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Smart Russell Square Hostel

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   70 - 72 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DF , England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #396 of 615 Specialty lodging in London
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Boskovice, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chosed this hostel because it was the cheapest option and we needed just sleep one night. It was quite terrible stay. The were very hot, showers are located in a basement and some of them weren't working. This is place should be your last choice or if you need just sleep in a quite good part of London.

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christchurch
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well.. the location is quiet and good. The staff are ok... not the most helpful.As for the £10 key charge in cash each well thats a bit much. The curtains on the bunks are good but the lack of electrical points and distance to showers is a bit silly. Overall nothing was outstanding but worth the £15 I guess

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on the night of the 24th July as i was out in the city for my 21st as i'd had a bad experience with a London Hostel before i was dreading it. We checked in at 8pm and the staff explained everything. Room was a comfortable size (we were in a 6 bed mixed dorm) and the beds... More

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Observations * One powerpoint with two outlets for seven bunk beds. * Counter staff ok. No desire to impart any local knowledge or help out other than checking people in * Construction works in progress. A4 sign above door hard to see from the other side of the street * Didn’t inform me that the rooms in the basement had... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this hostel as it was kind of central. Arrived at 7am from our flight and as not much was opened we just wanted to hang in the common area for a bit and maybe do some washing. Was not allowed to hang there until we check in which had to be after 11am and was told there was no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel advertises as a youth hostel so the common room was also filled with children. I talked to a few of them and they said they were only in 8th grade. The common room is pretty bare bones with couches, a TV, and seating. One thing this hostel did that I wish others would incorporate is a community-use iron.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... was my first thought when I finally found it. It's currently (June 2014) behind some scaffolding for construction, so besides that being pretty loud at night, it's difficult to find and see. The Staff were pretty friendly, but the whole place has weird vibes. The rooms are all over the place, and once you finally find one, they're three... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you've probably read we are busy improving the facilities at the Hostel - showers and power points being just two of them! We really appreciate your feedback. Thanks again. More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Backpacking through Europe on a budget, we picked this as our hostel for London. The heatwave that swept through London during our stay added to our frustrations with this place. The room we stayed in housed 24 travelers. There is no air conditioning in the room. Our attempts to sleep left us sweating throughout the night. The general lobby area... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. It's unfortunate you hit the Hostel while we're upgrading and during the heatwave. We appreciate your feedback though and cannot wait for the renovations to be finished too. Cheers. More

Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok well I'd never really choose to stay at a hostel but this was on a organised stag trip and booked via chillisauce.co.uk location wise it's very good tube station in the street behind with a tesco express and a pret ideal for breakfast !! We were a large group split between two rooms 8 in ours bunk beds 3... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. The room, toilet and power situation will improve once the renovations are finished. Hopefully you can compare on your next stag do, you'll be welcome! Cheers. More

Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Good location, close to Russell Square underground and generally easy to find however i found the staff not friendly and i felt like i was bothering them when asking enquiries. Also showers were terrible (literally a hose stuck on the wall) and my dorm was right next to building construction and the workers walking past my door which made me... More

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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. It's unfortunate you hit the Hostel while we're upgrading. We appreciate your feedback though and cannot wait for the renovations to be finished too. Cheers. More

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Address: 70 - 72 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DF , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury / Holborn , Camden / Primrose Hill , Covent Garden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Smart Russell Square Hostel 1*
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