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Russell Scott Hostels Reviews

28, Brandreth Road, Sheffield, Sheffield, England

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155 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 66%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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I enjoyed my stay at the hostel very much. It was wonderfully quiet and peaceful and in a good location for using the university library that i had come to do research. The bed was very comfortable and good internet connection.


Quite difficult to find. The rooms were okay but I felt the linens weren't changed as often as it should be. But it's cheap so you get what you paid for.


It is too far from everything, and to find it was a hell of a job! It is not dirty, but that does not mean that it is brilliantly clean. One of the Showers did not work. Staff was nice.


It's the only hostel there and it's not too expensive, but they should offer something better. Staff at the reception was pretty rude (except for the young man who checked me in), the reception opens only in late morning, they do not even have a printer to print a boarding pass, no lockers, the room was very cold and the bathroom smells of mold. Only one shower working and no hot water the last day (though they said we couldn't use the shower properly). Kitchen, wi-fi and other guests were ok.


Though there are no lockers, the reception do be able to look after valuable items (even if I didn't use this service). Tesco and bus stop are just within 5 mins walk. 10 mins travelling time by bus from Sheffield interchange. The most disturbing thing is only that it locates on the hill if you haul a heavy luggage. (So better to take bus 31, 31A or 10 to get there) But there's another advantage that you can see the nightshade from the room on the facade.


The room was quite damp and cold and this resulted in the bedding being damp to sleep in.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


It's a bit out of the way, but the friendly staff make up for that. Beds were comfortable and there was free breakfast, which you could eat whenever in the morning. Was good as I had a couple of early starts. Was a standard hostel, not the best hostel ever, but also far from being the worst! Would stay again if I was in Sheffield.


Decent hostel in a safe working class neighborhood . Pretty much a house that has been converted to a hostel, and for the only hostel in Sheffield, they are doing a pretty good job. The street on the directions is not well marked but if you get off the bus/tram at tescos it will be on the right side if your facing tescos...after that I just asked a few people and sort of found my way there. Once there it's Nice little hostel.

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