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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

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The Walrus Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Walrus Hostel is the ideal choice for you to get the most out of your trip to London. We aim to welcome you, assist you and keep you safe so you can enjoy all the marvels of this historic city. Our hostel features: Free Wi-Fi, simple free breakfast of cereals, toast, teas and coffee free bag storage on early arrival, guest kitchen.

The Walrus is within walking distance of all of Londons most famous landmarks and after a long day of sight seeing you can come and enjoy a drink in our traditional English pub where we serve a fine selection of beers, wines and spirits. View House Rules

Overview

With its on-site traditional pub (stocked with English real ales) and a Union Jack flag, The Walrus Hostel has a proper Cool Britannia feel – so it's just the spot for getting a taste of London. You'll have free Wi-Fi for planning your routes to the sights, or grab one of our free city maps if your overseas data plan's pricey. There's a free breakfast, including fresh orange juice and Marmite – a British classic – to keep you going till lunchtime, and a kitchen for whipping up dinner with your new travel buddies.

Location

We're in a really central location about a 10-minute walk from Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. You can stroll to London Waterloo station in 6 minutes to catch a train or underground to check out Oxford Street's shops. Waterloo is also where you'll arrive if you're taking the train from Gatwick Airport – just change at Clapham Junction and you'll be here in less than an hour. We've also got bike hire if you fancy cycling along the Thames – the riverfront is 5 minutes away.

Rooms and Dorms

There are mixed and female-only dorms, with linen included and towels for hire. You'll have your own security locker to pop your backpack in, and there are shared bathrooms with hot showers on every floor. There's also a private room if you prefer to have your own space.

Extras and activities

You can borrow an adaptor from the bar for a deposit if you've forgotten to pack yours, and pick up a novel from the book exchange for downtime. Ask staff for extras like earplugs as well – great if you need a nap after a late night making the most of our happy hour or themed drink nights (did someone say Mojito Mondays?). To keep your passport secure, we've got a safe manned by the staff. There's a luggage room for stashing your suitcase after check-out, too.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Dec 2019
    I stayed one night at the Walrus Hostel. Staff was casual, not overly friendly or rude which is just fine. Their downstairs, bar area is decorated really nice and has a fun atmosphere at night. It's well located. The hostel rooming area has several stairs so be prepared if you have heavy luggage. They provide a kitchen which is nice and free breakfast. The room's are general and bathrooms are limited so you may need to try other floors. Overall I had a good stay. Thanks Walrus!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Dec 2019
    We loved our stay at the Walrus. The bar downstairs had such a laid-back and welcoming environment, and the room was clean. This hostel is no-frills, but the location and the staff and the atmosphere make it totally worth it.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    Great bar on the main level that’s a perfect chill atmosphere. The bunks were comfortable and the place was clean. Close to the tube for easy access to transportation.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    I am a young woman traveling with my boyfriend. This hostel was clean and friendly. location was great since we stayed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and there was no transport. We were able to walk everywhere easily. The hostel hosted a movie night on Christmas day. The check-in was great and the host explained everything thoroughly. There was a space heater in the room that kept it very warm. only one outlet strip on the floor which is inconvenient if you're on the top bunk. safe
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    The people here are super cool, yeah the flight of stairs suck and people can too (other hostel guests) but the place is amazing specially for your money. The toilets are U.K. ones so not the best flush but the location and vive and plus a free breakfast. Can’t beat it 9.7/10 would stay again.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Dec 2019
    The beds were comfortable and it was close to the tube, bus, and even boat transportation. The London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace were all very close. The train passed nearby, so the building rattled a bit, but it was not disturbing to sleep, you got used to it pretty quickly. The office staff was helpful. The breakfast was simple, but enough to get the day started.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    We had a great stay in the Walrus Hostel. For a 20 bed dorm we were surprised by how quiet it was. All of the lights were dimmed so that even if someone did enter the room late they were not able to blast the light on as some people do in other hostels. The washrooms and showers were clean. The best part of the hostel was definitely the pub downstairs though! We stayed over the holidays and pulled up a seat next to the Christmas tree and enjoyed some cheap pints - great atmosphere!.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    30 Dec 2019
    Bathrooms are absolutely disgusting and old, it is extremely unclean, the bedrooms were okay,
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    26 Dec 2019
    I was unimpressed mostly by the facilities. There is no temperature control in the room, and we were hot all night. If you open the window for air, the roar of the trains would wake you up every 10 min. The shower, restroom, and kitchen areas weren't particularly the cleanest, but I did enjoy the free breakfast and bar area.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.3

    Rating

    18 Dec 2019
    Fantastic location at a good price. Nice breakfast, most staff were friendly. Dirty kitchen. We had a 4 x bed room for 3 nights. My bunk broke. A staff member walked into our room while we were getting dressed without knocking. It looked like she was checking out the room in search of valuables. We didn't feel safe here. The room was very dark & even with the light on it was hard to see & find things in our luggage.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar


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