Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SEshow map
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Very goodBased on  1282 reviews
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Wardrobe
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • International calls

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
  • Curtains
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Bloomsbury SquareBloomsbury Square2300 ft
High HolbornHigh Holborn3300 ft
Euston StationEuston Station1400 ft
Kings Cross StationKings Cross Station1700 ft
St Pancras Railway StationSt Pancras Railway Station1700 ft
British MuseumBritish Museum2300 ft
Russell SquareRussell Square1000 ft
Warren StreetWarren Street3000 ft
British LibraryBritish Library1000 ft
Tavistock SquareTavistock Square1100 ft LondonEngland
King's Cross StationKing's Cross Station1700 ft LondonEngland
King's CrossKing's Cross2000 ft LondonEngland
Hatton Garden Hatton Garden 4600 ftStudio 209, 24-28 Hatton Wall, Hatton Garden, London
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street4900 ft LondonEngland
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North Sea Fish RestaurantNorth Sea Fish Restaurant300 ft7-8 Leigh Street
Tavistock TandooriTavistock Tandoori200 ft52 Tavistock Place
BalfourBalfour300 ft75-77 Marchmont Street
Bloomsbury Street Bar and RestaurantBloomsbury Street Bar and Restaurant300 ftRadisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street
Norfolk ArmsNorfolk Arms300 ft28 Leigh Street
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London ZooLondon Zoo1.4 mi
London BridgeLondon Bridge2.0 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station1.2 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station1.7 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station2.1 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park2.2 mi
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall2.8 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station1.0 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station1.2 mi
Shaftesbury AvenueShaftesbury Avenue5200 ft LondonEngland
Charing Cross RoadCharing Cross Road1.0 miCharing Cross Road, London W1
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 1.1 miSoho
Somerset HouseSomerset House1.1 miThe Strand
Portobello Road Market Portobello Road Market 1.1 miPortobello Road Jcn. of Westbourne Park Road
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.7 mi
Northolt (NHT)12.8 mi
Train
Euston Station1700 ft
Underground
Russell Square1400 ft
Bus
Bus stop1400 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  1282  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The night guard service.

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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location.

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

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    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....

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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!

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  1282 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)7.7 mi
Northolt (NHT)12.8 mi
Train
Euston Station1700 ft
Underground
Russell Square1400 ft
Bus
Bus stop1400 ft
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