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The Walrus Hostel

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A 5 minute walk from London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster and all the excitement of the Southbank. The Walrus is the best place to enjoy a short break or stay for up to 4 weeks as your base in London.Located beside Waterloo station, and other near by tubes and serviced by buses along Westminster bridge road into central London. As such it can be a bit noisy at times (free ear-plugs are available on request, but most people are not bothered by the noise). We feature FREE Wi-Fi for those who bring there own laptops, lockers, a FREE simple breakfast of tea/coffee, toast and cereal and FREE bag storage on early arrival.Our aim is to make you feel welcome on arrival, and help you enjoy a safe, secure stay while you get the most out of your time in London.Our award winning friendly staff can offer information on London, and the ins and outs of getting around easily and quickly.We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Grade: 100 out of 100
146Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
35Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Very clean very helpful the bar great for relaxing after a day out breakfast is included so close to alot of things to see and do hop on hop of buses normal buses train stations Big Ben Westminster Bridge etc
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Response from thewalrusbarandhoste, Manager at The Walrus Hostel
Responded 15 Jan 2019
Thank you so much for your review! We’re very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we’re looking forward to seeing you again! Cheers, The Walrus staff :)
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Property's Favourite Review
Came here the last time I was in London 4 years ago, had a great experience then, and another great experience now. We originally booked an Airbnb, but after our host never came home and didn’t contact us, we had no choice but to find a hostel for the night. The Walrus took us
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Location isn’t great being so close to the train tracks which is loud and difficult to sleep through, no common room so feels really impersonal, rooms are pretty rough with lockers showing signs of damage from attempted break ins, management actually recommended us to leave any
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id never stayed in hostel befor and was really quite nervous, i was shown to my room by 2 really nice staff, one manager type and a girl who was super helpful and got me a towel etc, room was bit daunting, number locks on doors make it simple as you dont need keys, about 24
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Response from rebelion172, The Walrus Team :) at The Walrus Hostel
Responded 30 Nov 2018
Hello Jimbo2111, Thank you very much for your candid comments. We love your description of our hostel, basic/budget/hipster/cool, that is precisely what we are. Our simple space is treated with care and love so that we can offer a good experience. We hope to see you again soon. Please recommend us to your friends ;) Thank you very much again, and we are pleased that you had a good time. Kind regards, The Walrus Team
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Good location, very good breakfast and good price. There are some things to improve such as the cleanliness, the bathrooms and the kitchen, but in general the bar and the rooms were okay (small lockers). The temperature was perfect, although outside was very cold and the staff
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The 6-Bed Dorm at The Walrus Hostel
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You can contact the hostel directly and let them know your ETA. They might have your beds available when you arrive and let you check in early. If they don’t just ask if you can drop off your bags and return later for check in.
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What's the best route on the tube (or shuttle?) from Heathrow?
Hello There :) Full directions from Heathrow Airport to our hostel here. The best way to get to our hostel from Heathrow Airport is by taking the Piccadilly Line (Purple Line). Take the tube until Piccadilly Circus and change to the Bakerloo Line (Brown Line). Take the Bakerloo Line Southbound and exit at Lambeth North Station. Once you exit the station, turn right, cross the road and walk straight ahead for 2 minutes. You will find The Walrus Bar & Hostel just before the tunnel.
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Hi, which floor are the twin private rooms on? are bathrooms on the same floor? thanks.
Hello there :) Natasha is right. Our private room is located on the 3rd floor. There is a toilet just out side and a shower on meter away from the room. We have toilets and showers on every floor. We have 6 showers and and 8 toilets in total. All cleaned regularly.
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do you have to bring your own padlock for lockers?
I took my own, but hey have it there.
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"2 minutes from the London eye"
"request beds on same bunk"
"I stayed in a nice 6-bed dorm, but there is also a much bigger dorm if you want it to be even cheaper."
"We shard a room with 6 people which included shower. I would recommend that size as it was quiet and the shower was a nice plus."
"Chose a room with 6 or less people, Wifi was not great here"
US$25 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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