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Reviews of Smart Russell Square

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

74.3% Overall Rating

1187 out of 1725 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?

Contact us directly

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74.3%

Overall Rating

1187 out of 1725 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Smart Russell Square'

Atmosphere
68.8%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
63.2%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
76.8%
Value
71.2%
Safety
75.2%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2012

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Dorm was in basement, felt like a maze to find, through so many doors. Room TINY, bunks stacked 3 high, beds are in a box. 1 powerpoint for 9 bed dorm, right at doorway so unusable. Wifi is always 'down'. Hairdyer not working in bathroom, showers press-button, lasts 10 seconds.

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

Callum Mill

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 October 2012 Callum would recommend this property

Liked: It's central location is excellent

Disliked: Beds and dorms are small

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

Martin Weatherhead

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2012 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location close to tube station, Russell Square gardens and British Museum!! Courteous staff. Roomy common room. Liked privacy curtains around bed. Excellent value for money.

Disliked: Showers too far from my dormitory and no space in shower for towel etc so didn't use. OK for one night. Also only 2 toilets/ washbasins for 15 beds!

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: helpfulness and friendliness of staff and location

Disliked: mixed rooms

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

KONSTANTINOS VASILEIOU

Alone

Business / conference

23 September 2012

Liked: I liked that it was very central, very close to several universities and its price.

Disliked: I didn't like the quality of life there. Especially in the rooms. You have to sleep in something like a box and there isn't enough space in the rooms to feel comfortable.

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

Clinton Graves

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

18 September 2012 Clinton would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is nice and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Maciej Ziólkowski

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

17 September 2012 Maciej would recommend this property

Liked: It was good. I liked it.

Disliked: It was good. I liked it.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and complete structure: breakfast is good, beds are clean, respect for the guests is maintained, bathrooms are clean and a security agent at the main entrance protects guests' security. The structure is wide and properly equipped of maps and suggestions for tourists.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Mengying Wang

Alone

City break

12 September 2012 Mengying would recommend this property

Liked: nice

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

12 September 2012

Liked: I liked the curtains at the beds

Disliked: We had to walk down 4 floors for the showers. Some of the rooms are really crowded

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ismail adam

With a large group / tour

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2012 ismail would recommend this property

Liked: location, only down-side to the hostel is that every time i go or send someone else there never have the WiFi working really puts the place down

Disliked: WiFi not working again

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

Anna Karjalainen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good. Walking distance to the city and to Camden. Property was okay. Nice kitchen and living room. Definitely worth of staying if you want cheap and nice place to sleep.

Disliked: The rooms were a bit cramped. At the third floor there was really hot in night time.

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

Donna Varley

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 September 2012 Donna would recommend this property

Liked: Well enjoyed my stay. For a first time hostel stay i thought it was brilliant. Free breakfast, friendly staff, even friendlier guests and was always clean. Felt like home, will definitely be staying again! :D

Disliked: Nada.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

08 September 2012

Liked: good common room

Disliked: room to overcrowded. 4 bunkbeds high with no space bettwen them.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

08 September 2012

Liked: the hostel had a nice common room with a nice sofa.

Disliked: the rooms were overcrowded with bunkbeds 4 high and just eniugh room for 1 person to walk in the corridor between them. staff were unhelpful and bed sheets were dirty. No space for bags and 1 electric socket in room for 16 people right at doorway so unable to use.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

08 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location and price.

Disliked: Showers only work for 10sec at a time, or by continuously holding the button. Breakfast was cornflakes and Value-style white bread with squirty(!) bottles of jam and butter/margarine.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: read above

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

Raissa DE MELO BRANDÃO

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

06 September 2012 Raissa would recommend this property

Liked: This property has good location and good beds, with a good price.

Disliked: The bathrooms are far away from the rooms, not realy confortable for taking a bath, not really cleans.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location and Friendly Environment !!

Disliked: only 1 hour per day free wifi

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

30 August 2012

Liked: Location was okay

Disliked: Mice, very bad ventilation causing room to be extremely warm and moist. Way too many people in one room, no space to even put your suitcase. beds too small for person of 1.80 m. Didnt sleep the first night, took another room for the other days, which was a bit better. Still lots of noise and warm (in summer but not more than 22c outside).

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

gerald bailey

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2012 gerald would recommend this property

Liked: great location right by tube station good staff ideal for what i needed cheap digs in central london

Disliked: n/a

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

gili gueta

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2012 gili would recommend this property

Liked: GOOD AREA

Disliked: SIZE OF ROOMS

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 August 2012

Liked: leaving

Disliked: Only one hour of free wifi per day is a scam. The showers: There was one block of showers in the basement for the entire hostel, a ten minute walk through a maze of corridors from most rooms, and they were horrible, the water only turns on for about 5 seconds at a time and there is nowhere to put your stuff. Dorms were tiny, security was over the top and it had the atmosphere of a prison. Terrible place

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

Sean Thompson

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

24 August 2012 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: the curtains round the beds

Disliked: lot of steps

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

Rafal Michalowicz

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 August 2012

Liked: Location

Disliked: Too short beds


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