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Generator Hostel London Reviews

Compton Place, Off 37 Tavistock Place, WC1, London, England

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86%

Rating
2465 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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83%

This is a good place to stay if you're young and looking for a fun time, they have a bar and the crowd is mostly the younger crowd. It's definitely a popular hostel, and tons of people. Not so good when you're as old as I am and just wanting to sleep after a night of drinking and people are still going. Shared showers weren't so bad when I was younger, not so much anymore.


83%

You get what you need for this price; a clean and nice place to stay in the heart of london. Perfectly situated on the boundaries of camden and Holborn/Soho!


94%

I think this is one of the two best hostels in LDN. I've stayed in all those top rated ones. Great atmosphere with nice bar (that doesn't mean that it bothers anyone,because it is far from the rooms and reception),great security with a guard at the door all times,very new and clean rooms and beds.Free wifi! This hostel is a nice one if you are travelling alone, but also good for groups, families etc. To say something negative, one morning (only once) there was no warm water in the common shower.


89%

Great place...the only thing negative I would say is the breakfast...I think it should be included or if not at least have a better range of food.


74%

Nice Hostel with a good location. The rooms are small, doesn't matter if you only want to sleep there. Only thing I really missed was a kitchen...


97%

It has been my third time at Generator, it has always been great. The location is perfect less than a ten minute walk from st pancras. Now, the hostel is completely refurbirshed so no problem of cleanliness. It has a real nice modern look and the atmosphere is very relaxing.


91%

Best place I've stayed in London so far.

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Good hostel in a nice location. The breakfast was nice, although not included in the price of your stay. Good bar and atmosphere.


60%

I watend for over 1 1/2 Hour for a Pizza. After three inquieries it tourned out they forgot it. In Addition for 18 pounds per night one would expect, that the very simple breakfast was included, well it was not. London is expensive, but even for London that was not worth the money.

  • 17th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing facilities and atmosphere. Everything was new and totally clean. Great location as well. Possibly the best hostel I have ever stayed in


91%

Very nice place. Next to King's Cross Station, so in a central area.The staff is really helpful and kind. I will definitely overnight in this Hostel again.

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

One if the best hostels I've stayed in. Fun, friendly and clean, perfect for young people on a budget. The only small issue was the quality of the wifi in the bedrooms. Although it worked perfectly downstairs

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Nice and clean hostel, but heating did not work, I was cold during a night and I Felt like not been trest as an adult by the stuff and hostels rules.


86%

It is a good hostel for young people and who are willing to party. There are security guards at the access on night. Showers could be more private. Bathrooms were cleaned every day, but the cleanliness depended on the other guests. Beds are comfortable. Would recommend to young people.


86%

i only stayed for a few hours so i didn't have the opportunity to fully enjoyed the facilities but i had a nice stay. Rooms are secured by key card, there are lockers in the hallway, there were 3 security guards at entrance. my only criticism is that the bathroom had no door and anyone could have walked in and that's really not a great point.

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Pleasantly surprised as I'm not usually a fan of large hostels. Staff deserve a shout out for coordinating some last minute arrangements to get us to a football match in time. Free wi-fi, comfy beds, good hang out areas. Rooms are located away from the "nightclub" so you don't have to worry if you're not the partying type. Only downside is no free breakfast & a poor option for 3-4 pounds (?). Hot breakfast for 1 pound more was alright. My sister said her food was good from the restaurant.


97%

Breakfast should be included.


89%

This hostel is a little bit far away from the center of London, but that's the only bad part of it : staff is really welcoming, and the facilities are great : I'll especially remember the 2 movies projected for free nearly every day.


86%

it was my first time in a hostel and i really liked it

  • 4th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iceland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

The staff were not overly friendly or helpful. The communal area with the cafe, restaurant and bar area would be good if you're interested in being social and partying, but if you're after a relaxing stay it is not ideal as you can even hear the niose in your room until 2am . Most importantly, the bathroom cleanliness was very poor and the facilities in general were not very nice. I was dissapointed and thought it was overpriced for what you get.


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