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This hostel is in the heart of London, a 10-minute walk from King’s Cross Railway Station and the British Library. It provides budget accommodations with free WiFi access throughout.

The Smart Hostel Russell Square offers beds in mixed-sex dorms. Linen is provided and security lockers are available in all rooms. Shared and private bathrooms are available depending on room type.

Reception is open 24 hours a day, and there are no curfews or lock-out times. Guests can receive tourist information and discount tickets for major attractions.

The hostel’s common room features a large TV, and guests have use of shared kitchen facilities. A Continental breakfast is available each morning for a surcharge. Self-service laundry facilities are also offered on site.

Russell Square Underground Station is 750 feet away. The Foundling Museum, Islington Farmers Market and University College London are all within 10 minutes’ walk.

This is our guests' favorite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Smart Russell Square Hostel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 21, 2010

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of London, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Smart Russell Square Hostel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • The Brunswick
    0.1 miles
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    0.1 miles
  • Bloomsbury Square
    0.3 miles
  • British Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Birkbeck, University of London
    0.3 miles
  • University of London
    0.3 miles
  • Gordon Square
    0.3 miles
  • Tavistock Square
    0.3 miles
  • Bloomsbury
    0.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Carluccios
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Nandos
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Starbucks
    0.7 miles
Top attractions
  • Dominion Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • Piccadilly Circus
    1 miles
  • Trafalgar Square
    1 miles
  • London Eye
    1.4 miles
  • Big Ben
    1.5 miles
  • Houses of Parliament
    1.6 miles
  • Buckingham Palace
    1.7 miles
  • Tower of London
    2.3 miles
  • O2 Arena
    5.6 miles
  • Wembley Stadium
    7.1 miles
Public transit
  • Subway Russell Square Tube Station
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • London City Airport
    7.6 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    14.6 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    25.3 miles
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Amenities of Smart Russell Square Hostel
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Game room
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe Additional charge
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
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House rules Smart Russell Square Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests between 18 and 45 years old

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 20 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Smart Russell Square Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests choose their own bed upon check-in (the hostel is unable to hold specific beds in advance).

Guests arriving early to check-in may store their luggage for free. There is a fee for luggage storage after check-out.

Guests aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years and over. Children from the ages 12 years or younger must be booked into private rooms.

Bookings of 15 or more guests are considered a group booking. Group bookings are required to have the full coast of booking paid no less than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Smart Russell Square Hostel

  • Guests staying at Smart Russell Square Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Smart Russell Square Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Smart Russell Square Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Smart Russell Square Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Bar crawls
    • Walking tours

  • Smart Russell Square Hostel is 1.1 miles from the center of London.