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Smart Russell Square Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Lviv, Ukraine
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If it's a place to spend a night over, it's fair enough. The location is great, just around the corner to the tube station and 10min walking to King Cross station. There is a big space to hang out for people, and kitchen to cook for yourself. The wifi was generally okay. But when it came to the room it...

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Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel's saving grace is its location. It is 3 minutes away from Russell Square tube station providing easy access to the rest of the city. The accommodations, however, left a few things to be desired. The triple bunk beds were extremely difficult to navigate and the mattresses far from comfortable. The washrooms were clean enough, but the water temperatures...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are taller that 6 ft tall, you have a problem. Beds are merely the basic to sleep over a short night. Of course we are talking of a hostel, so not luxury at all must be expected. Anyway, compared with other hostels, space in rooms is too short, and it is not as clean as to feel comfortable.

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, we are glad you enjoyed our service. to clarify, all our beds are European standard 190 cm, very tall guests may find them unsuitable. Our housekeeping staff clean each room daily to keep the hostel clean and hygienic, but if there are any random issues please let our reception staff know and...

Province of Sassari, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been for 3 at this hostel for Easter and i cant complain for anything. The staff is Very friendly,the Rooms area Very clan and the hostel is situated in a Very good area in london. I suggest people to go here beacause even the prices are ceep...... Very huppy!!!!

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for for reviewing your stay with us, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly small room, very cold and unwelcoming environment. Every time you step into the lobby a rude person is asking every single guest to show the card, even after checking in a friend. The lady hovering the lobby asking for guests to move and keep the feet up. Nope nope nope.

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for you review and feedback, we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We as a hostel take security very seriously and ask all persons to show there key cards as proof of residence at certain times of night. We also deal with the important matter of heath and safety actively buy...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Para una noche esto está bien, pero sólo por eso. Las camas no dan para más. Un enchufe por habitación (hablo de habitación con baño para dos personas). Parece muy malo que se ven obligados a sacar £ 20 de su propio cajero para asegurar el depósito. For a night this is fine, but just for that. The beds do...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for booking with us and for your review, We will use your observations regarding the number plugs in the room to invest in future improvements to the hostels. To help clarify your concerns with deposit, all guests when checking must pay a £10 cash deposit each on check-in. This is used against damages/late check-outs and is returned when...

Lyon, France
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This hostel is not the best you can get in London. The rooms were quite small for the amount of people in them and with three small beds on top of each other, it was quite a challenge getting to bed. The location is great, the breakfast is really good and reception was helpful so if you are around in...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review us, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are really proud that our hostel is located so conveniently central and we're glad you noticed, sadly being so central space can be limited when offering competitively priced accommodation, fortunately we have a range rooms to accommodate all guests.

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I stayed in different hostels over time so before booking I had very low expectations. The location and just the fact it is London and that hostel was quite cheap made it clear that you cant expect much. There were many things I found bad during my stay but due to already low expectations I was fine with all of...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your feedback. We are distressed to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us as much as we would of hoped. It is unfortunate that there was an issue with your deposit, but we are happy that the situation was resolved. We will look into your issues with you stay and...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stayed here for one night before we began our Contiki as it was the most affordable accommodation in the proximity of the Contiki basement. It was small and very busy. We were given our linens to make our beds ourselves - which is fine - but this proved to be difficult given that the bunks were 3 beds high...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback on your stay with us, it is very appreciated. As you can imagine since our aim is to provide competitively price accommodation in the centre of London, spacing does become a premium, fortunately we have a range of room sizes for guest to pick the right experience for their stay. We'll glad to...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This was my first time in a hostel so i do not have anything to compare it to however, I would have expected it to be much cleaner. The showers and bathroom stalls could have had a lot more attention. The plus side to here is the location. There are many things to do within walking distance whether it be...

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Smart Hostels L, Public Relations Manager at Smart Russell Square Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. Our dedicated Housekeeper work very hard to keep the hostel clean and hygienic, it there are any issue in this regards our 24 hour reception is always there to help resolve any issues. We will review your comments on our facilities and look to make improvements where possible.

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Staying in Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smart Russell Square Hostel

Address: 71-72 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
Price Range: $26 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Smart Russell Square Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Don't choose a room with over 4 people”
AleksandraO_12, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Don't pick the top bunk”
ariesacrobat, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps a bedroom with less beds would be more comfortable”
AmberB892, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with en suite”
helen_cook21, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't take the bed one at the top - there is the light right above your face.”
barborab988, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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