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The Walrus Hostel Reviews

172 Westminster, Bridge Road, London, England

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85%

Rating
1041 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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91%

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!!


83%

아침은 그냥 식빵 사과 바나나 시리얼 차 우유 오랜지주스. 청결도는 무난했음. 스텝은 친절. 거리는 딱히 불편함없음. 바로 옆 워털루역 있어 편리.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


23%

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.


100%

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!


86%

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.


86%

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.


89%

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.


71%

Clean room. The toilet did not flush properly. Other reviewers have mentioned noise from the train tracks passing near the hostel -- I recall hearing this but it did not bother me. There was no noise from the pub downstairs keeping me up, and I had a good night's rest. I would stay here again, although it would be nice if the toilet worked!


83%

Very welcoming Clean Good location


77%

Bed and room were great. Bathrooms, however, left much to be desired. Previous reviewer was right that toilets don't always flush. Location cannot be beat it's incredibly close to the London Eye and Westminster. In retrospect, a bit pricy but you pay for location. Overall the bed/room and location make it worth it.

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The Walrus was great! It was conveniently located (only 5 minutes from the London Eye and 3 minutes from the closest tube station) and had a great atmosphere. The bar downstairs was great and gave a discount for hostel customers. Although the bar stayed open late at night with loud music, the hostel room was very quiet and insulated well, so sleeping was better than I expected. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Super auberge, très bien placée, à deux pas de la station de métro Waterloo. Le quartier est très sympa. A l'auberge, l'accueil se fait directement dans le pub au rez de chaussée. Le staff est très gentil et vous propose tout: adaptateurs, cadenas (casiers dans les chambres pour ranger ses affaires et fermer avec un cadenas), serviettes de bain, etc. La wifi est gratuite et les clients de l'auberge bénéficient de discount dans certains pubs! Chambres propres, SDB moyennes mais très acceptable!

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

melhor staff impossível..muito bem localizado!


91%

this place was fantastic. very decent breakfast. amazing and friendly staff. they were so helpful and so approachable. the location was great. free towels and they printed off any tickets that you needed. really enjoyed my time here. will definitely stay here again when i visit london.

  • 24th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

goooooooooooooooooooooooood~~~!!!

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Overall, this was a solid experience. The things that stood out to me were the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to help out. In addition, the location was perfect for a quick exploration of London. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

The staff is great, but located next to the station, this hostel is quite noisy at night !

  • 22nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Bom ambiente. Funcionária Victória (brasileira que viveu muitos anos na Itália) foi fundamental para nós. Ótima localização perto de duas estações de metrô e da London Eye. Ponto de ônibus na frente do hostel. Chuveiros quentes, porém conta gotas. Escadas apertadas para subir com malas. Pub bem movimentado, porém hospedes não tinham descontos nas bebidas. Mercado perto facilitava o uso da cozinha.


89%

Loved the place! Staff were so friendly and accomodating! Great atmosphere in the dorms and bar. Wifi was excellent. Good, walkable location as well as extremely close to the nearest underground. Thank you for having us! Breakfast was also a hit!

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

This was my first time staying in a hostel. It was so much better than I imagined, the facilities were very well kept and clean, there were multiple security locks to get into the building, rooms, and storage areas, there were multiple bathrooms and they were always clean, and the people who were staying there were normal, friendly, and seemed to all keep good hygiene practices. The staff was fantastic, friendly, and helpful. When I visit London again, I will be staying here.

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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