The Walrus Hostel, The Walrus Bar and Hostel, 172 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7RW

Call Reception on 0207 9284368


The Walrus is a hostel and welcoming bar next to Waterloo Station in central London, only a short 10 minute walk from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The Walrus, famous for its friendliness and with great value all-inclusive prices, is rated highly on all the booking platforms. The bar downstairs is a crossroads of local and international clientele. With a laid back atmosphere, a quirky cocktail menu and traditional English real ales, this is a great place to meet locals and fellow travellers. With lively international staff, The Walrus Bar never fails to cheer you up over a drink. The Hostel covers the four floors above the bar. There is a self catering kitchen and free breakfast. Beds are in mixed dorms (one female dorm) and include a locker, free bed linen and towels. The hostel also provides at no extra charge: WiFi, printing of tickets, luggage storage, maps, tourist information and earplugs. The Walrus is a welcoming, individual, vibrating base in the centre of London.

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    68: 1x2, 3x4, 4x6, 1x8, 1x22
  • Open:

    All year. Check in after 2pm, drop off luggage anytime.
  • Price per night:

    From £13.50 to £24 pp
  • Booking:

    Book online on the hostel's own website or on this website for a 10% Book Direct discount.
  • Directions:

    On the corner of Lower Marsh and Westminster Bridge Roads. 7 minutes' walk from Big Ben, London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.
  • Public Transport:

    Next to Waterloo Station. A few minutes' walk from Tube stations at Waterloo Station and Lambeth North.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available for Christmas 2021 Available New Year 2021 / 2022 Available February Half Term 2022


aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
9Best Price Guarantee


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Book Direct at The Walrus Hostel, Westminster, Central London

November 27th 2019

The Walrus is a multi-award-winning hostel above a bar, with staff who are famous for their genuine friendliness and humour. It has a fantastic location only a short 10 minutes’ walk from Big Ben and the House of Parliament. Book direct on or at Independent Hostels for the best value all-inclusive prices.

Our bar is a crossroads of the local and international. This “walruspolitanism” is reflected, in our clientele, products and international staff. With a laid back atmosphere, a quirky cocktail menu of house specials and all time classics, Traditional English Real Ales on tap WE NEVER FAIL TO CHEER YOU UP OVER A DRINK!

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Latest Blog about The Walrus Hostel

Waterloo for a weekend: How I Discovered London

August 4th 2021

Lily has been out in the big city, for a weekend in Waterloo. She loved her stay… “Compared to the Derbyshire countryside that I’m used to, it was a nerve-racking experience being in the city at all! But as we sat on the peaceful hill surrounded by likeminded people, I was reminded of home.”

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