Goodenough College

Mecklenburgh SquareLondonWC1N 2ABUnited Kingdom
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About Goodenough College

The Goodenough College is a budget-friendly university residence that boasts a position in the heart of central London. Dating back to 1930, the accommodation is just a five-minute walk from both Russell Square Underground Station and The Brunswick shopping centre.

The private, straightforward rooms at the Goodenough College all benefit from a work desk, fresh towels and bed linen. Select accommodations also include the advantage of an en-suite bathroom.

Wi-Fi is provided at no additional cost and is accessible in all areas of the accommodation. For an extra level of convenience, a 24-hour front desk is available to offer assistance whenever needed.

An on-site cafeteria serves inexpensive meals and is open each day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also make use of the hostel's shared kitchen.

The world-famous British Museum is a 15-minute walk from the hostel, while Covent Garden can be reached in less than 25 minutes on foot.


Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(207)8379321 | Fax: +44(207)837 9321 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Ideal central London location

Based on overall feedback, the location was judged as one of the hostel's best aspects. Positioned right in the heart of London, the accommodation is within comfortable walking distance of countless shops, attractions, restaurants and nightlife options.

Fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi

High marks have been awarded to the Wi-Fi by nearly all former visitors to the accommodation. As well as being a complimentary feature of staying at the property, the Wi-Fi was described as very fast and reliable – to the point where it is supposedly fine to use video streaming websites effortlessly.

Clean and tidy throughout

Many past guests have commended the hostel's levels of hygiene. Whether it was the private rooms or public spaces like the shared kitchen, all areas of the property were regularly said to be really clean and well-kept.

Negative Reviews

Limited room soundproofing

Numerous past visitors had their stay disrupted by noise – despite the supposedly quiet location of the accommodation. This has typically been attributed to the apparently limited soundproofing of the rooms, with the thin walls failing to block out various noises within the hostel.

Shared bathrooms not ideal

Although select accommodations benefit from the advantage of an en-suite, some rooms only have access to shared bathroom facilities. Understandably, this has been deemed as an inconvenience at times by former guests that stayed at the hostel.

Rooms overly basic

The reportedly simplistic nature of the accommodation has proven to be judged in a negative light on occasion by previous visitors. In particular, the lack of standard in-room amenities such as tea/coffee making facilities was seen as a disappointment.

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