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Generator London

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7.7
Very Good
7269 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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 to 13 guests

GROUP BOOKINGS
Reservations for 10 people or more people per night, will be considered a group booking. Special group terms and conditions will apply (please contact the hostel for more information)

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: 9.50 GBP per person
Mon - Fri from 7 to 10 a.m.
Weekend 8 to 11 a.m.

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.

PETS
We would welcome a dog on property but only when staying in a private room/dorm, and subject to a £5 fee per dog per night.

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.

Reviews & Ratings

7.7
Very Good
7269 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.4
  • Location
    8.9
  • Staff
    7.9
  • Atmosphere
    7.6
  • Cleanliness
    7.3
  • Value for Money
    6.9
  • Facilities
    6.9

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Latest Reviews

4.3
Rating
Nov 28, 2022
creepy dishonest people working there best avoid this place at all costs
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Male, 31-40
6.0
Good
Nov 18, 2022
Location is good, close to Kings Cross, the bar and common chill area looks nice, but showers are terrible, bathrooms lack even hairdryer, no eu plugs or even usb, that I found in several other hostels, so you must carry or buy an adapter.
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Male, 25-30
7.1
Very Good
Nov 17, 2022
Definitely not worth the money. Way too loud inside, lots of people go there for parties so quite inconsiderate people around, keep that in mind. Not to mention the lack of chargers in the rooms, only an old style USB provided in the bed which was no use to me... Had to unplug the room lights in order to charge my laptop and phone. Paid £45 for a room with 12 people in there. Im pretty sure you could get a no-window room at a small hotel of that money, or stay at a Travelodge for the same.
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Hot Showers
    • Reading Light
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

Nominations

2015

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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