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Smart Russell Square Hostel

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Front of property
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Lobby sitting area
Combined shower/bathtub, hair dryer

Overview of Smart Russell Square Hostel

Smart Russell Square Hostel

2.0 star property
City centre hostel within walking distance of The British Museum
6.4 out of 10 Good
6.4/10 Good

394 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
71-72 Guilford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DF
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • The British Museum - 9 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 20 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 24 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 26 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 27 min walk
  • Thames River - 28 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 29 min walk
  • London Eye - 31 min walk
  • Big Ben - 34 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 38 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 42 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 50 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 50 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 91 min drive
  • London (QQU-London Euston Train Station) - 13 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 13 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road Station - 14 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • Holborn Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Farringdon Underground Station - 12 min walk


  • Russell Square Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Slim Chickens - 4 min walk
  • Burr & Co - 3 min walk
  • Antalya Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Pret a Manger - 2 min walk

About this property

Smart Russell Square Hostel

Smart Russell Square Hostel puts you a short five-minute drive from The British Museum and Leicester Square. This Art Deco hostel is also a short five-minute drive from Trafalgar Square and Oxford Street. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travellers. Public transportation is only a short walk: Russell Square Underground Station is 3 minutes and Holborn Underground Station is 8 minutes.


Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish

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


Contactless social distancing 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 4 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 17
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM


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


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower/bath combination
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 4.50 per person
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for GBP 1.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
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.

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
Smart Russell Square Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Smart Russell Square Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Smart Russell Square Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Smart Russell Square Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Smart Russell Square Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 4 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What's the area around Smart Russell Square Hostel like?
Smart Russell Square Hostel is in London City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from Russell Square Underground Station and 9 minutes' walk from The British Museum. The local area is considered central, as well as being good for public transport.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Beds are too congested and small. reception guy will not let you seat in reception area unless you check-in.. found so rude behaviour..
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8/10 Very good

Selina, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

david, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Ubonwan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was a really nice hostel with good facilities. The bathrooms were really clean and the dorms were nice too.
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Keren, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Eric, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

mohammed, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Marie, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Suzanne, 1-night trip
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