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Very Good
7959 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous 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
7959 Total Reviews
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Nov 24, 2023
Showers were cold when I tried at night before got back from dinner and then again after dinner and in the morning. Not enough hot water to heat as much as they use for how many people stay there. Also loud club music can be heard from the bar all the way to the 5th floor in the corner… also both of my phone ports on my bed were loose and my usb kept sliding out and I was not able to change my phone from the top bunk… good location tho, nice helpful, quiet lockers to store stuff in rooms.
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Female, 18-24
Nov 24, 2023
After travelling to 40+ countries on 5 continents, this is probably the lowest rating ive left. Genuinely there’s like 2 good things about this hostel & that’s the self check in & location. No kitchen = impossible to find somewhere to fill a water bottle (1 deep sink would have been great). Massive, rowdy school groups staying. Mattresses are literally plastic and beds not made. Luggage store was £8 for the day… & towels + earplugs are expensive - factor that into your budget and stay elsewhere
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Female, 18-24
Nov 24, 2023
self check wasn’t super easy to navigate and had to get a security guard to help me because there was no staff around. rooms tiny, bathrooms very dirty and always super busy because there’s isn’t enough for the floor. and had to make my own bed which for the price seems a bit ridiculous
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Female, 18-24


  • 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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