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London Waterloo Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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Property Description

Stop press... Our 15 Bed dorm as we as our 6 bed female only dorm now has air conditioning to keep you warm in the cold weather and cool in the hot weather.

Stop stop press........each bed now has a double uk socket as well as 2 usb sockets ...so you can now charge your phone/tablet etc from the comport of your own bed.

We also have a kitchen with microwave, hob as well as 2 fridges and freezer to store any food that you buy.

Please note that guests older than 45 years cannot be accommodated in our mixed dorms

We have the honor of being the closest dedicated tourist hostel to Big Bien, Westminster as well as The London Eye itself. Our location is perfect.

Complimentary Breakfast
Free super-fast wi-fi throughout the entire building
Free lockers..
Free internet cafe with pc
Free tea and coffee 24/7
Free earplugs
Free city maps
Free london walking tour
Free bed linen


There are no hidden costs

Our nearest underground train station (Lambeth North..ZONE 1) is only 5 minutes walk from us and from here you can be in Piccadilly circus and oxford street in less than 15 minutes.

As we are located in the centre of London you can walk all around the city without having to use the buses or London underground trains saving yourself the cost of an Oyster Card

Our team are on hand to ensure every traveler has a uniquely memorable stay and a fantastic London experience.

Guests can socialize in our lively communal areas and our lobby bar, serving drinks, snacks and beer all day. The common room has a large-screen 50 inch TV. There's also a large guest kitchen with both microwave and hob, dining room and Free Internet Cafe.

There is a bicycle docking station around the corner and a 24-hour bus stop at the end of the road. Lambeth north tube station is only a five-minute walk from the hostel.

Our location near the banks of the river Thames puts us only yards from London's famous South Bank. A short stroll takes you into Westminster and the city's top attractions, including Big Bien, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square. Our hostel is also handy for a spot of culture - visit the Tate modern or the imperial war museum nearby. With Waterloo rail station or Lambeth north tube station a short walk away it is the ideal starting point for your London adventure.

Reception is on-hand 24hrs a day, providing round-the-clock secure access. Please see our reception for luggage storage lockers, tickets and tour bookings, maps and information about London. Our vibrant staff are passionate about making your stay a memorable one.

We are unable to accommodate under-16s in our dormitories. Guests under the age of 16 are welcome to stay in one of our private rooms as long as they are accompanied by a adult parent or guardian.

All cards will also be charged for the 1st night of stay, you can pay the balance on your arrival

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Overview

At the newly refurbished London Waterloo Hostel, we're all about freebies. Free linen, free continental breakfast, free tea (it is England!), free coffee. We'll even show you the city on a free walking tour. Our common room (with its 50-inch TV) is great for putting your feet up after an afternoon of selfies by Big Ben, or you can head to our lobby bar for a proper pint and snacks – it's open all day.

Location

We're one of the closest hostels to Westminster and the London Eye and just a 5-minute walk from Lambeth underground station. There's also a 24-hour bus stop at the end of the road. To reach us from Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly line for 45 minutes to Piccadilly Circus, then the Bakerloo line for 6 minutes to Elephant & Castle – from there we're a 9-minute walk away. From Victoria Coach Station, jump on the 507 for 10 minutes to Lambeth Palace, then walk for 8 minutes to our door.

Rooms and Dorms

Put your bag down on a bunk in our mixed or female-only dorms for a sociable stay, or if you prefer the freedom of Netflix into the early hours, book one of our private rooms. Each option has a shared bathroom and air con, plus you can hire a towel from us if you've forgotten to pack one. Hop into your bunk to use your reading light, two plug sockets and USB points for charging your many devices.

Extras and activities

Before it's time to head down to the bar, you can keep your own choice of beer cold in the communal kitchen or heat up an dinner in the microwave. While you wait for that 'ping', make the most of our free, super-fast Wi-Fi and upload some photos from the day. Or stop by our internet café for web access and something to eat without the washing up.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.2

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 5.4

  • Facilities 5.8


Latest Reviews

  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Jun 2019
    I hadn't read previous reviews before booking and wonder if they went to the same place. It's an old converted building that is showing its age a bit but was beautifully clean with modern fittings. Bathrooms were modern and clean. The bed linen was immaculate crisp white cotton. The staff were incredibly helpful. Security was good - door locks and personal lockers available. Nice quiet street but still not far from the centre. Short walk to the tube, Costa,sainsbury's etc. I'd stay again
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    29 May 2019
    Good hostel for sleeping and keeping your things. Note that they charge you not for storage of day of arrival but the day of departure a pound a bag, not that it’s bad but just to say so if you’re planning accordingly. It wasn’t the cleanest or most comfortable stay but it did the job of getting us to be in a good location to reach all of the city and giving us a bed to sleep on. Surprising the rooms were quiet. Note the rooms have three tiered bunks and that it is automatically assigned.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    24 May 2019
    Not as bad as other people make it out to be. It’s a hostel, and not a bad one at that. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the location is actually pretty good. Travelers just need to toughen up a little.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 May 2019
    My stay in this hostel is not too bad, although the beds are kind of dusty and crammed/ small because they are using triple deck beds. The staffs are all nice. Very good location just few walks away from bus stops. Still a good value for money tho if your looking for a cheap hostel but near the city centre.
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    27 May 2019
    I was quite disappointed in this hostel. The location was okay but not stellar in my opinion, the underground is quite pricey getting to and from here and most everything else is a hike!!! The staff were friendly and helpful. The cleanliness was...acceptable in terms of linens, toilets, but everything else (walls, stairs, general upkeep) needs serious work and cleaning.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    21 May 2019
    Nowhere to put large luggage, beds are uncomfortable and pillows are to thin. Sheets were too thin and hokey. Power point beside bed didn’t have shelf for phones and chargers so it was unsafe sitting on bedding. My light didn’t work. The light from hallway is annoying through the window. The shower room needs new everything and be a little bigger. Sink in shower not working. No where to put my clean clothes only a rack for towels. Need an exhaust fan in the bathroom. Good customer service.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9

    Rating

    01 Jun 2019
    The rooms on the top floor are simply too hot especially if you have the top bunk. Please sort this out.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    05 Jun 2019
    This property is in a good location, close to the river and the London Eye. I was disappointed with the rooms, bathrooms and common areas. It is a run-down hostel, the beds were incredible hard, I had a 3 person bunk-bed. The rooms were stuffy, but with the windows open there was too much yelling and commotion on the street below. The bathrooms & showers were dirty, and smelled like urine, there was no counter space to put your things when using the bathroom/shower. I would NOT reccommend it.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    31 May 2019
    The staff were great, really friendly. The hostel really is a dump though- tiny crowded rooms, dirty, no atmosphere. Definitely avoid this place. Alright for a night if you stuck, but seriously wouldn't recommend any longer. There's much much better options for the same price. Stayed at this place years ago when it was called the London Eye hostel, but things have really gone down hill since then!
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 3.1

    Rating

    16 May 2019
    Would not recommend this hostel for anyone staying longer than one night. As a female traveler, I felt unsafe. Most of the men (guests) were constantly giving predatory eyes to the women staying there. The place was not clean. My pillow had a stain, there was dust everywhere, and the bathroom toilet seat had feces stains to top it all off. If you have any big luggage with you, I would deter you from going. The place does not have lockers large enough to store them.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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