US$43 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 8 Mar 2015 Check-out 9 Mar 2015

Generator Hostel London

3 stars
View map of 37 Tavistock Place, Rusell Square, London, WC 1H 9SE

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
6 reviews
Loved it

I really enjoyed staying at Generator. I'd been here a few years ago and it was nothing special but... See full review

  • Londonphile
  • 18 Jun 2014
awesome london trip

Great facilities besides the sleeping room: bar, eating room, relaxing room with tv, washing... See full review

  • Vasile
  • 19 Jan 2015
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.
General

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.



Location

Located in London, The Generator 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.



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

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

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

Generator Hostel London Rooms

Single / Twin Room
This private room has 2 single bunk beds with lockers and a table and chair. Room can be used for single or twin occupancy. Shared bathroom facilities on every floor in the communal area.
Triple Room
Private triple room with 3 bunk beds and shared bathroom amenities in the communal area.
Quad Room
Private quad room can accomodate 4 guests in 4 bunk beds with lockers, shared bathroom facilities available in the communal area.
Dormitory Room For 6
You are booking for one bed in a six-bed mixed dormitory which includes your own locker, if you book for eight people you are not guaranteed the same dormitory room, therefore please book two private quad rooms.Under 18s are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

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Area served
Kings Cross / Euston area, London
Nearby airports
International Airport: All London airports
Area description
Located in the centre of the 'West Ende' entertainment and attractions of London are right on the doorstep-with the St Pancras International (Eurostar) and the British Museum only 5 mins walking distance away. The Generator is located on Tavistock Place in Russell Square and with the excellent tube connections you can reach most of the popular tourist attractions within 10 minutes, as well as the numerous shopping centres and other entertainment venues.

Nearby points of interest

  • The Brunswick : 0.2 km
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 km
  • Russell Square: 0.4 km
  • British Library: 0.4 km
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.5 km
  • St Pancras railway station: 0.5 km
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.5 km
  • Kings Cross-St Pancras station: 0.5 km
  • Birkbeck: 0.6 km
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.6 km
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 0.6 km
  • Euston: 0.6 km
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 0.7 km
  • University College London: 0.7 km
  • British Museum: 0.8 km
  • The Brunswick : 0.2 km
  • Institute of Education: 0.4 km
  • Russell Square: 0.4 km
  • British Library: 0.4 km
  • Institute of Archaeology Collections: 0.5 km
  • St Pancras railway station: 0.5 km
  • School of Oriental and African Studies: 0.5 km
  • Kings Cross-St Pancras station: 0.5 km
  • Birkbeck: 0.6 km
  • Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: 0.6 km
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 0.6 km
  • Euston: 0.6 km
  • Grant Museum of Zoology: 0.7 km
  • University College London: 0.7 km
  • British Museum: 0.8 km
  • University of London: 0.8 km
  • Cartoon Museum: 0.8 km
  • British Postal Museum and Archive: 0.9 km
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: 0.9 km
  • London Canal Museum: 1 km
  • Dominion Theatre: 1 km
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 1.1 km
  • London Theatre: 1.1 km
  • Fitzrovia: 1.2 km
  • Clerkenwell: 1.3 km
  • Soho: 1.3 km
  • Royal Opera House: 1.3 km
  • Thomas Neal Centre : 1.3 km
  • London Astoria: 1.4 km
  • Royal College of Physicians Museum: 1.4 km
  • Sadler's Wells Theatre: 1.4 km
  • West End: 1.4 km
  • Aldwych Theatre: 1.5 km
  • Red Mansion Foundation: 1.5 km
  • Farringdon: 1.5 km
  • Regents Park: 1.5 km
  • Lyceum Theatre: 1.5 km
  • Islington Museum: 1.5 km
  • London Transport Museum: 1.6 km
  • Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret: 1.6 km
  • University of Westminster: 1.6 km
  • City University London: 1.6 km
  • Photographers Gallery: 1.6 km
  • Shaftesbury Avenue: 1.6 km
  • Museum of the Order of St John: 1.6 km

Dining

Restaurant
Continental breakfast is at a small charge, You can eat as much as you like! Evening meals can be purchased from the canteen, open every night 6pm-9pm.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for Generator Hostel London

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.3

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vasile
Business
Iasi
19 Jan 2015

awesome london trip

Great facilities besides the sleeping room: bar, eating room, relaxing room with tv, washing facilities, all clean and modern. Had internet and lots of sockets to recharge your laptop and phone. Also an atm jnside. Awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Londonphile
Business
New York
18 Jun 2014

Loved it

I really enjoyed staying at Generator. I'd been here a few years ago and it was nothing special but it's been completely overhauled. Now it's basically a nice new entertainment complex that you also sleep in. Common area is awesome- cafe area, movie room (theater-style with comfy cushions and pillows), nice bar area and plenty of seating and outlets for nearly every seat in the place. The common areas (minus the bar) stay open, at least until 4.30 which is the latest I pushed it. The rooms were immaculate and have very handy, large boxes that pull out from under the bed and accommodate a padlock. Can also double as a bedside table if you're on the bottom, which is really nice. Showers were clean and spacious. I found the staff incredibly polite and helpful- opening doors, helping with luggage- even the night security guy was chill, quieting some noisy smokers with a gentle "Shhhh". Literally the only thing I would say is that they don't have luggage storage for the general public, only groups. That being said, they let me use the group storage area sooo... They have large lockers that would accommodate most bags, but I had a beast. Long story short, unless you're looking for a small grungy backpacking "experience" stay here. Don't even think twice. If I can help it I will never stay anywhere else when I'm in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JennyB
Business
Australia
24 Aug 2012

Never to be repeated

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Subbu
Business
Norwich, UK
31 Jul 2012

Good place for sleep and take off in the morning

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a Tube from Russel's Square station and you can reach anywhere.

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
19 Apr 2011

Very helpful staff. Of course

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
15 Oct 2010

Positive aspects: the hostel is

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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