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Reviews of FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

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

78.2% Overall Rating

297 out of 352 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Guan Jie Ong thinks…

"The bar is really a nice place to chill.. they have student discounts all day for their menu.. london lager is really a nice drink the the pizzas are definitely worth trying! The people were all…"

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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 8.40

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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78.2%

Overall Rating

297 out of 352 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
80.8%
Safety
76.8%
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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

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.


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