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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
  • Marvellous 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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 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+
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2020
    Omar Is a very friendly and welcoming bartender with great music selection. He definitely made our stay better!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    Absolutely loved my stay here, amazing atmosphere, staff were absolutely brilliant and cannot fault the pub, its food and atmosphere. Thank you to everyone at publove!!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Oct 2020
    Great staff, very clean and quiet. Highly recommended!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Jan 2020
    Wonderful place to stay--would definitely recommend. Solid security (key card locks), security lockers for luggage (bring a padlock!), clean beds, clean bathrooms, helpful staff. Not the most social hostel, but a great place to crash for a few days.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.9


    20 Jan 2020
    I have nothing to complain about this place except for a huge disappointment when I wanted to take a shower in the morning and there's no hot water during the winter :/
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 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