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PubLove @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo

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458 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

The Steam Engine, Bestplace Inn is a great hostel for those looking to see some of London?s best-known sites. Guests tell us ?you can easily walk everywhere in London? from this hostel, including Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Lambeth North tube station is also nearby. Many of our visitors praise this hostel?s friendly staff, the ?clean and really comfy beds? and the discounted drinks and pizza in the pub downstairs. One reviewer told us they ?would recommend this to someone wishing to meet real Londoners?.

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.

Reviews & Ratings

458 Total Reviews
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Jan 15, 2024
Nice staff and good location. But it wasn’t the cleanest and felt very packed.
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Male, 18-24
Dec 22, 2023
The rooms are small and cramped. There’s very little space for bag storage in the room. We had to leave our bunks so other people could just get into the room with their bag because the room was so cramped. There’s no kitchen so you can’t prepare food and there’s no common space besides the pub below so you can’t enjoy outside food or drinks. The location is good. Staff is friendly. If you have a small bag and only need a night or two then I guess it’s fine.
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Mixed Group, 25-30
Dec 04, 2023
advantages: Good location, adequat and safe dorms ! Cons: Toilet waste Bin was never emptied. Inconvenient for women in periods... :/ Waiters weren't really pleasants or helpfull. That is strange for a hostel.
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Female, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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