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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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
  • Awesome 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.

BOOK NOW to start your own London adventure. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Aug 2022
    Me and my wife had a great experience in this hostel, good location, clean and very kind staff
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2022
    The Best hostel I've ever been into, after years of traveling. The beds didn't squeak, the toilets and sheets were pristine clean, usb chargers in the beds/connection points, and the room was distributed in a way that gave privacy despite being for 12 people. I would just add bigger lockers for people that has big luggage. Oh, and breakfast / food is served at a modicus price.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Sep 2022
    Overall nice hostel. It felt very clean and well maintained for the most part (one of the toilets was clogged for the entire six days I was there, leaving one toilet for an entire floor to share, which was unfortunate) but otherwise everything was good. The mattress and pillow were fairly hard and not the most comfortable but the sheets were clean.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Sep 2022
    This was a great place to hang our hat at the end of the day.. walkable to the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, a ton of restaurants and bars, it was a great location to branch off from. It didn't have a very social vibe at the hostel itself but the bartenders were super friendly and stayed up late socializing with us! The private room was a little snug but roomy enough to move around. Bring flip flops to walk around in, floor felt a little sticky but over all place felt clean!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Aug 2022
    This is a great hostel for traveler’s who are simply looking for a comfortable place to sleep. The staff are so helpful, the bar food is good, and the beds are comfortable. The spaces in the room are very small, but good if you are just needing a place to sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 Aug 2022
    For the price it's a brilliant place to stay, the staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful if they tried. Moved my bunk when the guy above me was being loud and odd. The assistant manager accepted a drunken hug from me bless her. Showers are hot with great pressure. Bed are comfortable linens are clean. Only thing that I would change is the fact there are no seats or common areas, you have to go down into the very busy bar (on an afternoon/night) to sit anywhere that isn't your bed.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 Aug 2022
    No real problems but the room was very hot and crowded. The beds were triple stacked and there was very little room for peoples belongings. No real chill area besides the pub the hostel was on top of
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    12 Jul 2022
    We stayed in a 12 person room in July, it was so hot we could not stay another night. We had to find another place to stay last minute. I would never stay here again during the summer. The pub downstairs is super cool and relaxed environment. The room was fully booked and smelled so bad like body odor and there was only one fan that only pointed on 3 people. There are only 9 lockers for the 12 people so make sure to grab one early. The bathrooms were pretty clean.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    10 Jul 2022
    The rooms were way too hot. 80+ F. We booked for two rooms, but only stayed for one night due to the temperature.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6


    30 Aug 2022
    The bar was nice, the staff was friendly, but the rooms and the bathrooms were so dirty that we ended up deciding we couldn’t sleep there and had to find a hotel last minute as a replacement
    USA, Female, 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