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FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo Reviews

41-42 Cosser St, London, England

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1644 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Way too hot in the rooms, woke up sweating like I came out of a basketball game. Very good other than that.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, couple of minutes to walk to the station and everything is within a ten minute underground ride.Most staff were nice, helpful, one even lent me his personal mobile to make a couple of phone calls for a doctor's appointment. Don't go for the breakfast, bar downstairs or the social area is also available to the public. Rooms were super tiny, very squashed. I'm short and I couldn't even get into my bed, I literally had to roll on and off! So avoid staying in the room!


Los baños son extremadamente pequeños al igual que los dormitorios. Las camas estaban muy viejas lo único excelente es la ubicación pero no lo volvería a elegir, hay mejores al mismo precio.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Buena ubicacion, y para ser londres barato de precio Muy pequeña la habitacion, para 12 personas (siempre comparti y esta en serio era pequeña), en la habitacion solo hay una ducha, no hay baño (solo hay 3 baños para todas las habitaciones) Lockers, pequeños y en el pasillo (entra una notebook inclinada) Cuchetas triples, colchones de resortes no muy nuevos.. Pocos enchufes y mal ubicados en la habitacion (o en la cama del medio, o 2 extras siempre ocupados) El personal muy bien


Great location, especially for the price. Walked to The Globe Theatre in 10 minutes and easily walked to Parliament and Westminster Abbey as well. Was very clean on the day I arrived, but was getting fairly dirty by the time I left (three nights/four days later). Understandable, though, given that there are 12 people to a room. If you're tall, be aware that the bottom bunks may be inconvenient for you. I'm very short, and I hit my head a couple of times when I sat up too quickly.


Very nice hostel - quiet and well located. Dorms could be more spacious though.


Las habitaciones son demasiado pequeñas para tata gente. Hay sólo dos duchas y dos WC para todos los pasajeros, por lo hay que esperar mucho para poder utilizarlos. Es un lugar muy bullicioso y no se respetan los horarios de descanso. El desayuno es de dos horas nada más y si los alimentos se acabaron cuando llegas, te quedas sin comer. No lo recomendaría...


Bonne auberge personnel très sympathique. Lit du milieu pas facile c'accès a moins d'être acrobate et chambre très froides. Petit déjeuner minimum syndical....dommage


El hostel está muy bien ubicado, pero la verdad es que las ultimas dos noches hizo un frio terrible en la habitación y la pasé bastante mal.


Los colchones eran horribles y se notaban todos los muebles. Por todo lo demás genial, el personal, el ambiente y la ubicación fantásticos!!!!

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very well located, we can go to London Eye only in 15 minutes walk. Very good breakfast. Staff always ready to help. I recommend!


the bathroom is quite small! however, for the price, you can't expect more! It's location is brilliant, you're at the big ben in no time! a lot of thing are within walking distance and for the things that aren't as close, there is a Metro station and train station very close to the hostel.


This hostel is very comfortable and fairly clean, with great staff, the hostel is 3min away from the bakerloo line and a 10 walk from Waterloo station, the only downside is the the bunks are 3 tier and they should all have access to there own plug sockets, but other than that great hostel, for me it is up there as one of the best. PLEASE READERS understand that this is a hostel not the Savoy so dont expect it to be, you get what you pay for and that is a clean, comfortable bed wid hot water


Overall it was grand. Too few wall sockets though.

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