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Russell Scott Hostels Reviews

28, Brandreth Road, Sheffield, Sheffield, England

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161 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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I'm disappointed with my stay at Russel Scott Hostel in Sheffield. Most of all: it was extremely cold in the hostel. I slept in my winter cap! Hostel is located 30 minutes by walk to town centre.


Clean, have nice breakfast (cereals, bread & jam, tea & coffee). Nice, equipped kitchen with a nice view from the window. Good value for money. I'd recommend this hostel. Have internet (sometimes very slow, because too many people wanted to use) During mornings it was quite cold in the building.


A comfy bed, warm room and warm shower - so very welcome in those regards. The free breakfast was nice too, if basic. There wasn't much of a community feel though. And our fellow hostel guests thought it a good idea to have a party in the kitchen below our room at 5am. We were there for a climbing weekend, so early(ish) nights and sleep were more a priority for us.

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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.

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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.


Clean and comfortable hostel, in a nice location, situated just off of bus and tram routes into city centre. Nice kitchen facility with hot drinks 24hours, and free breakfast, and space to eat meals at a dining table. Bedrooms were ok, and could do with a few more facilities, like lockers/cupboards to store luggage securely, free towels provided would have been nice, bedside reading lights needed, aswell as hooks to hang coats, clothes up. Not enough bathrooms,toilets for the number of bedrooms.


The location was a bit out of the way, as I was travelling with no car it was hard to find. The staff have me directions by tram but failed to mention the trams weren't running because of roadworks, so I had to catch a taxi. The wifi wasn't very reliable but was still good considering it was free. Staff were friendly and altogether helpful.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location ok, nice beds, wifi a bit hit and miss but staff willing to help sort it out. Nice breakfast room


Nice spacious hostel, a real breath of fresh air coming from all these cramped hostels in London, to finally have some breathing space, no bunk beds, nice spacious kitchen, big hallways... The location is a bit on the outskirts, but easy to reach by public transport. Big supermarket nearby and a tram + bus to the center. Would stay again if I ever visited Sheffield.


Lovely place.


They were painting the place during my stay so it was a bit uncomfortable, but upstairs the bathrooms were clean and proper all the time. It is a bit hard to find, and a bit harder at night because there's no great lightning, but it's a quiet area.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Thanks, I like your hostel!

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The staff were very helpful and looked after a bag of belongings that I needed to leave with them for collection at a later date which I was able to do. Unfortunately other residents did not pay full respect to the need for cleanliness in the toilet. Staff would do well to leave a notice for visitors that urges them to clean the toilet after use, if necessary.


Definitely deserves more than current rating. For people who drive the location is very good - no problems with parking, traffic officers, congestion etc. Someone wrote in his comment it's in the dodgy area - definitely not true. Very pleasant and good looking kitchen. Hostel itself seems to be above UK standards which are generally average. Room was clean, linen fresh. Internet signal was very good. Recommended.

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