Smart Russell Square Hostel
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Smart Russell Square Hostel

71-72 Guilford St,, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1DF
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    Smart Russell Square Hostel Reviews

    7.0
    Very good
    /10
    (300 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "This Hostel is located between two major train stations in L..."

    Ivonete

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    December 23, 2016

    7.3
    Very good value for money

    Things you’ll love about Smart Russell Square Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • 100 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.6
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • British Museum500 m
  • London Eye2.17 km
  • St. James's Park2.34 km
  • Westminster Abbey2.45 km
  • Big Ben2.49 km
  • Houses of Parliament2.62 km
  • Buckingham Palace2.77 km
  • Camden Market2.84 km
  • Tower of London3.64 km
  • Tower Bridge3.82 km
  • Value for money7.3
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport12.1 km

    Rooms available at Smart Russell Square Hostel

    Single Bed in 15 bed Mixed Dormitory
    Single Bed in 15 bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Street view
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory with Private Bathroom
    Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Street view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 15-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 15-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Street view
    • 5 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room with Private Bathroom
    Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • Street view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Street view
    • 3 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Street view
    • 6 bunk beds
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    What people love about Smart Russell Square Hostel

    • 5.2
      Review score

      "The team are warm and friendly, very knowledgeable about the local area, and happy to help where they can."

      David

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      May 10, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "It was perfect and I loved having a curtain around the bed."

      Rebecca

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      December 12, 2017

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Would definitely recommend this place!"

      Rebecca

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      December 12, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Nice location and staff;"

    Hoi W.

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    July 24, 2018

    An overview

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Cheaper and very comfortable to stay for solo female travele..."

    Azrin

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    October 25, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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    What to eat nearby

    British cuisine
    British cuisine
    Friend At Hand
    150 m British, European
    Pistachios in The Park
    210 m British
    Tempus Restaurant
    220 m British, International
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    The Gourmet Burger Company - Brunswick
    70 m American
    Burger and Shake
    230 m American, Fast food
    The Montague Ski Lodge
    360 m American, European, German
    European cuisine
    European cuisine
    Denise's
    290 m European, French
    Noble Rot
    310 m European, Wine Bar
    Luce e Limoni Restaurant
    570 m European, Italian, Mediterranean

    What's nearby

    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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    Reviews of Smart Russell Square Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (300)Booking.com Reviews (7297)
    7.0
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    10
    Cleanliness6.4
    Facilities6.3
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality5.7
    Service7.0
    Value for money7.3
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Mei from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 15 bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Budget hostel in London!”

    I stayed domitory room for 6nights. This hostel has has kitchen so can cook by your own. Also there has high speed WiFi, hot&good presure shower, large lobby! Stay here if you want to save money in London!

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    5.2
    Jan
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Above average”

    It is cheap, but not so clean, this hostel needs a renovation

    Reviewed April 27, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Wan from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 15 bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Great location and clean ”

    The Hostel is just a few minutes from Russel Square Tube Station, check in is very fast and efficient as well as check out process. Breakfast is only cereal and bread with the juice and coffee and tea. The advantage is all bunk bed has close blind curtain make more privacy when sleeping.

    Reviewed September 14, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Hoi from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Excellent”

    excellent privacy with the fabric curtains; nice location and staff; large open area available; enough private toilets; breakfast is ok; the only demerit is unable to adjust the temperature of shower water

    Reviewed July 24, 2018
    6.0
    wesley from Albania
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Above average”

    No frills hostel in a good location. I'd recommend saving on breakfast, you can get much better ready meals at the grocery store for a dollar more.

    Reviewed April 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joseph from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    excellent location!!!

    Reviewed March 12, 2019
    8.7
    Excellent
    David from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2016

    Great budget optin”

    Location, Staff, Price

    All in all, a great budget place to stay in Central London.The bunk beds feel quite private as they have a curtain which helps.. Never feels congested which is nice. Staff are very helpful. I been back here around 4 times in the last month.

    Reviewed February 05, 2016
    2.0
    Wing from Hong Kong
    Group
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    The worst experience of my life in hostel ”

    Everythings here are so bad. The ovens in the kitchen are broken so we cannot cook even we bought something to cook. The staffs are not polite and treated you seems like you did something wrong. The worst problem is our room is really tiny , when 9people have their own luggages on the floor, there’s no space for walk. I can’t imagine how crowded is it. Even some of our roommates sleep together and use one of their beds to put something (hell...). When we check out, we just know if we want to keep our luggages for maybe few hours , we have to pay 3pounds per piece. I don’t know if it’s my problem, but I haven’t met a hostel treat their guests like this. Everything is crazy here and I told my friends that if I have choice again, I definitely will pay more to live in a better hostel (even here is not that cheap, around 19pounds per bed).

    Reviewed November 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rowena from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Very good value for money ”

    The best hostel for this kind of price

    Reviewed February 15, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Nakaret from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Worth for money”

    The room is quite clean. Location is excellent. I have found an issue about a toilet door which is hard to close and open, it created noise when closing and opening.

    Reviewed January 24, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ajana from Ukraine
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    It’s really neat atmosphere and friendly staff ”

    It’s great time

    Reviewed March 31, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Waygen from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 15-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Nice price at the heart of london”

    Moderate walk to King Cross and other nearby attractions if you don't mind walking. But there were no places for eating nearby during midnight but that's fine. It worth the price.

    Reviewed May 30, 2018
    5.2
    David from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 15 bed Mixed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Great location and friendly staff, felt like a chicken coop”

    This hostel is great if you have a tight budget, and your shorter than 6ft. The team are warm and friendly, very knowledgeable about the local area, and happy to help where they can. The rooms are very compact, bunk beds are stacked 3 beds high. Beds are not allocated meaning if you check in later in the afternoon or evening, you are most likely going to be stuck with the top bunk. (You'll have to make in the dark, after 11pm) Bunks have their own power point for you to charge your phone or device. (These did not work on any of the top bunks I had to choose from on arrival) There's no light inside your bunk either. I'd like me your 6ft, you may find the bunks a bit of a tight squeeze. Air-conditioning in the room wasn't working well, and the fan provided wasn't great. I raised my feedback with a team member on reception that disregarded my feedback. There's a resident's kitchen available to cook your own food, and plenty of communal seating on the ground floor. This hostel is not suitable for any one with mobility or accessibility needs.

    Reviewed May 10, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Jetsada from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Good as expected for Hostel, but be aware of long-term stay room mate”

    I stay in the room with long-term stay roommate. I believe his name Joseph. His bag and his cloth are all over the room. I smell something bad in the room also not sure if it's from his stuff or not. I saw some people take a shower and basically naked in the unisex bath room. Apart from that is pretty standard hostel.

    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Rebecca from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Perfect”

    Travelling alone this time and somewhere to stay rather than travel through the night. It was perfect and I loved having a curtain around the bed. Very busy though in reception. Staff were efficient but would have preferred a more friendly approach. I didn't use all facilities and it is a hostel but given its location and how busy it is I would have liked better quality toilet but it still was good. Would definitely recommend this place!

    Reviewed December 12, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Anthony from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 bed in 8 bedded Mixed Dormitory En-suite
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Good value for budget traveller”

    Good for solo traveller with budget. However if you carry a large and heavy luggage, and your room is at the high level, then it can be quite painful for you since there is no elevator in this hotel. In overall, good money for value.

    Reviewed October 13, 2017
    4.8
    K from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

    Cheap hostel bit questionable cleanliness ”

    Good cheap place for budget traveller to stay the night on crammed triple decker beds. The cheap price quickly gone up as you will need to pay for locker in the room. The air ventilation in the room was poor making room smelly and stuffy. The kitchen which is also the common area was filthy too. Short walking distance from Russell Square station. All within short walking distance from the British museum. The showers in the basement reminiscent to a British gym room showers, albeit with shower curtains. If seeing other people walking around showing their private parts after shower is your thing, then this is the hostel for you.

    Reviewed June 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ivonete from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

    Very friendly staff, and excellent location. ”

    Now, there is a lot of steps going up to first second, third... floors. But, all those steps makes up for the location. This Hostel is located between two major train stations in London, and it is situated in a very safe neighborhood. I would highly recommend this Hostel.

    Reviewed December 23, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Federico from Italy
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in October 2016

    Excellent breakfast and position!”

    The position is great 3 tube stops to Leicester Square, a Tesco, a Sainsburys, the Brunswick commercial centre and the underground at 5 minutes on foot. The included breakfast is a very good buffet consisting of coffee (nescafé), tea, milk, cereals, tropical/orange juice, bread, toasting machine, butter, marmelade and nutella. The rooms had they personal toilet and shower and they were very small with triple bunk beds. Each bed had it's own curtain and power socket (but without any light or small shelf) and there were also four other power sockets just left of the main door. At check in you are provided with a smart card which allows you to enter the hostel common areas, your rooms and the lockers under the bunk beds (unluckily you can't use your own lock, but you have to rent the electronic locker at 1.5£ per day). The kitchen was very good with 2 microwave ovens, 2 fridges and a powerful 4 elements electric stove with plenty of pans and pots to cook what you want. Summing up the only drawback was the room size which had almost no place to dress (toilet in this case comes handy).

    Reviewed October 28, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Ricky from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Such a big common room with lots of people!!”

    Amongst so many hostels I stayed in the world before, this was one with the biggest common room and the greatest number of users staying together, like a school dorm! And at the breakfast time too of course. Yet it was buffet style, with relatively good varieties and unlimited refill by the efficient staff, so no need to rush at all. But the door banging sounds really disturbed sleeping if you sleep in the dorm room. Why not simply attach some cushion-like materials along the door sides to improve it? It was not easy to sleep long and well when someone checked out early. The location was good, just behind the underground station.

    Reviewed June 28, 2016
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    • Excellent location
    • British Museum
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