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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation Penalty
- From confirmation: 25% of the stay to be charged
- 30 Days out: 90% of the stay to be charged
- 7 Days out: 100% of the stay to be charged

Deposit Due of the total booking value
- Upon confirmation: 25%
- 30 Days out: 75%

Additional Terms and Conditions

Reservations for 10 people or more will be considered group bookings. Special group terms and conditions will apply (please contact our team for more information)

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Any inquiry not fitted above criteria, please do not hesitate to contact our team at groups.gelon@staygenerator.com.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
7.6
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 is a design hotel-hostel located in Russell Square in the heart of central London, a short stroll to Covent Garden, Regents Park and trendy King's Cross. Guests can choose from shared dorms to private rooms, offering something for everyone. Complete with 24-hour reception, free wifi, cafe and bar Generator is a fun and affordable choice in London.

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
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 for all!

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

THE LOUNGE & CAFE
Open everyday

BREAKFAST

Breakfast not included.
International breakfast available upon request: £8.50 if booked online.
Daily from 7 am to 11 am

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 6.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Sep 2021
    Have stayed here multiple times as it always has a good level of service. Comfortable beds and clean bathrooms.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Aug 2021
    Great place clean and tidy. We only stayed one night. Not sure I would do a long stay as room is tight on space for a family of 4. Will definitely use again. Would liked to have breakfast there but not open until later.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Sep 2021
    A very cozy accommodation in the heart of Central London. You can walk to Russell's Square, Gordon Square, Brunswick Shopping Center, and Tavistock Square. It's within walking distance of LSHTM and Birbeck University of London. Staff are welcoming.
    Republic of South Sudan, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    19 Jul 2021
    Everything was pretty much good.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Aug 2021
    I visited after multiple lockdowns, so I didn't see it at it's best. Location is fantastic, the facilities were clean and bar nice but wasn't busy. I recommend if you are a group booking dorm to yourselves. Hostels allows longer stays so my dorm was full workmen looking for cheap digs. If visiting friends and just want a bed this is great, but if you are a solo traveler hoping to join up with a group of backpackers try somewhere smaller hostel where people will want to do tourist stuff.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Aug 2021
    All in all, I enjoyed my stay, thank you very much.
    Egypt, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Aug 2021
    Great location. Nice part of town. Long-term guests need to be separate from short-term guests. No-one wants to share a room with someone's life belongings including their own microwave. They think they own the room and make you feel unwelcome. The whole place needs more regular, thorough cleaning.
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Jun 2021
    Good value for money but a few of things to call out: - The smell in the corridors (my word!) - The non-drinking tap water in the room (after a few beers I'd seen off 2 bottles of it before I realised) - Towel hire at £4 each seems excessive - Very little space in the communal showers (good luck keeping any clothes dry)
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    10 Aug 2021
    First off Gabriel was THE MAN! Really lovely and helpful dude when I checked in. Big shoutout to him. It seemed like a lot of the people staying there had been there for a months. Plus because of Covid there aren't as many travellers so the atmosphere wasn't the best. Beds were comfy and had USB cables for charging. The location is great, middle of London with lots going on within walking distance. Showers were small with not a lot of space to move around.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    08 Aug 2021
    Never found the showers.
    England, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

Nominations

  • 2015

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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Generator 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'.

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