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Tranas, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Great location close to train and underground stations and landmarks as London Eye. Perhaps not the best beds but still okay for a hostel. Very helpful and friendly staff and the pub at the first floor, open to anyone, is great. A super libanese kebab place is a few blocks away.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Conveniently located about 5 minutes from the Lambeth North Station and 10 minutes from the London Eye. I really liked that on the first floor there is a bar where both locals and people from the hostel can enjoy a drink together. If you are staying at the hostel enjoy 15% off all drinks. Wi-fi although free was very spotty,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

The location of the hostel was good, but I found the rooms to be a little bit cramped. It was noisy at night and I always found myself waiting for a good shower. The kitchen wasn't the cleanest either.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Nice place with great location. Thought the trains would be a problem but I didn't notice them from our room. Great place to go if you want to meet new people and have a great time.

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Chur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

If you are looking for a place to meet a lot of other travellers, this is your hostel! The pub downstairs is super comfortable and it's a meeting point for everyone that stays in the hostel. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable as well. The staff was very friendly and always ready to give me great recommendations. Will definitely... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

My friend and I had 1 night in London on our way to Italy and stayed at the Walrus Hostel in a 4 bed female dorm. It was our 1st time staying in a hostel anywhere and I was pleasantly surprised (especially as "horror stories" about hostels are rampant). - Free breakfast was simple, but filling (toast, juice, coffee, cereal).... More 

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Bayonne, France
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Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

The Walrus Hostel, is the best place to stay in London. Great location, great room and very great pub. We arrived very late (2:30 am) but the personal was very helpfull with a lots of advise, I will back so soon with family or friends in this social hostel.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Nice hostel above a cool bar. I stayed in a 10 person dorm room which was large and had lockers. There were a few toilets and showers on each level, had to wait a short time on a few occasions but it appeared they were renovating showers on another level which should help. The breakfast was good and staff were... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We stayed here for 4 night at the end of June. Overall, I was pretty happy with our stay. We were in a private room looking out over the train tracks, with glimpses of Big Ben and the eye. At first the noise was quite annoying, but honestly most of the time we just slept through it. I would suggest... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I'm staying here at the moment. It's a great place to stay and drink. I'm in a four bed female dorm, which cosy, shall I say..... Brekkie is from 8-10am, really should start at 7 as a lot of people start their days early. Would def stay here again. Oh and no lifts...

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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 

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Address: 172 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7RW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: €23 - €85 (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”
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