We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Russell Scott Hostel

28 Brandreth Road, Sheffield S6 3JU, England
Hotel amenities
Russell Scott Hostel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    4
    7
    3
    7
See reviews for
1
1
8
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (23)
  • Mar-May only
    (7)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (5)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (7)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (4)
All months
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

despite what you might read on here this place is not too bad. okay so you're not going to bring the wife and kids for your main holiday. the mess and bad smells you read about on here didn't match with our experience, okay its basic but what do you expect for that kind of money? the rooms and common... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hoddesdon
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Good location on bus and tram routes (although the tram was not running the weekend I stayed, due to engineering works), free basic breakfast, just cereal and tea and coffee, in the social kitchen area. Nice that tea and coffee making facilities are available. Bedrooms could do with wardrobes or hooks on the wall to hang your clothes up, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Opladen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Sheffield hotels

Yeadon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
30 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

3 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (3)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities