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Reviews of Smart Russell Square Hostel London Hostel

71 Guilford Street, London, England

Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 74%

Location 96%

Safety 77%

Staff 74%

Value 79%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 3.14USD
  • Towel 7.84USD

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 78%

Facilities 74%

Location 96%

Safety 77%

Staff 74%

Value 79%

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74% Overall Rating
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  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Dormitory was well designed - did not feel as large as it was. Showers hot and plenty available. Good security.

Disliked: The heating was on all through the night in the bedroom so it was too hot to sleep well. I would have liked just a bit more variety in the breakfast - there was only cornflakes and white bread, neither of which I eat - some other cereals and brown bread would have been good.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Liked: friendly staff, location

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: pretty good location, sheets included, friendly staff

Disliked: lack of atmosphere, showers far from rooms, *very* basic breakfast, luggage storage not included

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Breakfast included and avaliable for 2 hours. Basic but sufficient: toast, cereal, tea and coffee. I has a dining area with lots of seating and this is where the free wifi is, which gets you out of your room. A few powerpoints scattered around the room. The bunks have curtains which is great except for the top bunk which doesn't have a curtain over the top to stop the light. This hostel is within walking distance of theatres (I've walked this solo at night as a female) and the British Museum and Libraray. One of my favourite London Hostels and I come back because of the cheap mid-week prices and great location. It's also a block away from the tube and 10 - 15 min walk from Euston - Kings Cross/St Pancras, depending on your walking speed. Half hour walk to Embankment (south) and Camden Market (north).

Disliked: Price doubles on weekends (but that is all of London). Showers are in a large block downstairs. You pay extra for bag storage (2 pounds, standard with other London Hostels) and in room lockers as well. You make your own bed (again fairly standard with the cheap hostels in London).

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
05 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Has settled down since I first stayed there. The cleaning ladies work their patooties off.

Disliked: Having the shower in the basement is a hassle. Sometimes the rooms get VERY stuffy and people shut the windows (if you can even open them at all).

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The bunks have curtains on them, which is a clever privacy feature that I haven't seen before, - no reading lights in them tho.Large kitchen & main communal area.

Disliked: Someone threw up in the sink, that wasn't pleasant & it sat there all night. - Not the hostel's fault tho!

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Beds had personal curtains.

Disliked: My dorm door didn't close and noone repaired it for 2 days. Wi-Fi was off for one day.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Location

Disliked: Beds Interior

43% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 40%
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  • Location - 100%
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  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: location

Disliked: too crowded, too many people staying in a room, stuffy, noisy, and room smelled like a gym locker room all the time.

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Perfect location and really friendly, helpful and considerate staff.

Customer would recommend this property

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