PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo

42 Cosser Street, Lambeth, London, United Kingdom, SE1 7BU - See map
Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping2
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PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo

"Great location."

Ha L. - January 25, 2019

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Exceptional comfort
10.0 room quality and comfort
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 83% of guests
Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
Very good cleanliness
7.1 rating for cleanliness

Fortunately, my roommate were really quiet and polite so I think if you are lucky to meet nice roommates, it will be a great value

Ha L. | January 25, 2019

Nice staff , clean beds , excellent location , excellent bar downstairs , very close to all major attractions .

HIRA L. | June 29, 2019

Decent budget accommodation in drab side street near Waterloo/Lambeth North stations and local shops/cafes.

Francis | November 13, 2019

This was one of the best hostels I've been to.

Nina | September 30, 2019

Staff civil, efficient and unintrusive.

Francis | November 13, 2019

Staffs are nice, especially Omar.

SHOKO | February 6, 2020

  • 190 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Smoking area

  • Coffee shop

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in London every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport11.2 km

Rooms available at PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo

10.0
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Private 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Private 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 9 bunk beds
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Bed in 9-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 9-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Private 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shower
  • 12 bunk beds
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Bed in 9-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 9-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Street view
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What is the smoking policy at PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo?

PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
1,076 reviews
Cleanliness
7.1
Facilities
6.8
Location
8.6
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More about PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo

More about PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo

This property is an award-winning backpacker hostel located above a traditional London pub. PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo offers comfortable beds, in-room security lockers, 24-hour reception, and a great team of PubLovers to make your London experience the time of your life. There is also a 24-hour bar exclusively for hostel guests and a wide range of good drinks waiting for you in the glorious London pub. A continental breakfast, fresh linens, and Wi-Fi internet access are all included in your stay. Also offered are complimentary luggage storage, free walking tours, and exclusive guest discounts in the pub.

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

BurgerCraft
Cuisine:American

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330 m British, Cafe
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350 m British, Cafe
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Black and Blue
750 m American, British, Steakhouse
Counter Vauxhall Arches
1.5 km American, Bar, British
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European cuisine
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Reviews of PubLove @ The Steam Engine Waterloo from real guests

Overall rating
8.2
Excellent
From 1076 reviews
10.0Food and dining
9.0Location
8.8Service
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Rating via Agoda7.7
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Cleanliness7.1
Facilities6.8
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service8.1
Value for money7.6
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2.8
Vincent from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Didn't get the type of room I've booked”

I've booked a room for 2 but was given to stay at a dormitory instead. Just said they have no rooms available. And they didn't even offered a refund for the difference in price

Reviewed March 15, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
SHOKO from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Exceptional”

Staffs are nice, especially Omar. Thank you so much!

Reviewed February 06, 2020
5.2
pasindu from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Not good value for the money”

I was travelled many countries and every one of them have a common area for eat some food or hanging around... But in here nothing like that... Bathrooms are not that clean and for the size of the hostel not enough toilets... I saw they are cleaning but since it's a huge crowd it's going to get dirty soon... Bed was good but I got upper bed and it's not that fun to climb up... No bed side lamp as well... For one night it would be fine but I suggest to find some other place if you planing to stay more...

Reviewed January 19, 2020
6.8
Good
Francis from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Good”

Decent budget accommodation in drab side street near Waterloo/Lambeth North stations and local shops/cafes. Staff civil, efficient and unintrusive. Toilets clean with soap-dispensers, but more sinks would be useful. Breakfast expensive by hostel standards. Including basic toast, cornflakes, coffee etc in the price would ass value/goodwill. I believe no guest kitchen or lounge is provided, with the bar room the only social facility outside dorms. Lockers are available but the cage style makes them vulnerable. Some dorm-sharers were inconsiderate with alarm clocks and prolonged loud chat.

Reviewed November 13, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Nina from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Great experience ”

This was one of the best hostels I've been to. Quiet, dark dorms with windows that open wide when it gets too hot, a noise curfew that people seem to respect at least somewhat, friendly staff, fun pub to hang out in, fantastic powerful hot showers with no timer. All the staff was kind and helpful, they really saved my butt one time when I accidentally bought print-only bus tickets while all print shops were closed and they printed it out for me for free. Only downsides - bathrooms could get extremely busy as there was only two toilets shared by a whole floor, and there is no kitchen or hangout room, so there are no facilities for preparing, heating, or storing food. But luckily I just bought things to eat that day that didn't need heating up, and staff seems fine with hostel guests sitting in the pub and not buying anything /eating their own food. Wouldn't hesitate to rebook this hostel, and that's the first time I've ever been able to say that about any hostel!

Reviewed September 30, 2019
2.0
Johan from Sweden
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

False advertising”

The offered room did not at all match the specifications that were given. Instead of a double room with an extra large bed, we got a room with bunkbeds, sharing with three other people.

Reviewed July 24, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
HIRA from India
Solo traveler
1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Excellent place for all travellers”

Nice staff , clean beds , excellent location , excellent bar downstairs , very close to all major attractions . I love to stay again at publove

Reviewed June 29, 2019
6.8
Good
REBECA from Spain
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Booked a bed in a Quad room (2 bunk beds) but obtained a 6 beds bedroom (3 bunk beds)”

I'm generally dissatisfied because when booking through Agoda I booked (and paid) for 1 bed in a 4 beds bedroom (described as 'quad room', which is 2 bunk beds) but obtained a 6 beds bedroom (3 bunk-beds) so, more crowded. I might have chosen other hostel if I would have known that there were not Quad rooms here as the staff confirmed. They only suggested me to direct any complain to Agoda, which I will do. Despite this, the location is very convenient, they have luggage storage during your departing day and the place has been recently refurbished so it can worth it for these reasons although there are some important things to consider, which are not so positive: only 2 bathrooms too share (so showers overcrowded in rush hour), breakfast starts at 10 am (very late), and the emergency lights on the ceiling of every room are strong bulbs that are never switch off so you need a sleeping mask for sure, specially if you are in the top bed of a bunk bed (my case).

Reviewed June 23, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Ezedin from France
Business traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Very good”

It gets really noise at night

Reviewed May 14, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Ha from Vietnam
Couple
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great value and location”

The room is small but it’s really clean. I was pickpoketed in London so I lost my ID, but the staff were helpful that they still found the way to let us stay. Great location. It takes only 7-10 minutes to walk to Big Ben or London Eye. I have read many comments about the noise in the shared room. Fortunately, my roommate were really quiet and polite so I think if you are lucky to meet nice roommates, it will be a great value

Reviewed January 25, 2019
6.4
Good
CHOU from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

okay”

three storey bed, so it shake violently,crowded. And there's only two bathrooms,one isn't even providing hot water. Another is warm-bad experience

Reviewed January 04, 2019
5.2
Ramez
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

Absolutely not recommended ”

i reserved 4 days through the internet , and it costed me 70 pounds , but due to my flying circumstances , my flight was delayed so i reached the other day and they canceled the reservation and TOOK the money , i didnt have internet neither a way to contact them to tell them i will be late . Unfortunately i had to reserve directly there for 3 days and it costed me 75 pounds , though on agoda my reservation was there and didnt mention anything about canceling .. but i had an exam next day so i couldnt even argue . Definatly i wouldnt book there even if had to sleep in the street!

Reviewed November 05, 2018
4.4
Daniel from Brazil
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

Bad experience and filthy place ”

There were mold everywhere in the room. The curtain was black of dirty. Only one shower working and there is a pub below. The sound is high until 2am so there is no sleep quality. I would not recommend this hostel to an enemy.

Reviewed November 21, 2017
7.6
Very good
HEEAE from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Nice staff, quite hard to find the place, but it was good”

I stayed at this hostel for 2 nights and It was nice. They serve nice breakfast and the staffs are friendly.

Reviewed November 11, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Evgeniya from Russia
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Super location! Clean rooms! Friendly stuff! 10 minutes by walk to Big Ben ”

Perfect location. All historical places around. You can walk to everywhere! Very friendly stuff and helpful! I wanted stay more, but rooms sold out((

Reviewed July 16, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Susan from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Best London experience I could ever imagine”

People, Location, Cleanliness

It was absolutely amazing. I didn't think id end up hanging out at my hostel with much with the staff and other travelers I met!

Reviewed August 28, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
MONICA from Mexico
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Bueno, bonito y barato !”

Muy bien ubicado, fácil de llagar. Desde nuestra llegada en recepción fueron muy amables. Veníamos con mucha hambre así q probar sus hamburguesas fue casi obligado. Súper ricas! Tienen habitaciones en el 2 y tercer piso. Recién remodelado, casi que estrenamos ! Quedo lindo y funcional, camas muy cómodas y baños limpios. Sin duda excelente opción para hospedarse en Londres !! Mención especial a Luana y si compañero en recepción por su trato!!

Reviewed June 26, 2019
7.6
Very good
Francisco from Argentina
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Muy buena opción”

Muy bien ubicado, bastante tranquilo. Son 4 habitaciones arriba de un pub. La gente que trabaja ahí es amable.

Reviewed June 05, 2018
6.0
Delphine from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Publove est plus un bar qu'une auberge”

Les 2 seuls avantages de ce bar est qu'il est bien situé : à 15 minutes de London Eye à pied, à 30 minutes du Buckingham Palace, 30 minutes des rues commerçantes et 5 min du métro ; et que je n'avais pas payé cher car j'avais une belle promotion. Mises à part ça, le bar ne propose que 10% de réduction sur nos consommations quand on y dort, il n'y a que 2 douches et 2 toilettes pour 4 chambres de minimum 6 lits : donc vive les bousculades aux heures de pointe ! Par ailleurs, les chambres sont mal isolées du son provenant du bar : attention au mercredi soir avec le pub quiz qui empêche de dormir tôt. Mon matelas était beaucoup trop mou.

Reviewed September 10, 2018
3.6
bernard from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Tres sale , ca sent mauvais, pas assez d equipement, sans confort.”

Tres tres sale, sans intimité. Crade

Reviewed October 05, 2016
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