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Overview of Smart Russell Square Hostel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Smart Russell Square Hostel

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRussell Square3 min walk
    Popular LocationThe British Museum8 min walk
    Popular LocationLeicester Square10 min drive
    AirportLondon (LCY-London City)37 min drive

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Private 9 Bed Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed

Private 4 Bed Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Private 8 Bed Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

Private 9 Bed Dorm (shared facilities)

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed

Private 15 Bed Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed

Single bed in a shared dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Private 6 Bed Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Private Twin Dorm (Ensuite)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, Smart Russell Square Hostel is in the city centre and near a train station. Oxford Street and Covent Garden Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Russell Square and St. James Park. London Eye and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience for public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 3 minutes on foot and Holborn Underground Station is 8 minutes.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Russell Square - 3 min walk
  • The British Museum - 8 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 4 min drive
  • Leicester Square - 10 min drive
  • Piccadilly Circus - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Russell Square Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 11 min walk
  • London (LCY-London City) - 38 min drive


  • Il Fornello - 3 min walk
  • Antalya Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Old Amalfi - 3 min walk
  • Hare & Tortoise - 3 min walk
  • The Lamb - 4 min walk

About this property

Smart Russell Square Hostel

Art Deco London hostel in London City Centre, walk to Russell Square
Concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance. All 37 rooms offer free WiFi.
Smart Russell Square Hostel offers 37 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 2.00 for adults and GBP 2.00 for children

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Safe (surcharge)

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 4 AM
Minimum check-in age - 17


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 2.00 for adults and GBP 2.00 for children (approximately)
  • In-room safe fee: GBP 1.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Property is also known as

Smart Russell Square Hostel London
Smart Russell Square Hostel
Smart Russell Square London
Smart Russell Square
Smart Russell Square Hotel London
Smart Russell Square Hostel London, England
Smart Russell Square Hostel London
Smart Russell Square Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Smart Russell Square Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Smart Russell Square Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Smart Russell Square Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
As of 14 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Smart Russell Square Hostel on 17 Apr 2021 start from £29, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Smart Russell Square Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
Smart Russell Square Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 4 AM.
What time is check-out at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Smart Russell Square Hostel located?
Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum. Oxford Street and Aldwych Theatre are also within 15 minutes. Russell Square Underground Station is only a 3-minute walk and Holborn Underground Station is 8 minutes.

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 37 out of 365 reviews
5 - Excellent 10%
Rating 4 - Good. 112 out of 365 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 118 out of 365 reviews
3 - Okay 32%
Rating 2 - Poor. 52 out of 365 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 46 out of 365 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Staff & service
We booked a twin room (bunk bed) for just one night. Two main issues arose during our stay, the bed sizes and noise in the rooms. When we booked (on Expedia) at no point were we informed that the beds in this hotel are max 1.8 meters length. As someone 1.90, it was literally impossible to sleep comfortably, only with legs bent. During our stay, we also experienced intolerable noise levels in the room. I understand that this is a hostel, but the management’s tolerance of noise was irritating, to say the least. Between the hours 23:00-2:30, our room was filled with loud yelling and general party noises (running, music, etc.). It was loud enough to wake us multiple times, and prevent restful sleep. We also couldn’t tell whether it was in the hallway outside our room, or the floor above. Either way, it seems soundproofing is lacking. When we complained the next day, staff acknowledged the issue, but were not apologetic, and openly had a “So what?” attitude. Would not recommend booking here if you’re looking to sleep, despite the low prices.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

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