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Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SE  show map
 3 stars
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Generator Hostel London

Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Overview

Comprising a nightclub, live performances and a conference room, Generator Hostel London offers good services as well. The hostel is distinguished by a peaceful atmosphere.

Located in the center of London, the hostel lies within a 20-minute walk from Covent Garden. Offering Indian meals, North Sea Fish Restaurant is around 100 meters away.

It is less than 20 minutes by car to London City airport.

Rooms

Generator Hostel London comprises 214 rooms fitted with heating, a safe, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and a work desk. Beds in the basic rooms comprise conveniences such as personal lockers, down pillows and linens. Rooms are fitted with single beds, twin beds and twin bunk beds. En suite bathrooms with bathrobes and bath sheets are provided for guests' use. They feature showers and washbasins.

Eat & Drink

A free breakfast is served daily. The 24-hour restaurant provides special meals. The lively lobby bar offers free Wi-Fi, a pool table and table games.

Services

Guests will benefit from laundry, tourist info and ironing service along with a designated place for smoking, a cash machine, a baggage storage, a business center and a gift shop.

Relax

On-site entertainment includes walking tours and karaoke.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   214.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Karaoke
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Media

  • International calls

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 10 am FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hostel Address:

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SE

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City Centre
  • London
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Saint Pancras International Station
    1700 ft
  • Euston Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • Saint Pancras/Kings Cross Station
    2000 ft
  • Russell Square
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • North Sea Fish Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Tavistock Tandoori (cuisine: Indian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Coram\'s Fields
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.1 mi
  • Rushy Bay
    1.1 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    214

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Rooms and availability

Small Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared room (Dormitory) - Small

Small Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Private bathroom
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  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Small Shared Dorm with shared bathroom facilities

Large Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Private bathroom
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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Large Shared Dorm with shared bathroom facilities

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Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Bunk beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Computer hookup
Room Description:

Standard|Cama en dormitorio compartido con 8 camas (baño compartido)

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Shared Bathroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Bunk beds, 1 Bed in shared room, 2 Single beds

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    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Dressing area
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  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Room with shared facilities

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Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 1 Single bed

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    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe
  • Living room
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Room - Women only

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Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
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  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Room Only Single (Shared bathroom) (non-refundable)

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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Single bed and 2 Bunk beds, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
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  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Room Only Triple (Shared bathroom) (non-refundable)

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Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed and 2 Bunk beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

BED IN SHARED ROOM CAPACITY 6 WITH SHARED BATHROOM. SELF CATERING. Standard rate

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Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Bunk bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Computer hookup
Room Description:

This room consists of 2 bunk-beds, 4 lockers and a washbasin. Towels are not provided.

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Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Bunk beds, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed

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    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • Bathroom:Bathroom
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  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Room Only Quad (Shared bathroom) (non-refundable)

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Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    12 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed, 2 Bunk beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
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  • General:Safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Computer hookup
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Dorm Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bunk bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels/linens at surcharge
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

This room consists of 3 bunk-beds, 6 lockers and a washbasin.

Medium Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Beds in shared room, 1 Single bed, 1 Bed in shared room

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    • Private bathroom
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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Medium Shared Dorm with Shared Bathroom Facilities

Private Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Media:Computer hookup
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Facilities (Private Room) Twin

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Private Twin Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Standard|6 Bed Private Room

Private Single Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Facilities (Private Room) Twin

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Private Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Clothes rack
  • Parquet floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Standard|6 Bed Private Room

Private Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Media:Computer hookup
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Facilities (Private Room) Triple

Private Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Bed in shared room

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  • Media:Computer hookup
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Facilities (Private Room) Quad - Breakfast included

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

Places of interest

  • The Brunswick400 ft
  • BMA House1000 ft
  • The Place1000 ft

Train stations

Monuments and Landmarks

  • King's Cross Station1400 ft

Libraries

  • British Library1000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • University of London1700 ft

Underground stations

Public parking

Local attractions

  • National Gallery1.2 mi
    Trafalgar Square
  • Royal Opera House5100 ft
    Covent Garden, London
  • Novello Theatre5000 ft
    Aldwych, London
  • Covent Garden5200 ft
    Covent Garden
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane5000 ft
    Catherine Street, London

Near the hostel

  • British Museum2500 ft
    Great Russell Street
  • Tavistock Square1100 ft
    LondonEngland
  • British Library1500 ft
    96 Euston Road
  • Russell Square1600 ft
    Russell Square
  • The Foundling Museum800 ft
    40 Brunswick Square
  • Coram\'s Fields 1200 ft
    Corams Fields 93 Guilford Street
  • The British Library 1500 ft
    Thorpe Arch Park (NOT the London branch of the British Library)

Restaurants nearby

  • North Sea Fish Restaurant300 ft

    Address: 7-8 Leigh Street
    Phone: (020)-7387-5892

    73% likes this, based on 201 reviews

  • Balfour300 ft

    Address: 75-77 Marchmont Street
    Phone: 020 7713 6111

    58% likes this, based on 176 reviews

  • Norfolk Arms300 ft

    Address: 28 Leigh Street
    Phone: 020 7388 3937

    56% likes this, based on 96 reviews
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 40

  • Tavistock Tandoori200 ft

    Address: 52 Tavistock Place
    Phone: +44 20 77130903

    62% likes this, based on 58 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 34 - USD 51

  • Bloomsbury Street Bar and Restaurant300 ft

    Address: Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street
    Phone: +44 20 7636 5601

    65% likes this, based on 127 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 41

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    214

Hotel Awards

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Generator Hostel London Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Generator Hostel London

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 1109 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    It was close to the station, shops and tesco. The bar was great value and I liked the music and films that were shown too. It was good to have a sink in the room and the showers were close.

    The room was very hot at night even with the windows open.

  • Single
    6.6

    Receoptionist is good, nice and efficient. Very near to Euston statio so it is very convenient. Bed is clean.

    Very noisy, to be honest, as most customers are young teenagers. Roon is not very clean but bed is clean.

  • Family with children
    5.8

    The location is good. Staff is friendly:

    It is good for young travelers. But beware if you want a quiet night of sleep. Very noisy. All night. Big party place.

  • Couple
    5.8

    Location, extremely good location. 5 minutes walk to Russell Square station. A lot of cafe and shops near hostel. Cheap (for London).

    Slovenly, disco night on the 1st floor, crowds of people sitting on the stairs, a little lift to the entire hostel. вOuble-decker beds are too low, you cannae sit at low level. Very noisy, no sound insulation in 4 bed private near toilet.

  • Single
    3.8

    Safety deposit lockers. And one girl from staff was really nice.

    It was filthy, not clean at all, tiny room, Toilet in the hall barely working, I couldn't even find a shower, Every time I came to reception I felt ignored. It took them time to notice me and even then to actually do something. I won't ever stay there again.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The night guard service.

    The attitude of the staff at reception desk is not so warm.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    It was a decent value for what you get. Staying here is an experience in of itself where you have tons of people to interact with if you so choose. The location is close enough to the Russell Square metro station that will get you to most destinations. The neighborhood this place is located is calm.

    This is a very busy hostel with people coming and going constantly. It feels very crowded at times, especially in the public areas. The bathrooms will get very busy in the mornings I was there. This problem was exacerbated by the fact that our floor's bathroom was closed. Also, the WI-FI sucks unless you're in the common area at the ground level.

  • Couple
    5.8

    The hostel was very well located.

    We booked a 4 bed dorm and they placed us in a 6 bed dorm which was disappointing. The room offered only two power outlets for six beds. The showers were beyond disgusting and the toilets were constantly clogged and overflowing.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    Location.

    All toilets in bathroom on 5th floor are broken! I cannot believe it!

  • Single
    6.6

    It was in the perfect location for what I wanted to do in the city, staff were very obliging and wifi was free for the first day I stayed. In a lovely neighbourhood, not far from local attractions and train station, friendly atmosphere.

    The beds were very uncomfortable and the pillow practically non-existent, couldn't leave valuables in the luggage room and "complimentary breakfast" consisted of bread, cereal and milk. Very uncomfortable, couldn't get much sleep during my stay.

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    it's really close to evry more interesting attractions around the centre, but the room are really uncorfortable, for example the position of the light it's far from the bad, during the night only cold water, and windows are so small than the dimension of the room. But all the stuff are really nice, helpful and polite, and you can sleep quite. I met lot of people about 20-20 years old, so it's really good for young people that r travelling alone.

  • Single
    10.0

    its great for me as a base and safe;better and waiting in the cold and wet

    booking in time i missed hour off gig just needed to get rid off gear but that's really a big problem i'm allways happy with the gen

  • Single
    10.0

    Helpful staff, good location. I was in few hostels in London, this is best, i m staying here all the time when i need it.

  • Single
    3.2

    It is one of few not so expensive staying place if you want to near the London Euston station...

    It's not very safe to sleep in the dorm. On the day I stay there, one girl under my bed lost her wallet and money while she was sleeping at night. And we found out that because the dorm door wouldn't close completely if we don't shut it down very hard. Therefore, sb. Just came in night and stole the girl's money....not a good experience and way to start you journey in a new country. Besides, the lock under the bed is not safe enough, because it is net-shape, so other people can easily see what you put in the box, unless you put it in another box....and you better bring your own lock to secure your belongings! Most importantly, after the girl reported what happened to her to the hostel staff, they look like don't offer much help, just gave her a sheet to fill in, and did not show much concern for the dorm safety...how to improve the overall safety ... we stay in the hostel doesn't mean we don't care where do we stay.....for the price we pay(19 pounds a night), it looks like it does not worth the money..... And the location is not as convenient as it said, it is located at about 15-20 minutes walk to the main station if you got a big suitcase....and you will have to climb some stairs to get into the hostel....

  • Single
    7.4

    If you just want to have fun and meet people from different places, I highly recommend the hotel. But if you are working and need to rest, this is not the best place for you!

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SE

Get directions
City Centre
  • London
    1.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Saint Pancras International Station
    1700 ft
  • Euston Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • Saint Pancras/Kings Cross Station
    2000 ft
  • Russell Square
    1400 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • North Sea Fish Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Tavistock Tandoori (cuisine: Indian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Coram\'s Fields
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • Shell Beach
    1.1 mi
  • Rushy Bay
    1.1 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  10 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    214

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonGenerator Hostel London

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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