Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SEshow map
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Hotel Awards

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

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Overview

The central Generator Hostel London bears 2 stars and offers a nightclub, a lift and a conference room. The hostel occupies 6 floors and was renovated in 2004. Including a designated smoking place, a safety deposit box, an ATM and an internet cafe, this property also features good services.

Nestled in the nightlife district and 3 km from the city center. The bar North Sea Fish Restaurant is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Generator Hostel London provides good lodging in London, in proximity to Trafalgar Square.

It takes about 20 minutes to drive to London City airport.

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms include Double Room, Twin Room, Standard Twin Room and Triple Room stocked with heating, TV and a personal computer. Many rooms have beds with personal lockers, feather pillows and luxury linens. Rooms are fitted with single beds, twin beds and twin bunk beds. Generator Hostel London provides large en suite bathrooms. Hair dryers, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

Guests are offered a continental breakfast served in the restaurant. The lively karaoke bar features free WiFi, a pool table and table games.

Services

Airport transfer, laundry and tourist information are provided on the premises.

Relax

Thanks to live performances and walking tours, guests can have fun.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   212.

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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

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

  • 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
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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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
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Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street4900 ft LondonEngland
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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  1380  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    the price and lockation

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I stayed with my 9 yr old son so for us an over night stay was good but as there was shared toilets showers etc i dont think we would have stayed any longer, although staff did give us a room in a nice quiet spot, but for younger people a good place to stay, location was great near the underground, and easy to walk to a lot of attractions.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location, the people who stay there.

    The noise! Our room was just down the bar!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Breakfast was nice and of course location...design of the first floor was interesting.

    Rooms really tiny.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The Generator was easy to find, the rooms were as you'd expect for the price, everything was exactly how I expected it to be, and the shower and toilet facilities were clean and easy to use

    The rooms could have done with some air conditioning, as of a night time they were uncomfortably hot. There could be a little bit more variety on the Breakfast side of things.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Efficient, complete basic services.

    One rude staff member, but nine other polite ones. Shower out of order on our floor. Other guests not always clean and polite.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The price and locate is excellent but need more clean room everyday.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Cheap and cheerful, would definitely use again

  • 7.0
    Very good

    very good location, staff very kind, nice setting, international guests

    the heating: cold in our room

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. The prices are the best compared with others. The breakfast was always served in time and wasperfect.

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  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    the bathroom was clean, honestly didnt expect that !!! and the staff were very helpful, and the hostel in general was secure. i would diffinetly stay there again in my next visit.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    I was expecting the dorm to be mixed but not as small as it was!!!! i could of held hands across the room with the guy in the opporsit bunk! also did the owners really think that putting one female in a tiny tiny room with three men was a good idear::: i had to sleep with alll my clothes on as i felt soooo akward.

    Yes the tiny tiny dorms and the breakfast was pretty basic but it was only £20.00 quid i suppose but still expected a bit more space in the dorm.

  • 6.0
    Good

    Really nice pub, good internet connection, good staff. Near Russel Squadre tube station so good position..

    Too strict security. Have to show my card everytime I enter the hostel. Only one shower room per floor (but always clean!)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    price, location, friendly staff, well run operation, free wifi

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    4-bed room is excellent - clean, windows overlooking yard, not the side where bar is situated. Lockers are drawers, but don't forget to bring your own padlock for security! Enough shower cabins, toilets quite clean. You can drop off your luggage prior to check in luggage room, but better don't leave any valuables. It's free of charge. 3pound code-protected lockers are also available if you wanna leave something valuable as well.Breakfast is OK for free-of-charge, mainly toasts and cereals and milk. Free Wi-Fi available, works well! but wi-fi covered area is only a common area on ground floor, and it may be crowded in the evening.

    Not a major drawback, but should know that : no towels are provided, so bring yours or by a small one for 3 pounds at TravelShop on ground floor. Hot water in shower is strange at 8am, from time to time turning completely cold. but don't panic, just turn HOT on maximum (though the flow won't be too strong) and wait. in a few minutes it must be ok. For noise-sensitive people: walls are not very capital, so if you are "lucky" to get partying people in neigbouring rooms on your floor, it may spoil your sleep - bring earplugs with you! that helps!

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Highlights
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
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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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