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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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87%

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

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100%

The most friendly staff ever :)) They made my vacation even better :) If i ever come back to London I will definetly go to Walrus hostel. Keep up the good work :)

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Train constantly going by the hostel makes it extremely loud. Even with earplugs, we found it difficult to sleep.


83%

The ground level is a really cool bar with great atmosphere. You get a discount on drinks while you stay there. The actual hostel is a little run down. The mattress I slept on was terrible. I stayed in the 18 person room. It wasn't too bad except one person was snoring the whole night so no one was able to sleep. The showers in our room were also not working. The lockers sucked as well. For 1 or 2 nights it's not bad. Location is great!!! Staff was very nice and helpful!


89%

Our 1 night stay at Walrus went well. We arrived before check-in and were able to store our backpacks in the luggage room while we explored the area on foot. Can't ask for a better location. Would be nice if the lockers in the room were slightly bigger (we both had carry-on size backpacks that wouldn't fit). Some noise from train tracks, bar and road traffic/sirens but we slept just fine even without earplugs. Staff were great, atmosphere in the bar in the evening was nice. Would stay again!


83%

Great little hostel in London above a pub- decent breakfast, fairly easy to meet people at the bar downstairs. Close to many key London sights (big ben, Westminster abbey, south bank, etc.). Shower and bed facilities were a bit below par when compared to other European hostels, but good wifi. Friendly, helpful staff- Would stay again!


100%

Great place, superb location! (5 min walk to the Big Ben), staff was really helpful and welcoming, they are always available and happy to help you or tell you where to go or what to see, very nice people . I highly recomend staying at this hostel, this is definetly as good as it gets.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The staff was friendly and very keen to help. The room was good, clean, well lighted and ventilated. I like it has a pub downstairs, yo can have a beer there and afterwards if you go to sleep you don't feel the noise of it.


86%

19 lads on a stag do for three days was good for what we needed

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Small hostel in good location, very nice staff and good breakfest.


94%

It's got everything you need. Great location, really helpful staff, good pub on the first floor, amazing breakfast, not too expensive. There should be a bigger locker, though. My backpack wouldn't fit in them.


100%

This was the first hostel I ever stayed in and it was an amazing experience. The staff were so welcoming and always willing to help. For a solo traveler, there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends as there are always people in the kitchen or bar to talk to. The location is perfect- I could walk to the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and many other attractions. Best of all, breakfast is free and delicious!!!


97%

We stayed at the Walrus for 3 nights and had a great time. The hostel staff are super friendly and helpful and gave us tips for fun things to do in the area. The location is perfect with easy access to tube and multiple bus lines. With their daily drink specials (mojito Monday, beer Tuesday, and wine Wednesday) we were always guaranteed a good time!

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

+Room & showers are very clean. Some staffs are very helpful. Bar is pretty fun at night. Perfect location. The hostel is surrounded with cheap supermarkets so it was very convenient for someone on the tight budget.. -I'm pretty sure I booked 18-bed room but why did I count 20 beds in my room? The hostel wifi doesn't work very well on the first floor so I ended up having to use the one from the bar. The bed & doors make a lot of noises. Not enough power outlet in the room.


60%

A lot of stairs. The bedrooms open with a password. Located under a train line (think noise). Rooms have just tiny little lockers, which were all occupied when we arrived (seems they don't control), so our luggage had to stay outside. A 10-person room had just 2 outlets, which were located behind someone else's bed. The beds don't have individual lights, so you will have to look for your things in complete darkness if you arrive at night. Breakfast is just ok. Near Big Ben. Nice staff.


100%

Very clean (and was fully booked)! nice laid out breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful. Would definatley recommend. good atmosphere too!


89%

Great and friendly staff. Rooms/bed were pretty clean. Only down-side were the stairs. Lots of stairs to go up if you're on the top floor.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Stayed here for two weeks recently and really enjoyed the atmosphere within the hostel. Great people, great location! Would definitely stay here again when in london. Cosy kitchen is a great place to have a chat after a day sightseeing.


83%

Good location, close to the metro and hire bike station. Staff is awesome, Alex and the guys are really cool. I really enjoyed my stay there.


74%

Only annoying thing were the trains being very noisy.


97%

The staff were friendly and very helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to see, and how to get there. After two weeks of backpacking through Europe this was one of our best hostels.

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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