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Russell Scott Hostel

28 Brandreth Road, Sheffield S6 3JU, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Opladen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was very nice and helpful. I really loved the kitchen for self-catering. You can make Coffee or tea the whole day or just sit with others there. Use of the shower is tricky because of short "warm water periods" but it works and bathrooms are neat and well cleaned. I felt very comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I didn't read the reviews before I visited because I don't like to have preconceived ideas. I read the hostel description on the booking site and knew to expect a bit of an older, less well maintained place, outside of town and that is what we got. The other guests were friendly, the staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

It's a pity that a hostel run by such nice people should be so bad. We had no heating in our room for the first night of a three night stay and only partial heating for the other two nights. The staff gave us extra duvets and this helped. There was a damp patch running from ceiling to floor (suggesting... More

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Yeadon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I booked for 3 nights and left after forcing myself to stay for 2! I've stayed in quite a few hostels in the past and this was the worst - even worse than the one in Thailand that was currently at the top of my list! The room was shabby (acceptable for a hostel) but was also dirty (not acceptable),... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I failed the first rule of travel - always check the reviews before booking. I have stayed in other hostels around the world but this one did not live up to expectations. It was almost depressing in its meagreness and need of update. The rooms are sparse and bedding barely adequate for early October. The lack of common room or... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Good for value, in need of some decoration,, friendly staff when present, more suited to people under 30, up a steep hill , could do with a tv available, no common room just dining room, bit out of the way and hard to find

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Marc_Leigh, Front Office Manager at Russell Scott Hostel, responded to this review

Good Evening David, thank you for your positive review i hope you got to your interview OK. We thrive on receiving any review we use this to upgrade our customer service and look for new ways we can improve the accommodation. there is talk of putting a tv in the kitchen as you are well aware there isn't space for... More

Dublin, Ireland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Upon arrival I was over charged. The owner told me to enjoy my stay and when I asked about if my room had a key/code he said "oh yeah, your room doesn't have a code as it doesn't lock"! Boy did I feel safe. Two days later the room was locked and I asked a roommate what to do and... More

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Marc_Leigh, Reception at Russell Scott Hostel, responded to this review

Good evening, i am a representative of the hostel in Sheffield and id like to start by thanking you for your review. we appreciate any feedback we get including the negative and we now are going to use this to make our customers happy with their stay and with our staff. i have read all the current comments from customers... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I can't emphasise enough how AWFUL this so-called 'hostel' is. DO NOT STAY THERE. You couldn't PAY ME to stay there again. This isn't a hostel. It's a scummy, disgusting house with some random guys supposedly running it as a 'business' on a shoe string. It felt extremely unsafe, both from a hygiene and crime point of view. Every room... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is what it says on the tin! Cheap! If you want a hotel, then book a hotel!! Our stay would have been terrible but for the fact we met some great Lithuanian people who were shop fitters staying there. We will be keeping in touch. The best part of the Hostel is the kitchen/dining area, it is a... More

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stayed at Russell Scott Hostel for only one night in early September, 2012. I took the National express bus to Sheffield Interchange from Leeds with huge luggage. I booked a taxi to pick me up at a pub called Old Queens Head. After about 10 minutes taxi ride I finally arrived at the hostel, a bit surprised. It's located... More

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Address: 28 Brandreth Road, Sheffield S6 3JU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Sheffield
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We at Russell Scott Hostels also known as R S Hostels offer our guests safe, secure, clean, spacious budget accommodation being the only backpackers hostel in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We are not profit driven. With you having a great time in Sheffield and staying with us, is all we wish for! We do not believe in making extra from you, your basic needs are all taken care of - internet access, washing machine, bed linen, breakfast all inclusive in the room/bed rate.We believe that small is beautiful. We pride ourselves in offering cheap accommodation by which we don't mean over crowding the place or reduce the facilities we offer. For example our dorms have single beds in them and the maximum no of people in our dorm is six even though the room could easily accommodate eight people. Knowing what it is like to be a backpacker/traveller and knowing little needs go a long way, we decided to provide value for money accommodation with no compromise whatsoever on the quality or most of the perks that you would enjoy in a star hotel for one third of the price. ... more   less 
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