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Generator Hostel London Reviews

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

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85%

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2726 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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91%

The hostel was very trendy! Clean and had an awesome bar (good music) that was open late. I felt safe travelling alone. This is a big hostel the atmosphere isn't as cozy with so many people. There is also a room to watch TV/movies, a cafe, cafeteria style food line for 4 pounds. Some rooms have a washroom and an awesome shower in them. I liked the location because it was close to a park and a tube station. I recommend this hostel if you can handle the size.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hello! Thank you for your epic feedback! I’m super delighted to hear you liked Generator London, and of course we would love to have you back with us again soon! #genlove from the whole team here! Best Wishes Nate –Guest Relations Team

100%

Very Nice and Location. but Check in time is very not free.


83%

This is my second stay at the Generator in 2 months. I can say it compare to the best of hotels easy. The only thing that concerns me is that there is a group of particular nationality that works there that are totally incompetent in customer service. It happened on both visits that I was totally ignored by those guys, who served people that queued up after me. Also due to their poor customer service skills, failed they failed to make me aware of breakfast tokens.


60%

Showers were awful and rooms need hooks


86%

I´d like it, the atmosphera was good, the building nice , staff smily...


80%

Quite a cool hostel but not in the most exciting part of London. Price was way too high and breakfast was a serious rip-off. Only stayed here as a last resort. The Astor Victoria is a much better place to stay in London.


74%

The Generator has a very commercialized atmosphere. They do not have a computer area service. The facilities are clean.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Friendly staff, nice neighborhood , centrally located. Only downside and this is no fault of theirs is that most generator are factory hostels , extremely big with a lack of personality and character. But they know they are big and for a big hostels that do very well are efficient friendly and clean, with a great location. Make sure you don't get in too late because the tube might not be running to there station anymore.


97%

I really love everything about the hostel, except the part that it doesn't have a kitchen. Overall, I would highly recommend this hostel!

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Well don't spread the word because it will overcrowd it : it's the greatest place en earth :) Giving names to floors like Dr Who ? Brilliant. Pub, Drinks, Lounge, Nachos... loved it !


86%

All in all great hostel, great location, nice and modern hostel, nice people, great bar, ... However, there's no kitchen or even hot water to prepare coffee or tea so be prepared to spend more money on food and drinks.


54%

The room, bathroom and common area were so dirty that was imposible to use the toilet of the 5th floor. We also met with a little rat on the lounge and the staff said that couldnt do anything about it


74%

In general, I appreciated the hostel, it could have been perfect but there were some flaws. In the room there were NO hooks, which was very uncomfortable since I was forced to put my coat on the bed or on my suitcase, Nor there was a locker for my goods, so I had to try my luck with my roommates. As for the showers: first, there were no shelves inside, so I was forced to leave my shampoo bottle on the ground; second, there was no door, just a curtain.


94%

Would definitely stay here again.


97%

Very friendly security dude on the door. 22nd april

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Everything was great, the staff is awesome, they are always helpful and friendly. There is a great social area where people can get to know eachother and the bar is just great. They should include the breakfast, but if you don't want to pay it there is a store just around the corner. I already recommended this hostel to a friend and she loved it too.


77%

The first night was lovely , the second night was nearly a nightmare.. With two drunk guys in my bedroom..please be more careful with people who take alcohol inside the hostel... If they have their own room ok, but if they share the room with 6, 8 or 10 more persons is not fine.. They can spoil the sleep of everybody.

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

The Generator was a past favourite of mine but its changed unfortunately. Whilst it's now more visually appealing much of the character has been lost. Gone is the raucous bar w. theme nights such as twister/ hardman comp - replaced by a smaller bar with no backpaker vibe. Staff are generally disinterested but with a hostel with 900 beds its hard to expect personal service. No towel is provided, bathrooms are generally dirty but if you check out different levels its possible to find better ones.


100%

What a strange place. I didn't even leave the hostel for the first 24 hours. (Admittedly, this was at the end of my trip) It's a huge place (800 beds!) but it has everything you need in one building. It's clean, there's good wifi, and plenty of outlets on the ground floor. Would stay here again!


77%

Nothing fancy, but the location is pretty great if you're planning on doing touristy things/hanging around central. Room was minuscule -- door couldn't even open all the way without hitting a bunk bed. Bathrooms weren't that great -- toilets were clogged every evening and the showers didn't have shelves for shampoo or anywhere to put your stuff (hooks outside the stall, but only so much can hang off two small hooks!). Need to pay for luggage storage, which is lame.


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