The Walrus is not just a pub, but also a hostel!
We found the hostel online and liked the location and price.
My friend arrived a few hours before I did, and they let her go to our room even though the reservation was in my name.
The staff is excellent and gave us tons of suggestions whenever we asked them about places to go or things to do.
The rooms are not huge, but they are perfect for what you need them for. We stayed in a room with 3 bunk beds, and met the coolest people.
My favourite thing was actually meeting the people in our room. We stayed with Australians, Canadians, Italians...It was awesome and everyone was so sociable.
The pub downstairs was only open on one of the nights we stayed.
The hostel provides a free breakfast which consists of of tea, cereal, and toast. It was a great start to the morning.
I liked the kitchen that was available for guests to cook in. I bought groceries at a nearby supermarket and prepared my own lunch a few times.
The beds were comfortable, and the sheets were washed after each stay.
The walrus is conveniently located near the Lambeth North tube station, and only a short walk from the Waterloo station as well.
Some people complain about the trains but I slept right through the noise.
I would stay here again in a heart beat.
Video about the hostel/pub: youtu.be/D74Wvjw1d-s
Great hostel! The staff are all amazing - super friendly and helpful. The location is great, the price is great and the rooms are nice too. It does get a bit loud on weekends with the bar below but nothing too bad - I honestly had a really great stay here and loved the location.
Hostel pubs are often hostile in decor.
Walrus, on the other hand, is modern and swank in comparison.
It's a big, open room with low-slung seating great for groups, and the bar offers as many wines as beers. I liked the vibe and the staff were nice.
It's not a place you'd want to travel across town to visit, but it's a fine place if in the area and wanting to enjoy a bev.
"goo goo g'joob"
A strange place, it used to be an old London boozer and now it's bar. The conversion must have cost the new owners £5 or maybe even £6 and seems mostly to have involved replacing all the old pub furniture with whatever was available from a nearby charity shop; getting rid of any pesky ales and raising the prices.
A baggy jumper of a bar really, not bad, not cool, but kind of comfortable.
Cleaniness: Above average
Food: didn't have breakfast, but your standard toast and jam thingy
Service: very attentive, especially Alex who will help you with about almost everything!!!
Price: very reasonable prices, cheap
Overall: Price very reasonable for it's location and what they offer. - highly recommend
Cool place to stay in London, Tube 2 blocks away and Big Ben and the Eye all within walking distance. Staff is very friendly. Free breakfast consists of cereal, toast, coffee, and juice.
A lovely little bar for after work drinks. The bar staff are ace. We even had a wine tasting with Steve, who we now have a crush on. The beer garden is 'interesting' with AstroTurf for grass and the sound of the trains above. But there's a good atmosphere and I'll definitely be back.
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