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71-72 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DF England
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#620 of 2,160 Specialty lodging in London
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4.3
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2.9
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2.9
Value
3.3
This hostel is in the heart of London, a 10-minute walk from King's Cross Railway Station and the British Library. It provides budget accommodation with free WiFi access throughout. The Smart Hostel Russell Square offers beds in mixed-sex dorms. Linen is provided and security lockers are available in all rooms. Shared and en-suite facilities are available depending on room type. Reception is open 24 hours a day, and there are no curfews or lock-out times. Guests can receive tourist information and discount tickets for major attractions. The hostel's common room features a large TV, and some shared kitchen facilities are available. Self-service laundry facilities and an internet cafe are also offered on site. Russell Square Underground Station is 252 yrd away. The Foundling Museum, Islington Farmers Market and University College London are all within 10 minutes' walk. Camden is a great choice for travellers interested in Theatre, Museums and Culture. Our dormitories are open to guests between 16 and 45 years old. If you do not fit this age range, please book a private room. For further questions, please contact our hostel
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nicole W wrote a review Today
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The beds are too short - I'm not unreasonably tall (174cm) but I had to push the pillow right up against the wall, hunched into my shoulders or my feet would hit the edge. My friend who's just 6ft had to curl up on his side to sleep. The common spaces were uncomfortable, with really bright lights and really hard couches and wooden seats. The dorm rooms were cramped with 3 story bunk beds that were really rickety and impossible to climb without causing significant disturbance to your bunk mates. There just wasn't any place to be comfortable there. There were a lot of rules - some reasonable (quiet times between 11pm-7am, no eating in the rooms etc), some seemed a bit OTT (no food in the TV common room, no alcohol after 11pm etc). The worst thing about it was that there were signs plastered all over the place stating that you'd be kicked out for breaking any of these rules - no exceptions or second chances. It felt really heavy handed and unwelcoming. The staff were really surly and unhelpful. The cleanliness was substandard (my friend found a mouldy banana skin squished under his mattress).
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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abigailkatetyler wrote a review Jun 2022
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The location is fantastic, barely had to use the tube or buses as everything is practically in walking distance. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the hostel overall had a great atmosphere. I was staying with a group of friends in the same room and we all agreed we would be more than happy to stay there again. Thank you for making our meet up so amazing. P.S sorry about laughing seal. xD
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lproud440866 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Everything you would expect from a good hostel, great value if booked in advance also. Sleep quality is the only point lost for me, purely because I’m 6”3’ and the bed wasn’t long enough for me however I’m well aware that I’m above the average height and this wouldn’t be an issue for many people. Staff all great/friendly.
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shong245399 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Achually we were stay there totally three days but we,missunderstood about our type of room first of all we think about 3people private type but it's 12People available. .ㅎ please check about when you booking... having fun guys
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Daves Mar T wrote a review Jun 2022
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Very bad experience with the receptionist on duty during evenings! He should be accommodating and nice. All else fine. Cleaners are nice. Bed is soo small and seems like a very old facility. Nice bathroom in second level.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mariasiouta89 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Hostel is in a great location, easy to find and near super markets, parks, bus stops etc. The 24hour reception comes in handy and the workers there are really helpful to guide you and make sure that you have a nice stay. The instructions that they give you for the hostel are nothing more/ nothing less and always according to the site. Also if you message them, they respond quickly and solve all the questions you have, will give you instructions and basically the communication with them is a great experience. The hostel inside is in a great condition, rooms are clean and easy to find and they have a separate spear bathroom in each room. You can also find shared bathrooms and showers!
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Thomas2022Livrerpool wrote a review Jun 2022
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It really is a great place to stay,the location is perfect for everything,the staff were really helpful and friendly and was able to give you their local knowledge of the area and the best places for local food
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jsoler2022 wrote a review Jun 2022
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You are treated accordingly to what you pay. Staff could do with being a tiny bit more friendly. The bathroom was minuscule but it was clean. Overall I slept 3 and a half hours (and I am certainly not a light sleeper).
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LG wrote a review Jun 2022
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the staff was nice but the hostel itself is cramped. there's a group of 60 high school students staying and they were loud, it seemed clean with was nice but there was a bit of an organisational lack check-in and check out is very simple
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willamesoaresb wrote a review Jun 2022
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Compared to other options this has a reasonable price but don't expect much in terms of cleanliness. You're given "clean" bed linens upon check-in but they don't seem to be cleaned properly. The pillow was just full of hair (because apparently they only clean the linens but not the pillow and the thick mattress).
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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
smart russell square hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smart Hostel Russell Square
Which popular attractions are close to Smart Hostel Russell Square?
Nearby attractions include The British Museum (0.3 miles), THATMuse,Treasure Hunt at the Museum (0.3 miles), and Faulty Towers the Dining Experience (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Smart Hostel Russell Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Smart Hostel Russell Square?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Smart Hostel Russell Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choppaluna, The Shell, and Pizza Sophia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Smart Hostel Russell Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Smart Hostel Russell Square?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.4 miles), Tower of London (2.3 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.6 miles).