Generator Hostel London Reviews
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Generator was definitely an awesome hostel. The price was pretty expensive but you get what you pay for. Breakfast was really good an inexpensive. The facilities were really nice and the atmosphere was great. Staff was helpful and polite. Location was just out of all the main points so about a 15 minute walk. Not bad at all.
I was only there for one night, but it seemed like it would be worth a longer stay. Staff were nice. Take security very seriously - two security guards at entrance when I arrived at 11pm. Decor is lovely, bathrooms really nice, bed was very comfy. But, I hardly got any sleep because it was very very loud until after 2am, and from 6am. Mostly from doors slamming, but also conversation from other dorms - lots of heavy fire doors everywhere, and the walls seem very thin.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Lots of security but they did nothing about the noise from the next room which went on til 4am
I went to five different countries on this vacation and I have to say that this one was the best one everything is just perfect and right on time it's not too expensive not cheap just very average. I loved this hostile I totally recommend it!
You guys were awesome! The atmosphere and the inside decor is amazing. A little hard to find but definitely comfortable beds, friendly staff and tons of things to do inside the hostel. Loved it!
Great place that is very popular and has a lot of atmosphere, staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, facilities are good and the hostel generally well kept. Only complaint I've heard: some of the 8 person rooms only had 2 outlets for everyone to share so that seemed pretty poor but I personally did not run into that problem.
Okay location. Reception was incompetent. My key didn't work for my room twice. No one working wanted to give me change to dry my clothes so I had to take wet clothes in my luggage. I wasn't told anything by reception when I checked in, just given my key. No tips or directions for London or for the hostel itself. Poor staff except for security and some cleaning crew who were so friendly. Security everywhere which is good. Nice big lounge and cool bar. No bed light and young crazy guests.
Had a great time, met a bunch of people. Definitely a great hostel. DJ was a little loud for a chill beer at 9pm though.
Nice hostel, perfect for short stays and young people. The spaces (bedrooms, bathrooms, showers) are very tiny, especially for the toilet/showers, you don't know where to put your stuff to take a shower and two people are already too many. Also, a bit annoying the fact that, as all doors (bedrooms, bathrooms, showers) close automatically (if you don't hold them from closing) starting from 5:30/6 am, the hostel becomes VERY loud and if you're a light sleeper, it's hard to keep sleeping.
Got put into a 13 bed dorm even though i booked a 10 bed dorm well in advance. Unsure why this was as if i wanted to stay in a 13 bed or more i would have booked it and at that rate. Wish i was told about the breakfast option on checkin and paid in advance i didnt realise this until someone told me the day i checked out so was eating at cafe down road. Everything else was great. Could it be possible to get a hook inside the showers too to hang valuables (room card etc) when showering
Clean room, awesome staff, the bar at night was very fun to drink at. Overall great place to stay
My only complain is that there's only 1 elevator in the hostel and sometimes it's used by the staff to move stuff around, also the breakfast card is a trap shouldn't have bought it LOL. Other than that, great hostel in general.
Great hostel. Really good facilities with lights and power points at each bed. However bunks are really noisey. And bathroom floor gets flooded and stays wet as there's no door on the shower. They also need either a power point in bathroom or a mirror near the power point in the room for doing hair. But really modern and nice hostel, feels like more of a hotel.
Great friendly staff who were very helpful. Great bar where the drinks are cheaper than when you're out in town. Security 24/7. they overbooked, but compensated by giving us a new (bigger) room.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Was quite a nice hostel but be prepared to wait ages for anything here. Everyone checks in at 2 and it took the lady 25 mins just to check us in, I felt sorry for all the people lined up behind us. We waited 45 minutes in the line for breakfast and others waited much longer. Also make sure you take your card out with you, the security guard tried not to let us in because we didn't take our individual room keys out, nobody told us this! Other than that, hostel was nice, woukd go again
modern, clean hostel with bar and everything you might want and need in a great location... however... whoever designed the showers- especially on the ground (first) floor- deserves a big slap! Will take someone with long hair forever to wash hair under those silly showerheads- and those who don't want to will get them wet anyway, no privacy whatsoever and on the ground floor if you step out of the shower and someone opens the door to the toilet/showers everyone in the hallway gets an eyeful.
The room was extremely noisy at night, because the club kept screaming all night long. The heating system didn't work, making the room super cold at night. The toilets was far from our room, and what's worse, not enough hot water for shower. One of the safeguard was not friendly at all. Otherwise it was generally good.
I didn't spend much time at the hostel but the bar food was quite nice and the overall atmosphere in the common rooms were good. The room was quite tight with few plugs and there was always someone sleeping which made it hard to talk to anyone else in the room. The shared bathroom was always dirty and the shower stalls were very difficult to use and keep your items dry. The staff was very helpful though and made my weekend in London quite enjoyable.
Have stayed here several times and certainly will again! Best hostel ever!!!
Loved it! My first hostel experience and the bar scene was awesome, bathrooms were clean, the people staying seemed friendly too. The security guard at the door was also very attentive. I highly recommend this place based on location, cleanliness, and friendliness of other visitors
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)