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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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85%

Rating
953 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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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)


86%

The staff was wonderful. They let me leave my bags because I was there before check-in. It was decorated nicely and clean. Within walking distance to metro, Big Ben, etc.


66%

Street facing room with train running right underneath, beds crammed in tiny room with no room for bags, Many flights of stairs, just basically run down


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


91%

The walrus is the best!!! It was my first experience at staying at hostels and I was really happy it was there! Jacob and the staff are awesome! The bar rocked and the people have a very good vibe! Plus excelent location! It can't get better!!


94%

It's a very friendly and effective hostel. I give it my recommendation


80%

Everything was reasonably clean.The staff were fantastically friendly, I got the impression that they would be really helpful if you needed anything.The combination of trains passing close by and the bar downstairs meant things were pretty noisy until about 1.30ish. Would recommend this hostel if you'll be going out in the evenings (or drinking in the bar)and want a place with a good atmosphere, but it's not the best if you want somewhere quiet to get a good nights sleep before an early start.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Absolutely loved the staff. The free breakfast is clutch. And I got insanely lost trying to find it in the middle of the night and I was able to call for directions and the guy stayed on the phone with me until I found the place. Loved the walrus hostel.


80%

Great location, nice and clean rooms, nice bar with discount for hostel guests, 24hr store nearby ... All in all, good value for money


86%

The best thing about the hostel is its location. If you are on a short trip to london then this hostel is highly recommended as most of the attractions are at walking distance and the atmosphere in the area is very happening. The staff is more than just good..really really friendly and welcoming. The facilities on offerr are not great but its worth it for the kind of money you'll be paying. Din't had any issues during my stay

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff is second to none. Phenomenal people.


97%

Great hostel, fun bar.


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