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Reviews - Smart Russell Square

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71-72 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1DF
Smart Russell Square Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of London to provide a great experience. Located just off London’s and Europe’s most popular shopping area, Oxford Street, we are also a short walk to the British Museum. 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, 24 hour FREE Wi-Fi and internet cafe, 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% or £0.50,
- 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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Overall score Guest rating scores since October 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 60 reviews
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68% recommended this accommodation to a friend 72% would stay again
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Get what you pay for a shared room with 14 others student accommodation £13 a night

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derek a

From Wigan, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

Travelling alone

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Good hostel in a great location
We stayed on a very random night out in London (we came up from Cornwall on the bike) We found this last minute and what a find!! Great centre location but set back of the main streets so not to be too noisy.
We stayed in a 15 man dorm. Cannot complain. Beds were very comfy even better than most hotels we have stayed at. I had a noisy behinds and under the beds, a tad dusty but cannot complain for the price. Again paid triple for a room with the same cleanliness few weeks before.
Breakfast was basic but just what we needed coffee/tea toast/cereal. We will be return. Such a great find.
If anyones a biker. There is a FREE M/C bay just round the corner of Tottenham court road down a road opposite the Oden. With what looked like permanent resident bikes there with covers.

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J Forbes

From Ottery St Mary, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

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A cheap stay in london
What i thought would be a cheap stay in London turned out not to. I arrived at hostel without any trouble finding it, i go to check in and their card machine does not work so i have to pay cash then they expect me to pay a £10 deposit for my bed linen which i thought would already be on my bed which i was expected to do myself. When i arrived in the room i found it to be a small crowded room with 7 sets of bunks with a sink that was out of order and a window that only opened 1 inch. The lockers under the bed you have to pay every night to use as well. At night extremely hot and was unable to sleep. Stayed only 2 nights out of 4 as such a bad stay, Would not stat here again

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G Parker

From Bungay, UK
Who stayed in September 2013

Travelling alone

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Just what I needed
I needed a place to stay last minute and all the hotels in area were over priced. I searched the late rooms website and found this hostel which was perfect for what I needed it for. I was out late and up early so just needed a place to sleep and this is exactly what I got. The hostel shuld mention you have to pay for a safe as it advertises a safe but does not say you have to pay.

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Chris H

From UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Travelling alone

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Very good value for money.
Plug sockets next to each bed.
Was a little bit difficult to locate.

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N Lamb

From Swindon, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Travelling alone

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Short stay in London
Very good position for a stay in central London.

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Trevor E

From Diss, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

Travelling alone

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cheap and basic,ok for 1 night

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ROY P

From UK
Who stayed in July 2013

Travelling alone

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Cheap and cheerful no frills hostel. Staff helpful and polite, rooms small, utilitarian and clean.

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Nick G

From UK
Who stayed in July 2013

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Value for money

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P Venkatesh

From Edinburgh, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

Travelling alone

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Poor shower room
I was there 5 days ..and I can not go there again .....The shower room is very far from the rooms and complicated to find it ...the shower itself hardly works and always stop ...You have to push non-stop the tap to take water...and not too clear ...This why You can not find any pictures about the bathroom on their website ...The rooms are not too much better ..I couldn't open the window ,and was outside over 30 degree....not air inside ,not a fan ....three beds are on each other placed ...the size of the bed is nearly short and narrow ...Who is tall or fat (than me) very uncomfortable.But benefit the place is in the heart of London and the price cheap....

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M Eles

From Sevenoaks, UK
Who stayed in July 2013

Travelling alone

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