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Generator Hostel London

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostelworld guests have said Generator Hostel London is a clean, secure, 'well-organised hostel with good and professional staff'. We like their 'lively and atmospheric' bar, which travellers tell us is 'a great place to hang out a bit and have a beer while meeting nice people from around the globe'. Our users say this hostel is 'only three minutes' walk to Russell [Square] Underground Station, six minutes to King's Cross Station [and] three minutes to buses'.

Property Description

Generator London was the very first Generator and you'll find it in the area of Russell Square in the heart of the West End.

It's the ideal spot to enjoy London from, everything you need to see is minutes away by tube. You'll never run out of things to do in the UK's capital. You just have to decide where to start and we can help you with that. When you have seen and done it all for the day head back to Generator and unwind.

It's a destination in its own right and a great place to socialise and reflect on your experiences of the day. Head to the bar and chill out areas to get yourself a well deserved drink or two. It's lively, friendly and un-missable. We've also got great beds for sleepy heads and of course you'll be enjoying London life in the most authentic surroundings.

Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private rooms with innovative mod cons. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay visit the travel shop and our city experts will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. You'll have to stay longer to fit it all in but you'll not need convincing of that. We'll see you there soon.

Important points:

Central location Situated close to Russell Square
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas & guest bedrooms
Internet terminals
Travel Desk
Luggage Store
Laundry Room
Games Room
Bar & Chill Out Areas
Nightly Events & Entertainment
Dining facilities for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day snacks
Female Dormitories
Dormitories for 4, 6 & 8
Group bookings

FREE WI-FI
Stay connected. Free across most areas.(public areas only at the moment) Internet terminals also available for a small charge.

THE BAR
Order a classic cocktail. Open from 5pm-2am with fun and games every night.

THE LOUNGE & CAFE
Open everyday 24/7

BREAKFAST

Breakfast not included.
International breakfast available upon request: £8
Monday to Friday from 7 am to 10 am
Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 12 pm


DINNER.
Delicious meals available between 5-9pm every evening. A dish of the day will also be available together with the bar snack menu.

SNACKS
Vending machines available for night owls to satisfy the midnight munchies.

ROOMS TO AMAZE
A wide selection of contemporary Privates, Twins, Triples & Dorms, with crisp white linen all available at great rates. Towels included complimentary in Twin rooms only.

BATHROOMS
Shared showers on every floor.

LAUNDRY
Open 24 hours a day where you can wash, dry and iron for a small fee.

24 HOUR RECEPTION
No need to worry about arriving late or early. The Generator Reception is open 24 hours a day with a duty manager who's always around to help.

LUGGAGE STORE
Secure luggage room is available so you can sightsee without dragging your bag with you.

GREAT STAFF
All our staff are multi lingual and on hand to help you with whatever info you need.

TRAVEL SHOP
Purchase tickets, tours and a whole lot more including phone and postal service. We will help you make the most of your stay. Undecided? Take advantage of our complimentary guided walking tour available daily.

Unfortunately guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay in the dorms .

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome to The Generator in the near future.

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Tue 26 Jun 2018 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jun 2018
    As my first ever hostel experience gee wiz it was amazing. Met some legends and seen some things you would never really see. Good joint highly recommend.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2018
    The location was great close to transport and everything vyou needed. I found the rooms to be on the small side but beds were comfortable enough, rooms lacking in power outlets though. The showers were not ideal, tiny and would flood when all showers were in use
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Jun 2018
    I stayed at the Generator in Stockholm & was extremely impressed so I decided to stay at the London location. They don't even compare. The Stockholm location was clean, stylish, had proper bed lights & outlets, a bathroom in the room, & some sort of heating/air.The London rooms were extremely small, hot & smelly, & had no bed lights or outlets. The only air was small cracked windows which didn't do much w/4+ people in a small room. Also don't ever get the nachos from the cafe. They are terrible.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    16 Jun 2018
    Pros: staff moved smokers away from front door, bar tender had EXCELLENT knowledge of local clubs, DELICIOUS breakfast (but ££), big lounge, dj, pool table. Cons: 8 bed room stunk, no ventilation, asked to change or refund stay- male receptionist offered a 6 bed spot but wanted more £, then guilt tripped me by saying I was taking someone else’s bed. I said it’s not worth arguing and I’ll happily go somewhere else but they were reluctant to let me. Room tiny, shower unhygienic. Won’t be back.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table

Awards

Nominations

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Generator Hostel London says

Hostelworld guests have said Generator Hostel London is a clean, secure, 'well-organised hostel with good and professional staff'. We like their 'lively and atmospheric' bar, which travellers tell us is 'a great place to hang out a bit and have a beer while meeting nice people from around the globe'. Our users say this hostel is 'only three minutes' walk to Russell [Square] Underground Station, six minutes to King's Cross Station [and] three minutes to buses'.

Things to Note

Generator does not accept bookings made by those under the age of 16. Under 18’s cannot stay in any shared rooms, however they can stay in private rooms when accompanied by an adult over 18 years. If you’re between 16-18 and want to stay in a private room, you’ll need written consent from your parent or guardian.

Guest can store their bags in a luggage room which we have where its like a safety deposit box, which starts from £2.00 for a small locker for 6 hours up to £6.00 for a large locker for 24 hours. A large locker can store a 50 Litres ruck sack.

Private rooms
Singles or Twins are available (towels with single / twins only)
Quad, six, eight and ten bed dormitories are available. Shared bathrooms with showers and toilets are available on each floor.

All rooms include:
Power sockets
Linen & bedding

Dorms
Quad, six, eight & ten bed dormitories are available as well as luxury female dormitories. Many bunks have a privacy screen. Shared bathrooms with showers and toilets are available on each floor.
All rooms include:
Power sockets
Linen & bedding
Full length mirrors
Personal Lockable Storage locker

In case of no show of a non-refundable reservation, all nights will be cancelled with penalty unless the property is informed of late arrival by the guest.


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