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Annandale, New Jersey
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144 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not going to say this place was "dirty" but it was definitely dingey and old. If you want to stay somewhere where you're guaranteed almost no sleep then this is the place for you! The train tracks are right next to the building and that thing seemed to run 24 hours a day. If you're there on a weekend,... More 

Thank Chelsea L
Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in the hostel for three nights. The building i charming, rooms are a clean and despite the train I managed to sleep decently. Location very handy. Friendly staff. Decent buffet in the morning, nothing handmade. No hangers in the room to hang your coats, and the power sockets not always are closed to the bed. It would take... More 

Thank lcdegano
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Come here all the time. Great cocktails and really reasonably priced. £4 on happy hour and £5 the rest of the time and they taste amazing. Decor is very different and love the walrus themed items throughout. Lovely little place.

Thank Lydia-Jayne P
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You absolutely can not beat the location of the hostel. It's a couple streets away from Westminster bridge (how you get to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, etc.) and close to 2 different subway stops. There's a charming bar downstairs and upstairs is where the rooms are. I stayed in one of the 22 bed co-ed rooms and have... More 

Thank SecularEthicist
Gdansk, Poland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this one because of location and good price. We spend 3 nights in mixed room up to 6 persons. The service is the best thing in here. Rooms are tidy, bathrooms are ok, the bar service and food are pretty nice. Only one problem - this hostel is placed nex to the railroad - and almost every ten... More 

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Harwich, Essex
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205 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 1 night in a female dorm, which was clean & had a very comfortable bed. For a hostel the shower room was very clean but the toliets needed a bit of attention. The communal use kitchen was very handy. The staff very friendly & very helpful, which was especially handy as the tube station at Lambeth North is... More 

Thank whitbyabi
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is perfect--it's right around the corner from the Eye (just checked, 8 min walk according to Google), and in an OK area (not the safest feeling near the train tracks). Rooms are small but cozy, heat worked fine. Lockers at the beds were adequate. Shower was clean-ish, but cold--one of the windows had broken so it kept swinging... More 

Thank Spidermonkeyfx
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Decently priced hostel for the location however the train going by during the night can get annoying. It was quite warm in our room which made it hard to sleep as well. The wifi was spotty throughout the building but the staff was always very helpful.

Thank Ryan A
Tokyo, Japan
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Pros - CHEAP, convenient location near Waterloo station, nice staff, good breakfast. Cons - Not having decent wifi is a killer for me. Third floor toilet doesn't really flush and there is no soap to wash your hands, no bath mats outside showers so expect more water outside shower than inside, the mop to clean the water up isn't clean,... More 

Thank Seniortraveler65
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Everything seemed fine till i actually tried to sleep but bar kept playing very loud music Cannot recommend and will not be returning Blocked toilet was also less than ideal The staff were fine but it is bit rich to read about how guests should be considerate of each other when bar is just offensively noisy

Thank Peter A

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $32 - $121 (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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