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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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Dec 2019
    The Walrus was the perfect stay for me. The staff are lovely and so accomodating to all questions and requests :) It is in a great location, great facilities and has great breakfast for free I might add! Definitely recommend! Will warn you though there are quite a few stairs; which I loved for the exercise haha but not everyone would love that so thought I'd mention it here.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Dec 2019
    I stayed there two nights It was excellent since I opened the door, the staff is really kind and attentive. All areas are so clean. the best thing, the hostel is near to centre, if you want you can walk. Guys, Thanks so much for everything you are the best.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Nov 2019
    Great stay, would definitely be back!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Nov 2019
    Really friendly staff, they offer also some small things like towels, printing, luggage storage, and an amazing breakfast for free which definitely helped me a lot.
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Nov 2019
    Great location & great staff! Lots of character. Would stay again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Nov 2019
    I stayed in the 22 bed-bedroom and beforehand was a bit scared it was gonna be very loud and noisy (especially in the night, as it was saturday evening) but that wasn’t the case at all! You hear the train and the sounds from outside a bit but you’re in central London so that is to be expected.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Nov 2019
    Walrus had a great price for London and great location... sort of. Be warned that this hostel feels like it's on or inside or under waterloo station. The rooms were also hot (yes, in November) so the windows had to be open making it very loud. But with some earplugs and a beer from the bar downstairs I slept well. The bathroom setup is a bit weird but if you don't mind using another floor's shower at busy times it's fine. The super helpful staff made it all worth it, and also the free breakfast!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Nov 2019
    Overall really good stay. Beds were comfortable and the location was amazing. Staff is super friendly. As many people comment on the train it’s not that bad as it does not run all night. May bother the light sleepers. Overall I would definitely stay again.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    31 Oct 2019
    Not a bad place, except for the fact that there are zero common spaces after dark. So once the downstairs (bar area) closes you have nowhere to sit if you need to.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Nov 2019
    If you need a low-budget option in an excellent location, this hostel is perfect. However, the facilities could be a lot better and the staff could be a lot friendlier. But, the beds are clean, I felt safe as a solo female, and there is free breakfast from 8-10. There is a very loud train outside the hostel. I am not a light sleeper and I woke up at least 3 times each night.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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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