Generator Hostel London Reviews
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This hostel is quite large. I would estimate it holds around 300 people. The hot water is iffy at best. Also, in a bedroom of 10 people, there were 2 electric outlets to charge devices, etc. And those two were hidden on one wall behind one of the beds. Granted the hostel does have charging cubbies downstairs available for a fee to charge phones/iPods, they don't do much good if you want to charge your laptop and your camera. That being said, I would recommend this hostel for location and price.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
We were very disappointed to learn on the evening before our arrival that we had been relocated to a different hostel in a completely different part of London for the first night of our stay. We had chosen the Generator as it was a convenient location for us, as a group of 10, to meet and return to in the evenings after enjoying the sights of London. The hostel we were relocated to was practically outside of central London and in an area that can only be described as run-down and unsafe.
Too many kids, large groups that dominated the atmosphere. Not that chilled a spot. Large loud but dull. Was fine for the price and location though, probably would go back. Though I was traveling for work rather than fun..
Great stay. The WiFi could be improved. Everything else was great.
Good place for teenager,,, backpakers, students groups. Don't expect more . The breakfast is one box with every thing , but very low look. For 3€ I had realy better breakfast in other places. In general, they breng you every thing, But very LOW STYLE . "THE STAFF perfect... they are excelent. Ready to help you any time"
Really good location...a few blocks from the metro station. Great staff...helpful and fun. Fun atmosphere...there are a ton of people and at night you're destined to meet people in the halls or in the bar. Rooms are basic and cramped (the four-bed ones at least), but it's London, you're not going to spend most of the day in your room (hopefully).
Stayed in a 4 bed dorm, a bit cramped, but hostel itself is to be recommended. Security seems better than average for sure. Don't like that you cant rent towels though.
Uncomfortable and impersonal atmosphere, rather like a big concrete underground car park. Rubbish phone service and wifi. Dinner is foul, don't waste ya money. Plus side, lots of power plugs and bed lights. Ok for to one night, as so close to tube.
the worse bed that i have to sleep, pillows are to finn (to really finn) and bathroom are nhesty. the hostel have dinner and breakfast, that could be useful in some ocasions.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
It's a good hostel, very well located and close to a tube station but if you're like me and decided staying here based in your experience at Generator Hostel Copenhagen I advise you looking another place to stay. Lets be clear, it's not a bad place I just think I was expecting something like the Copenhagen one.
22/m/australian. I'd give this hostel a 76/100. I originally was going to give it about an 82 but downgraded for these reasons: lift was out of order the whole time I was there (7 nights) and the men's bathroom on my floor was out of order for 5 of the nights due to flooding. Was a bit of a drag since I was on the fifth floor. Staff were very friendly and the hostel was very clean. I would recommend this to friends. It was worth the 19 pounds a night.
Decent enough hostel, great location and facilities are fine. It's large and impersonal but good if you just need a place to crash for a night.
The best think abou the Generator Hostel London is its location, just 5 mins waking to a metro station, and in a walking distance to main touristic points in central London. The staff was helpful and the place was very clean, specially the restrooms.
My second stay at Generator - the location close to town is particularly appealing. The facilities are great, although the wifi can be slow. Staff were very friendly and helpful which is really nice - as after you have been traveling the last thing you want/need are more hassles. The rooms have enough space for luggage and the under bed lockers are very convenient.
The ground floor showers where a bit of a shambles, with only having around 4 out of 10-12 usable showers with decent pressure. Bar is a great place to meet people if your travelling alone or want a easy night out, decent food served at the cafe. Great location and easy to walk to museums and tube in 2 mins down the road!
Stayed twice. Decent, unmemorable hostel. Free wifi requires you to print a code every now and then in the main room, but that's not so bad. Met some cool people here, but probably wouldn't stay again. It's not particularly dirty, nor is it extraordinarily clean. Like I said, this hostel is decent. If you stay here, it will be fine.
The hostel was full of old people. The staff was very rude and never smile. And the security men was so rude you could not go to the bathroom without showing your keycare. Two full on.
I am a frequent user of GENERATOR for nearly 10 years. Before towels are offered,breakfast was free of charge, a glass of bear costs just 1 pound. Now we have tobring towels, have to pay 4.5 pound for breakfast, for bear they charge 50% higher price.