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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 #395 of 622 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
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've stayed in this hostel for four days to explore London. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. The beds are incredibly small. I'm 1.73 cm and I hardly fitted in the bed. The breakfast contains toast, jam and cornflakes and that's it, so after breakfast you're still starving so we just went out for breakfast. The rooms are really small,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to stay, friendly visitors and staff, safe secure venue, clean kitchen and showers. easy venue to get to, great transport links for travelling around London with two major rail stations close by.

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Mezy-sur-Seine, France
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very closed to the center, and moving place. You can easily come back by feet. Breakfast was simply but in agree with the low price of the room. Quiet room. Shower was ok. Bed was too little for me (1m85) I recommand it to be close to the center

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be the worst place I have ever seen. First of all the beds are too small! For me (187cm) this ment I was unable to sleep in any comfortable position. A major problem is the inability to charge your phone at night. There is no charging possibility at the beds, there might be two sockets in a 9-persons... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do people expect for the cheapest central london hostel? It's no frills bed for the night. You're in London, go and explore. Staff are fine, luggage storage good, they have a kitchen. All ok with me, stayed here lots.

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

Hi. Many thanks for staying with us and for providing an awesome review. We really do hope we will see you again! Cheers More

Mooresville, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is in great location to the bus station, underground and supermarket! It was also walking distance to good nightlife and shopping areas. The hostel provided free breakfast but it ended way too early, 9:30am! The room was fine except for the fact that my sister got bed bugs. There was only 1 outlet in the room that we... More

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Boskovice, Czech Republic
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We note it has been quite a while since you stayed with us. Our team have been busy renovating the premises, which should be finished soon. One of the improvements is the addition of ensuites into the rooms. You would be very welcome to come back to compare. More

Oamaru, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Scott P, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our aim is to provide clean, safe, low-cost, budget accommodation in Central London for our valued Guests. We do not pretend to be a 5 star venue and really appreciate your feedback. Thanks again. More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Happy Birthday! And thank you for your review.We hope you had a great time for your birthday and hope to see you again. 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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