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The Walrus Hostel

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Having stayed at other London hostels, surprised at he relatively high ratings for this hostel. Suppose it may be the low price. Rooms right beside the main train tracks going into London Waterloo train station so have trains coming in to the station until after midnight and then they start up again early. Can be hard to sleep. Shower room...

4Thank one3Sport
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 17 June 2014

the staff was super, the breakfast delicious, the atmosphere was really friendly and open =) I recommend the hostel to everybody. The only disadvantage of the great location is the noise but with earplugs you'll be fine =)

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The walrus was my very first time staying at a hostel, and it exceed all my expectations. The location is amazing, 2 minutes aways from the tube station, you can see big ben from the window. I was concerned about the close proximity to the train, because I'm a light sleeper, but I didn't even use the earplugs. On my...

Thank Ahmad B
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Well first The location is awesome! This place felt like home after only two days. The staff was great and what really made the place. I could see the London eye from my dorm window!. The bar is in point, the bathrooms clean and hanging out after hours at the picnic tables with new friends was one of the highlights...

1Thank Kenzie1872
Warnbro, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My first visit to London and couldn't have chosen a hostel with a better location. I found it easy to walk to all the sights, and for things a little further away the subway is literally a stones throw away. Great service, awesome little bar down stairs with great cocktails. Quite trendy. I stayed in a dorm 18 beds and...

Thank enviromelza
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Incredible place! Cannot compliment the staff enough. They were respectful and helpful and very fun, easy to chat up. My bank account was even unexpectedly frozen at one point, and one member on staff let me use his phone to call the company to have it sorted out. I owe a lot to him! Loved the downstairs bar- was open...

1Thank Ellie M
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

The location made getting around a breeze, and right next to a tube station as well. The staff was unbelievably friendly, and even carried our bags to our room. The beds were springy but not bad if you sleep on your duvet. Outlets were a bit scattered around the room but not that big of a problem. Showers had very...

Thank lindsaymair
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed at the walrus at the start of May, and had a great time. It's about a ten minute walk to Westminster and five mins to the nearest underground station. The staff were friendly and helpful. Lots of free amenities, including towels, breakfast, printing etc. I was on the top floor in a six person room, spacious enough, but I...

Thank EllenadB
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days and it is our second stay here at the Walrus, I mentioned last time the staff are amazing and they ARE! But the toilets and showers are just so bad.. They have no water pressure and the toilets barely flush toilet paper, so you waste 5 minutes each time waiting for the paper to...

Thank Clairealicia
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Went here with my girlfriend and stayed three nights. Very friendly and helpful staff, and the pub downstairs had a cheerful and cosy atmosphere. Location was good, five minutes from Lambeth North tube station and also close to Waterloo station (therefore also quite noisy depending on the tube hours). Would definitely stay here again.

2Thank alexsetya

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW , England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £23 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Don't be afraid of the 20 bed room. Its very spacious!”
jerileef2017, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“If 4 people or less travelling together, ask for the 4 bed room, especially good for female travellers.”
Chris294458, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you don't like noises, buy yourself earplugs in the lobby shop.”
Van_Hallgate, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hostel is right next to a bridge which is used by trains so it can be noisy.”
mikeelyw, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for closer beds if you are travelling as a couple or group though. Its is well sought after and gets filled up.”
UditaCh, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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