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Just if you want to stay in the budget or have to catch a plane the day after. Few rooms (and this is good), too many people in the same room (and this is bad) but also just few bathrooms (and this is too bad). Be ready to wake up early as from the window you can hear all the cars passing by and be ready to get up early as you will spend some time queuing for the toilette/shower. However: the position is good (I didn't find anything better around) and the blankets and pillow were super-clean.
-The room is very, very small with no confort. No chairs, no space to keep luggage or any stuff. -No place to wash clothes, no towels for hire. -The hostel is a good Pub, with a good staff but an awfull place to take a rest.
The Steam Engine is a nice little pub located near Lambeth North Underground Station. The bed rooms are just above the pub, but you can't hear a thing. The pub is opened 24/7 for Hostel guests, so you can have a drink after hours. The rooms are too small and too crowded. This wasn't an issue for me, since I didn't spend much time in the Hostel, and basically just went there to sleep and wash up. Bring your own AC adapter, they sell them there for £ 3, which is a bit expensive.
Fresh is great! Small and clean. The hostel is above the pub and stay open 24 hours for the guests. Very clean and organized. Near the Waterloo Station and underground. Kindly staff and delicious pizza!
It is very good located, near Waterloo Rail/Underground station (which is part of zone 1 of London), so the price is fair. Facilities are ok, but not so good, cause there are triple beds, which is not that comfortable. Bathrooms and toilets are clean. Good and free breakfast. There are lockers, but outside the room and they don't provide padlocks, which is bad. There is a bar where they serve food, which is very good (even thought I didn't have a chance to eat there). In general, I recommend it.
You get what you pay for. For me, it was hard sleeping in a very small room with 12 people on 3 person bunk beds! There were not enough outlets for everyone to have one either. There are 2 bathrooms/showers for way to many people, and with that they were very dirty but that can be expected with so many people. Great location, 3 minute walk from the train and 10 minutes from the London Eye and Big Ben area! Overall, great value for a great location.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
We had a great stay at the Steam Engine! We stayed in the 12 person room, and although it was small it didn't feel cramped. Everyone we met was very friendly and the staff were fantastic. The bathrooms had little privacy and were small and few, but we only had to wait one morning and they were extremely clean which made up for it. Definitely would recommend.
Decent. Not great but not bad. The location is quite good as it's close to Waterloo station and several tube stations. The hostel is above a neighborhood pub, with a local crowd. If you're looking to experience that, then it's great.
The location was really good so you could walk to some of the major attractions in no time. It was also one of the cleaner hostels I've stayed in. The downsides: They have a no food or drink policy because there's a bar downstairs, but the only food they seemed to have on their menu was frozen pizza. I ended up spending a lot eating out at restaurants during my stay. There was also a bit of a queue for showers in the morning (there are only two) and there was a shortage of plugs in the room.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Hostel was okay, surprised when dorms were 3 story bunk beds, even though London is very expensive it was overpriced. Good location though right near the Thames and breakfast was good.