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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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87%

Rating
870 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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.


97%

Everything was fine. The staffs were nice and thr location was perfect. Though the toilet and the shower facility was not that good, i enjoyed staying there.


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)


97%

Una estancia inmejorable. Estuvimos en habitacion de 6 mixta en la ultima planta. la wifi funciona bien, la cocina esta bien y el desayuno es muy bueno: tostadas,mermeladas, cafe,leche cereales... la ubicación es 50 mts del metro y 5min andando hasta el bigben. El staff se esforzo por atendernos en español y siempre con una sonrisa. ojo, lo único malo, esta al lado de las vias del tren y en nuestro caso pasan junto a la ventana, nada que no solucionen unos tapones. TOTALMENTE RECOMENDABLE


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


57%

Está debajo de las vías del tren, es muy difícil dormir.


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!


74%

4층꺼지 짐들어 주는 훈남직원이 좋았음!


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.


94%

ostello centralissimo, personale disponibile e sempre sorridente , atmosfera magica .. peccato solo per i pochi bagni/docce . grazie walrus :)

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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