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Russell Scott Backpackers Reviews

47A Well Close Rise, Leeds, Leeds, England

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58 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Being the only hostel in Leeds we really didn't have a choice of where to stay. However, next time we would be willing to pay extra to stay in a hotel. The place was falling apart (holes in the floor, broken shower, squeaky beds) and it wasn't the cleanest place to stay. In addition, it was extremely difficult to find because neither the streets or hostel were clearly labeled. The only positive is that the WiFi connection was very strong.


Great place, but it wouldn't hurt if they vaccumed the floor once in awhile.


The female dorm is far too tightly packed - there was nowhere to stand, let alone sit and no-where to put possessions. It is a single room with two bunk-beds and one single bed. I have never gone into a hostel, paid, and left again to find somewhere else before in over 40 years of hostelling.


The reception staff was very helpful and friendly. I arrived early and no one was there, so I walked around until my check-in time and that was fine. Good wifi and breakfast.

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Plus points: The internet worked, The people were friendly The lady working there was nice, but never there except once or twice The breakfast was included and enough was there for everybody. Minus points: It was not clean, except for the kitchen. Floor was unclean and I would not want to use the bathroom barefoot. After having spent two nights there, the lightbulb had disappeared on the third evening! No person at checkout, but keys for rooms were just laying around one day.


Good staying


I was staying in a house from which the hostel was moving to new premises so it is difficult to give a fair assessment. However, Martin at reception, in the main house, was very helpful as was the owner whom I met on my last morning. I think they will create something not only good but also a bargain.


Close to the university campus, friendly atmosphere, but only 2 bathrooms and a relative small room for 6 people.


I would recommend writing down the address and get into a taxi to find the place it is hard to find due to it being a house in an estate


This hostel is more of a home than a hostel which I quite liked. It is small, comfortable and cosy. Quite difficult to find to begin with, but once you are there you have no trouble returning. If you could put up a sign, or even images of which house it is. Had a good stay though. Beds super comfy and hot showers!!


5 bed room small. 2 powerpoints a bit annoying but also 2 in the dining area. Cereal/toast breakfast was enough. Bathrooms, kitchen, bedding clean. Staff friendly, emailed for arrival time. She left phone number for if we needed contact while she wasn't there. No signage out front so make sure you write the address down! They're meant to be getting some soon.


This hostel is in a neighborhood and just looks like any other house, so be prepared for that. There are no signs. It feels like you're staying in someone's house, 2 normal bathrooms, serve yourself breakfast, reception doesn't get there until the afternoon. It's perfectly fine to stay here, and it's the only hostel in Leeds so you don't have too many options anyways.

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