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Generator Hostel London - London

3 star Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square - London

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from £ 33 .09
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Offering fantastic accommodation in comfortable surroundings, the Generator is ideal if you are looking for budget London accommodation with all the trims. Do not be fooled by the cheap prices, the Generator Hostel London provides an inexpensive place to stay like no other, where you are sure to have a great time and make friends.

Supremely located in the heart of London in the Bloomsbury/Kings Cross area, guests will have easy access to a host of London attractions on foot, including the British Museum, Brunswick Shopping Centre, the British Library, Kings Cross/St. Pancras station, and the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes. Many other famous sights are easy to reach via the London tube, of which you will have numerous stations nearby when booking at the Generator.

Don't forget your dancing shoes, as the Generator Hostel has a lively bar where you can dance the night away. There are free events every night of the week, including quizzes, pool competitions and games nights. Guests can enjoy the communal area to surf the net, play pool and watch TV. For all your tourist needs, the travel desk is available for buying day trips to all the major tourist attractions in England, as well as bus tours to Scotland, Ireland and the rest of Europe.

Wireless Internet access is available in the communal area. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 37 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

it was good but instead of private room we got mixed, shared dormitory...

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Breakfast at Generator Hostel London

A continental breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Generator Hostel London

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Gift shop
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Indoor entertainment room
  • Night club
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 4.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 25 per person (one way)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 6.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 4.00 per person, per stay
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Generator Hostel London Hotel

7.7

Clean

8.1

Location

6.3

Quiet

6.2

Spacious

7.5

Service

Generator Hostel London reviews

5.6 Ordinary
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Showers and toilets are not sufficient. The athmosphere of the public areas recall the one of a night club, since early morning: I do not like it!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Mexico

I had a good time but quite noisy so it wasn't excellent. I wish I had more space in the rooms and more options for breakfast I recommend Generator but you can improve the place ! Thanks for everything

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Norway

Grown up couple got really value for money here in a 2-bed room with shared bathroom and toilet. Everything was ok, even the very simple breakfast. When you go to London, you want to spend the days and the money out in the town - not in the hotel.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Would not stay again on a Friday or Saturday night. However, you do get what you pay for. Lasting impression - great customer service

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Safe (security staff at night so no strangers can enter the Hostel) and clean Hostel. My room was in the 5th floor and quite quiet. For that price and location in the center of London it's a good Hostel. Many activities and good help for trips and infos about London...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Brazil

Great location!...clean rooms e good breakfast.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Very noisy. It would be better to have a door rather than a shower curtain. The continental breakfast could be improved.

5.7 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

When we read the other reviews, we thought we'd end up in a really grotty place. We were pleasantly surprised though: the shared facilities were clean and even the breakfast wasn't as poor as we had thought. The only thing that was genuinely bad was banging doors (you cannot close them quietly) and all the partying that's going on till really late at night. If you're looking for a cool location close to all the sights and don't need much sleep (or are able to sleep through anything), it's definitely good value for money. If you appreciate a good night's sleep, however, do invest a bit more money and go to a quieter place. We will do so next time...

6.2 Fair
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Austria

No hot water available (4th floor). The heating didn't work - the room temperature was 12,1 degrees Celsius at night. It would be a nice hostel.... in summer.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

The hostel is very nice, many rooms, nice common area for using computers, pub, pool tables... the rooms are clean. Staff is fast on doing requested stuff. I had problems that were solved in less than 15 min with the room lock, and the bed sheets. The bathroom could be nicer. But they are very good. The price is not the best for hostels. But you a clean and cool place to stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

J'aime beaucoup me mettre sous la couette moelleuse toute blanche toute propre... Dommage qu'on n'ait pas de cadenas pour enfermer son sac dans l'armoire. Prendre son petit déjeuner dans la salle avec tout le monde s'est bien agréable, il règne une atmosphère de fête... C'est un bon endroit pour rencontrer du monde... J'ai envie d'y revenir...

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

i've been really impressed by Generator, it has a great location and the building itself is young and fun. Rooms are comfortable and clean (with parquet on floor, and not the awful dirty moquette found in other hostels!!)

6.8 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Room facilities Basic with a caital B, but a real wacky and fun place to stay. great value for the location.

2.6
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Generator London is a total dive and is only slightly redeemed by the nicer common areas. The hallways reeked of sewage and the room was so spartanly furnished that it was impossible to be in when I was awake. In any other city this place would cost 10 Euro a night, but in London its 80 Euro. You should pay double for a nicer place if you can at all afford it because it will be worth it.

2.6
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • NL

Don't go here, only when you like being ripped off. I was charged the stated (an already hefty) 150 pound rate for a room for 3 nights in the euro currency, which added an extra 5 pounds to the bill as an exchange rate fee. This is not normal; an amount in pounds in the UK should be charged in pounds. The transaction was only processed this way to take an extra 7 euros (or 5 pounds) from me. Perhaps not an enormous amount, but very irritating. There were no towels despite the fact that it is stated on the website that towels would be issued. 'We stopped doping that' was the comment. A towel could be bought for 2,50 pounds.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

neil young is the best, the needle and the damage done, old man

7.6 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Very nice! Walking distance to Camden, clean rooms and friendly staff. The beds were surprisingly comfortable as well. Would definately stay again!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

7.6 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.2 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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8.2 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

4.7 Ordinary
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

6.7 Fair
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

7.5 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Mexico

5.4 Ordinary
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

5.2 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

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Room Details

Generator Hostel London has 214 guest rooms. Corporate travelers visiting the Kings Cross - St. Pancras area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Generator Hostel London

Cartwright Gardens - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
British Library - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
University of London - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Russell Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Great Ormond Street Hospital - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Bloomsbury Theatre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Dickens House - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
London Senate House Library - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
University College London - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
University College Hospital - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Bloomsbury Square - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
The British Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Bedford Square - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
London Canal Museum - 1 km / 0.6 mi
BT Tower - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Generator Hostel London are:
London (LCY-London City) - 12.3 km / 7.7 mi
London (LHR-Heathrow) - 23.3 km / 14.5 mi

The preferred airport for Generator Hostel London is London (LHR-Heathrow).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Generator Hostel London

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport