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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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87%

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874 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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83%

Very close to train line but free ear plugs work fine. Bathroom floors get very wet and slippery. Excellent location. Free breakfast and great bar. Discounts on drinks and food close by. Would stay again. Not the Hilton, but not Hilton prices either.


89%

This hostel was awesome! I was staying here a couple nights before I had to go to Manchester and was able to find it easy from the Underground. My luggage was unfortunately delayed and I asked if it was okay to forward the hostel's address to the baggage drop off so I could get it, and the statf was super nice in accomodating that. I felt super bad beause it came super late in the night but everyone was so great about it. I appreciated all of their help.

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The bar is a fun place to hang out, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the shower was in nice condition. The things that are wrong are difficult to fix. The room was very hot. It is right next to a train station and the trains are constantly roaring past. It is very, very loud. Also, there is only one outlet in each room and it's a little off the beaten path. Overall, our experience was okay, but we probably won't be back.


74%

This was my first hostel experience, and the staff was incredible! They were helpful, looked up places and printed off maps and directions, made recommendations, and were generally just very kind people. The beds were comfy enough, but the trains were loud, and closing the windows to drown out the trains made the rooms hot, so it was a bit of a catch 22. Still and all, I had a good stay there and they get a thumbs up from me.

  • 2nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

the staff is great, the guys at the bar are really friendly but the facilities are not that great. bathrooms are too small that it is a difficult to get out of the toilet in the men's bathroom. the showers have no space to put things so you end up putting everything on the floor, the shower pressure is terrible and sometimes only really hot water comes or really cold water. there is no common room so hard to meet ppl and breakfast is average at best


97%

This was the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The team make you feel so welcome, the location is great, staff are beyond helpful, beds are comfy and breakfast was good. Anyone staying in London should stay here for sure! I'll be back again and definitely staying there.

  • 31st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent location. They have a wonderful bar downstairs. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is also very good. My room didn't have lockers but they were actually building it while I was there, it's probably ready right now.


94%

I was initially greeted by very friendly and helpful staff and this continued throughout my stay. The atmosphere in the pub downstairs was laid back and relaxed and inviting. The facilities were clean and although the beds were a bit squeaky they were otherwise comfortable.


89%

Staff were fantastic, helped out with anything and everything we needed facilities were kept clean. Only downside was that out room was up 4 flights of stairs. Overall great hostel.


94%

AMAZING hostel, highly recommended. First time backpackers arriving at the walrus, staff were incredibly helpful and kind. They showed us to our room and were more than happy to help with questions, directions and even printing tickets, info etc. Has everything you need. Beds are comfy & rooms are quiet. I'm usually a light sleeper but was not bothered by the nearby train stations Waterloo & Lambert north. Highly recommended! Will make all the difference to your trip.


89%

Great location , helpful very pleasant staff but the bathroom and shower facilities are not great but always clean. Plentiful breakfast lots of choice. Close ,to the Big Ben, Westminister Abbey and the tube.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Awesome staff, had a great time. Would recommend it. Only thing is probably get really drunk so you can sleep through the noise coming from the trains


86%

Kind staff i ever visited


94%

staff were awesome, arrived at 11pm and were happy to meet us which was a relief, has easy access to rooms and a bar with food ect down stairs so has everything you need aswell as a tube station around 300m away which is idel

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Staff was great! We were the OLDEST people there but didn't feel uncomfortable. Bedding was crisp and clean. The location is excellent, near the London Eye and the Thames, and the price was good value...but, the location is also directly over a train switching location, so we could hear the trains about 20 hours a day. For a quieter place, we might have tried the "sister" hostel, a few blocks away from the trains, the Horse & something.


80%

I think the atmosphere and the staff are awesome, being in the 4th floor and a big suitcase was a bit troublesome because there is no elevator, also as the power outlets were not suffiicient for so many people, but overall i think it´s one of the best hostels in London, location can´t be beat and the bar is awesome! as well as the guys were always super helpful about anything i needed. Thanks!


97%

This place is great! Location is amazing and the staff is super friendly and helpful. I got there really early and they gave me breakfast. A little noisy because of the proximity to the train, but nothing earplugs can't put up with.


60%

This is not a hostel but a residence for -high school- students... There is curfew! You are charged for almost everything and check-out time is too early.. From my eurotrip this was the most expensive hostel and the worst experience. Location is not that good, "far" (in a venetian scale) from the train station...


91%

Me and my brother stayed in this hostel for a couple of nights and we left like we've been living there for ages! You feel at home in every way. The only thing to point out was that some of the bathrooms were on maintenance and there were only a few for all the guests, but we managed, we saw that people would rather shower in the morming so we would shower in the evening ahahah Keep up with the good work!


91%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in London. It is extremely close to an underground station, the staff makes you feel welcome. The shower is good. I did not get to use the kitchen facilities, but it seemed to be well equipped. The breakfast is fantastic and had even fruits and biscuits. The only bad side is that the trains pass really close to the hostel, so it can be quite noisy sometimes. Definitely recommend this one.


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