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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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    16 Jun 2022
    Great place to stay, good location for walking the city. The pub is nice, helpful staff, clean and good showers. Rooms were quiet. Not a party hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Apr 2022
    Great place to stay. Calm and safe environment in the heart of London!
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Apr 2022
    So close to the tube and so easy to get to, but it did a suffer a bit for having no common area besides the pub. The hallways between beds are quite tight so when people come/go they walk right past every bed.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    31 May 2022
    Lack of a kitchen, or food storage area is annoying, eating out is expensive. £5.80 for a pint is in poor taste also. No laundry but nearby laundromat on Lambeth walk cost me about £13 to do a large load of clothes.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    30 Apr 2022
    Overall a pretty good stay, dorm was fine. My only complaint is that the bathroom smelled really bad of mold and mildew and it was all over the grout in the shower. Other than that great stay it’s very close to the lambeth north bus station which made getting around very convenient
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Apr 2022
    Good place to sleep and store your belongings for a decent price if your out and about all day. Met some great girls in my dorm. Green light that stays on all night kinda sucks. clean bathrooms. nice bar and food downstairs, really like the cheesus christ burger but I got the lunch special the next day and it isn't worth it tbh, small patty and about 9 fries. free bag storage after checking out which is great. chiller and quieter than a Christophers inn if you want to sleep on top a pub.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    17 May 2022
    Would definitely book again! Great location walking distance from Big Ben, friendly and accessible staff, clean and straightforward facilities.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 May 2022
    The Good: The Hostel is in a nice location right by Waterloo station and some nice streets, but it's also in a pretty secluded area if you like some peace and quiet. The pub downstairs is a nice place to hang out. The lockers are well-sized. The Bad: Even for a Hostel, the space felt very cramped. I was in a 9 person dorm about half the size of a studio apartment with 3 triple bunk beds. Bathrooms are shared by floor, and were pretty dirty and cramped themselves.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    29 Apr 2022
    It's an okay place, beds and shower facilities were good, but for multiple nights I wouldn't recommend this hostel. There's not much space to just chill, because there's always loud music in the pub downstairs and no space in the dorms to chill either. I've found the atmosphere to be quite cold and professional, just a ''get to your bed, be quiet and sleep and leave the next morning'' kind of vibe. I personally prefer a more laid back + social environment for a hostel.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    06 May 2022
    Staff was nice, bathrooms were always dirty, no room to do a morning/night routine, sinks were very small and toilets were always clogged. The pub being open 24/7 was nice with food all night long!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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