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Russell Scott Hostel
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Whilst in Sheffield for the snooker, I ended up stuck for a place to stay due to most hotels and B&Bs being sold out.

Looking desperately for a room, I came across the hostel on Booking.com.

Room was clean and tidy, shared bathrooms and toilets were clean and hygienic. Staff member really friendly on-site and very helpful when it came to explaining Sheffield.

Yes it was a hostel so nothing to sing home about but all the same it was a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

As expected, it was as friendly as the Leeds Hostel by "Russell Scott" , but a much more down to earth, the big common room was a very busy chatty place, enough for you to put your tablet away??
Rooms were OK , clean and comfortable, good sleep
The place is a way away and up a steep hill in a Sheffield suburb, about a 35 min walk from the Bus Station so catch the tram. As Leeds, Drinks available all day. It was a good happy place with good people.
Thanks good people

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to get to Sheffield and be told you have no room to stay in and then to be lied to by the ''manager'' that they tried to contact you, then this is the place for you. AWFUL customer service, the manager hasn't got a clue what she's doing and clearly just over books and doesn't have the courtesy to let the customer know. It worked well in the end though we went to another Hostel called Quick Stop in Sheffield which was brilliant. RUSSELL SCOTT HOSTEL IS A WASTE OF TIME.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank Joseph R
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Where to start with this place....
On our way to Sheffield the hostel called me, but i missed the call, i called back 4 times and no one answered, i left a voicemail, but i never did find out what they wanted.
It looks like its about to have a long over due refurbish as there was boxes of flooring in the hall way. (but looking at other reviews, this sounds like its already happened)
Our room was the first double as you walk in and it STANK of stale cigarettes. we opened a window but this didn't really help.
The bathrooms were upstairs but none of the showers worked, apart from one that was in an unmarked room with wet towels all over the floor, and we only noticed this because it was on constantly.
The guy who took our payment when we first got there was ok, but not very focused on us, was more bothered about talking to his "colleague" who he told us couldn't speak English.
On leaving, after not being able to have a shower, we handed the key back and as we were going out the door a member of staff yelled "**** off back to London" to us.
I would 100% never stay at this hostel again!

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Booked for a two day stay on a busy weekend of the year (large sports competition is on) only for our booking to be cancelled due to refurbishment. Already rude to take a booking and not honour it, but I wasn't given an option for other accommodation despite sounding on the phone that I didn't know what to do and had to find other accommodation, all just 6 weeks before. Phoned back the next week for a refund and a solution - no answer. Phoned back two weeks later, got an answer and a complete denial of the fact we needed relocation. The person on the phone was rude and insisted she was in the right. The fact is, she left a group of 20 frantically trying to find a new place to stay with little over a month and a lack of accommodation.

Sure it's cheap and looked decent enough, but I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Russell Scott Hostel

Address: 28 Brandreth Road, Sheffield S6 3JU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Sheffield
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sheffield
Price Range: $35 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Russell Scott Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We at Russell Scott Hostels also known as R S Hostels offer our guests safe, secure, clean, spacious budget accommodation being the only backpackers hostel in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We are not profit driven. With you having a great time in Sheffield and staying with us, is all we wish for! We do not believe in making extra from you, your basic needs are all taken care of - internet access, washing machine, bed linen, breakfast all inclusive in the room/bed rate.We believe that small is beautiful. We pride ourselves in offering cheap accommodation by which we don't mean over crowding the place or reduce the facilities we offer. For example our dorms have single beds in them and the maximum no of people in our dorm is six even though the room could easily accommodate eight people. Knowing what it is like to be a backpacker/traveller and knowing little needs go a long way, we decided to provide value for money accommodation with no compromise whatsoever on the quality or most of the perks that you would enjoy in a star hotel for one third of the price. ... more   less 
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