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70-72 Guilford St London Bloomsbury WC1N 1DF

Russell Square Hostel

Book a stay at Russell Square Hostel and take advantage of a prime Central London location, close to the London Underground, main bus routes and famous tourist attractions. You’ll also be within a short walk of the shopping on Oxford Street, the British Museum and British Library. Soho is close by, along with famous Camden Market. You’ll get a unique experience of London and will find a number of great bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs to try out with the fun people you’ll meet at the hostel.

Russell Square Hostel has a number of facilities, making for a really fun stay. There is a cheap Internet Café for you to enjoy, as well as FREE WiFi in all communal areas. The hostel also has a bar and a large common room with two large screen TVs, vending machines and a pool table. You’ll also be able to save money by cooking your own meals in the shared kitchen area and will sleep in comfort in your very own pod bed. For a fun stay in Central London book Russell Square Hostel now!


There is so much to see in the areas surrounding Russell Square Hostel that you could just do everything on foot! However, at some point you're going to want to explore other parts of London and can do this from nearby Kings Cross Station and the even nearer Russell Square Tube. There are a number of major attractions just a short walk from the hostel and these include the British Library, British Museum, the famous stores of Oxford Street and the vibrant nightlife of Soho.

Russell Square Hostel Facilities


24 Hour Reception / Central Heating / Games Room / Laundry / Luggage Storage / Pay-Phones / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Smoke Detectors / Television Lounge / Tour Desk / Tourist Information / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Russell Square Hostel has vending machines for drinks and snacks, and has a shared communal kitchen for guests to use.


FREE Wi-Fi is available for all guests throughout the Russell Square Hostel.

Communal areas and activities

Enjoy a friendly game in the games room at Russell Square Hostel.


Customers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under the age of 13 years old need to be booked in the Private Rooms only.

Other Services

Russell Square Hostel offers limited luggage storage at a cost of £2 per bag per day (payable directly at reception).

Lockers are available for guests to use in all rooms at a cost of £1.50 per day (payable directly at reception).


Please note that all beds in all room types at the Russell Square Hostel are single beds in bunk-bed configurations.
All dorm rooms are Mixed (unless otherwise stated).

The maximum length of stay is 14 nights and stays of 10 or more nights may be subject to moving rooms at any point during your stay.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 11:00 GMT
Check out by: 10:00 GMT

Customers will need to provide some form of photographic ID upon check-in (e.g. driver’s license, etc.).

A £10 per person (cash only) refundable deposit will be collected on arrival.

Breakfast Info at Russell Square Hostel

SPECIAL OFFER: LATEST TRAVELSTAY OFFER. Get a FREE Continental Breakfast when you book. Your breakfast includes: Toast, cereals, butter, jams and tea & coffee.


By Tube

Russell Square is the nearest tube station to Russell Square Hostel, served by the Piccadilly Line. Kings Cross Station is also within walking distance.

On Foot

Russell Square Hostel is only a 2 minute walk from Russell Square Tube Station (Piccadilly line) and only 8 minutes from Holborn Tube Station (Central and Piccadilly lines).

Exit Russell Square Tube Station onto Herbrand Street and turn to your left. Take the first left into Guildford Street and you'll find Russell Square Hostel located at numbers 70-72.

Russell Square Hostel Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.7'Good' Based on 81 Hotel Reviews
Dean Bracher, British

Good priced accommodation in central London. Easy access to Tube and many amenities. Recommend Russell Sqaure Hostel

Nichoals Nauman, American

I thought Russell Square Hostel was adequate overall. I was a little disappointed with the cleanliness of the bathrooms and the kitchen but it was manageable

Matic, Slovenian

Russel Square hostel was pretty good, the staff were nice, the location in my opinion is perfect, we met some great people there and all in all didn't have any problems. My only suggestion is that you should fix the hair dryer in the mens bathroom.

Stacey Penrose, New Zealander

Russell Square Hostel was ok for what you you paid. It was clean for the most part

Dobromila, Polish

Best London hostel I have ever been to! I can call myself a regular customer now as I come back with my students quite often. The staff is always helpful and smiling, you are not left alone there. Rooms, especially on the first floor are good and so are the bathrooms. Very well located place and I strongly recommend staying there

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