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

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Cafe

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Facilities for kids

Game room

Overview

The unique Smart Russell Square Hostel is set in a trendy area minutes away from Camden Market, Russell Square and Islington Museum.

A museum, a theater and a college are located nearby. The venue is set in Lambeth district, within about 5 minutes' walk of Taylor St Baristas Canary Wharf and Nando's - Brunswick Square that serve assorted delicacies.

There is an underground station a short distance away.

Rooms

Offering 6-bed mixed Dorm, 8-bed mixed Dorm, 10-bed female Dorm and 15-bed mixed Dorm, the hostel ensures a good stay. Most rooms offer beds with lockers and bed curtains. The property has comfortable rooms with twin beds, single beds and bunk beds. There are en suite bathrooms available.

Eat & Drink

A free continental breakfast is served daily. A shared kitchen is provided.

Services

Guests of Smart Russell Square Hostel can take advantage of concierge service, laundry and 24-hour front desk.

Relax

A shared lounge area features sofas, a TV and a pool table. A cash machine and a safe deposit box will make a stay in London a very pleasant one.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines

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

  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 11 am FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room

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Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 2 Beds in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|1 bed in a 6 beds standard shared dormitory ensuite

Dorm Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|1 Bed in a 15 Bed Mixed Dorm Room Shared Facilities

Dorm Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|1 Bed in a 15 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Room

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Private Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
Private Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Smart Russell Square Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Bloomsbury1000 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

  • Bloomsbury Square1400 ft
  • High Holborn2000 ft
  • The Place2000 ft

Train stations

Museums

Libraries

  • British Library2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital700 ft
  • University of London1400 ft

Theaters

  • Shaftesbury Theatre2300 ft

Underground stations

Public parking

Local attractions

  • National Gallery1.0 mi
    Trafalgar Square, London
  • Temple5000 ft
    West Park Road, London
  • Royal Institute of British Architects5100 ft
    66 Portland Place, London
  • National Portrait Gallery5000 ft
    St. Martin's Place, London
  • Carnaby Street5000 ft
    LondonEngland

Near the hostel

  • British Museum2000 ft
    Great Russell Street, London
  • The Charles Dickens Museum1600 ft
    48 Doughty Street, London
  • The Cartoon Museum2000 ft
    35 Little Russell Street, London
  • Grant Museum of Zoology2200 ft
    UCL Rockefeller Building, London
  • Foundling Museum900 ft
    40 Brunswick Square, London
  • Richmond Park1800 ft
    Richmond upon Thames, London
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology2200 ft
    Malet Place, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Pizza Express200 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

  • Nandos600 ft

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

    71% likes this, based on 285 reviews

  • Nando's - Brunswick Square300 ft

    Address: 23 Brunswick Centre
    Phone: 020 7713 0351

    54% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Antalya500 ft

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

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

  • Giraffe - The Brunswick Centre300 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

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