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Reviews of Smart Russell Square Hostel London Hostel

71 Guilford Street, London, England

Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 71%

Location 91%

Safety 76%

Staff 73%

Value 74%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Board Games
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Pool Table
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room 2.82USD
  • Towel 7.05USD

Important Information

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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?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 79%

Facilities 71%

Location 91%

Safety 76%

Staff 73%

Value 74%

Showing 81-90 of 140 reviews

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 20%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break, Relaxation / spa, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The Location and the staffs.

Disliked: The cleanliness of the toilets area as well as the showers room. The noise outside your room, meaning the hall. There should be signs posting up saying 'No running or Talking in the hall'. Also Room mates should not turn on the light after 11:30 PM It wakes up other Room mates and It's disrespectful to do so. Use your phone light to get into bed.

Customer would recommend this property

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: location

Disliked: everything from the uncomfortable beds to the toilet and showers being very far from the room and lack of power points.

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Hostel is very easy to find. It´s around 10 min by walk from subway. What i like was locker, which was free of charge and you dont need to use your lock, cause you can open it very simply with your card. For this card you need to pay 10 pounds which are given you back by check ou

Disliked: Rooms look like in hospital. Blue courtains and very small space. t. On reception you can buy some adapters (converter for UK electricity), but they dont borrow them. Breakfast was very simple, just toast, butter, jam and cornflakes. No ham or cheese, no eggs.

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Liked: Good location and character.

Disliked: Before I choose I always make sure there is secure locker in the room so all my stuff safe. When I arrived they said have to pay for it (it wasnt say on the website to pay plus), after they said it didnt work. So I had to put in and out all the time from-to the luggage room and the receptionist was kept asking 1 pound about it. So it was pretty annoying.... I also had to sleep with my bags in my bad to keep it safe.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
27 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Location.

Disliked: It smelled like bleach and felt like a prison. It is a property that clearly has no love for the idea of hostels and only wishes to make as much money as possible while spending as little as possible. Spend more and stay elsewhere!

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

Anonymous
08 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Disliked: The hostel never sleeps. People come and go at all hours in and out of the dorms. It should be noted that secure lockers in the dorms are not free.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Have stayed at this hostel 4 times now totally love the location as it's a minute walk from Russell Square tube station and 1 stop away from kings cross, so ideal for getting around London

Disliked: Personally I think the 3 high bunks should be scrapped as for me they are too high and therefore could be a safety issue.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Location

Disliked: Atmosphere typical one-night backpacker

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: very convenient to visit british museum.

Disliked: bed was small

Customer would recommend this property

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