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The Walrus Hostel

Hostelworld.comUSD 61*
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second time staying at the Walrus and the visit was once again fantastic. We brought quite a large group (20) and the staff was universally kind, accomodating, and helpful. We had a few minor incidents (nothing to do with the Hostel's fault at ALL) and the staff went out of their way to give us far more...

Thank abrown1429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is in a great location and the staff are friendly and helpful. However, the guests in our room were very loud and inconsiderate, and the wifi didn't work all weekend. For £60+ a night for just a dorm, hopefully you'd at least get some working wifi.

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location, location, location! For where its located this place is worth every penny! Free breakfast in an authentic pub? Yes, thank you! I regret not being able to stay a whole weekend because when I got back Friday night the place was packed and filled with great energy. Too bad to leave at 2am Saturday morning. Womp! Regardless of my...

Thank Jerilee F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is this hostel located right near Westminster, but also has an underground less than a 5 minute walk! We arrived at midnight due to being held up at customs, I was worried and emailed them and we are very grateful that when we arrived they had waited up for us. All the workers were so lovely and accommodating....

1Thank Nicoleelise199416
Kabul, Afghanistan
Reviewed 5 April 2017

An excellent stay, fast balled at 08.45 at night with nowhere to stay, rand the Walrus and spoke to one of their outstanding staff. No problem for this highly professional team. I was the only guest in this warm, clean comfortable establishment, in a four bedroom room. If you are an experienced traveller or just starting out a great place...

1Thank Chris294458
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I was in this bar only for a moment. I decided to try the local beer. Everywhere there is only 4% brewery so I have nothing more to expect, but the most important thing is that the place is extremely charming. Cool, unique atmosphere, and super friendly service make you want to return to this place. I highly recommend.

2Thank Zbigniew K
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We recently visited London on a euro trip and stayed here. We found it super affordable and the staff was super awesome and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was super cool but the beds weren't very comfortable, but for the price you can't expect a pillow top mattress.

2Thank holidaymae
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I haven't been yet, but I'll be going in Summer 2017. I'm spending a month in Europe with about 10 days in the U.K. I was trying to figure out how to store my uk souvenirs while traveling the rest of the continent as I won't really have space to bring it all with me in Europe's budget airlines. So...

3Thank Jessa M
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as a cheaper place to stay in London and I would 100% stay here again. The bar has a great atomsphere and feels really welcoming to all! You get what you pay for accomodation wise but the atmosphere really makes the place.

2Thank Heather F
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017

By far the best introduction to London. My phone died and I had no adapter. After many hours of both exploring and looking for the Walrus, I finally found it :) I must have looked sweaty, lost, and thirsty, because I was given a beer right away -haha. Check-in was easy and they have specials for guests. When you get...

2Thank Joseph L

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  • 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: $40 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Don't be afraid of the 20 bed room. Its very spacious!”
jerileef2017, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“If 4 people or less travelling together, ask for the 4 bed room, especially good for female travellers.”
Chris294458, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you don't like noises, buy yourself earplugs in the lobby shop.”
Van_Hallgate, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hostel is right next to a bridge which is used by trains so it can be noisy.”
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.”
UditaCh, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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