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“London, eh?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of PubLove at The Steam Engine

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PubLove at The Steam Engine
Ranked #83 of 826 Speciality Lodging in London
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“London, eh?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

My friend and I had a short stay at the Steam Engine before starting our tour, but it was very pleasant. The room had several bunk beds (I took the middle bunk), but they were clean and occupied by other Canadians as well (surprisingly). I did not feel like my luggage was in any danger of being stolen as can be the case for other hostels. You are also able to store your luggage in a locked room during the day.

I did not think that I would enjoy the hostel life as much as I did. We met many amazing people while staying at the Steam Engine which also doubles as a local pub. The bartenders there (Daniel and Rense) were also very friendly and made the stay more fun! Shout out to them (thank you again Daniel for the tour!) :)

From the good drinks and friendly service hopefully you're stay at the Steam Engine is as pleasant as mine!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cecilia N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights and it was excellent! The people at the bar were very nice folks! The food that they make is great! I am a student on low budget so this option made a lot of sense. It is very closed to the London Eye. You can walk to Soho (bar/club area)! The bed situation is interesting because there are 12 beds in a room, but it all works out well! Wifi and lockers were available!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

I spent one night at this hostel and however I was a little bit reluctant I must say I left with a very possitve impresion.
The hostel is well located, even though the street is a bit odd. It´s about 20 minutres walking from th Parlament.
The rooms are clean and spacious and the shared facilities too. As a but i will say that showers are very few and you might have to wait.
Breakfast is included, basic, but ok for the price, toast, jam, cereals and hot drinks.
There is a lively bar downstairs where locals and backpackers meet.
The hostel is very secure and lockers are provided in the room.
Overall I recomend it as the price is fairly cheap bearing in mind you are in London and the place fulfills all your necesities

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank miguel r
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

The hostel has a really great location and the staff are very nice, however the bedroom is too small and the triple bed is kind of dangerous if you are not used to this. There are only 2 bathrooms in the hostel, and only one has a good shower with hot water. Despite these facts, the hostel was worth it because of its location and the pub that was very nice and had a delicious pizza! I would recomend it for anyone who is not too fancy :)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 60Penny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for a week in a 9 bed dorm, considering this the amount of sleep we got wasn't bad. The beds were comfy, however the room was pretty cramped. The complimentary breakfast to start the day was a definite plus, as was the access to the bar downstairs and close proximity to Lambeth north station, as well as a lot of the main sights of London. Hygiene level in the bathrooms was average, but good enough to put up with.
Staff were pretty friendly though there wasn't a whole heap of presence from them up in the actual hostel! Overall not a bad stay, and would probs stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Charlottekirstie
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

I stayed here in February 2011, I enjoyed my stay as it was so close to everything. literally 5 minutes to the big ben & london eye. The staff were really nice and helpful. The breakfast is pretty standard- just like all hostels. I made some friends during the breakfast peak which was good. The pub is a great place to meet people. There are lockers in the rooms which was a plus. They let me store my luggage for free all day after check out. I came back and picked up my stuff around 5pm so that was also really nice! Considering how cheap this place is, I think it's great value for money.
The only thing which was a con was that the beds are triple bunks, so you'd be seriously unlucky if you got the middle or bottom. I was just lucky and got the top bunk.
I'm a female and I travelled solo.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelbugdana
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Irvine, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

When I arrived Elliot checked ,e I'm and helped me get situated, he was very helpful as were other staff members. Lots of insight into the city and very cheerful to help make plans and give directions. Rooms were very small and not enough power outlets. Also very dark on the bottom bunk.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tomer K
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Property: PubLove at The Steam Engine
Address: 41-42 Cosser Street | Waterloo, London SE1 7BU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 826 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — PubLove at The Steam Engine 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PubLove at the Steam Engine is an award-winning backpacker hostel above a traditional London pub. We have comfortable beds, in-room security lockers, 24 hour reception, and a great team of PubLovers to make your London experience the time of your life. We also have a 24 hour bar exclusively for hostel guests and a wide range of damned good drinks waiting for you in our glorious London pub. ... more   less 
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