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Smart Russell Square Hostel

70 - 72 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DF , England
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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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The only good point is the location, apart from that only disadvantages. Customer service is not exist at this Hostel, so if you are expecting to be welcomed like individual with smile, than it's better to choose another Hostel. There was Spanish girl and Arab guy at the reception-the morning of 22 May , both unfriendly! The most common speaking... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I paid for 3 nights but I had to leave one day earlier and the girl from the reception refused to give me back even a percentage of the money for the 3rd night. Lyubomir Ignatov 00359897252197.............

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Security staff will refuse to direct entry if each person doesn't have a pass, if you're in a group of people, and kept me waiting for 40 minutes to activate a card and pay a deposit. They do have cleaners, and the bathrooms were kept clean. The bedrooms were just hastily cleaned between nights. However, everything was decaying, and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regarding the comments that me and my partner read here ("Una y no más", "HORRIBLE" -so much fun-) it was a great surprise to see that it was not that bad at all. The best, with no doubt, was the location: 15 minute walk from almost every place you may want to visit within your stay and 2 minutes away... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay im hostels a lot so I don't have high expectations. I didn't mind that the included breakfast was basically just toast. im short so it didn't bother me that the beds were tiny. the staff were friendly enough I guess but they didn't seem to care that AS A 23 YEAR OLD SOLO FEMALE TRAVELER I DONT FEEL... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, so I’m going to start by saying that I’m very aware that this is a hostel and not a hotel. So I understand the potential shortfalls of sharing a dorm, communal showers, late night revelers etc. Having said all of this, I’ve stayed in other hostels where all of the snags with this have been minimised to a degree.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Can not believe places like this are legal and they can actually charge you to stay in a slum like this!The staff are ignorant and the manager couldn't care less. There were 9 of us and we booked a 9bed dorm so that we would be together. We specifically requested this and booked it a month early so we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We decided to try a budget hostel on our recent visit to London, upon arrival we knew it was going to be a bad idea. The Hostel is in a large building accessed by a red carpeted entrance, once inside the place is very open with large rooms throughout. We headed to the recepion where the staff did little to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I stayed here just one night, so i could be near the British Museum and Petrie Museum. The hostel was £10 and included breakfast! (only tea/coffee/fruit juice, toast and cereal) You have to leave a £10 refundable keycard deposit and a locker (under the beds) is £1.50. A tip maybe to take a high bunk as if you sleep on... More 

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