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Smart Russell Square Hostel
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8.5Location
  • 100 m to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Non-smoking room

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10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory with Pr...
  • 5 bunk beds
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1 Person in 15-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bath...
  • Street view
  • 10 m²
  • 5 bunk beds
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Mixed Dormitory
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Mixed Dormitory
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - M...
    • Street view
    • 32 m²
    • 3 bunk beds
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    1 Bed in 15-Bed Dormitory
    • Street view
    • 45 m²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 bed in 8 bedded Mixed Dormitory En-suite
    • Street view
    • 36 m²
    • 4 bunk beds
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    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    • Street view
    • 36 m²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Bed
    • Street view
    • 32 m²
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathr...
    • Street view
    • 36 m²
    • 3 bunk beds
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    Mixed Dormitory
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 bunk bed
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      1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - M...
      • 5 m²
      • 4 bunk beds
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      1 Person in 18-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      • Street view
      • 10 m²
      • 6 bunk beds
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      Mixed Dormitory - 6 Bunk Beds
      • Street view
      • 10 m²
      • 6 bunk beds
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        1 Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
        • 10 m²
        • Shared bathroom
        • 2 bunk beds
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        Mixed Dormitory
        • Shared bathroom
        • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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        6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
        • Shared bathroom
        • 1 single bed
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        Mixed Dormitory
        • Shared bathroom
        • 1 single bed
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          10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
          • Street view
          • 10 m²
          • 5 bunk beds
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              Nearest essentials

              • Airports
                • 12 km
                • London City Airport (LCY)
                • 24 km
                • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
              • Public transportation
                • 100 m
                • Russell Square Tube Station
                • 600 m
                • Holborn Tube Station
              • Hospital or clinic
                • 500 m
                • UCL Eastman Dental Hospital
              • Pharmacy
                • 650 m
                • Boots
              • Convenience store
                • 100 m
                • Tesco Express
              • Cash withdrawal
                • on site

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              • Cleanliness 6.1
              • Facilities 5.9
              • Location 8.5
              • Room comfort and quality 5.7
              • Service 6.5
              • Value for money 7.1
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              • Cleanliness 7.0
              • Facilities 4.5
              • Location 8.7
              • Room comfort and quality 8.0
              • Service 7.7
              • Value for money 7.7
              • Cleanliness 6.0
              • Facilities 6.0
              • Location 8.6
              • Room comfort and quality 5.8
              • Service 6.5
              • Value for money 7.0
              • Cleanliness 6.0
              • Location 8.0
              • Room comfort and quality 6.0
              • Service 8.0
              • Value for money 8.0
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              • Cleanliness 5.6
              • Facilities 6.0
              • Location 7.3
              • Room comfort and quality 4.5
              • Service 5.8
              • Value for money 6.9
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              3.2
              Maddy from Australia
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 15-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2017
              Truly horrendous ”
              One positive thing: Close to Russell Square underground station, which is on the Picadilly line (takes you all the way to the airport). If you plan to be out for the entire day and are only staying for one night this place would be just manageable. Many rooms are under ground. Lots of noise from the street. 5 triple bunks in my room which was way too small for even 5 double bunks. Both the common room and my dorm smelled like the drying room at a ski resort. No space for any bags etc so everyone's things cover the limited floor space. Lockers take up the space under the beds, they are £1 per night and assigned, but beds are not assigned so you are not guaranteed to get a locker near your bed.
              Reviewed July 04, 2017
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              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
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              7.6
              TZU-YEN from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 15-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2017
              Very good”
              You can get very budget price in this hostel. The location is not bad just besides to British museum and you could walk to many places.
              Reviewed May 13, 2017
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              7.6
              Wing from Hong Kong
              Solo traveler
              1 Bed in 15-Bed Dormitory
              Stayed 1 night in April 2017
              Cheap, good location, a choice for short stay”
              This hostel situated right next to russell square. Easy to walk around in the heart of London. They provide me with free London map which helps a lot for my budge trip. The wifi is stable. They allow me to check in a bit earlier which is really good. But there is no elevator in the hostel so u have to carry all stuff on your own. The breakfast is so and so. Basic bread with jam and cereal with milk. The hygiene is ok in the room. Shared bedroom is 3-decker bed. You can just bow when you are on the bed. It is fine to have a short stay but pick another onw if you have a long stay.
              Reviewed May 04, 2017
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              5.6
              Jack from Singapore
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
              Stayed 5 nights in April 2017
              The only selling point is location”
              It's good value for it's located. The beds are 3-bunk beds which means it can be troublesome for people to keep going up and down. There is no LOCKER available which you have to pay extra for that, unbelievable. The mattress and duvet look like it's never been cleaned. I secured my bag at the locker for 2 pounds but decided to take it with me after literally few seconds. The guy would not hand me back the money for that, it totally feels like a scam.
              Reviewed April 19, 2017
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              6.8
              Edward from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2017
              Good place”
              I think this is a great place well located and staff are good and helpful. The rooms are clean and beds have good height. They however have an issue with hygiene of public places, toilets and cups for breakfast. There are times the toilets are so dirty, used toilet paper all over the ground, I did enter toilet which was blocked and water filled the toilet to the brim and almost overflowing. When it came to breakfast, you could see stains in almost all cups. I had to ask for my cup to wash it first before using it and staff asking me why I want to wash it ans I said coz it is ofcourse very dirty. I think if something is done on hygiene of public places, this place is great. I think they need increase frequency of when to clean the toilets, or renovate these. The rooms however were very clean
              Reviewed April 03, 2017
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              5.6
              eunbyul from South Korea
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2017
              Location is good”
              Not expect this hostel. It's cheap and breakfast is free. Location is good. That's it. Just decent
              Reviewed March 31, 2017
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              6.8
              Chia from Taiwan
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
              Public Toilet”
              Public toilets should be cleaned well.
              Reviewed March 22, 2017
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              6.0
              Teoh from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
              Stayed 1 night in September 2016
              Very budgeted accomodation”
              Just suitable for budget traveler and putting up a night sleep.
              Reviewed February 21, 2017
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              10.0
              Ivonete from United States
              Solo traveler
              1 Person in 9-Bed Dormitory - 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
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