Smart Russell Square


71-72 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DF

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About the hotel

Nestled in the heart of London, walking distance to iconic British Museum and Europe's most popular shopping area, Oxford Street, Smart Russel Square is the destination of choice for budget-conscious travellers who want to experience amazing London adventure. Every room is key card locked as is entry to the main part of the building, security lockers in every room. The hostel has 24 hour reception, FREE continental buffet breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, TV common room, self -service laundry and dryer facilities, guest kitchen facilities, currency exchange, travel shop, no curfew or lockout, and much more.

Our transport links are fantastic; we are located only a few minutes walking distance from Russell Square Tube or Metro Station which is directly linked to both Heathrow Airport and Kings Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Train. We are directly linked either by bus or the tube to every major train and bus station in London. There are 24 hour buses running next to the hostel, making us accessible at day or night. Local sights within walking distance include Oxford Street, British Museum, Covent Garden, Camden Town Market, National Portrait Gallery, Soho, National Theatre, National Gallery, West End Theatres, Regent Street, Leicester Square, Kings Cross and much more. For your added security we require a £10 security deposit on arrival for the room key. If you pay by credit card we also charge 3% fee. By choosing to stay with us, you will find yourself in a clean, comfortable hostel with the best of Central London at your fingertips! *Please note are rates are per person per night in a shared dormitory room. ** Important Information ** - Photo ID required at the check-in, - £10 refundable deposit (cash) required at the check-in, - Credit card payment fee of 3% - Locker fee £1. 50, - Late check-out fee of £10, - Customers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an Adult. Customers under 13 years old must be booked into private accommodation. The minimum age to stay at our hostels is The recommended age to stay at our hostels unaccompanied is from 16 onward.

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Showing Sunday 29 November 2015 to Monday 30 November 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
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24 Hour Reception
Wi-Fi Available , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
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Safety Deposit Box
Ground floor bedrooms

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From 14:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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70% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Ingrid O

  • June 2015

I expected basic for the price I paid, which is what I got, but it served my purpose of staying.

I read some true horror stories in earlier reviews, that is certainly not what I encountered.

Staff was friendly, I got upgraded for free from a 10 bed mixed dorm to a 8 bed female dorm. Wifi worked, ensuite shower and toilet were small, but clean and worked well. Breakfast super basic.

  • Kathryn A

  • March 2015

It was a bed.

It was a bed close to the location I needed at the lowest cost.

No frills. Nothing special. Did the job. I locked my bag to my bed. Appreciated the variety of languages and faces in the social room. Most people polite but allowed my space. Places to charge phones and laptops. Could see the cleaning staff working at various hours of the day/night. Appreciated the effort. Just a reminder: Not everyone goes to bed or wakes up at reasonable times. The 4:30 "young men" leaving for a train in the morning did not creep out quietly. But that comes with a cheap bed for the night.

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