Staying at The stables

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  • NO CURFEW - you may come and go as you wish
  • INCLUDED or FREE: breakfast / towels / secure luggage storage / wi-fi / tourist info / love
  • GOOD NEWS - hostellers receive an all-time 15% OFF on food & drinks at the downstairs pub
Rooms & Facilities

2 Private Rooms and 3 Shared Dormitories

We are a small, cosy hostel with only 5 rooms, spread across 2 floors.
Please take a look at map of fire escapes and evacuation plan provided on each room door.


Showers & Toilets

Shared washrooms to be found on every floor. You may use any floor for communal facilities. There's plenty of everything, if your washroom is busy just go to the next, one will be always free.

* Please turn off taps before you leave the shower.

* No Smoking anywhere on premises!


Luggage & Security Storage

We haven't lockers. Instead, we offer a staff operated storage service, similar to a cloak-room system.
Your valuables are swapped for a coded ticket, then safely put away. You can claim your belongings with the ticket any time during pub opening hours (mostly 11am - 11pm).

We store small valuables, passports, laptops, gadgets separately and offer a dedicated luggage room for suitcases and bags. Just ask our staff at the bar for more.


Wi-Fi Access

There are several hot-spots throughout the building, you'll be given a password to the hostel ones on your check-in sheet. Password for the downstairs pub one is: GIDDYUPHORSE - all caps. Enjoy!


ATM / Post Office / Groceries

Conveniently, there's several cash/atm machines right across the street, as well as a 24hr off-license selling survival essentials. Cheaper groceries with nicer selection of products are located within a few minutes walk to both directions, a TESCO and a CO-OPERATIVE. The nearest POST OFFICE is again, just across the road to your right.

services & Extras


Included in the price of your stay, served daily between 8 - 10am downstairs in the pub.
Nothing fancy, but plenty of choices: cereals, toast with spreads, fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, biscuits...



We don't have one at The Horse but our sister hostel, The Walrus BH has a fully equipped kitchen just down the street. Only 2 minutes walk on the next corner, just show the bar staff check-in sheet or proof that you are staying here and they'll will let you upstairs to use the kitchen freely!


Gadgets / Borrowables

Just ask the staff behind the bar downstairs for any of the following!
We ask a £5 deposit which we'll refund once item is returned.


We have plenty of universal to UK downstairs! You can also charge your phones with us behind the bar.




Book Exchange

Find a large selection of books by the main hostel stair case and feel free to borrow any. Just remember, if you decide to take one with you, you must leave one in its place!


Fabulous Staff

Our reception / info desk is essentially the downstairs bar... Approach the staff with confidence, they'll be happy to give you towels, adaptors, hair dryers etc. as well as maps and tourist help!

Downstairs Pub

Our laid-back downstairs pub serves as communal area for hostellers throughout the day. Plenty of plugs to charge your gadgets, sofas and televisions await you. Not to forget the ALL TIME 15% OFF hostellers receive on food & drinks served.

Homemade English Food

The kitchen is open downstairs from 12pm until 10pm daily, except on Sundays, when it closes at 9pm. Lunchtime Specials / Burgers & Mains / Sunday Roast

Fresh Tea & Coffee

Hostellers get FREE tea and instant coffee at the bar, but we have freshly ground too and a proper machine to make you a brew!

Traditional Real Ales & Ciders

Try a selection of traditional ales, we have local lagers & ciders too. Drinks Menu

Live Sport / Onstage Events

There's a lot of fun stuff happening regularly, come downstairs and socialise!
Events / Comedy / Facebook Calendar

Waterloo & SE1

Lower Marsh Market

Only a few minutes walk away, the trendy, local market offers more than infamous street food... Find a variety of cafes, quirky shops with jewellery, gifts, hobbies, clothing and more! Learn more...

We Are Waterloo

Se1 & the Waterloo Area has so much to offer for tourists and locals alike, it can be somewhat overwhelming. Take a look at our and filter through all the local fun and events with ease. Restaurants, shopping, workshops, live events and sooooo much more.

South Bank

London's cultural hotspot never runs short of great events and fairs, and offers the best of classical and contemporary music, theatre, film, talks and exhibitions. Visit the Southbank Centre.

Picturesque river side walk with plenty of restaurants, bars and things to do, not mentioning landmarks such as the London Eye and London Aquarium - all within a short walk from our hostel entrance...

Imperial War Museum

The nearest major museum to us is the IWM, it exhibits experiences of modern conflict, everyday life in wartime and naturally a lot of weaponry and artefacts. Visit the Imperial War Museum.


Staying at The stables
Rooms & Facilities
services & Extras
Downstairs Pub
Waterloo & SE1

Staying at The stables
Rooms & Facilities
services & Extras
Downstairs Pub
Waterloo & SE1