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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

• 0-7 days prior arrival 100% of the reservation is charged
• 8-28 days prior arrival 50% of the reservation is charged
• +29 days prior arrival cancellation is free of charge

Additional Terms and Conditions

• A 10% deposit is payable on confirmation of booking and the balance must be settled a month prior to arrival – deposits are non-refundable.
• Payment accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Bank Transfer.
• Everyone must have a photo ID

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The heart & soul of London backpacking
Pull up a bar stool and talk until morning at PubLove’s most sociable Hostel-Pub. As well as being on the doorstep of London’s biggest tourist attractions, the Steam Engine is beautifully soulful and life-affirming - you’ll feel at home as soon as you step through the door. Warning: you’ll never want to leave.
Perfect for travellers looking to meet new people to share their London adventure.

Legendary London adventures start at PubLove.
All our Hostel-Pubs are welcoming, small and social - the perfect places to get to know your fellow travellers. The best thing about staying with us? Your common room is the great British pub! We have 24hr bars specialising in craft beer & gin. Get social with the locals or swap stories over a drink with your fellow backpackers.

Our dorms are modern, cool and spotlessly clean. Our bunks have hygiene/privacy screens, dedicated power sockets, great free Wi-Fi and crisp white linen. Our top-class washrooms are private and offer shampoo, shower gel and plenty of hot water.

Every Hostel-Pub has an award-winning Burger Craft kitchen serving up burgers, loaded fries and brunch, with vegetarian and vegan options. They open daily from 12pm until 10pm.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2021
    Only stayed one night as I was taking part in the London Landmarks half marathon. Loved my stay, staff were friendly, the food was great and can't fault anything. Easy access via tubes into the city.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2020
    the steam engine is simply perfect for a stay in london location comfort safety it is all just a wonderful place to stay
    France, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Jun 2021
    The staff were very friendly and happy to help with anything! Obviously, the atmosphere wasn't as it usually would be due to COVID and bubbles etc, but as things are getting better I can see how the bar below the hostel would be amazing to meet people! The rooms were very clean and the bathroom was cleaned regularly. The location was amazing, very close to the tube station and only a few stops to the centre of London! Would definitely stay again :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Oct 2020
    Great staff, very clean and quiet. Highly recommended!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Jul 2021
    Had a really lovely stay here. Bed was very comfy. Room was lovely. Facilities great. Bar downstairs and close to underground and attractions. Would recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Jul 2021
    Amazing location, really easy to get to the station and nice bars around. Lovely staff who were very helpful. Clean rooms and shower facilities. Loved the outside garden and that they serve drinks until late.
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Feb 2020
    Nice location, the pub downstairs is lovely. The stay is overall pleasant and comfortable with good value ofprice.. Besides that the room is not warm enough, and there is some very weird smell in the corridor and stairs. Hope the hostel can improve the airing.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 Feb 2020
    Me and my boyfriend had a lovely time at this hostel. The room was simple and the beds were pretty decent however they have a pretty small room for an 18 dorm but luckily they were only half full when we were there so wasn’t too bad. The bathroom were actually really lovely and the showers/toilets were to a very high standard. My only downside to this hostel is that there isn’t an area to relax, chill and socialise outside of the room. The location is perfect though and I would go again
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 Feb 2020
    Rooms were clean and bed we're comfortable. The bathroom were pretty gross and crowded.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Feb 2020
    Good --- Security as Door opens with card, Beds neat and clean, washroom clean (but messy in the morning as everyone using it), got free water from Pub, free print out, staff is good, 24 hours open, no restriction. No Towels, No breakfast, Pub is quite expensive, No AC inside room, very small ventilation in the room. It felt suffocating.
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi