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Ruskin Bed & Breakfast

23-24 Montague Street, London WC1B 5BN, England
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Ranked #550 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A central B&B with a cheerful and helpful staff, making sure they meet all of your needs. The room was decent, the bed was big and comfortable, making up for the shared bathroom, but surprisingly enough it didn't bother us that much. The breakfast was good and the chef always greeted you with a big smile. + Clean rooms. -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main advantages are the excellent location and friendly staff. However the rooms are small, with thin walls (hear snoring next door), lack facilities (no TV) and you may have to share a bathroom. The Breakfast is good but limited.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the first time in years, and because everywhere else seemed impossibly expensive on my dates, I chose a shared bathroom option. Never again. The contented comments on same, above, are beyond me,. Perhaps I shared time with a convention of Disgusting Human Beings, because most times I visited the toilet it had been left in a revolting condition. Perhaps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Negative: No wifi in the room No 24 hrs reception Shared shower and bathroom Positive: Good location (just cross the street from British Museum; I was afraid that mummies will come and take my soul to ancient Egypt 😄) Clean room Free breakfast

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Ruskin B&B is simple but efficient. Location is great, from walking distance to Covent Garden and further, little shops surrounding, lovely parks such as Russel Square Park around the corner, Holborn tube nearby and several restaurants all to be found in this wonderful part of Bloomsbury. Rooms are small, but that is London for you, clean and convenient, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The room I had looked a bit disappointing, depressing, sad and old.Cracks in the wallpaper, old wooden bed and cabinet etc.Noisy wooden floor... But the most important thing for me was that it was clean..and the bed surely was.There is a sink, hairdryer and watercooker for making coffee. I was very happy to see the shared toilets and showers were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed at the Ruskin on a short break with my sister during my trip back to the UK. Was a little hesitant after booking when I read some of the reviews. However, we should not have been, this bed and breakfast is a hidden gem. The staff member who checked us in could not have been more friendly or helpful,... More 

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Assebroek, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Staff is very friendly and helpfull, good location and cheap. There's a hair dryer in the room which is a bit bizarre since you don't have a private bathroom. Room was located next to the shared bath room and we could enjoy the nightly sanitary activities of other guests. Breakfast was ok but only served for a limited amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We booked our hotel last minute for a short weekend trip to London and were pleasantly surprised by the Ruskin B&B. It's not a super fancy hotel, but that's not we were looking for either. The room was small, but we had everything we needed: clean sheets, comfortable bed and nice bathroom (which for some reason did not have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I took an ensuite room for one night. It was small but clean & entirely adequate for a few hours of sleep. The bathroom was tiny but new, towels and bedding were perfectly adequate. Decor is somewhere between quirky and tired, but the staff are good and a fresh-cooked breakfast was a bonus at the price. This is essentially a... More 

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