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Smart Russell Square Hostel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.1 / 5
336 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Russell Square
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    The British Museum
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Covent Garden Market
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LCY-London City)
    44 min drive

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  • Twin Room - Bunk Bed

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About this area


Located in London's London City Centre neighborhood, Smart Russell Square Hostel is near a train station. Russell Square and Royal Opera House are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at St. James Park and Hyde Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Lord's Cricket Ground or Emirates Stadium. Our guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 3 minutes by foot and Holborn Underground Station is 8 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Russell Square - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    The British Museum - 8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Covent Garden Market - 16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Leicester Square - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Trafalgar Square - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Russell Square Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 11 min walk
  • London (LCY-London City) - 44 min drive

About this property

Smart Russell Square Hostel

Along with concierge services, this smoke-free hostel has laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance. All 37 rooms offer free WiFi.



Check-in between noon - 4 AM
Minimum check-in age - 17


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 2 for adults and GBP 2 for children (approximately)
  • In-room safe fee: GBP 1.50 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 are 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 onsite parking is available.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 2 for adults and GBP 2 for children

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No elevators

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


  • Hair dryer (on request)


  • Safe (surcharge)

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


Privacy curtains to bunks are useful but each bunk would be better with its own small reading light. I was on the third floor and there is no lift.

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


Water is push button amd only stays on for 2 seconds. Its really hot and hard to change it

Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019


There is no air shower and some of them no hot water or lights also rooms are messy Which bed is yours confuses no number Everything charges even lockers

Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Staff could not do do enough for me. The room was fine. It was hot. I stayed in a female only room which allowed me to wear less in bed so it help cool down abit Breakfast was good for the cost. Would stay. Again

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019


Booked a disabled bed (low bunk) little did I know that it was on the third floor with no lift. Why on earth my booking was accepted I do not know. No information given to me about lockers and wifi. Brilliant place to stay otherwise.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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