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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

Group booking?

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Atmosphere 63%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 67%

Location 90%

Safety 77%

Staff 74%

Value 72%

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

Anonymous
03 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Location, security, curtains on beds in dorm rooms

Disliked: long climb to the top floor

Customer would recommend this property

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 20%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: 24 hr. Reception

Disliked: The room smelled, there were no assigned beds so arriving at 1 am from a flight made it difficult to get situated because everyone else was asleep. The lights in the bathroom kept turning off while showering and the shower flooded the bathroom

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Good internet access from the dorms. Breakfast included.

Disliked: Tends to be slightly more expensive than other hostels nearby.

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 May 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Rooms were clean but super small and there is good big common room but still no atmosphere!

Disliked: Staff were rude and could I barely understand one ladies English, The shower light was a sensor which kept turning off while I was in the shower every few seconds!!! Whole place looks like a hospital.

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: location and breakfast

Customer would recommend this property

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

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