitchen for guests

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

05 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atomosphere is nice.

Disliked: Noisy at night...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

04 October 2010

Liked: Pub on the ground floor

Disliked: No kitchen or common room, no hot water. Dirty

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2010

Liked: Bar area was good and very friendly.

Disliked: Rooms were way too small for the amount of people they had in them. There were only two showers and two toilets for everyone, and they often were not clean.

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

Oleg Ivanov

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

03 October 2010 Oleg would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast is not english type

Disliked: very noisy after midnight

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location above the pub.

Disliked: The bathroom facilities were limited for the number of beds (if each of the four rooms had 9 beds, there were only 2 toilets and two showers).

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people and staff, great meeting people

Disliked: No kitchen, very cramped rooms

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Angelica Rodriguez

Alone

07 September 2010

Liked: Location and staff are the positive points.

Disliked: It was absurdly noisy, people singing and laughing, very loud music until 2 a.m. Disgusting toilets, better give shower a miss. Tasteless breakfasts, only value crap available.

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

Estibaliz Oyarzabal

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2010 Estibaliz would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very good. It is in a quiet area but really close to the tube and buses that run 24h.

Disliked: Estibaliz left no negative feedback.

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

Marco Casati

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

29 August 2010 Marco would recommend this property

Liked: great staff, great guests, cleanliness, the pub inside the hostel is a great meeting point

Disliked: no kitchen

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

Megan Gier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2010 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: this hostel is reasonably priced and in a really good location. it's super easy to get around london, and the bakerloo line (the closest tube line to the hostel) connects to pretty much anywhere you would want to go in london! the staff is really friendly and helpful, and the bathrooms are surprisingly clean for a hostel.

Disliked: the rooms are rather small and get pretty cozy, which can be bad if you have weird people in your room. it's sort of hard to find room to put your stuff so it isn't in the way in the 12-person room. the three-tier bunk beds are also rather frightening.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2010

Liked: location

Disliked: terrible karoke all night

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Albert Smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2010 Albert would recommend this property

Liked: The sheets appear clean. the shower was hot. the location was within walking distance of they Eye of London and Parliment. Although i would suggest getting a three day pass from the tube as soon as you arrive. The area didn't have a lot of activity but there were enough close places to find cheap eats. A lot of locals use the bar and they can be pretty entertaining.

Disliked: 3 bed bunks. very narrow space in the bunks. but still manageable. you leave your luggage in a room where any other traveler can get to it. Lockers are 12x12x18 in inches so they don't fit luggage but they'll fit a laptop.

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

JONGGEUN YANG

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 August 2010 JONGGEUN would recommend this property

Liked: Good.

Disliked: Good.

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


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