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

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3157 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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all of the toilets in the girls bathroom on the 4th floor were clogged my entire stay and would be helpful if there was an area by each shower to put our dry clothes so they don't get wet. otherwise awesome hostel!

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Hello! Thank you for getting in touch after your stay with us, I was disappointed to read your feedback about the toilet facilities as we have a 24/7 housekeeping team who do all they can to ensure this is avoided. Please do accept my apologies. I'm pleased overall you had a great time and I hope we will see you again in the future. Best Wishes, Nate - Guest Relations Team


Very nice hostel with a great area to chill out, including a bar with DJ, snooker, etc.

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hey! Thanks for your awesome review and for choosing Generator London! See you again soon, Best Wishes, Nate - Guest Relations Team


Really big hostel with a lot of people. A bit of a walk from the city center, but not too bad with the Underground. Staff are nice and helpful, but it feels more like a hotel than a hostel. Still had a lot of fun here, and definitely always something to do.


Therebare no plugs in the beds, the baths are disgusting and the rooms are not very clean. The bar has a terrible staff and is really overpriced, the breakfast (not included) in aweful


Security was way too strict


Excellent stay, they have a really good restaurant where you can find fish & chips at good price.


Great hostel, much better than a hotel I stayed at nearby. Liked the bar and atmosphere, and very secure! Only complaint is that there are no bathrooms in the rooms. And if other people are showing at the same time as you it's hard to get hot water. Also more mirrors in some of the rooms would be better.


Nice and modern , Very pleasant staff at reception, Little bit hard to find down alley .

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel, good location, easy to get around, nice bar and food.


It's not a bad place. It's just that the room was so insanely hot that it was completely impossible to sleep. I finally gave up at around 03:00, and went down to the reception to make them turn off the oven, and they did. But since it had laden so ridiculously hot, it took a couple of hours for the room to reach a sleepable temperature (I actually burned my hand on the radiator trying to turn it down (which you can't), that's how insanely hot it was). Sleepless night? This is the place.

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