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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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86%

Rating
1214 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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80%

The shower rooms were great - very clean with updated showers. Bathrooms were fairly dirty and we had one that wouldn't really flush. Hostel felt secure with locks on every door. The bar downstairs was a great place to hang out and meet people and grab a couple of good priced drinks. Nice basic brrakfast included as well. All in all, good experience and i would stay there again.


71%

waterloo station is really extremely close - you hear every train and tube. the beds also make noise and shake everytime you move in your bed


100%

The staff make this hostel the best in my opinion. The location is central and perfect but the staff kindness and willingness to help goes beyond what I could have asked for. They made this American feel right at home.

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great stay, thanks very much.


77%

Solid hostel. Cleanliness and not having a proper locker are the downfalls. Otherwise good 7.5 out of 10.


100%

Overall excellent. Could use a few more showers maybe.


89%

As a solo traveler, The Walrus provided the perfect atmosphere to meet folks and grab drinks. Nice staff and good rooms. It can be a bit loud since it's close to the train station, but worth it for the atmosphere and proximity to things to do in London.


97%

Amazing staff, bar, location (if you don't mind the train),and nice rooms. Sylvia was awesome and very friendly and helpful. We loved our stay and wish it was longer. The bar was perfect and had great service. The train didn't really bother us because we had ear plugs. Can't wait to go back!

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

a bit noise.

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel itself was okay, but we were very irritated when we booked an ensuite and it only had a shower, no toilet. It wouldn't have been so bad if there hadn't been someone puking in the toilets every night. Some people just don't know how much they should drink in the bar below the hostel.


71%

Could do a better job with cleaning the bathrooms and showers. Also, this hostel is very dated.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

The wi-fi had a poor connection, though I understand that the number of people accessing it can have an effect. The shower stall that was not a glass door was also prone to cutting out mid stream. Otherwise, my experience with the hostel was alright.


100%

LOVED this hostel! Great location- you can walk to most major sites and the surrounding neighborhood is very cool with plenty of food options. Rooms are clean and spacious with comfy beds, and the staff is so welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. The hostel is located above a bar, but the hostel itself was never noisy. Definitely recommend!


89%

Decent enough location, 5 min walk from an underground station which was all you needed. Walkable from London Eye. The pub downstairs was lively and fun. Limited number of working toilets and showers but overall was a very good hostel.


80%

Location was excellent People were respectful Sleeping accommodation and patterns were observed


91%

Great for backpacking, the Walrus Hostel was in a really good location right across the Thames from Big Ben and other local attractions. The bar downstairs was a cool pub atmosphere.


89%

Fun place, great staff and a nice atmosphere. The location was somewhat far from nightlife on a weekday.


86%

Staff were absolutely amazing! Would definitely stay again!


83%

Very well located directly at Waterloo Station (however next to the tracks, so you might bring earplugs), cosy furnishing and comfy beds, very helpful staff, pub downstairs, free breakfast - one of the best hostels I've stayed in.


100%

Loved staying here! Met some really cool people and the staff was great! Breakfast was awesome every morning, too!


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