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Smart Russell Square Hostel

71 Guilford Street, London, England, Distance from city centre: 2.6km

Rating: 72% from 13 reviews

  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 70%Staff
  • 70%Security
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 89%Location
  • 72%Value for money
  • 67%Facilities

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  • Stayed 2n and the first was horrible. I had the upper bed without curtain and people with curtains didt even think twice when switching the light on at 2am! And leaving it on when they went to bed and pulled the curtains have curtains in all or non. People are rude. in the morning one guy at the top bed switched room because of that and i luckily got to switch beds to lower one with curtain because someone left. Reseption was a bit rude and i had to ask everything one by one.
  • 77%
  • 14 Jan 2017 Anonymous Finland
  • WiFi didn't work in our room. Poor breakfast.
  • 57%
  • 07 Dec 2016 Alex Spain
  • Nice place for a short stay.
  • 83%
  • 24 Oct 2016 Skaidrius Lithuania
  • Good place to stay, location great, cleanliness and breakfast etc spot on. Thanks, if I come back I would stay again.
  • 83%
  • 19 Oct 2016 Bevan New Zealand
  • Fine for just staying over night, but not for longer. Hostel is in general too crowded and rooms are very small with 15 beds inside (not very comfy). You have to pay for using lockers, and they dont really seem to function. Anyway, good location and cheap price, breakfast included.
  • 66%
  • 19 Oct 2016 Tea Croatia
  • Had to pay extra for the lockers. They charge for every night. Also a 15 bed dorm is not something you want to sleep in if you have important business next day.
  • 60%
  • 01 Sep 2016 Anonymous Slovenia
  • After arriving at the hostel it turned out the beds we were assigned we not cleaned yet (previous person left their bed linnen and all). We were told they would do so in the afternoon, but when we returned around dinner time it was still not cleaned. My boyfriend asked again and was told they would do so in a minute. After asking 3 times, we just did it ourselves because it was 10:30 pm and we wanted to sleep. All in all the staff was not nice and didn't seem to be bothered at all.
  • 57%
  • 05 Jul 2016 Anonymous Netherlands
  • The bathrooms are really small!! And the kitchen is too small, which is not enough for so many people.
  • 69%
  • 25 May 2016 Anonymous Hong Kong
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