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“Great hostel with a great pub”

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The Horse & Stables Hostel
Ranked #120 of 928 Speciality Lodging in London
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This hostel is great - centrally located and with a cool pub serving decent, discounted food and good cocktails. The beds weren't the comfiest but the rooms were clean and the staff was helpful and fun. We really enjoyed our stay and ended up hanging out in the hostel's pub/restaurant a decent amount which was really convenient. The free breakfast is a nice touch for those on a budget - our college group took full advantage. I would definitely stay here again the next time I travel to London (or the sister hostel, The Walrus - we went to the pub there and it was really fun!).

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

I only stayed for a night, but would definitely recommend it to anyone and will stay there again if I'll be in London again. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are nice and the showers are very modern. I reckon it's a great place to stay for single travelers as well.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
1  Thank amv90
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

My friends and I were on a weekend trip to London and we were completely surprised by how amazing this hostel was. First it was close to the airport where we landed (Gatwick). Second, the hostel is situated in a perfect location. We were able to see the Eye which was a walking distance of about 5-10 minutes. We were also able to see the Big Ben and many of the tourist places in London. Third, the staff were so nice. They made us feel comfortable in our stay and even explained to us where we could go to see the tourist things. The hostel is also situated on top of a bar where many locals would come at night. It was simply awesome. We even grab beers there. If you are looking for a amazing hostel, this is the one for you. I highly recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Dennis L
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

This is the sister hostel to the Walrus Hostel, which is about 100 metres away and already has good reviews on TripAdvisor. Both are very central in London, within easy walking distance of Waterloo Station and the Houses of Parliament. The Horse & Stables opened officially in January 2014, but there were a couple of “soft openings” before that. I stayed over Christmas & New Year. It has fabulous new electric showers, so there is no danger of running out of hot water in the middle of your shower, as in some London hostels! The toilets are also new. The beds have memory foam mattresses and are very comfortable. Lambeth North tube station is across the road. Like the Walrus, this hostel has a bar downstairs with a great atmosphere; the differences are that the Walrus does not cook food, but has a kitchen so that you can; whereas the Horse & Stables does not have a kitchen, but the bar serves good quality hot food. I recommend the chicken pie. The staff are fabulously helpful and always seem to be happy. A great place to stay.

Room Tip: The quieter rooms are at the back and on a high floor. The food in the bar is excellent.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

The staff were super friendly and helpfull! Very clean and a great American/English themed Pub/Restaurant down stairs.
Right in central London close to main transport routes and night buses.
Will definitely be back! :)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Katharine B
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed at the horse and stable at the start of November. We stayed in the 16 bed dorm which was really spacious. The bathrooms were so clean and the showers were amazing. One of the best things about the hostel was the staff. They are all so accommodating and helpful. The location can't be beaten, right beside Lambeth north station and just minutes walk from loads of tourist attractions like South bank, the London eye and The Tate. Will look forward to staying here again :)

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

just how absolutely amazing this place was during my stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. They new the area and were willing to take the time to circle different places on the city map that i may enjoy seeing during my trip. The rooms have ample space so i didn't feel like i was directly on top of other people when i needed to move around and the bathrooms were a breath of fresh air compared to quite a few i've seen during my travels. The bar and restaraunt is quite lively and brings in a diverse crowd. You can enjoy a beer with office workers or hostelers and the staff always keep a friendly vibe. As for the food, it was gorgeous. American classics with a slight twist and great English pub food as well. This place has all the makings of greatness and it's not hard to see why when you realize they own the award winning Walrus Hostel just down the street (where you get a discount for staying at the horse!) All in all i can't stop gushing about the place and i hope my travels return me here sooner rather than later.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank mickey-stabs
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Additional Information about The Horse & Stables Hostel

Address: 124 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 928 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range: £16 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Six newly renovated dorm style bedrooms, with shared bathroom facilities situated over two floors. Above full bar and restaurant. From the people who brought you the award winning Walrus Hostel. ... more   less 
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