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PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good 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 7.9

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2021
    everything went well, for the price all right
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Sep 2021
    Great location and wonderful staff! Amazing beer down stairs and a cozy bed!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2021
    PubLove @ The Steam Engine was an overall wonderful experience. The location is incredible as it's right next to the downtown area and a 5 minute walk from the Lambeth North Station. It serves as a mix use hostel so there are travelers, residents, and students living there. The wifi is not the strongest in the world, but it is consistent enough to be of use. Every bed has an outlet and the bathrooms were clean—especially since 50 residents share a floor.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Nov 2021
    My only issue with this place was the the bunks didn’t even give you enough room to fully sit up in them. Definitely not a place to get any work done while sitting in bed. Other than that, the staff is great, the pub has amazing burgers and it’s in a great location.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    11 Oct 2021
    The doors slam shut rather than close nicely other than that it's a good place
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Nov 2021
    A good cheap hostel. However, barely any backpackers and not much of an atmosphere. There were only 2 toilets for a lot of people (I think 30+). But since it was cheap it could be expected. For the price it was a good hostel. By the way, I was in the mixed 18 bed dorm and there were just men in there. My friend and I were the only women.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2021
    This hostel is a very central location and the staff is nice enough. Important to note no food is allowed in the rooms, and you can only drink the alcohol you purchase at the bar. My light bulb was out which isn't too big of a problem but the girls in the room before me said it's been like that for a while and no one really cares to fix it. If you are looking for just a centrally located place to sleep with little amenities then this hostel is for you.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Nov 2021
    My friends and I stayed here for a weekend away and had a pretty good stay. The staff was very helpful. The bathrooms weren't very clean, but that can be expected with so many people sharing such a small facility. It was a little pricey for food and stay, but had a pretty good location. I would note that it is pretty far from Londonsted airport and expensive to travel from. Also, there is no kitchen for guests to use, but the staff was helpful in providing necessities. Overall decent stay.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    27 Sep 2021
    + Staff is nice Bedrooms are modern - Two sinks, two toilets, three showers for a whole floor of about 30 people : not nearly enough - toilet paper, tissues, empty bottles of shampoo etc. pile up during the day Lacking private bedside lamps and private bedside boxes for phones/glasses/etc No chef in the mornings during my stay so had to go look for breakfast outside
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    28 Oct 2021
    Great location, yet not the same as on their website. My friends booked a 4-room-bedroom which does not exist! They did not get refunded. I myseld booked a feemale-only-room, only to be surprised by ending up in a mixed bedroom after all. The staff did not do anything about it. Never seen such unhygenic bathroom. It did not get cleaned once during our 3 day stay (or at least the piles of toilet paper on the ground stayed the same). However, perfectly located: you can go about anywhere by foot
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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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