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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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1192 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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The location is amazing. You can see everything In walking distance. Good discount at the bar.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


kind staff.

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Prime location. Staff were great and very friendly. Beds were hit or miss whether you got a good one that had springs left in it. Room 11 the 22 bed room was so noisy. Between the train right outside and the door slamming closed on its own every time people came in or out of the room. Surprisingly, you couldn't really hear the bar full of people right underneath us. Our window wouldn't close either so the train and sirens were loud. Breakfast was basic but great 😄. lockers were okay.


The water in the showers on the second floor would get extremely hot - like too hot to stand - and would not turn cooler again despite trying to readjust with the dial. But other than that your hostel was excellent and I've already booked another weekend with you in June!


I was in London for just one night and the Walrus was close enough to Victoria station for it to be perfect for me. The room was very average but everyone was very friendly. The shower in the bathroom on our floor didn't work at all though which put a damper on things. Having a discount in their bar and the Horse

  • 28th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Love this place, everyone is so nice and helpful.


Considering that we were in a shared room, the walrus hostel was one of the best hostels we have stayed at. Close to everything, and the staff is very helpful in helping you get what you need. Also, the last Tuesday of the month is pub trivia, which is really fun! Would definitely stay again!!


The first destination was London, mood thanks to the friendly staff was able to start a good trip. The late before a grateful heart. ^^


They were doing some remodeling but everything was good. This place is my favorite thing about London. The staff is always friendly and make you feel welcomed. When I go to London I have to stay here.


The hostel is vary well located, very clean and the staff will always do their best to help you and make you feel comfortable. Facilities are not so great as rooms are small and not all toilets are good.


Don't waste your money, the hostel has mold on the wall in room 41. The sheets are questionable, as to being clean or not. The bathroom on the 4th floor doesnt have a sink, you have to walk over to the shower room to wash your hands. There is no place to store your luggage conveniently in the room. There are a minimal amount of outlets as well so don't plan on charging your electronics easily. Additionally the check in/out process is unclear. Overall, this hostel is one you should avoid.


Great stay in London! Awesome location!


Love the Walrus! The pub is a great gathering space to make friends and chat with the cool staff. Easy access to just about everything in central London, and there are convenient grocery stores and restaurants nearby as well. Thanks for a great stay, guys!


The Walrus is awesome. Best location, very affordable for London and the staff are great. The bar is fantastic and has a good vibe. Toilets, showers, kitchen and dorms are all a little small and worn down but you can forgive all that in a heatbeat because of the good points. Wouldnt think twice about staying here again.


Security coded locks are placed on every door, however people often leave them open. Yes, Waterloo train station is very loud, but you'll find if you're tired it's not an issue. The staff were absolutely incredible. Just amazing. The shower on the fourth floor is badt, definitely use the one on the third floor if you can.


Very good location and friendly staff, plus the free breakfast is always a good way to start the day ! Noisy of course because of the railroad just above the hostel and the room light was just above my bed so not the best for a resting sleep.

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