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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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  • 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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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having stayed in around 100 hostels, if not more, around the world, I'm usually easy to please, but this one was so bad I feel compelled to write a review. Firstly, their are not enough bathrooms to go around, and more than likely it will be as far from your room as possible. Also, despite being Irish, and my girlfriend... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with a friend in a 9 bed dorm for one night. My experience was pretty good as we were using it to sleep, that's the role of a hostel! If u are looking for a 4 stars hotel, you better pay for that, here you have what you pay for. Clean common areas, comfy beds (be careful... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute worst hostel we have stayed in so far - we were desperate for a place last minute and this was our only choice. Staff are completely hopeless, as English is clearly a second language trying to communicate a simple thing like extending our stay took over an hour. The room we were transferred too had - no running water,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in an ensuite twin room when visiting London for a hen do. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was good size and clean. Ensuite bathroom was exceptionally clean. No storage or hanging space or furniture in the room and only mirror was in the bathroom so was a bit awkward and no curtains on the window although... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is in a good location, just 5mins from tube station. Clean, friendly staff. The only thing I'd say made me score it as just average is there were only 2 plug sockets in a room for 12 people meant I had to sit in the common room each night to charge my phone

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, it is a nice and clean accommodation to stay. The receptionists were kind and helpful. Comfortable to have clean sheets while checking in. Breakfast was simple but it was the value for money. However, the water in the room was not running properly, but not sure the other rooms. Also, the bathroom should have a mirror with a clean... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here quite a while ago (5 years or so). The staff back then were hit and miss, but there were two very nice night staff members, good for a chat. The location is very central. The price in a 16 or so bed dorm back then was approx 10€ pp per night (midweek). I have been to another 2... More

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Caitlin W, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We are very pleased to hear you were happy with our prices, we try to offer competitive budget prices for our awesome guests! We are also happy to hear about the improvement in our staff. We have implemented new customer service training to make sure our staff can make your... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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Caitlin W, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize if you weren't completely satisfied with your stay. We try to offer affordable accommodation for budget-minded travellers. We hope to see you soon. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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Caitlin W, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to provide your valuable positive feedback. We are glad to hear your enjoyed your stay and you are more then welcome to come back anytime! More

Mezy-sur-Seine, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Caitlin W, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Hello. Many thanks for staying with us and for providing your valuable feedback. Our goal is to provide clean, budget-conscious accommodation in Central London. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! More

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Additional Information about Smart Russell Square Hostel

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*
Number of rooms: 60
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