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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

- 2 Night Minimum stay
- Groups will need to pay a £100 security deposit in case of damages or rule breakage and which will be refunded on checkout.

Additional Terms and Conditions

- Free cancellation period, 2 weeks prior to arrival.
- No refund will be possible for any cancellation within 2 weeks of arrival

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

-Free cancellation period, 2 weeks prior to arrival.
- No refund will be possible for any cancellation within 2 weeks of arrival

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Smart Russell Square Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Nestled in the heart of London, walking distance to iconic British Museum and Europe’s most popular shopping area, Oxford Street, Smart Russel Square is the perfect destination for budget-conscious travelers who want to experience amazing London adventure.

Every room is key card locked as is entry to the main part of the building, security lockers are present in every room.

Our transport links are fantastic; we are located only a few minutes walking distance from Russell Square Tube or Metro Station which is directly linked to both Heathrow Airport and Kings Cross St. Pancras for the Eurostar trains. We are directly linked either by bus or the tube to every major train and bus station in London. There are 24 hour buses running next to the hostel, making us accessible at day or night.
The Continental Breakfast costs £2.00 per person per day and it will be served from 07:30 AM until 10:00 AM in our common area. View House Rules


In the heart of leafy Bloomsbury in central London, Smart Russell Square Hostel is a cool little hideaway. Our idea is to help you explore this pricey without breaking the bank. Just outside the hostel, you’ll find buses that run 24 hours a day so you can travel day or night for cheap. Grab a free city map from reception to start planning your to-do list, log into free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel and enjoy a cheap and cheerful breakfast daily to help cut costs so you can focus on exploring.


Close to transport hubs like St Pancras Station and the London Underground, it's easy to reach sightseeing destinations and world-class museums (most of them free!) from here. You can get to Heathrow Airport in about an hour via the 'tube' as Londoners say (meaning underground), or catch the Eurostar to France from St Pancras. We're within walking distance of famous shopping precincts like Oxford Circus and Covent Garden, both around a half-hour wander, as well as top spots like Leicester Square, the National Portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square.

Rooms and Dorms

Drawing from the city vibe, many of our dorms feature photo murals of iconic London sights. Most of our dorms are mixed, with either shared or private bathrooms. We have one female-only dorm, as well as twin rooms with private bathroom. Bed linen is free, and each dorm bed comes with a privacy curtain, a personal plug socket and a storage locker. For extra security, the hostel's front entrance and all rooms require a key-card to get in.

Extras and activities

Hang out in the common room in front of our huge TV or set up your laptop at a communal bench to catch up on your favourite series. Grab a snack from a vending machine, or head to the shared kitchen to see what’s cooking. You can chat to the 24-hour reception team for tips or to book discounted tickets to attractions like Madame Tussaud's, the London Eye and various popular West End shows.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 6.8

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2020
    Clean, comfortable, great location and the staff are fantastic.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2020
    Great location and base to explore London
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 8.6


    11 Dec 2020
    For that price and location is a great place for people looking for small cost travels. The stuff are very nice, place looks ok. But if you need some space and privacy choose better rooms. Toilet was fine, clean but in medium condition. Very good think was it was warm in room and facilities witch is often a problem in other places
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Sep 2020
    Comfortable and good value
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.9


    08 Oct 2020
    Cheap, clean, felt safe the whole time, definitely a budget hostel though.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    21 Aug 2020
    Stay was okay, but the other guest made me feel uncomfortable. Many men are staying in this hostel and I felt very assaulted by them (some made weird comments, cat called me). Furthermore on my arrival I had no hot water in the shower and when I wanted to cook or eat something they only had inferior plates, cups etc. so I had to use a plastic cup for hot coffee. Some staff are friendly, but some were kind of kind. Don't expect too much of the breakfast and the kitchen area.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    21 Dec 2020
    No control of people whether they re sick or not. I checked in the hostel in the morning and had to leave in the afternoon. Because one of the man in my room always coughing , he might have Coronavirus. So I checked out immediately.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    24 Oct 2020
    hostel’s worst problem is the unreasonably crampled space in the rooms (or one at least), the common areas felt too little or narrow for that many people, i wouldn’t say it’s not secure, only that many things are happening and other things are being cleaned simultaneously around you.
    Lithuania, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    17 Sep 2020
    I had planned to stay there 10 night, nevertheless, after the first night, I had to ask for a refund because they were not following any government guidelines to avoid the COVID spread. I had been in 8 different hostels in Portugal, Italy and Croatia during the Pandemic and It has not happened before. I strongly recommend reviewing the salubrity measures that they need to apply in this global situation.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    21 Aug 2020
    I did not like your hostel because I booked and payed earlier then I was refused at reception because I didn't bring photo ID with me. I slept out instead.
    England, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Games Room