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Reviews of Smart Russell Square

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

75.5% Overall Rating

1188 out of 1726 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/09/2014)

"Location was good, but the Russell Sq. Metro was not working in the mid mornings. Not a good choice if you luggage"

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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?

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75.5%

Overall Rating

1188 out of 1726 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Russell Square'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
64.8%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
78.4%
Value
72.0%
Safety
76.0%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Jeremy Stringer

29 September 2009 Jeremy would recommend this property

Liked: Was stated towels provided in details but they were charged for 5.00 Stg

Disliked: Jeremy left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

28 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I found the hostel clean, the beds fairly comfortable, showers acceptable and a central location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

28 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty decent hostel. Nothing amazing, but good value and well kept.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

27 September 2009

Liked: Open 24 Hours so that we did not need to rush home after our night out. The comfiness of the bed. Internet access.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location and easy to find, train station on the same block and its a short walk to oxford st!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 September 2009

Liked: Staff in the hostel is not much friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

26 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel. I stayed in a 20 something bed dorm (room A) and although I've stayed in many many different hostels across the world, it was my first in a dorm with more than 14 beds. The room was very spacious so you never felt like there were more than 20 people in it !The location is good too. A 3 minute walk to the nearest Tube Station. The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern are within walking distances and so is the Tower Bridge.There's a supermarket RIGHT across the street. I liked the chill out room with comfy sofas where you could check your emails with the free wifi. There's a bar downstairs which is quite nice and if you show your key card you get a 10% discount on meals.But to me, there is only one thing missing : a kitchen !! there's a microwave and some plastic knives and forks and that' it ! But I should also mention that there is free breakfast with everything you need : toasts, butter, jam, cereals, tea, coffee, hot cocoa ...I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone !

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

25 September 2009

Liked: Near Russell Square/ Doughty St

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Alison Smith

25 September 2009

Liked: It almost goes without saying that the location is excellent - I will give it that. Otherwise... I have probably stayed in over a hundred hostels around the world, and this one must be classed as one of the worst I've ever come across. I'd recommend it as somewhere cheap to crash in central London if you don't want to spend any of your waking hours in the hostel. However... the hostel is very cramped, the showers are cold, the kitchen is very poorly equipped, the breakfast is nasty, the lockers cost £1.50 a night and washing your clothes costs a total of £6.80.

Disliked: Alison left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

24 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Look like in a circle.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

HALIL RIZA AVCI

23 September 2009 HALIL RIZA would recommend this property

Liked: I liked this place due to its close distance to the British Museum.

Disliked: HALIL RIZA left no negative feedback.

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

HALIL RIZA AVCI

23 September 2009 HALIL RIZA would recommend this property

Liked: I like the cleanliness and smiling faces of the staff of the Hostel..

Disliked: HALIL RIZA left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

22 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The environment was really cool

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

21 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The only disgusting issue is it war really hot in our room.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good. good curtains surrounding the beds.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

20 September 2009

Liked: nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nicky Spring in 't Veld

20 September 2009 Nicky would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, some toilets were terrible, but a few were good. Showers are good and clean. The 3 bunks high beds are a bit to much, much noise in the rooms. Only bread, butter, jam, coffee, tea and milk for breakfast. But good for your money.

Disliked: Nicky left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

19 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great value

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

19 September 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best thing about this hostel is the location of it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Richard Holas

19 September 2009 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, clean showers with warm water all day, great location. Some staff great, some not. Boring breakfast, small choice, every day the same. Too hot at night, small almost closed window. But good value for money.

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

18 September 2009

Liked: close to central london, clean, not too much street noise, privacy in the rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jess Hollingworth

17 September 2009 Jess would recommend this property

Liked: good place to meet other aussies travelling.

Disliked: Jess left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jose Luis Castillo Martinez

15 September 2009 Jose Luis would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place. Good location and nice staff. The rooms are big and there is a lot of space. The bad point is that the prices shown on the web do not include VAT, you must pay a 10 pound diposit and you have to pay all the extras like the locker service.Bonito lugar. Buena localización. Con habitaciones amplias y con mucho espacio. Lo malo es que los precios mostrados no incluyen IVA, hay que pagar un depósito de 10 libras al llegar y hay que pagar todos los extras. Incluso las taquillas.

Disliked: Jose Luis left no negative feedback.


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