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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Centrally located and cheap for a single person. The bathrooms and toilets were very clean. The beds however were not too comfortable and also were pretty short for my height. Noise from roadside traffic affects rooms facing the roadside

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I made a booking just today 3th march 2015 , I booked a bed in a 9 person dorm and it happened to be a triple bed room 3 beds stacked high was horribe so I wasnt going to settle for it as it never said it on the main page of the hostel , so I asked to be... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a very basic place to stay, but is also one of the cleanest hostels I have ever stayed in. I was lucky enough and grateful to have an 8-bed dorm, with ensuite bathroom, all to myself, as February seems to be slow time for travellers. And the room was carpeted (also clean) and very quiet, which I really... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stayed here with a group of about 30 from our running club when attending the National Cross Country Championships Feb 2015. Our room of 6 bunks was clean & warm, bathroom new, clean with a good shower. Yes hostels are noisy places with people coming and going at night but that is to be expected. Simple but fine breakfast in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had a pleasant 1 night stay at Smart Russell Square Hostel​ on 14th February. The staff was very friendly on arrival, with easy check in, room key card and bed linen (with £10 deposit) provided. The 16 bed mixed dom (room 12 - basement) was easy accessible and was good (i had a middle bunk bed) and i liked... More 

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Alcala De Henares, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The worst hostel I have never booked. Do not book it. London is plenty of much better hostels for the same price. It is really dirty, uncomfortable beds and rooms. Disgusting smell... Room very cold. It is not sanitary.

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