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Reviews of Smart Russell Square

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

72.9% Overall Rating

1164 out of 1689 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/04/2014)

"The bunks with curtains are a really really good feature to help you sleep in the crowded dorms."

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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 3.36
  • Towel USD 8.38

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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72.9%

Overall Rating

1164 out of 1689 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Russell Square'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
62.4%
Cleanliness
68.8%
Staff
72.0%
Value
72.8%
Safety
76.0%
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65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Vinicius de Oliveira Silva

With my spouse / partner

City break

05 January 2013 Vinicius would recommend this property

Liked: The price was really cheap!

Disliked: Vinicius left no negative feedback.

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

Elizabeth Ward

Alone

City break

04 January 2013 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: If you want somewhere cheap to stay this is absolutely fine.

Disliked: Felt a bit grotty

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

03 January 2013

Liked: The room to get a dring, to play card....

Disliked: Personnal, security man (totally crazy)

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2013

Liked: The location near ungderground station and quite close to the centre.

Disliked: A tiny little space in a room, lots of beds, not enough place for luggage inside. Poor breakfest.

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

Taylor Jones

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2012 Taylor would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed in modern hostel but this one still tops the list as a great place to stay. The Small Russell Square tube station is close to the hostel and it's tons of restaurants and pubs in the area. Though you can ride the train we actually walked into the city which was like 25min walk. It was only toast and cereal for breakfast but it gets the job done.

Disliked: Taylor left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

27 December 2012

Liked: A localização é ótima!

Disliked: As 3º piso de camas não é coberto, as escadas são horríveis. Pessoas estranhas se acomodam lá. Reserva de 6 dias e tem que ficar preocupado em fazer check-out e check-in, fazer malas para mudar de quarto...Péssima escolha!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Sam Hirons

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 December 2012 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location.

Disliked: There was no prior warning that card payment was subject to charge at the hostel. As well as this, I didn't find out that a deposit was required until I went to check in the night I arrived. It was only by sheer luck that I had any cash with me. The extra charge for lockers was also a surprise, as this is usually free. If you're taller than about six foot, as I am, it's also worth noting that you won't be able to stretch out fully in the bed, as it's too short.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location and the staff was great

Disliked: lockers should be provided without extra cost

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

Lance Alden

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2012 Lance would recommend this property

Liked: People were really friendly. Breakfast was a nice busy atmosphere in the common room. Great to meet people.

Disliked: Triple bunks in the larger rooms kinda sucked. Too many people make it hard to sleep, especially if someone snores. The floor was crowded with luggage. I'd recommend a smaller room if you stay.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in the centre

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

anthony tabor

Alone

Partying / nightlife

09 December 2012

Liked: No cockroaches Pret a Manger near tube - great coffee

Disliked: Only one boys school changing room with showers in the basement. Nowhere to hang towel/soap etc - push button action Toilets on each floor but only two cramped washbasins, nowhere to put gear (shaving, makeup) All in all cheap and nasty No towels provided or for hire - you have to buy one for £5 No ventilation in rooms No bunklights so room light only which disturbs everyone Locker under bed didnt open Make sure you are less than 184 cm exactly or you'll be cramped in the bunk box.

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

06 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Showers very inconveniently located in the basement

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

Shane Pietersen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 December 2012 Shane would recommend this property

Liked: The great atmosphere of the entire hostel, everyone is so friendly and helpful. Plenty of updates are constantly happening here and its great to see that they want to take care of their customers.

Disliked: Some of the facilities are outdated and could be upgraded.

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

Jozef Stoila

Alone

Partying / nightlife

29 November 2012 Jozef would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, wifi connection

Disliked: short beds, no option for taller guys heard about 2 thefts in 3 days, during the day, though the things were allegedly not in lockers, but i guess its always true, you cant be cautious enough anyway it didnt happen to me, just heard about it

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

Kumaresan Thanabal

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 November 2012 Kumaresan would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the privacy and the location.

Disliked: The rooms don't have a private toilet and the shared toilet is far away.

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

luis cancela cores

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2012 luis would recommend this property

Liked: -Great situation on zone 1. Very near to Brit.Museum, and near from the downtown, and other areas such Candem,... You can save a lot in transportation. - Tube station and a Tesco round the corner. -Very safe ( there´s security at night) -Quiet -but great- atmosphere. 2 flat TVs, sofa, pool, tables to surf the net,... -Eat-all-you want breakfast (toasts, cornflakes, coffee and tea) -The curtain on the bed provides privacy and avoid some light or noise at certain times. - There´s a lot of staff working and they care a lot on the cleanliness I´d recommend this hostel to anyone coming for a few days or to people looking for a job in London.

Disliked: - The pillows are DISGUSTING and should be changed ( I´d recommend anyone to bring your own cover from home) - Lockers cost 1.5 pounds every day so the trolleys and bags are spilt all the way around the floor. - A lot of people at the same time collapse the free wifi. Otherwise, it usually works fine.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Alejandro Luis Caballero Arcos

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping

19 November 2012

Liked: the only thing is the location

Disliked: many of the staff were very unfriendly, the charge for everything, the hostel was packed it looked like a concentration camp, very noise, very bad and noisy beds, noisy doors, dirty bathrooms, awfull breakfast. Resuming, very very bad

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Michael Smallman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2012

Liked: I liked the location, the late night security and the 24hr reception service.

Disliked: The lack of power points and the size of the common room/ kitchen. Definitely not worth the price you have to pay.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

16 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is perfect

Disliked: It was all good.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, very central.

Disliked: The showers, very far from the room.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2012

Liked: NEAR FROM THE CITY

Disliked: NOW INTERNET IN THE ROOM COLD WATHER IN SHOWERS 4 BATHROOMS FOR A HOSTEL WITH MORE THAN 200 PERSONS PERSONAL OF RECEPCION WITH BAD WAY

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

10 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good location, close to the british museum

Disliked: the water temperature of the shower is too low

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 November 2012

Liked: Small breakfast. Bread + butter or jam

Disliked: Everything is old and dirty. My pillow was awful, blanket too. Other guest were noisy. Showers are disgusting. It looked like hospital in Poland. Smells too.

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

Matias Maureira

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2012 Matias would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere

Disliked: It was full of people, its a big hostel


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