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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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88%

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815 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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83%

the staff are really friendly and were happy to answer any questions you have. they had a nice bar but they don't serve food. its fine since they are places nearby to have you meals. walking distance from the popular sights. the only issue some people might not like is that you can hear the trains and vehicles go past at night so its a little noisy when youre trying to sleep. and the showers at my level were under maintenance so i had to go to the next level which can mean long waiting times.


77%

SUPER nice staff, everyone was so helpful!

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


31%

The Walrus Hostel is terrible. (only good location) Shower wasn't working on our floor and was being renovated (tradies working from 9am each morning which woke us up) Window in our room did not shut properly and we were next to the train tracks which were extremely loud and hard to go to sleep. No fan or air con in the room so it was extremely hot 24/7. The basin in the room did not work. This place is a straight up dive, avoid at all costs.


60%

Staff were friendly and helpful, however, after coming back to the hostel after a night of sightseeing, we were feeling grossed out by the hair and pubes in the sheets. It seemed like they had not been cleaned since the last people. The staff gave free earplugs with the room, however, they didn't block out the noise from the trains going past the window. Wouldn't stay again.


83%

A few of the lockers in our room were broken and so only two of them actually were lockable. Also, at times there were not enough showers/bathrooms which I understand you can't really change but it was a little frustrating at times. Apart from these things it was a lovely hostel, everyone was really friendly and helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay!


97%

Lovely staff. Great atmosphere and location.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Absolutely amazing location! 5 minute walk to Big Ben and the London Eye! The staff here are some of the friendliest and helpful people I've encountered at hostels. Beds are super squeaky and bathrooms are small, but everything makes up for it. I would definitely stay at this hostel again.


94%

Ok so I LOVED this place. It's basically an English pub with a hostel on top but you don't hear noise of you need sleep. The only negative was that the lockers weren't big enough for a backpack which meant you needed to store your stuff under your bed so being a padlock or something. The staff was amazing though!


83%

Hard to find the first time, but after that you are 15 minutes walking from the big ben. The crew is very friendly and you have discounts in the bar below the hostel. Careful for asking a nightlife advice, they sent us to the gay neighborhood in London


80%

It's very good hostel, the pub is very funny and beer is good


86%

The awesome location right next to Waterloo station and the great staff make the Walrus a perfect place to stay in London. The rooms can be a bit noisy sometimes because of the trains outside so earplugs may become your best friends. But apart from that it's one of the best hostels I've stayed in. Watching football (or soccer, if you are from Australia) during the World Cup in the pub was a really cool experience. Definitely recommended!


80%

Was a great place to stay aside from two main things... The constant sound of trains from Waterloo Station and not enough bathrooms. Great atmosphere in the pub and the staff were very accommodating.


80%

I didn't realize that the hostel's windows look out on to the train tracks, so that part took some getting used to, but nothing that earplugs couldn't fix. The location is impossible to beat!! They aren't kidding when they say it's 5 minutes walk from Big Ben. The Waterloo station being so close is also a huge plus since it connects to most attractions without transfers. Location is definitely the highlight of this quaint bar/hostel!


86%

This place just screams London. It's a fairly old building but it has a very English feel to it if there is such a thing which was cool. The location is nice with a quick walk to Westminster and the staff are great as well. Quite a decent hostel.


97%

Fantastic!! Would absolutely stay again.

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel was beyond what we expected. Staff members constantly went above and beyond to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The location was perfect for exploring what London has to offer. Expect to make friends here.


77%

The hostel was located in a really great area that was close to a lot of top attractions. The staff were amazing and the atmosphere was great. The couple of negatives are that the toilets were very temperamental and didn't always work, and there is no lift, so when you're on the 4th floor, carrying a heavy suitcase is a bit of a nightmare. Also be aware that the hostel is located right next to a train station and it can get quite loud with trains passing by. Overall our stay was quite pleasant.

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

great hostel, amazingly close to central london and the underground. the staff here are great only thing lacking is there is no laundry facilities anywhere nearby


97%

I had my bad stolen and didn't have a bank card or ID, the staff were so lovely and helpful. The discount on food and drink was amazing as well :) I'd definitely recommend staying here and will be staying again soon :)

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


49%

The hostel itself isn't bad along with the location. However it is located directly next to the train tracks heading to Waterloo Station which run to all hours of the morning and then start again just as early. These are incredibly loud and you have to choose between having no ventalation in the dorm rooms or this unbearable noise. I'm never one to complain about noise either


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