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1 room, 2 adults

Generator London, London

2-star2 stars
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom

Hostel with restaurant, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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Location
Great location
WiFi
Good internet service
Bar
Bar is awesome
Value
Fairly good value for money

Generator London, London

from $62
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private 3 bed room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private 4 bed Room - Shared Bathroom
  • 6 Bed Private Room
  • Bed in 4 bed Dorm - Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm
  • 1 Bed in a 8-Bed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory (10-13 Bed Mixed)
  • Twin
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10-12 Beds)
  • 6-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory room shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (8-12 Beds) - shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared Dormitory (10-13 Bed Mixed) - shared bathroom facilities
  • Superior King

What’s around Generator London, London

Landmarks

  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 14 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 17 min walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 21 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 23 min walk
  • The Strand - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 50 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 38 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 98 min drive
  • London King's Cross Station - 8 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 9 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 9 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 214 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated good

  • Great for gaming

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle *

Parking

  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Generator London, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Generator Hostel
  • London Hostel Generator
  • Generator Hostel London England
  • Generator Hostel London Hotel London
  • Generator London England
  • Generator London London
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London
  • Generator Hostel London
  • Generator London
  • Generator London Hostel
  • Hostel Generator
  • Hostel Generator London
  • Hostel London Generator
  • London Generator
  • London Generator Hostel

Policies

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 4

Optional extras

Late check-in after midnight can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 8.50 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 883 reviews

Fair 4.0
Not highly recommended.
This is practically a hostel close to British Library. The facility is Generally clean and beds are all twin. All rooms are on a shared basis. There is no attached bath. Bathrooms and toilets are in very bad condition. They will charge for towels and shampoos! This place could be very noisy because of a night club downstairs. Their check out is at 10 am. You have to pay hefty amount to store the luggage, if necessary. No doubt it is a budget motel but definitely not suitable for a family with little kids. Generator is a chain of hostels in the Europe. Bottom line, it is cheap but Motel 6 in the US is probably better than this !
Sudip, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
A unique hostel
Very hipster type of hostel. The theme/decoration was modern. Wasn't your typical hostel with nothing but the rooms. They have a bar at night where youngster can come together to meet other people. The location was very central and there is closeby supermarket and food court about 4 blocks away. I dislike the fact that they charged to rent a towel, but that could just be my expectations.
Raymond, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Pros: The staff was wonderful! It is located in a great neighborhood with cafes and shops right around the corner. There are a number of underground stops nearby. Cons:I had read the reviews and knew that we needed to bring earplugs. It is loud until quite late. This isn't a place for someone who needs quiet to sleep/rest.
Carin, us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
The rooms were not clean enough and the corridor also
Moheeb, us5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unique and delightful
Sharon, us2 night trip

Generator London, London

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