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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I give it 2 stars for the charming staff and the central location, because the rest was terrible for me. The rooms, apart from small, need to be redecorated and the lockers must be fixed, and the mattresses were quite uncomfortable as well. Regarding the breakfast, I think it was quite poor, I was expecting a bit more. There was...

Thank Ayzelto
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in August. Although $45 AUD per night for a 22 bed dorm, it was unfortunately the cheapest option for us at the time. The rooms are located on top of a pub. Although there is no communal area, guests are welcome to chill out in the bar downstairs and are even able to take their...

Thank Koota90
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015

The hostel is in a great location next to Waterloo Station and is only a 10 min walk from the Houses of Parliament. The hostel is great value for money which means you always have to book in advance. A great breakfast is included in the price. I can't find any faults the Walrus as seen in other customers posts....

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It's a really lovely place to stay, clean and warm. I found the code system to access rooms pretty complicated (read: sometimes you can spend a lot of time typing your room code, trying it over and over, before your door will finally open). Mind it's located under a bridge, people with light sleep may struggle a bit to fall...

Thank mortaccia
Reviewed 17 September 2015

For the first time in my life (I am 64 years) I decided to stay in a hostel, I had no idea what to expect but I was open to a new experience. I checked into the bar, it had a nice relaxed feel to it, I was greeted by a very friendly efficient young lady who took the time...

Thank tropical459
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Toilet didn't flush, so it was always filthy. Railway line was literally five metters from my window, wich means it was impossible to sleep even with earplugs. The only common area is a very dark pub. The room was so small that people had to leave their luggage on their beds and sleep with their feet on it. Lockers in...

1Thank Gabriela P
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We stayed one night in the hostel in July 2015. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the staff at the bar and given any details of our stay. The hostel is right next to Waterloo train station which is a lovely area of London, only a short walk to several touristy attractions. The only downside to this is that...

1Thank Rory B
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The pictures on the Walrus Hostel's website shows new looking rooms that are spacious. We were put on the top floor in a 10 bedroom dorm (which we chose so that's fine), but the room was realistically only big enough for 6 beds. There were only 8 lockers for 10 beds, and room for two people to have their bags...

Thank Kyle T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This little hostel is great in many ways. Although old the bathrooms are clean and functional. The 28bed dorm was roomy enough, there was a place to put valuables and your beds were already made. The staff were all very friendly and the breakfast decent. But none of the people seemed to want to talk!? May have been bad luck...

Thank Sally W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We were in the city for only 1 night to see a gig and so chose the Walrus based on location and reviews. And I am truly amazed at the value, location and the hostel itself! We were welcomed in the spacious, bright bar area by some lovely staff, one of whom showed us around the place and took us...

Thank Declan C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 5 minute walk from London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster and all the excitement of the Southbank. The Walrus is the best place to enjoy a short break or stay for up to 4 weeks as your base in London.Located beside Waterloo station, and other near by tubes and serviced by buses along Westminster bridge road into central London. As such it can be a bit noisy at times (free ear-plugs are available on request, but most people are not bothered by the noise). We feature FREE Wi-Fi for those who bring there own laptops, lockers, a FREE simple breakfast of tea/coffee, toast and cereal and FREE bag storage on early arrival.Our aim is to make you feel welcome on arrival, and help you enjoy a safe, secure stay while you get the most out of your time in London.Our award winning friendly staff can offer information on London, and the ins and outs of getting around easily and quickly.We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Walrus Hostel

Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: RM127 - RM381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“If you don't like noises, buy yourself earplugs in the lobby shop.”
 of 5 bubbles Van_Hallgate, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hostel is right next to a bridge which is used by trains so it can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles mikeelyw, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for closer beds if you are travelling as a couple or group though. Its is well sought after and gets filled up.”
 of 5 bubbles UditaCh, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Friendly staff”
 of 5 bubbles l0ktingc, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“near everything, cheap, great”
 of 5 bubbles thaiss672, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
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