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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
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good 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 7.1

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 6.3

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2020
    Nice hostel, clean, quite, cheap. Perfect location and friendly staff.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2020
    The staff are on point 🙏
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2020
    Caspa knew straight away that his name related to one of the 3 wise men that met baby Jesus. He was perfect but... If he wants to go to heaven... He must find that narrow road lol #DivineLoves
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    04 Sep 2020
    Comfortable and good value
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    13 Jul 2020
    Best one out of all the Smart hostels in London.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    26 Jun 2020
    I was just stationed for 1 night af it is technically corona times but this place was like a homeless shelter. Just older males everywhere. Cafeteria was like a prison. Good location. I paid extra for a locker. Rooms get ready hot. Nobody is taking Covid precautions. I wouldn’t recommend for a normal backpacker
    USA, Male, 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
  • 3.7


    08 Jul 2020
    The beds were tiny, cramped and claustrophobic, without proper mattresses and no cover for the duvet. The shower sprayed directly onto the toilet the bathroom was so small. During the COVID pandemic I would've expected more precautions to be taken to protect people, but other than leaving the middle bunk unoccupied in our tiny room, there were none. I felt unsafe and extremely anxious. I didn't even end up staying the whole night, I had to leave. Also, there were no lockers to protect my stuff.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 2.6


    28 May 2020
    #1 horrible staff and very rude #2 horrible beds and short I'm 5'11 and can't fully stretch #3 very small kitchen #4 horrible customer service #5 to get a locker is £4 per day #6 old system for check in check out #7 cleaners are very rude and will push around you or make you move to clean and they don't even clean well #7 mostly homeless and people collecting government cheques #8 incompetent manager =incompetent staff #9 no food storage 2 washers with over 40 rooms #10 not a smart hostel
    Canada, Male, 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
  • 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