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Generator Hostel London

Compton Place, Off 37 Tavistock Place, WC1 , London, England
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.2


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Nov 2018
    Perfect dorms,the best hostel I have ever been.Nice place,near to everywhere with the tube station 2 minutes distanced.Dorms a little small space but new inside and nice.Nice stuff and a security always around.It has a professional laundry too.Perfect
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Nov 2018
    Love this hostel however on this occasion the room I was in was directly below the bar and I had an early start to catch a flight but due to the music being so loud I was unable to sleep for the night.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Nov 2018
    Location, brilliant down the road from King's Cross. Security, excellent in the evening a dedicated security guard posted at the entrance. Dorm, the metal bunk made a racket when I moved it in quite loud. There were several hairs inside my locker. Wash facilities a few of the shower locks were broken and one toilet was blocked for 3 days. Atmosphere, it is so big I belive it actually makes it quite impersonal, as a solo traveler did not feel particularly included even when sitting in the bar.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    03 Nov 2018
    I don't know how this hostel got such a high rating. It paid £45 for my bed. I was then expected to pay an extra £4 for towel hire. The cleanliness standards are not as high as the rating made out. The hostel was not value for money. It is a large impersonation hostel that lacks atmosphere. However the staff were nice and I think they suffer a lot of abuse from customers complaints which must be frustrating. It is a good location but not good enough for me to return again. Sorry guys.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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
  • 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.

In case of no show or late cancellation, the total amount of the full booking will be charged unless the property is informed of late arrival by the guest.

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


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