Smart Russell Square Hostel - London

71-72 Guilford Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1DF  show map
 3 stars
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Smart Russell Square Hostel - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Game room

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The unique Smart Russell Square Hostel is set in a trendy area minutes away from Museum of London, Up at The O2 and King's Cross.

The property is located 2 km away from London city center with a museum, a theater and a college nearby. Guests will enjoy dishes of australian cuisine served in Taylor St Baristas Canary Wharf, which is about 100 meters away.

The hostel stands within 5 minutes of walking to the Holborn, Procter Street (N-bound) bus stop and 500 meters from Russell Square subway station.

Rooms

Smart Russell Square Hostel ensures a good stay offering 8-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm and 15-bed mixed Dorm fitted with a dressing area, a TV, heating, a sofa and a private toilet. Many rooms have beds with lockers, bed curtains and linens. The property has comfortable rooms with bunk beds and single beds. Guestrooms feature access to en suite bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can cook in a shared kitchen available on site.

Services

Smart Russell Square Hostel boasts a cash machine, a luggage storage, an internet cafe and a safe deposit box for guests' needs providing concierge service, 24-hour reception and self laundry.

Relax

A communal room with a pool table, free Wi-Fi and vending machines offers space and comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   460.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Cafe

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  11 am

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

71-72 Guilford Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1DF

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City Center
  • London
    1.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Euston Station
    2700 ft
  • Saint Pancras International Station
    3000 ft
Underground stations
  • Holborn
    2300 ft
  • Russell Square
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Pizza Express (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • Antalya (cuisine: Turkish)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Richmond Park
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    4900 ft
  • Rushy Bay
    4900 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  11 am
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    460

Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
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  • Private bathroom
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Twin Room, Ensuite

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    Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Bed in shared room or Beds in shared room
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    1 bed in a 9 beds shared dormitory

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      Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
      Bed type: Bed in shared room
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      Bed in 9-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom

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        Private Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
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        2 Bed Private Ensuite

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          Private Dormitory Room
          Bed type: Bed in shared room
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            How to reach hostel

            hostel Smart Russell Square Hostel - London London location
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            Hostel Address:

            71-72 Guilford Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1DF

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              1.2 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Euston Station
              2700 ft
            • Saint Pancras International Station
              3000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Holborn
              2300 ft
            • Russell Square
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              2000 ft
            Restaurants
            • Pizza Express (cuisine: Italian)
              200 ft
            • Antalya (cuisine: Turkish)
              500 ft
            Parks
            • Richmond Park
              1800 ft
            Beaches
            • Shell Beach
              4900 ft
            • Rushy Bay
              4900 ft
            Hostel information
            • Check-in:
              from  11 am
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Number of rooms:
              460

            Smart Russell Square Location

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            • Tourist attractions
            • Museums
            • Convention centers
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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Bloomsbury - 1000 ft

            Places of interest

            Train stations

            • Euston Station - 2300 ft

            Convention centers

            Shopping areas

            Museums

            Libraries

            • British Library - 2300 ft

            Universities, Institutes

            • Great Ormond Street Hospital - 700 ft
            • University of London - 1000 ft

            Theaters

            • We Will Rock You - 2300 ft
            • Shaftesbury Theatre - 2300 ft

            Underground stations

            Public parking

            Local attractions

            • National Gallery - 1.0 mi
              Trafalgar Square, London
            • Temple - 5000 ft
              West Park Road, London
            • Royal Institute of British Architects - 5100 ft
              66 Portland Place, London
            • National Portrait Gallery - 5000 ft
              St. Martin's Place, London
            • Carnaby Street - 5000 ft
              LondonEngland

            Near the hostel

            • British Museum - 2000 ft
              Great Russell Street, London
            • The Charles Dickens Museum - 1600 ft
              48 Doughty Street, London
            • The Cartoon Museum - 2000 ft
              35 Little Russell Street, London
            • Grant Museum of Zoology - 2200 ft
              UCL Rockefeller Building, London
            • Foundling Museum - 900 ft
              40 Brunswick Square, London
            • Richmond Park - 1800 ft
              Richmond upon Thames, London
            • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - 2200 ft
              Malet Place, London

            Restaurants nearby

            • Pizza Express - 200 ft

              Address: 114-117 Southampton Row
              Phone: 0207 430 1011

              66% likes this, based on 54 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 40 - USD 45

            • Nandos - 600 ft

              Address: 12-16 York Way
              Phone: N1 9AA

              71% likes this, based on 285 reviews

            • Nando's - Brunswick Square - 300 ft

              Address: 23 Brunswick Centre
              Phone: 020 7713 0351

              54% likes this, based on 35 reviews

            • Antalya - 500 ft

              Address: 103 - 105 Southampton Row
              Phone: 020 7580 5355

              80% likes this, based on 256 reviews
              Cuisine: Turkish

            • Giraffe - The Brunswick Centre - 300 ft

              Address: 19 - 21 The Brunswick Centre
              Phone: +44 (0)20 7812 1336

              51% likes this, based on 67 reviews
              Cuisine: International

            Hostel information
            • Check-in:
              from  11 am
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Number of rooms:
              460
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            Smart Russell Square Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Smart Russell Square

            Average guest rating

            6.4out of 10
            Good
            Based on 795 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Single
              7.4

              I stayed at this hostel before and I thought I wouldnt stay again, however I thought it was an excellent value for money and I ended up staying for 4 nights. The stay was fantastic and there were lots of multi- culteral people staying which made me feel at home. The reception staff were fantatsic and I will be returning to london soon. (October 2011) Thanks to russel square hostel for making my stay an enjoyable one.

              The only thing I can say bad about this hostel is the availability of chairs for people to sit on especcially at night time.

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Basically good staff, usually quiet, clean bathrooms. It is very close to the Russel Square tube station, and you can reach the British Museum by foot in a few minutes.

              Pretty narrow rooms and beds, but liveable after all; pretty fair for a low-price hostel.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              Very clean hostel in compare to rest of uk hostels. Very near to main locations in London (Piccadilly, Oxford street, Soho etc...), price

              Showers are very far away from rooms. Several showers had only hot (to hot) water, so it is impossible to use them. Several showers were not working at all. All in all, the showers are the worst par of hostel, everything else is ok

            • Single
              5.8

              The room I was in seemed to have thicker - maybe new pillows since the last stay.

              I booked for two nights but when I arrived the receiptionist said I would have to book out the next morning and book back in because I could not have the same room for two nights.

            • Single
              3.8

              close to british museum

              room is too small, it is very hot in the room

            • Single
              7.0

              Breakfast. Cheap. Location, near tube station & Tesco Express.

              - Pretty big place, a bit confusing to find way to shower. - Too many school kids, a little bit difficult to meet people with around same age as me (30) - Built-in bed, ive got the 2nd bed from the bottom, so, it's a bit difficult to climb up to my bed.

            • Single
              7.8

              Excellent location and staff all seem professional and competent. The communal breakfast area is open and friendly and the security is good.

              Being in the basement was a pity - it felt a little locked away and isolated and there wasn't much air. I was also disappointed I couldn't stay a second night but it was full.

            • Single
              5.4

              Great location, lots of available space.

              Really poor air quality - rooms were uncomfortably stuffy. No explanation about the cost of in-room lockers until a roomate told me once I'd reached the room. "Breakfast" is just cereal and toast, not very appetizing. Showers very far from rooms, no place to put toiletries while showering, and grungy.

            • Single
              5.8

              Too noisy, I can hear conversation of people who live other room.

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              I liked the location and it was very clean.

              It was very annoying that the shower room was in the basement could have one on a couple of floors at least! There wasn't much of an atmosphere in the hostel during day/evenings.

            • Single
              7.4

              Nice people, good location, amazing price, a good hostel.

              The rooms were poorly ventilated. In the summer did a lot of heat. They should put a fan, or let the window be totaly opened.

            • Single
              7.4

              Great location, good communal space, nice staff, free fast wireless.

              No wireless signal in the rooms just in the common areas. The rooms are hospital like, as I believe this was an old medical facility, so not the most pleasant surroundings.

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              Staff were polite and was able to communicate to a variety of visitors, dorms were clean, tidy and can be quite private with lockers available to, the location is brilliant I though as I like to explore quite a bit I found in a 30 minutes walking radius there is the museums close by famous landmarks to the south-west like Big Ben, London Eye and Westminster bridge, it's also close to the west end and soho

              I wasn't informed that they want £10 deposit that they give back after your stay was unexpected but fair enough, I did get it back after stay

            • Single
              4.2

              The location is convenient.

              The attitude of the staff is really bad!!! The staff is not helpful to solve clients' problems. Very noisy environment. The shower room is on the basement. Need to walk for a long distance to and from the shower room.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              Great location! Clean and well organized. Some rooms have fewer beds, which means less disturbances. Security is fine and noisy guests are dealt with.

              The usual drawbacks: No reading light or electricity next to bed, the wifi is overcrowded (as are the common areas). Strange bathroom solution: most toilets are unisex with very little privacy. Showers are ok, but far away in the basement. The room was very hot and the bed a bit short for Scandinavians. Many guests are out partying until early morning, so plug your ears if you are not one of them.

            How to reach hostel

            hostel Smart Russell Square Hostel - London London location
            Show big map »

            Hostel Address:

            71-72 Guilford Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 1DF

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              1.2 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Euston Station
              2700 ft
            • Saint Pancras International Station
              3000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Holborn
              2300 ft
            • Russell Square
              400 ft
            • Bus stop
              2000 ft
            Restaurants
            • Pizza Express (cuisine: Italian)
              200 ft
            • Antalya (cuisine: Turkish)
              500 ft
            Parks
            • Richmond Park
              1800 ft
            Beaches
            • Shell Beach
              4900 ft
            • Rushy Bay
              4900 ft
            Hostel information
            • Check-in:
              from  11 am
            • Check-out:
              until  10 am
            • Number of rooms:
              460