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Generator Hostel London, London

2 stars
37 Tavistock Place, Russel SquareLondonEnglandWC1H 9SEUnited Kingdom
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Good3.8 / 5
Room
Room needs to be redecorated
Location
Great location
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Generator Hostel London, London

from $18
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Small)
  • Standard Quadruple Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Large)
  • 1 Bed in a 4-Bed Dorm
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm
  • Group Reservation
  • 1 Bed in a 8-Bed Dorm
  • 1 Bed in a 10-Bed Dorm
  • Standard Single Room
  • 6 Bed Private Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 214 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • 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

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle *

Parking

  • No parking

Also known as

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Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 4.00 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 6.00

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4.50 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 25 per person (one way)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental 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/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

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

Generator Hostel London, London’s small print

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  • London Hostel Generator
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Policies

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 4.00 per person, per stay

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 6.00

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 4.50 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of GBP 25 per person (one way)

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

Recent reviews

Good 3.8 /5 from 978 reviews

Generator Hostel London, London
Excellent4.0 / 5
Lovely stay with great location
This was my first time staying in a Hostel and I really enjoyed it. It was also the first time travelling all by myself. Went to concerts two nights and spent the rest of the time hangin out in London. I love how safe the neighbourhood for the hostel was, especially since I got there late two nights and the fact that I was alone and female. It's also reaaally close to the underground station Russel Square. I really liked the hostel as well. It was clean and the staff were amazing. I had a really lovely stay and it's a short walk to a lot of cool areas and things to see like The British Museum and Covent Garden.
3 night trip
Generator Hostel London, London
Good3.0 / 5
Can a 54-year-old stay at a hostel?
A friend who is a world traveler in his mid-30s recommended I stay here - my first hostel stay. I guess it works for him because he likes being around younger people. For me, it felt weird. Everyone who stayed in my room (which had 8 beds) was unfailingly polite, and took pains not to disturb others in the room. Still, you have people coming in and out at all hours, and you have zero privacy. I will say that Generator exceeded my expectations in ways. There is a team of custodians constantly, feverishly working to keep the place clean and neat. The staff is friendly and helpful. The downstairs area is comfortable and a nice place to hang out or work on your laptop while grabbing a beer or a coffee. The one real downside is that my room was under the bar, and the music was easily audible on Wednesday night until about 2 am. (Although there was none on Thursday night.) I think if you are considering Generator for a tour group of young people, it would be a fantastic choice. But for me personally, I would much rather stay at a small hotel, even if it's 6x the price.
2 night trip
Generator Hostel London, London
Excellent4.0 / 5
Everything you expect of Generator!
Very friendly staff, cool design, great central location, everything you expect of Generator! Croissants are a bit over priced though!
3 night family trip
Generator Hostel London, London
Good3.0 / 5
When I first walked into my room, I was shocked with the size of it! It's very very small unlike the photos on the website. I immediately asked for a bigger room, which I got on the following day. The receptionist was really nice and helpful to change my room. And I was happy with it:) I wish that the rooms are bigger. The hostel needs more elevators as only one elevator is not enough. other than that everything is good.
5 night trip with friends
Generator Hostel London, London
Poor1.0 / 5
I would never stay here again. The elevator was too slow and too small to even use. It was so hot we couldn't sleep. The toilets didn't flush. The showers were inconvenient. The room was too small to even move around.
3 night family trip

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Generator Hostel London, London

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