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“I should have been advised” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Russell Scott Hostel

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Russell Scott Hostel
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I should have been advised”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

I had two single rooms booked here, however, when I turned up, I had to wait in the sort of reception for ten minutes until somebody came, when they came and looked at the booking sheet, they advised that the rooms were unavailable due to a water leak. I was offered beds in a shared room for free but if I'd wanted to share with people I didn't know I would have booked that way. I should have been advised before arrival.

Stayed December 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wragby, null, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had placed a reservation with this hostel over 6 weeks prior to our visit. Only to receive a phone call as we walked up the road to the hostel to check in to explain that our reservation was being cancelled as the hostel didn't have any availability- when challenged on the ridiculousness of this statement the excuse changed to we don't accept website bookings anymore and they were not able or willing to honour there written contract with me. Nor where they prepared to help arrange an alternative.

Whatever the reason this is a totally unsatisfactory way to operate a business. DO NOT BOOK in to this hostel- Do Not accept this kind of service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We were advised that this was a cheap hotel, so were surprised to find out it was a hostel. However no problem we can do this. We could not check in on arrival at midday, check would be after 2.00 P.M. As we had a 1.00 appointment we did not see the room or the facilities. The 3 bed room was clean the beds were okay but the toilet downstairs smells of mould and damp, (must be a leak) the upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower attachment but no rod or holder for the shower head. Shower head in one hand soap and rinse with the other. A less than satisfactory stay.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Robert G
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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

A good, cheap, comfortable place to stay in Sheffield. The staff was really nice and friendly. It was little further away from the train station than I expected but not hard to find. As a single woman travelling alone my first impression of the area had me a little worried but it didn't take long to feel comfortable as everyone was quite nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linsalot
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Despite being very basic, and having first bad impressions from looking at the hostel from the road, it turned out to be a great place to stay. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. It was useful having a kitchen to cook our meals.

We were a team of 10 ice hockey players. They were very accommodating, finding a place to store all of our equipment.

In particular, the customer service we received was great. The man working at the hostel was extremely helpful and very friendly.

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom H
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yorkshire
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

I was staying over 1 night and literally needed somewhere cheap just to sleep. At £25 a night it was absolutely fine. Room was clean, nicely located to the tram service and I will definitely use them again. I have marked it as average because it is basic but it was excellent for what I needed it for.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bradford_d_h
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

This hostel is ideally situated 10 min from the city centre and 15 min from the train station by tram at Infirmary Road.

The hostel is good value at £25 with the option to have your own room, cook your meals and a communal freeview TV in the lounge.

It is also ideal for those looking for a city break where for a night or more. It is also those wanting to dictate there own time of when to eat and sleep which is an attractive alternative to a cheap bed and breakfast in my view.

In addition there is a medium sized Tescos, bars nearby and plenty of communal bathrooms so you can shower without waiting for someone to finish.

I would recommend this venue for anyone whether single, with friends or a couple seeking a low budget comfortable hostel within easy reach of Sheffield

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris N
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Additional Information about Russell Scott Hostel

Property: Russell Scott Hostel
Address: 28 Brandreth Road, Sheffield S6 3JU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Sheffield
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Sheffield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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