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Reviews of Smart Russell Square Hostel London Hostel

71 Guilford Street, London, England

Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 67%

Location 90%

Safety 77%

Staff 74%

Value 72%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 2.54USD
  • Towel 6.35USD

Important Information

Hostelbookers Sale
Please note that all sales bookings are final and non-refundable. The property may charge your card in advance for the full amount of your stay. Payment protection is also not available in connection with these bookings. In the event that you cancel your booking the accommodation provider shall be entitled to retain the total outstanding costs of your booking. All rooms that are included in the sale are identified in their room type as [“!!! Sale !!! Non Refundable”].


We require guests under 12 to be booked into private accommodation. If booking a dormitory for a family, please email us before booking to guarantee private placement is available. BOOKINGS OF 10 OR MORE PEOPLE are considered Group Bookings and must be booked with The Group Bookings Department to verify availability for the dates, as well as special Group Rates that may be more or less than those stated for individuals. As Group Bookings require more effort regarding placement, security, processing, etc., we must reserve the right to deny any bookings made for more than 10 people. Please also be aware that your deposit is non-refundable per HostelBookers.com TOS and therefore booking more than 10 people puts your 10% deposit at risk as you will not be refunded.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 11:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 67%

Location 90%

Safety 77%

Staff 74%

Value 72%

Showing 91-100 of 111 reviews

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: Good location and character.

Disliked: Before I choose I always make sure there is secure locker in the room so all my stuff safe. When I arrived they said have to pay for it (it wasnt say on the website to pay plus), after they said it didnt work. So I had to put in and out all the time from-to the luggage room and the receptionist was kept asking 1 pound about it. So it was pretty annoying.... I also had to sleep with my bags in my bad to keep it safe.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Location.

Disliked: It smelled like bleach and felt like a prison. It is a property that clearly has no love for the idea of hostels and only wishes to make as much money as possible while spending as little as possible. Spend more and stay elsewhere!

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The bunks with curtains are a really really good feature to help you sleep in the crowded dorms.

Disliked: The hostel never sleeps. People come and go at all hours in and out of the dorms. It should be noted that secure lockers in the dorms are not free.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Have stayed at this hostel 4 times now totally love the location as it's a minute walk from Russell Square tube station and 1 stop away from kings cross, so ideal for getting around London

Disliked: Personally I think the 3 high bunks should be scrapped as for me they are too high and therefore could be a safety issue.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Location

Disliked: Atmosphere typical one-night backpacker

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: very convenient to visit british museum.

Disliked: bed was small

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Ideal LocationFriendly staffSecurity appeared very GoodVery Clean & tidy

Disliked: Temperatures in Dorms too high and no apparent way of reducing also no apparent way of opening windows wide enough to get fresh air into the rooms

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: NIce location, great for value

Disliked: Not much privacy in the shower room.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location, outside appearance of building, free breakfast

Disliked: Shabby/grotty room, not very welcoming room, reminded me of a room in a prison, although they are probably nicer

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