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Reviews of Smart Russell Square

Hostel | 71-72 Guilford Street., London, England WC1N 1DF

77.3% Overall Rating

1191 out of 1730 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/12/2014)

Christopher Lukasik thinks…

"It was a good location and had private bunks with curtains. They also had a small breakfast, which was small, but a nice free addition."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 3.25
  • Towel USD 8.10

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

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.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

Contact us directly

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77.3%

Overall Rating

1191 out of 1730 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Russell Square'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
80.8%
Value
74.4%
Safety
80.8%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Colin Hickie

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 December 2013 Colin would recommend this property

Liked: the shower room is big and clean and the lounge is open all night!

Disliked: the rooms are hot with the heat on full blast...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Muslim Moula Bukhsh

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 Muslim would recommend this property

Liked: Sincerity

Disliked: Nothing

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: less crowded rooms at cheaper price

Disliked: other guests

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rodrigo Vaz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference

26 November 2013 Rodrigo would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast is always a big plus.

Disliked: The access to the showers looked like a playstation game - I had to skip a bench that was in the middle of the stairs.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

25 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a good place to go if you're spending two-three days sightseeing London. Very handy (near British Museum and Euston station) and the cheapest place around. The staff was really nice and helpful. They offer lockers once you've checked out for 2pound per item. In Euston train station is 9 per item.

Disliked: Next time, I'll take my own pillow or pillow case because although you could see that they had been washed, the appearance was not good and the pillow case was too thin.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Diana Whelan

Alone

Events / festivals

24 November 2013 Diana would recommend this property

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.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

21 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jessica Ng

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: pretty good location, sheets included, friendly staff

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

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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).

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

ANTHONY SMALES

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 ANTHONY would recommend this property

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!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

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).

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No privacy Noise Snoring

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Anna Lysakowska

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

11 November 2013 Anna would recommend this property

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.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gonzalo Salinas

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 November 2013 Gonzalo would recommend this property

Liked: Great place and location

Disliked: Gonzalo left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2013

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.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Daniel Farman

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 October 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: Beds Interior

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Felix Mara

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2013 Felix would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Felix left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Very Noisey. Common lighst in dormitory are put on whever anyone enters the dorm at anytime of the night/early hours of the morning and the lockers are particularly noisey! Beds are small

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

07 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, ok for one night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

phil williams

Alone

Events / festivals

02 October 2013 phil would recommend this property

Liked: its cheap and a nice place to stay thats why i always stop there on my visits to london :)

Disliked: phil left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Tarun Prem

Alone

Business / conference

27 September 2013 Tarun would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Few Charging points

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 September 2013

Liked: Great location, Pod beds are good (if a little small)

Disliked: It's a mess. The building work didn't help, but it's not kept very clean anywhere. There's a maze of unsignposted coridors, and rubbish everywhere you look.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Pablo Hinojosa Nava

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

23 September 2013 Pablo would recommend this property

Liked: The cheapest hostel in a very good location.

Disliked: You have to pay for things such as computers or keys for locker,

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

16 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's central and pretty straightforward: a comfortable bed with the advantage of curtains for extra privacy. Simple breakfast but good and for free. For £11 in central London this is luxury

Disliked: The wifi signal wasn't too strong in the common area. The access to showers is either through the living room or a maze of corridors and stairs. Not a problem, as long as you know it in advance.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the mixture o people staying. The staff were kind and very helpful.

Disliked: Very broken sleep. People were in and out the dorms (understandibly) late at night and early in the morning.


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