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

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85%

Rating
2724 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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80%

The hostel was beautiful and had a great atmosphere and vibe however the bathrooms left some cleanliness to be desired.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

What a fantastic hostel within such a short walk from some of the major stations! I stayed in a 12 bed female dorm and the beds, sheets and the whole room were very clean and fresh with nice decor. People were lovely and considerate so I got a great night's sleep in fact. I only stayed one night and didn't use any of the facilities or tours etc but there seemed to plenty on offer. The staff was friendly and the whole hostel was simply top quality, the best one I've ever been to in London!


100%

Very safe using a key swipe for the room, very clean and modern. Have to stay here! Got to meet heaps of friendly people from all around the world


86%

It will be nice to have more variety for breakfast or change the menu each day

  • 4th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostel, central location, great facilities. While I was checking in the staff member continued to chat with his friend which I found rude. Overall I had a great experience and good stay I will go back.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

the people who were staying there were fun and the music was great for the bar at night. however, the music was often too loud during the day and it was hard to meet people. good price for london. close to three metro stops, but out of the way of the touristy stuff


74%

The room and bathrooms are clean. Common area and the bar are nice! But doing laundry there is super inconvenient. The laundry room is filthy and washing machines are dusty. And the reception refused to help me change coins for the washing machines. It's unbelievable!


83%

Good Hostel but I wasnt able to use the wifi during three of the four days I stayed there and the people were not helpful and rather unpolite.


80%

What can I say about the Generator Hostel London that hasn´t been said about the beach during the Winter months. It was very nice, but didnt really live up to the hype. Initially, the wifi was not working at all which was a huge disappointment, especially when you are paying top dollar for a hostel. The bar was cool, but lacked atmosphere in the evening, and the staff, albeit friendly, didnt really provide much to the hostel. The toilets in the mens bathroom were also both broken on my floor.


94%

You will not get that level of a service in such a central location for that kind of money anywhere else in London. Great bartenders! Good Whiskey! :)

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Latvia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


37%

From the moment you walk in, you can feel the nervousness wafting through the air. This place isn't a joke, it's the generator. If you want to stay in this prison camp, you best bring you're quietest pair of slippers.


97%

Really great hostel and the staff were all nice. Being the first hostel on my trip, it certainly set the standard hight


86%

Quirky place where you can always find someone to drink with :)

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel, clean and very modern! Rooms are a little small but it's in a great location and has everything you need :) would definitely stay again!!


34%

The key room didn't work so i can not enter my room. The receptionist and duty manager is not friendly too. Shared bathroom at fifth floor didn't work and the hostel didn't fix it. Another day, shared bathroom at fourth floor didn't work too. It is really a bad hostel.


69%

My locker was dirty. The bed sheet was not that clean as well. The place sometimes doesn"t have a hostel atmosphere, since there are whole families as guests. Sometimes it looks more like a hotel, but without the comfort of a hotel. The bar was good and the internet wi fi connection very good.


77%

Bathroom was quite gross because there is no ventilation. Also, there is nowhere to change in the shower area. Otherwise has a cool vibe.


69%

The hostel is so cool it put a lot of effort i to the downstairs area and made it so fun to chill in and relax and drink with young travelers. What they didn't do is make working facilities (bathrooms and showers). They were always clogged and unavailable for use and for girls with no bThroom in our room this was a problem. We had to walk all the way to the bSement from the 6th floor to use anything because they were all clogged. It was so frustrating and impact our time at the generator.


69%

Very loud, full of very young hostellers. While the security was good, the rest of the staff was either aloof or rude depending on who you talked to.

  • 25th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

This hostel is great overall. The huge common areas are awesome, and there's plenty of space to move around. You never feel like you have to stay in your room. The rooms were big and clean, and they had plenty of outlets. A sink in there was a nice bonus. The facilities, however, were a joke. Half of the showers didn't work, and half of the toilets were broken, and I checked 3 floors. The place looks up-to-date, but is quickly falling apart.


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