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The Generator Hostel London

The Generator Hostel London

1 Stars

37 Tavistock Place Russell Square London WC1H 9SE


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Rating
Cleanliness 1
Facilities 1
Service 1
Location 4
Pricing 1
Overall 1.6
The Generator Hostel London provides comfortable accommodation to cater for the needs of both business travellers and holidaymakers. Tourists cannot afford to miss a visit to British Museum that displays a wealth of British masterpieces. The Royal Opera House also adds up to the list of most visited tourist spots of the city, where guests can enjoy operas and royal ballet. Outdoor lovers can visit the nearby London Canal Museum, a famous waterways museum telling the story of canals, ice trade and ice cream.

Location
Located in London, The Generator Hostel is an ideal starting point for exploring interesting places such as Jewish Museum, Transport Museum and Courtauld Gallery, which features European paintings and portraits of historically famous British people. Photographers Gallery, which exhibits by internationally renowned photographers is worth a visit.

Rooms
All 217 guestrooms are equipped with standard amenities such as alarm clock, ironing board and shower.

Restaurant
The Generator Hostel offers a variety of delicacies at the onsite restaurant. Drinks can be enjoyed at the cocktail bar.

General
The Generator Hostel London offers banquet and conference facilities for conducting business or social events. Travellers can pay a visit to Charles Dickens Museum, which houses rare editions of the author's work, explore Covent Garden or visit London Theatre to enjoy a day of music, opera and ballet.

Additional Information

  • 2 km to the Train Station (King Cross)
  • 32 km to the Airport (London Heathrow)

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Internet Access - Wireless
  • Night Club
  • Reception
  • Shopping Arcade
  • Billiards
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke Free Hotel
  • Cafe
  • Internet Access - High Speed
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Photocopying Facilities
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tour Desk

Room Facilities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Shower
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Shared Bathroom

The Generator Hostel London Guest Reviews (26)


The Generator Hostel London
1 out of 5

Probably too old for the worst of backpacker hostel experience. Dirty and was charged more than I had paid originally to have only 2 bunks in the room. Only good thing is its location close to Euston and St. Pancras stations. Fortunate it was only for 1 night between trains.

JennyB wrote on August 24, 2012


The Generator Hostel London
3 out of 5

Checked in at 3 AM, staffs are good. Stayed in a 10 bed dorm, my bed is clean, had nice and confy sleep. Good bar in first floor. nice breakfast. Shower room and toilets are not bad.

Subbu wrote on July 31, 2012


The Generator Hostel London
4 out of 5

the hostel is really good and you are very close to 2 tube stations, you can get almost everywhere within around 30 minutes. the rooms are okay, there's lockers for the luggage, the toilets are pretty clean... showers aren't great, but the rest is :)

swisstraveller wrote on January 5, 2012


The Generator Hostel London
4 out of 5

Very helpful staff. Of course it's a hostel, so don't expect to have an undisturbed sleep

Anonymous wrote on April 19, 2011


The Generator Hostel London
3.2 out of 5

Positive aspects: the hostel is just a 5-minute walk from king's cross station; the staff is always kind and helpful; there is a small canteen were you can have a dinner for a few pounds; if you need internet there is both pay per use internet terminals and free wi-fi. Negative aspects: showers are cold in the morning; toilets are not always clean.

Anonymous wrote on October 15, 2010


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall1.6 out of 5
Cleanliness1 out of 5
Facilities1 out of 5
Service1 out of 5
Location4 out of 5
Pricing1 out of 5

The Generator Hostel London Guest Reviews

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1 out of 5

Probably too old for the worst of backpacker hostel experience. Dirty and was charged more than I had paid originally to have only 2 bunks in the room. Only good thing is its location close to Euston and St. Pancras stations. Fortunate it was only for 1 night between trains.

Review by: JennyB
Date stayed August 24, 2012

3 out of 5

Checked in at 3 AM, staffs are good. Stayed in a 10 bed dorm, my bed is clean, had nice and confy sleep. Good bar in first floor. nice breakfast. Shower room and toilets are not bad.

Review by: Subbu
Date stayed July 31, 2012

4 out of 5

the hostel is really good and you are very close to 2 tube stations, you can get almost everywhere within around 30 minutes. the rooms are okay, there's lockers for the luggage, the toilets are pretty clean... showers aren't great, but the rest is :)

Review by: swisstraveller
Date stayed January 5, 2012

4 out of 5

Very helpful staff. Of course it's a hostel, so don't expect to have an undisturbed sleep

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed April 19, 2011

3.2 out of 5

Positive aspects: the hostel is just a 5-minute walk from king's cross station; the staff is always kind and helpful; there is a small canteen were you can have a dinner for a few pounds; if you need internet there is both pay per use internet terminals and free wi-fi. Negative aspects: showers are cold in the morning; toilets are not always clean.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 15, 2010

5 out of 5

I simply cannot believe that with so many people the place is totally spotless all the time--the showers, bathrooms, the bedroom they gave me; the sheets. Totally unbelievable. And the fantastic entertainment in the bar. And the breakfast service and the lounge with the internet access. I would recommend it to everyone. And all the personnell were super super polite.

Review by: Mayer Gruber
Date stayed May 19, 2008

4.6 out of 5

Cheap, clean place to crash. Quite a long walk from Kings Cross (had heavy bags to carry). Renovations were inconvenient to negotiate but didn't disturb my stay. Noisy air conditioning unit left on all night, so didn't get any sleep. Can't fault staff or clean facilities. Breakfast good.

Review by: Patricia Ann Croft
Date stayed April 29, 2008

4.2 out of 5

C'est pas le luxe, mais il est idéalement situé (15minutes à pieds de Soho!), il est vraiment pas cher, et le petit-dèj. est offert jusqu'à 11h!!! Le repas du soir coute a peine 4pounds soit 6euros!! Et il y a des visites guidées gratuites tous les matins! Le seul problème serait peut être le bruit, vu que la population de l'hôtel est plutôt jeune et nocturne! Mais si vous voulez passer un week-end à Londres entre potes, c'est l'endroit idéal! J'ai pas trouvé mieux! Enjoy London!!!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed February 22, 2008

5 out of 5

bad things are: 1. my room heater has turned off for 2 nights and I wonder why it's so cold - maybe it's so cheap hostel :-) 2. I paid for triple room but unluckily lived in quadriple which is less convenient.

Review by: Timofey Panteleev
Date stayed December 14, 2007

3.4 out of 5

When you walk in it looks like you just entered some futuristic after-school special. Rooms are average, and the showers were nice and hot. The bar is pretty cool. Different activities every night if you don't wanna go out. And the happy hour is pretty sweet at a pound and a half a drink. As well, dinner for just over 3 pounds was a great value. Though i thought the breakfast was pretty meager. But overall a decent place to stay.

Review by: Michelle Day
Date stayed November 4, 2007

4.4 out of 5

The best place to stay in London for under 15pound per night

Review by: ross cahill
Date stayed January 25, 2007

4.2 out of 5

It would had been great to have a cupboard for your clothes.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed December 27, 2006

5 out of 5

Friendly staff, great food, and bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought it would be more noisy, but found it easy to relax and chill even in the early hours of the morning!!! Very impressed as i normally stay at the Hilton, or holiday inn, but my budget is tight at the moment and i have already bookec my next stay at the generator!!!! Also my brother is applying for a job there, its that good!!

Review by: charlotte rayment
Date stayed December 8, 2006

3.4 out of 5

Great for groups in London for nights out, not so great if you''re on your own. Very cool but the decor and lighting are a bit full on. Very laid back but our room was absolutely filthy. ok for one night and for £10 you can''t complain!

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed November 23, 2006

4.2 out of 5

The generator is definetly the place to stay, if you are young and new to london. It will give you instant access to the city not only in terms of its location but also via the people that work there and also those that stay there! I had a blast in the exclusive nightclub on the premises!

Review by: Danielle Mischitz
Date stayed October 17, 2006

4.8 out of 5

The staff is very friendly.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 24, 2006

3.6 out of 5

Compared to the size of the hostel and the amount of guests the hotel was very clean, and very nice. The people working there was very nice to help you out i anyway they could.

Review by: Xana Borg
Date stayed July 9, 2006

4 out of 5

Perfect place for young and party people! Cheap and good location. It's a hostel so don't wait anything fancy. Good place for that price.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed July 4, 2006

5 out of 5

An overall level of excellence, value for money, central location and a friendly and efficient staff who were responsive to all customer needs in a friendly and really cheerful manner.

Review by: Richard Wakeham
Date stayed June 4, 2006

4 out of 5

This is a huge hostil that is very youth oriented with a fun environment.

Review by: michael muhlbaier
Date stayed May 30, 2006

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Dormitory room
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Shops
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Exterior
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Bar
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