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Smart Russell Square Hostel

71-72 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DF

+44 207 833 8818

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based on 6,539 reviews

Tue 9/28
Wed 9/29


Value for money

Smart Hostel is a budget-friendly hotel in the Russell Square neighborhood of London. Rooms feature a minimalist approach and modern furnishings. Rooms feature flat-screen televisions for in-room entertainment and common kitchen areas. With close proximity to some of London's finest attractions, it's easy to rest and relax at the Smart Hostel. Several business services are available within steps of the hotel for printing, faxing, and photocopying needs. Just outside the doors of the hotel are several public transit options including ride shares and a metro system that will take you through the entire city. Make a stop at Piccadilly Square, the financial district, and view London from afar on the London Eye. While staying, enjoy dining at one of many restaurants in the city. Indulge in cuisine from an array of cultures for a fusion of flavor. Dine at Oren for dishes with a Mediterranean influence and Fatt Pundit for traditional Indian cuisine. Get together with friends at Bar Elba for handcrafted cocktails and full views of the city. Explore the city of London for plenty of boutique shops and attractions. Take a tour of the Tower of London, visit Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard then take a walk along Portobello Market in the famous Notting Hill Neighborhood. Afterward, stroll through Kensington Park, catch a show in the West End Theatre District than grab a coffee and dessert at the Camden Market in Camden Town. When the day is done, end the night in comfort at the Smart Hostel.

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Available rooms at Smart Russell Square Hostel

Tue 9/28
Wed 9/29
Tue 9/28
Wed 9/29
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • ATM on-site
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safe
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Concierge service

Health and safety

  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets not allowed
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Shared kitchen
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Socket near the bed

Places of interest near Smart Russell Square Hostel

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71-72 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DF


Russell Square0.1 mi
British Museum0.3 mi
London Euston Railway Station0.6 mi
St Pancras Railway Station0.6 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Cosmoba Restaurant0.0 mi
Galvin Bar & Grill0.1 mi
Bea's of Bloomsbury Russell Square0.1 mi
Palm Court Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London0.1 mi

Traveler Reviews

GoodBased on 6539 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Great location Great price Nice staff. (in 330 reviews)
  • Friendly staff and good facilities! (in 219 reviews)
  • Friendly and very helpful staff Location Breakfast. (in 132 reviews)
Cons -
  • The bunk beds felt very unsafe. (in 90 reviews)
  • "Hot, dirty rooms, unfriendly staff, dirty kitchen." (in 67 reviews)
  • Some shower had only cold water (in 36 reviews)

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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Smart Russell Square Hostel is typically below the average price of 1 star hotels in London. On average, you can expect to pay $105 per night in London. Smart Russell Square Hostel typically costs $16 per night, which is $89 cheaper than the London average.

  • If there is no traffic, the 7.5 mi drive between London City and Smart Russell Square Hostel should only take about 22min. If your hotel is in a more metropolitan area, you may see the driving time increase due to traffic.

  • Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Smart Russell Square Hostel. The nearest airport to the hotel is London City.

  • Judging by our data, Smart Russell Square Hostel does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Smart Russell Square Hostel at +44 207 833 8818.

  • Smart Russell Square Hostel is just 1.6 mi away from London city center. The closest landmark to the center of London is Westminster Abbey, which is very accessible to Smart Russell Square Hostel guests.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Smart Russell Square Hostel, call +44 207 833 8818.

  • Yes, Smart Russell Square Hostel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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