71-72 Guilford Street

Price rates

€ 14 average price per Dorm/bed (the price is per 1 night only)

Info & Description

Key Hostel Features

• FREE Linen
• FREE Wi-Fi
• 24 Hour reception
• 24 hour guest kitchen facilities
• 24 hour travel shop and ticket sales
• 24 hour CCTV for added security
• No lockout or curfew
• Luggage Storage
• In room locker facilities
• Snack vending machines
• Common rooms with digital televisions
• Laundry facilities
• Custom designed beds

Smart Russell Square Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Central London, created with the hostel and budget traveller in mind. Located just off London and Europe’s most popular shopping area, Oxford Street, we are less than 400 meters from the British Museum, we are a short walk from many of the iconic and famous sites of London, and we’re located in an ideal area for any type of trip. Smart Russell Square Hostel provides cheap, affordable, safe and value for money accommodation in London. Every room is key card locked as is entry to the main part of the building, security lockers in every room, we also provide a 24 hour reception and have security staff during the night.

Local London sights within walking distance from the hostel include; Oxford Street, British Museum, Covent Garden, Camden Market, National Portrait Gallery, Soho, the National Theatre, the fantastic South Bank, National Gallery, the West End Theatres, Regent Street, Leicester Square, Kings Cross and much much more.

Our transport links are fantastic, the location of the hostel in Central London is amazing. We are located within 4 minutes walking distance with luggage from Russell Square Tube or Metro Station which is directly linked to both Heathrow Airport and Kings Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Train. We are directly linked either by bus or the tube to every major train and bus station in London. There are 24 hour buses running next to the hostel, making us accessible at any time of the day or night.

We offer budget accommodation in London but still ensure that your safety and comfort are our primary concerns. Every room has been built with the London hostel traveller in mind, each room has custom build beds, design with privacy and functionality in mind. The beds have curtains and panels ensuring that your stay is private and comfortable. The rooms are locked with electronic key card locking systems and we provide lockers and safes in the rooms which use the same locking system. Reception is open 24 hour to help you with any questions or problems you may have. All rooms are cleaned daily and maintenance checks performed weekly. Making us one of the safest hostel in London.

Smart Russell Square Hostel has FREE Wi-FI , TV common room, self service laundry and dryer facilities, guest kitchen facilities, currency exchange, travel shop and much more.

Beat the long lines and wait at your favourite attraction as you can buy Fast Track tickets to all the major London attractions such as Madam Tussauds and the London Eye directly from our reception desk. We also sell discount theatre tickets to all major shows in the West End of London.
Our location as a hostel in Central London means we are also an ideal venue to see London’s vibrant nightlife. We are within walking distance to all the major clubs, bars and the trendy Soho areas, but not close enough to disturb your nights rest. There is no curfew or lockout and our transport links are so good you can party the night away until anytime.


  • Security boxes / Lockers
  • Security boxes / Lockers
  • Security boxes / Lockers
  • Laundry
  • Internet access
  • Internet access
  • Heating
  • Pickups / Shuttle from airport
  • Games room
  • Children accepted
  • 24h reception


  • standard 6 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 6 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 4 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 8 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 9 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 9 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 10 bed/s female dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 15 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 15 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 18 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)

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  1. Diana From Netherlands On November 30, -0001

    location is nice, building is nice, but the dorm I was in was way too small for the number of beds / people so it was hot and not enough air

  2. Alain From Italy On November 30, -0001

    Not the cleanest place, but considering the position and the price is a good deal. The staff is helpful, the rooms are as clean as rooms of more than 10 people can be.

  3. Thorben From Germany On November 30, -0001

    The rooms are ok and the washroom to. The breakfast is for free but terrible.

  4. Leonhard From Germany On November 30, -0001

    The place felt like a prison and I didn't want my room. But even though giving my key and everything immediately back and leaving, they charged me the full price.

  5. Diego From Spain On November 30, -0001

    A cheap and convenient hostel in good location. It's the most of what you can get for 9 GBP/night. The staff is usually very friendly although there are a couple of ones from the night shift who tend to be rude and lack English skills. Overall pretty decent for the price, but don't expect any luxury. Best thing: individual room toilets. Worst thing: the labyrinth in the basement.

  6. LUIS GENARO From Mexico On November 30, -0001

    There is NO free internet. If you want internet, then you have to pay, and there are just 4 computers for all the hostal. The kitchen is not that clean and the plates are not enough, you cant even find a glass to drink water!!!!

  7. Johan From Sweden On November 30, -0001

    The whole place smells like chlorine. Kinda nice if you’re into synchronized swimming but im not. If you’re over 185cm long, the beds are to short and you’ll have to sleep with you knees bent. The location is great though, walking distance to a lot of interesting places. So if you like the smell of swimming pools and are under 185cm ish. Go for it!

  8. Vanessa From France On November 30, -0001

    Close from all accomodations, clean. Just one thing: it's a pity there are showers only at the level below ground floor... Not convenient if you're at the upper level of the hostel...

  9. Marta From Italy On November 30, -0001

    very economical, the beds have curtains to ensure privacy and they are very effective, the rooms in the basement are quite bad with little windows. economical and spartan as alla hostels, the staff is very helpful and it is goodly located. overall the best hostel I've ever been in London so far, counting a lot on the price.

  10. lana From Slovenia On November 30, -0001

    if you are looking for place to sleep and good position this is it but nothing more. rooms too snall to hang outm bed linen is clean, showers ok. a little weird smell in the hostel

  11. Eduardo From USA On November 30, -0001

    About average. No major complaints but also nothing to really highlight

  12. Manuel From Italy On November 30, -0001

    I've really appreciated this hostel.It is in a quite central position,near several good restaurant, pubs and underground.The bedroom and the toilet are clean.For sure beds are too much short (180cm).

  13. Agenor From Brazil On November 30, -0001

    The (REALLY) bad: I had a terrible experience in dealing with the staff at the front desk. I found it difficult to get any help in the small issues I had during my stay and, to be honest, they didn't seem bother too much about it. I stayed in a 12-bed room which seemed a cross in between the Japanese capsule hotels (in regarding the minuscule space available) and a prison cell (the bed sheets were still displaying signs of use from the previous "inmate"). The good: the location is great, if you are going to use the Euston rail station or if you planning on visiting the British Museum.

  14. Lucas From Portugal On November 30, -0001

    A lot of people in a small place! The common areas turns tiny with everybody. The "house" looks like a maze. Underground showers, far for some rooms. Better not considerate the breakfast too (corn flakes and bread). The 24 beds room is a no peace place. Localization is nice and the price could be determinant

  15. Miglena From Bulgaria On November 30, -0001

    Smart Russell square is good place for staying in a short period of time.Thehostel is clean and the staff is polite

  16. Vicente From Spain On November 30, -0001

    Very good comon rooms, but the service and de Guest Policy is shamed. Dirty Beds and Showers

  17. Bruno From Portugal On November 30, -0001

    It's clearly supposed to be a budget hostel. For the price asked, you get a very good service - but don't expect, like most reviewers in this website, treatment worthy of the Queen. The breakfast is pretty acceptable (you have access to sliced bread and toasters, hot water, milk, coffee and tea), the rooms aren't extremely comfortable, but allow for a good night's sleep, and though the showers are in the basement and far from most of the rooms, the conditions aren't so bad. It could be closer to the city center, but it has good access to buses and the subway (if you don't mind paying the tickets). It's about 3Km away from the main attractions, which translates into a 30/40 min walk. Overall, I quite enjoyed it and will go back there if I ever return to London.

  18. Katre From Estonia On November 30, -0001

    you should really have cases for blankets too, because you do not wash them after using. also you should give a towel to every guest and somewhere should have been mentioned that the showering conditions are like that and the security guards should have been more kind and polite to visitors.

  19. Daniela From Italy On November 30, -0001

    rooms and common spaces were very clean and organized, even if the hostel was very busy. Nice breakfast and comfortable common areas. Reception and staff were very organized, and the hostel is 1 min walk from the tube and a 24 hours Tesco Express.

  20. Andrew From USA On November 30, -0001

    Central location was great (a block or two away from an underground station). Neighborhood around the hostel had some good ethnic restaurants. Bed was comfy enough, liked the privacy curtain. In a room of 20 people.... more than one tiny little fan is needed to cool the room down. Many residents were loud at all hours of the night. The showers being in the basement was fine; the scalding hot water was not. Overall, it was ok due to the location and cheap price but I will look elsewhere next time I book a hostel in London.