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Reviews of Smart Russell Square Hostel London Hostel

71 Guilford Street, London, England

Atmosphere 67%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 70%

Location 90%

Safety 76%

Staff 73%

Value 74%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 2.63USD
  • Towel 6.59USD

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 67%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 70%

Location 90%

Safety 76%

Staff 73%

Value 74%

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91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Location + price

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Location

Disliked: Atmosphere, friendless of the staff

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: The location is amazing, right next to the University and a short walk from everything. They also have very solid bunk beds meaning that when you move you're not waking up the person below you or vice versa and the beds all have curtains/ plugs which makes charging electronics easy as well as allowing you to sleep through people turning the lights on.

Disliked: Definitely older furniture/ building and staff didn't seem very happy to be there. It could have also been cleaner but then again that could be said about a lot of hostels.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
06 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: I liked that you could cook full meals in the kitchen. There is a Tesco Express about 5 min from the hostel and a larger WaitRose supermarket in Brunswick shopping center 8 min away. There are several restaurants nearby if you don't want to cook. While the included breakfast is basic (toast+spreads, cereal, tea/coffee/juice) it is filling as all you can eat. There is separate male/female shower rooms with lots of shower heads. There is a bank of toilets for everyone to share. I never encountered a waiting line.

Disliked: The 15-bed dorms use triple bunk beds. There are few electrical outlets, although many can be found in the common/dining area. Whle triple bunks they have enough head height that you can sit up properly, although they barely fit a 185cm tall person. The biggest issue is the lack of floor space which is quickly taken up by luggage.

Customer would recommend this property

29% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
29% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family, Work / volunteering

Liked: Honestly nothing

Disliked: It was nasty dirtyThe beds were uncomfortable and you felt like you just got in prisonThe showers had only one heat setting and that was way too hot. No possibility to change the temperature and the water would only run for 10 seconds

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Central location and the very helpful and accommodating staff. This is a very large hostel yet all the times I have stayed here it never feels like it is as big as it is. It's always clean and the staff are always helpful with checking in and out simple and easy. This is a hostel after all and there's going to be noise but from all my experiences here I've always had a good nights sleep and there's been almost no late disturbances.Highly recommend this hostel!

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Price and location

Disliked: For a single traveller I felt unsafe in a mixed dormitory of different ages. The atmosphere was not very welcoming. I was also not warned that I would be charged extra for the internet.

97% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was good value for money and very close to everywhere I needed to be

Disliked: That breakfast should have started earlier

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Facilities - 100%
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  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Es comodo y bien ubicado, y especialmente limpio.

Disliked: nada en particular

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: close to the centre but really not that close

Disliked: the triple bunk beds, the noise, cold showers, small showers, not enough power sockets, not enough power sockets. i mean, c'mon, 2 outlets for a room of 12 people is not enough. when i complained, the guy there said that the room i was in was old so there was only 2 outlets but i saw a lot of people sitting in the hallways charging their phones. this is 2015, everyone has a phone and everyone needs to charge it every night.

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