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Generator Hostel London Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
2875 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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57%

There is no kitchen! It is worth to remember that, u cannot even make a tea on ur own. Eating is forbidden in the rooms . This hostel is huge, it looks nice but there is no atmposphre of traveling. I am not recommending for the same price or a bit more u can find a hostel in a good location with breakfast included and with more facilities available.


83%

The size and theme of the hostel was fantastic! Did not like that you had to walk so far away outside just to have a cigarette and that it wasn't even a covered area. Wish there had been private bathrooms as well like in Hamburg. The staff were very helpful and friendly. There should also be more than one elevator.


94%

Great hostel, lots of amenities, great location. Bag storage ended up costing £3 each before we could check in, and the bathrooms were quite far away from our room. No hooks/shelves inside the shower stalls, made it difficult to keep everything dry. Only one lift for such a large hostel meant taking the stairs quite a bit!


91%

Great Hostel, very clean and has a cool bar! The price is a bit high though...


100%

We only stayed for one night but the experience was very positive as we watched a film, used the bar, ate cake and enjoyed the buzz of the place. It would be nice if there could be a way of helping families to enjoy the disco with their kids and yet managing to be outside of the bar itself but that wasn't as great an issue for us (and others) as it appeared to be for the bloke on the door. Enjoyed it so much we're working out how soon we can return (and try other Generators) - a big thumbs up!

  • 27th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Loved staying here. Will definitely choose this place again next time im in london. Stacious rooms, great beds and clean bathrooms. Common area was large and accomodating for lots of people


100%

Amazing hostel! Te staff were super helpful, I lost my wallet and they couldn't of been more helpful. Everything was clean. Amazing facilities and it close to two tube stops it's a great location. I'd stay there again

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us after your departure. It is lovely to here that you enjoyed your stay with us and I do hope you will come back to Generator London for your next trip. Best Wishes Nate Guest Relations Executive

71%

Amazing structure. Staff could be better... Not a party hostel, but you can have some fun at the bar/pub. There are lots of families also, so if you're traveling with yours, it's a nice and calm place to stay. Breakfast is quite nice also.


71%

For the most part I did like it here but it was over priced and the showers were a big turn off! Also there were a lot of school groups there as well which made for a strange atmosphere, kids were aloud in the bar until 8pm. Also a lot of groups so kinda sucks if your a lone traveller for meeting people and there was one staff member that would party at the bar at night with his local friends and they would make people uncomfortable. Do the pub craw thou!!!


51%

I have stayed at Generators in Venice and Copenhagen, and was really excited to stay at the one in London. This is not what I would call a Generator. There wasn't a bathroom on my floor (6), no outlets or lights by the beds, no mirrors in the rooms, no outlets in the bathroom (good luck doing your hair in either),


74%

great location and clean. smallest room I have ever stayed in and way too expensive for its size.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your recent stay. I’m disappointed to hear that we were not able to meet your expectations with our rooms sizes. I hope we will be seeing you again soon. Best Wishes Nate – Guest Relations Executive

94%

the rooms should have individual power plugs and ights for each bed


89%

The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's a very huge hostel, with a great personality. However, it's so big that probably the cleaning staff is not enough to make sure the beds are ready by 2 pm, especially on busy months. The bathrooms were clean, big and nice. The rooms were ok. Not that big but the beds were comfortable. It's close to Euston train station and Kings Cross subway stop which made it easy to move around. They have lockers to put your bags and great security 24 hours outside.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thanks for taking some time to let us know how your stay went! It’s great to hear from you and it’s fab to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and loved our location and facilities. I hope we see you again in London soon Best Wishes Nate – Guest Relations Executive

97%

One of the nicest, if not the nicest, hostel I've stayed at. They run check-in as smoothly as a hotel, and the first floor w/ its cafe, bar, and movie room makes for an amazing atmosphere and easy place to meet other travellers. Definitely recommned staying here next time you're in London!

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. It’s always great to hear from our guests especially if they enjoyed there stay. I hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes Nate – Guest Relations Executive

91%

Very good. Just a little pricey for considering the number of beds per room etc.


97%

This hostel is just perfect! I wish every hostel in Europe could have the same structure as this one. The location is perfect, the atmosphere is great. The staff is EXCELLENTLY. Every single person helps, they also go the bar with you!


80%

Thr breakfast was dissapointing but otherwise the hostel is nice and up to date.

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there! Thanks for your comments after your recent stay with us. Sorry our breakfast offering wasn't quite to your taste, but pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay overall. I hope we'll see you again soon. Best wishes, Nate - Guest Relations Executive

80%

it's impossible to close the doors (rooms / bathrooms) softly. It always makes big noise.... thats the only negativ things. best regards Michael

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

It is a little inconvenient to carry the luggage up the stairs to the entrance but ok. The security man at the entrance is a funny guy but instead of just joking around he could have helped the woman to carry the suitcase. The check in girl was a bit unfriendly, you could tell that she was pissed but it was not our fault so she should maybe control her emotion better. We have been there at 10 am and had to wait until 2pm. The room was ok, a bit dusty and smelly. Showers are a disaster.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolutely first class


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