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The Horse & Stables Hostel
Ranked #112 of 856 Speciality Lodging in London
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good all rounder”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Nice hostel with a great location - right next to the Lambeth North tube station. Rooms and showers were clean with good shower pressure and plenty of hot water. Only downside is the lack of showers which means there is a long line at night.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The only good thing is location. Do not expect too much. WiFi, beds, breakfast, loud... all of them are just disappointing. But location is quite good. If you have other options, it is better not to stay here.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The staff was very friendly and the location is awesome. Very easy to get to, and all seemed safe. Walking distance to London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, Big Ben and more. Plus if you don't mind walking you can get to Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Borough Market, etc pretty easily. There was some construction going on that closed the bar at the hostel when we were there so we probably didn't get the full hostel experience. The rooms had more space than the average hostel, but the bathrooms got dirty quickly. They could probably use some sort of floor mat outside the shower.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

It was great hostel with good location. It was clean and nice looking. It was great that breakfast included to the price. Also free Wi-Fi was a big plus.
Staff were also amazing, very helpful and friendly. Only downside was that in front of the hostel was a busy road, which was kinda noisy.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed there for one night because I had a job interview in the following morning. It was clean, well located (2 minutes walking from Lambeth North tube station) and the staff was really helpful and nice. The downside for me was that everything is really tight. The stairs, bathroom and even the room. It seems like they had a free space on top of the bar (yes, the hostel is exactly above a bar with the same name) and decided to do a hostel in it. Also would not recommend it for couples, since they only have 10 people rooms and with bunk beds. However, if you're on a budget, is worth a shot. I paid 20 pounds for a night. The breakfast was AMAZING! Yes, all in capital letters because it was that good. Finally, the room that I was in had a broken window (not the entire window, just a part of it) and this influenced negatively my sleep, as the sound of the street came directly into the room and my bed was right next to the window.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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California
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61 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Actually stayed at the Tune Hotel next door, not the hostel. But spent three late afternoons/evenings in the Horse bar below. After work crowd enjoying beer and snacks or early diners. We were there during London heat wave of two weeks ago and especially were greatly refreshed by the specialty Greenwich Meantime beer. Pleasing blend of traditional pub with modern touches. Tried the fish and chips, burgers, steak pie, all with good results. Exceptionally nice staff running the place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Albert, Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Comfortable accommodation! Very clean. Great location! Very close to lambeth north underground. Nice bar downstairs. Minutes to walk to south bank and london eye. Great value. Not too many showers though so you have to wait in the morning!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Property: 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 #112 of 856 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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