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Generator Hostel London Reviews

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

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83%

Rating
3436 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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89%

More like a new age hotel, this place was the most modern backpackers id ever stayed in, the guy on the door during the day was a legend! Always made us laugh. Facilities were awesome. Bar vibe was good, can't fault this place.


89%

I only stayed one night, if I was in London longer this seemed a good base. Very secure with key card access & lockers under the bed. Not a lot of room otherwise in the 8 bed female dorm for luggage. Bathrooms were clean but no room to hang your stuff when in the shower. Great common areas & bar with decent food. Staff pleasant on arrival. Could do with personal lights in the dorms, as the girls in mine kept the lights on till 1am. I had an early flight & needed to be up at 3am so not much sleep

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Hello! Thanks so much for your great feedback, we'd love to see you back at Generator London again soon. Thanks for choosing Generator London, Best Wishes, Nathan Roberts - Generator London

77%

Great location and is very clean and organised. You know what you're going to get with a generator hostel and you won't be let down. It was a real shame that they increased the prices from 20pounds to 70 pounds a night giving the excuse of the rugby world cup is on. Unfortunately took my business elsewhere for the remainder of my stay.

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Hello! Thanks so much for your great feedback, we'd love to see you back at Generator London again soon. Thanks for choosing Generator London, Best Wishes, Nathan Roberts - Generator London

86%

Stay spoiled by stupidThoughtlessSelfish Chinese? girl: she returned to the 4bed dorm at 2 am, switched on iight, rummaged noisily in her collection of luggage, Light off, then left. Returned at 4am, repeated the whole rigmarole again! She returned again at 9am and rummaged through her luggage again. No word of apology, looked straight through me. Management: you cant help that. Suggestion set rules for how late entrants to the dorms must behave. Rent/sell/give/lend Pound shop LED torches (£1).

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

Overall great experience - hostel has plenty of amenities and was very clean considering the high volume of visitors that stayed here. Staff was always friendly and helpful and directions to the hostel were easy to follow from Heathrow. Mostly enjoyed the atmosphere - as a solo traveller it was easy to meet others and find plenty of things to do. Great location with plenty of shops and small cafes right around the block. Felt safe with security and would definitely recommend to friends!

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Staff went out of the way to be helpful and handle a personal issue I had.

  • 30th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Its in an ok location the tube will take you everywhere.


94%

Generator Hostel London is an excellent place to stay. It is close to the Russell Square stop on the Piccadilly line which makes it easily accessible if you fly into Heathrow airport. The facilities are all pretty much new and it is a very clan and secure hostel. The hostel bar and attached Philippine restaurant are both fantastic. The hostel also has a travel desk so you can book all your day trips or attraction tickets right at the hostel, which comes in handy. It was an excellent stay.


63%

very dirty and small

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts after your stay with us at Generator London. I was disappointed to hear that we had not quite met your expectations on this occasion but we really do appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Guest Relations Executive

100%

Such a clean hostel! The showers were a little tricky to use but the water was HOT! There was a security guard at the door after 6-7ish? So I felt very safe! I shared a room with 9 other people (10 shared room) and the beds were very clean and comfortable. There are 2 lockers under each bunk bed that fits one carry on bag and enough to room for a tote bag!! Make sure to bring your own lock! But if you didn't don't worry the Travel Shop at the hostel carries locks! The Travel shop was the best!

  • 20th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London Team

86%

Our flight got delayed, and when we finally arrived at the hostel they told us they had overbooked and we therefore couldn't stay there.


83%

Brilliant hostel, really well decorated and a very safe environment. The staff were helpful and polite, letting us leave our bags in storage and the location is really well situated at around 6 minutes walk to a few major tube stations. The only complaint I have is about cleanliness as the people who cleaned our room clearly didn't pay much attention to the used pair of socks and half eaten chicken sandwich stuffed behind my bed when I arrived....

  • 17th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London Team

89%

Good location right by the Russell Station only a few minutes walk. London is very central so once you get on the Tube you can get around pretty easy. Very cool bar located in hostel, cheap beer and cool staff.

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Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London Team

83%

Had a great time at the bar, met great people, overall great

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Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London Team

91%

For a hostel, this is one of the better ones. Great location (15 minute walk to Soho, 5 minutes to Kings Cross/St Pancras). great facilities (including Bar and Restaurant), and most of all CLEAN!

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Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London Team

80%

For 2 nights in London it was a good location and value. Security was great we always felt safe. staff were friendly and helpful, only down fall was cleanliness- in the alley way getting to the entrance there was a pile of garbage, bathrooms (women) on the 5th floor overflowed in the night and weren't able to be used until 11am ..and on our last night when leaving the pub we saw a mouse running through the dining area.. For my first hostel experience, it wasn't awful, but it wasn't the best.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. Just so you know we have an external hygiene company who look after all of our pest control services to ensure we're on top of any issues or concerns. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London

63%

The atmosphere was ruined as it felt like a prison with all the security when coming and going from the hostel which made me wonder about the area the hostel was located in. No power points or lights for each bed with made it difficult to charge phone and not disturb others in the room when dark. Also there was no lift to the top floor which made it difficult when carrying bags.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts after your stay with us at Generator London. I was disappointed to hear that we had not quite met your expectations on this occasion but we really do appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Guest Relations Executive

80%

I was staying in the mix room where there were 8 beds. However the plug sockets you provided were very limited only 4 sockets which were not enough for 8 people. I think the hostel really need to do something about this. Every bed should have at least 1 socket for charging.

  • 6th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Very good hostel. Ha everything except a supermarket. Has its own breakfast/dining corner, pub, a lot of other facilities. Not too far from the centre. Nice neighbourhood. Best bunk beds I've seen in a hostel, nice and sturdy, and a good matrass. Definitely worth the money.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London

94%

I had a very good stay at this hostel. Good location. I love this place.

  • 4th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for writing your review after your stay with us at Generator London. It is super to hear from you and we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Nate – Generator London

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