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The heart & soul of London backpacking
Pull up a bar stool and talk until morning at PubLove’s most sociable Hostel-Pub. As well as being on the doorstep of London’s biggest tourist attractions, the Steam Engine is beautifully soulful and life-affirming - you’ll feel at home as soon as you step through the door. Warning: you’ll never want to leave.
Perfect for travellers looking to meet new people to share their London adventure.

Legendary London adventures start at PubLove.
All our Hostel-Pubs are welcoming, small and social - the perfect places to get to know your fellow travellers. The best thing about staying with us? Your common room is the great British pub! We have 24hr bars specialising in craft beer & gin. Get social with the locals or swap stories over a drink with your fellow backpackers.  

Our dorms are modern, cool and spotlessly clean. Our bunks have hygiene/privacy screens, dedicated power sockets, great free Wi-Fi and crisp white linen. Our top-class washrooms are private and offer shampoo, shower gel and plenty of hot water.  

Every Hostel-Pub has an award-winning Burger Craft kitchen serving up burgers, loaded fries and brunch, with vegetarian and vegan options. They open daily from 12pm until 10pm.  

BOOK NOW to start your own London adventure. 

Property Name: PubLove The Steam Engine

Address 1: 41-42 Cosser Street

City : London

Postal Code : SE1 7BU

Phone: 020 7928 0720


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Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 2:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Late Check-Out Hour: 12:00 PM

Late Check-out Fees: £ 5.00

Late check out (after 10:00 AM and before 12:00 PM) may result in a fee.

Property and Cancellation Policies :
You will not be charged any cancellation fees up to 24 hours before the day of arrival, cancellations within 24 hours will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to your first nights stay. This will be deducted from the credit card details provided when you book.
When booking the Best Price - Non Refundable Rate please remember that this is non refundable whether cancelled or modified.
Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions set out the basis on which PubLove will provide accommodation and other products and services at its hostels to Customers and Guests. By making a Booking the Customer agrees to comply with these Conditions.
1.   Bookings
a.      Customers can request Bookings via PubLove’s website or by contacting PubLove’s staff at the Hostel.
b.      When requesting Bookings, Customers will be required to provide identification information including, but not limited to,their name, address, contact telephone number and email address.
c.      No request for a Booking should be deemed to be accepted unless and until PubLove confirms its acceptance and provides a booking reference, at which point the Contract will come into existence.
d.      PubLove will use its reasonable endeavours to accommodate any request from the Customer to change the Booking Details but anyrequest to change the dates or length of stay or add products and/or services will be subject to availability and the Customer paying for such increased length of stay and/or products and/or services at PubLove’s standard rates from time to time.
e.      When booking beds in a shared room, PubLove will attempt to put people on the same booking in the same room, however this cannot be guaranteed.
2.   Fees & Payment
a.      The Charges will be as quoted by PubLove to the Customer upon the Customer’s request for a Booking.
b.      Unless otherwise agreed by PubLove, the Charges Only cover the provision of accommodation at the Hostel and the Customer may incur additional charges including, without limitation, charges for meals, room service and wireless internet access (the “Additional Charges”).
c.      Customers will be informed of the amount of the Additional Charges before they are incurred.
d.      Bookings will be subject to the Customer:                                                              
i.       Making payment of the Charges in full in advance or, at PubLove’s option, paying a booking fee and/or deposit; and providing valid Debit or Credit Card details via which payment of the Charges or the balance of the Charges (as the case may be) and any Additional Charges can be taken at check in at the hostel or at the time of booking.
e.      If not prepaid in full at time of booking the balance of the Charges must be paid by the Customer immediately on checking in at the Hostel. Any Additional Charges must be paid either as they are incurred or, at PubLove’s option, upon the Customer checking out at the Hostel.
f.      The following payment methods are accepted by PubLove                                                               
  i.     Visa & MasterCard                                                            
  ii.    Visa & MasterCard debit
  iv.   American Express
3.   Cancellations
a.      The Customer may cancel the Booking without charge if notice is given to PubLove at least 24 hours prior to 1400 hours (local time) on the Arrival Date. In which case PubLove will refund to the Customer all sums paid by the Customer in advance.
b.      Where the Customer has been offered a discounted rate on condition that the Booking becomes non-refundable upon cancellation then, provided the Customer has been informed of such Condition, in the event of cancellation of the Booking, all Charges applicable to that Booking remain payable in full.
c.      Where the Customer fails to give sufficient notice of cancellation or fails to arrive (no show) at the Hostel, the entire Booking will be deemed cancelled and the Customer must pay the Hostel an amount equivalent to the Charges applicable to the first’ night’s stay at the Hostel.
d.      PubLove may at any time cancel a Booking if the Hostel becomes unavailable due to circumstances outside PubLove’s control in which case PubLove will pay the Customer a full refund of any Charges and any booking fee paid.
e.      PubLove may at any time cancel the Booking if the payment details provided by the Customer are invalid and the Customer fails to provide alternative valid details.
f.       Guests already checked in to a hostel are subject to 1 night (24 hours) penalty charges for early departure.
g.      Cancellations for all bookings made by a third-party agent or online travel agent should be made through the site the original booking was made.
4.   Check-in and checkout
a.      Check-in time at the Hostel booked is from 1400hrs. If you arrive prior to 1400 hrs, you may store your luggage for free in our luggage storage room.
b.      Every guest must present valid,government-issued photo ID upon check-in. Foreign nationals must have an EU Identity Card or passport. There is a No ID, No Stay, No Exception policy. No Copies, paper or electronic, are accepted. A student card or bank card is not accepted as an ID.
c.      Bookings made with multiple beds reserved must have the total booking amount paid in full prior to any guests being given access to bedrooms; part payment is not accepted.
d.       Unlike some hostels we do not have an upper age limit.  Most of our guests are backpackers in the 18 to 30 age range. Please be aware you may be assigned a top bunk.
e.      We reserve the right to refuse the booking of any guest who does not meet all of our terms & conditions.
f.      Deposits are paid to our booking agents directly and are non-refundable.  You need to contact the booking agent directly if you disagree with this policy.
g.        Check-out time at the Hostel booked is 1000 hrs.  
h.        Late check-out until 1200 hrs is available subject to availability for a fee of £5.00 per person.
i.      Departing guests must remove all of their belongings from their room, and checkout, by 1000 hrs.  After this time guests may make use of the luggage storage facility, but all possessions must be removed from the room.
j.        You may utilise the free luggage storage until midnight on your date of departure; after this time, you will need to remove your belongings.
5.    Hostel Rules
We have a clear eviction policy which is strictly enforced. Any guest evicted according to our policy will NOT receive any refund. You can view this eviction policy on property.  The comfort, safety and security of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to PubLove. Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of our staff,compromise the comfort, safety or security of other guests, staff or local residents will be requested to leave the hostel premises and will not be offered a refund. Guests are expected to respect other guests, staff, local residents and property. In the case of groups, the group leaders must ensure that all members of their group behave in an acceptable manor. Failure of any individual group member to do so will result in the expulsion of the whole group.  
a.      NO SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted anywhere within our property. Any guest found smoking within the building will be asked to leave the premises immediately and will not be offered a refund. A smoking area and ashtrays are provided outside the building for guests who wish to smoke.  
b.      PERSONAL PROPERTY: Guests may use the luggage storage however it remains the guest's responsibility to ensure that their personal belongings are secure at all times. PubLove accepts no liability for the loss, theft or damage to property however sustained or caused.
c.      LIQUOR LICENSE/ LICENSED PREMISES: Our Company has and operates licensed premises at all of our PubLove Hostels, as such you are not permitted to bring alcohol onto or consume alcohol not purchased at our licensed premise on our property. Our staff will confiscate any alcohol which will be returned to you on your departure from our hostel.
d.      FOOD: No food is allowed into the hostel, whether purchased at the hostel or from any other outlet.  Our staff will confiscate any food which will be returned to you on your departure from our hostel.
e.      DAMAGE TO OUR PROPERTY: You will be expected to reimburse PubLove for any damage caused by inappropriate behaviour during your stay.  
Essential information for guests.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: PubLove strongly recommends that at the time of your booking you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover items including but not limited to: loss of booking amount through cancellation, loss or damage to personal baggage, loss of money and medical expenses. We do not accept responsibility for any lost or stolen property. 
YOUR INFORMATION: PubLove shall only store and use information you supply to us or which is supplied to us for the purposes of carrying out our contract with you, and to inform you of other services and offers which we make available from time to time. If you do not wish to receive such information, please let us know by emailing us at:  
LIABILITY: Except in relation to death or personal injury caused by our negligence PubLove liability remains, at all times,limited to the value of the services booked, excluding any amendment charges paid to us.  
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS: Any omission or error in sales literature, web pages or site, order form, quotation, price list, order acknowledgement, despatch note, invoice or other document issued by us may be corrected by us without liability. We will advise you of any changes at the time of booking or as soon as is reasonably possible thereafter.  
DISCRETION: All bookings are subject to availability and PubLove reserves the right to decline any booking at its discretion.  
GROUPS: Groups of 10 guests or more are subject to separate terms & conditions. 
LOCKERS:Lockers are available for your laptop and smaller sized items. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your personal belongings are secure at all times.PubLove accept no liability for the loss, theft or damage to guest’s property,however caused. We strongly recommend you use a padlock on your luggage during your stay.

ATTENTION: This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the Website under the domain name​​ (Website) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read these terms carefully before using the Website. Using the Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the Website.
1 Introduction
1.1 You may access many areas of the Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the Website are only open to you if you register.
1.2 By accessing any part of the Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full. If you do not accept these terms in full, you must leave the Website immediately.
1.3 The Company may revise these terms at any time by updating this posting. You should check the Website from time to time to review the then current terms, because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at the Website.
2 Licence
2.1 You are permitted to print and download extracts from the Website for your own use on the following basis:
2.1.1 no documents or related graphics on the Website are modified in any way;
2.1.2 no graphics on the Website are used separately from the corresponding text; and
2.1.3 the Company's copyright and trade mark notices and this permission notice appear in all copies.
2.2 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by the Company or its licensors. For the purposes of these terms, any use of extracts from the Website other than in accordance with clause 2.1 for any purpose is prohibited. If you breach any of these terms, your permission to use the Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Website.
2.3 Subject to clause 2.1, no part of the Website may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the Company's prior written permission.
2.4 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
3 Service Access
3.1 While the Company endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, the Company shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the Company's control.
4 Visitor Material And Conduct
4.1 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to the Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Company shall have no obligations with respect to such material. The Company and its designees shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.
4.2 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website any material:
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4.2.2 for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
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4.2.4 which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
4.3 You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking).
4.4 The Company may fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Company to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of clause 4.2 or clause 4.3.
5 Links To Other Websites
Links to third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. The Company has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. The Company therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.
6 Disclaimer
6.1 While the Company endeavours to ensure that the information on the Website and the information provided by the virtual advisor (an online question and answer service provided through the Website) is correct, the Company does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the Website or given by the virtual advisor. The Company may make changes to the material on the Website or virtual advisor, or to the products, services and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the Website or given by the virtual advisor may be out of date, and the Company makes no commitment to update such material.
6.2 The material on the Website or given by the virtual advisor is provided "as is", without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company provides you with the Website and virtual advisor on the basis that the Company excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the Website and virtual advisor.
7 Liability
7.1 The Company, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Website), and any of the Company's group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the Website in any way or in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the Website, any websites linked to the Website or the material on such websites, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the Website or your downloading of any material from the Website or any websites linked to the Website.
7.2 Nothing in these terms shall exclude or limit the Company's liability for:
7.2.1 death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or
7.2.2 fraud; or
7.2.3 misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or
7.2.4 any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
7.3 If your use of material on the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.
8 Governing Law
And Jurisdiction These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising in connection these terms shall be subject to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
9 Sharing of Data
PubLove will not trade, sell or share your personal identifiable information for use by any third parties unless we have informed you, been authorised by you or are required by law to do so. The term 'third parties' does not include any subsidiaries or affiliates of PubLove.


We take the privacy of our website users seriously. The purpose of this statement is to set out the principles governing our use of personal information we may obtain about you. By using the PubLove website,​ you are indicating that you have read this Privacy Policy and understand that your personal information may be used as described below. Links with other websites This Privacy Policy only covers the PubLove website. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or content of any linked websites. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies of each website you visit. The information we collect Except as set out below and to the extent we are required or permitted by law, personal information provided by you to us will be used only for the purposes for which it is provided. If you decide to provide us with information about yourself, we may use it to send you details (by post and email) about our services or to send through information that we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to do this please contact​. We will not disclose your personal information to any other party or for any other reason other than as set out in this policy without your prior consent. If any of the personal information that we hold about you is incorrect or needs updating or if you want us to delete any personal information, please contact How long we keep information We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it is provided. We will only keep personal data for longer if authorised by you or if we are required to do so by law. If, for example, you have authorised use of your personal data for marketing purposes, this will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish for us to use it. Specific retention periods are set out in the privacy notices linked above. Cookies A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our web site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies, and you should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This will give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. Refusing cookies may mean that you cannot access certain features of the PubLove website. . Use of your information outside the European Union Personal Information may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (for example if it is posted on the website in a discussion page or other service it will be globally accessible). In using the website and these services you consent to such a transfer. Notification of changes We may occasionally modify our Privacy Policy; when this happens, we will publish details on this web page. We will not however significantly change how we use information you have already given to us without your prior agreement. Your rights to access personal information You have the right to receive information about the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) we maintain on you upon written request and payment of a fee which will be notified to you upon your request. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect please contact us.

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