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The Walrus Hostel

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Very Good
3980 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

The Walrus Hostel is in one of the most central locations in London, just a short walk from the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Waterloo train and tube station. As one Hostelworld guest said, ‘the location is superb for exploring London (you can see the Eye from outside it!)’. This hostel offers a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and more. We like their ground-floor pub, the perfect spot to have a drink with the locals.

Property Description

The Walrus Hostel is the ideal choice for those looking for a buzzy central London experience, and wanting to get the most out of their trip to the capital.
Situated within a stones throw of Waterloo Station, you will experience all the sights and sounds of central London, we aim to welcome, assist, and keep you safe so you can enjoy all the marvels of this historic city.
Our hostel features Free Wi-Fi, bed linen, earplugs, and a fully equipped guest kitchen.

We're within walking distance of all of Londons most famous landmarks, and after a long day of sightseeing you can come and enjoy a drink in our traditional English pub, where we serve a fine selection of beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and snacks (You can even order/ bring your own food!)

Please note that under 18's can only be accommodated in private/ exclusively booked rooms when accompanied by one or both parents.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
3980 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 14, 2022
The only reason I need a hostel when I travel is to use the toilet, bathe and sleep. You canno sleep soundly here. It is right next to one of the loudest, busiest train lines. There is screeching breaking noise from 6am to midnight everyday. Several bathrooms out of order. No lift. Staff lovely. Aside from trains, location great.
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Female, 41+
Nov 09, 2022
My stay was interesting. Close to the Waterloo station is an understatement, you practically sleep on the trains and there is absolutely no noise protection. Not a single day that I was there was I able to use the code to get into the front door, it didn’t work. The hostel didn’t promote a friendly environment for socialising, everyone stuck completely to themselves. Some of the staff were helpful and friendly where some were very rude. Location isn’t everything when there is a good tube system.
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Female, 18-24
Very Good
Nov 08, 2022
I booked a women-only dorm. The room looked okay, beds were nice, sheets included. I would like to give them a better rating, but there was only one power outlet in our dorm and it was not working. No power outlets in the hallway or in the bathroom. I could not charge my phone at night and I really needed to use it the following day. I ended up charging my phone at a restaurant…. Besides that, I had a good experience. The location is awesome. If you are not a light sleeper you’ll have a good tim
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi