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Very Good
7477 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome 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.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
7477 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

May 27, 2023
Not a great stay. Four bed room was the smallest of any of that type that I have ever stayed in. Mattress protector had a stain on it. Showers in the third floor men's bathroom did not lock and they did not have the two-door dressing room as many hostel showers have. No hairdryers, only hand-dryers. Squeaky door to the room made it impossible to enter or exit quietly. Location was away from main sights, transit was only about a 5-10 minute walk though. The entrance to the hostel was down an alley. Overall w
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Male, 18-24
Very Good
May 24, 2023
Pros: good place for a group, not far from the tube station, grocery store is the next block over and there’s a ton of restaurants nearby. Cons: somewhat expensive, not a very social atmosphere unless you are in a group, a lot of underage kids staying there, no kitchen, no outside food and drink allowed, rooms were tiny, and food and drinks at the hostel bar were expensive.
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Male, 25-30
May 20, 2023
I really liked my stay here the room was comfortable and some of the roommates were respectful. The wash rooms could use more cleaning overall everything was very nice just wish it wasn’t so expensive!! The staff super helpful I like that I was able to use the house phone to make a call for free that’s wonderful However I paid an extra 5 pounds so that I can do a late check out for 1pm A new person came at 12pm telling me she was assigned to my bed it wasn’t if I pay for extra time honor that
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Female, 25-30


  • 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
    • Towels Not Included
  • 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
  • Food & Drink

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

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




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