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

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Cafe

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Facilities for kids

Game room

Overview

Smart Russell Square is a 3-star hostel offering a comfortable accommodation not far from Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and The London Eye. The on-site comforts include a cash machine, a luggage storage, an internet cafe and a safe deposit box.

Guests are invited to explore a museum, a theater and a college located in close proximity. A variety of dishes are served in Taylor St Baristas Canary Wharf and Nando's - Brunswick Square, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

There is an underground station a short distance away.

Rooms

Rooms come with lockers, bed curtains and linens for every bed. Many rooms like 8-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room, 6-bed mixed Dorm and 15-bed mixed Dorm include facilities like a dressing area, a TV, heating, a sofa and a private toilet. Rooms are fitted with twin beds, single beds and bunk beds. Guests can find en suite bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

There is a shared kitchen provided.

Services

Smart Russell Square Hostel offers concierge service, 24-hour reception and self laundry.

Relax

The budget hostel has a large lounge room equipped with a pool table, free Wi-Fi and vending machines.

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
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • 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

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  11 am

Check-out

  • until  10 am

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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Bed type: 2 Single beds
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    Bed type: Bed in shared room
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      Private Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds
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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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          • Airports
          • Underground stations
          • Train stations
          • Parks
          • 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