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Smart Russell Square Hostel Reviews

71 Guilford Street, London, England

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7903 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Smart Russell Square was in an ideal location for nearby attractions and major train and tube stations. The rooms are really nice and clean. The bathrooms in the private rooms are tiny but clean. There is no elevator so if you have a lot of luggage, you have several stairs to climb if on the third floor. There is not a lot of choice for breakfast (toast and two types of cereal) but it works for a quick bite. The wifi is very spotty so I would not rely on it if trying to book tickets like I was.


All in all, Smart Russell Square was a solid hostel. Good proximity to King's Cross and St Pancras stations. There is always a security guard looking after the front which is nice, and the common area was open and a good place to make new friends. The kitchen is a little small, and the rooms were pretty hot. But other than that, I had a very pleasant stay at this hostel.


Need more hooks to hang things in the shower cubicles! Makes life so much easier


Good location and decent price for a hostel in central London. Lots of things within walking distance. The rooms are very small and crowded, there's not much room to put your personal belongings. Lockers are 1.50 per day, which really seems excessive, especially considering we had some trouble getting them to work. Curtains on the beds are a good idea, good privacy. Staff was not always very friendly, but did help. All in all, a decent place to sleep between long days of exploring London.

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