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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hostel is close to centre of London, particularly Oxford Street and the West End. Serviced my multiple tube and train stops. Hostel has a huge range of facilities including an onsite bar and cafe, chill out spaces, laundry, secure paid lockers. The vibe of the property was fantastic. Amentities were clean and there was a sufficient number of bathroom facilities...

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This chain of hostels is pretty good. They are typically centrally located and updated. All the rooms are clean. We booked online during a winter sale that promised twenty percent off. My be and I booked on our computers at the same time. However the prices of the rooms originally searched were one price, but then when you clicked the...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I needed a bed and I got one. The location is good. It´s a 5-minute-walk away from Russel Sq. Tube station. A shopping centre is on the way from the GEN to Russel Sq. I got my breakfast and coffee here. My booking said "8-bed-dorm". I got a bed in a 10-bed-dorm. Fortunately not all of the 10 beds were...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has a great location, but the rooms are a bit small and as well luggage space. The breakfast did not hold up to 4£, you can ugrade to a better one for 6£ but both not worth it, if you want something tasty and with quality. Easy to get to know people, I was lucky staying with some really...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hi Lisa C, Its nice that you and your roommates got on well, hopefully you can keep in touch. We have recently had a new food and beverage manager start so will pass on your thoughts concerning breakfast. Best wishes, Generator London

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a good hostel full of things but there are some details that I didnt like. For example there is no kitchen so you have to pay for everything, if you want a tea or coffee pay for it when the bar is open, you can't do it by your own. To leave your bags you have to pay. There...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hello 909teresitae, We hope you spoke to our reception team regarding your bed so they could organise the sheets to be changed for you. In regards to your feedback concerning tea and coffee, this has been shared with our food and beverage manager. Best wishes, Generator London

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

As I embarked on my journey to England I decided (as a person who had never stayed in a hostel before) to book a place for my first weeks stay just so I can mingle and meet knew people who I now call 'GREAT FRIENDS' here London. Now don't get me wrong, I read all the reviews and decided to...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hey Ena S, We are thrilled that you are enjoying your stay with us and so happy that are staff are showing you a good time both in the hostel and around London. Great to read that you have also made friends with your roommates, hopefully you can all keep in touch and play more rounds of beer pong in...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

People stay at hostels because they are cheap and affordable but when a place finds ways to rip you off that is a problem. For instance : I brought my own coffee so I asked for hot water for which they charged me 50 pence for? Seriously? Charging for hot water? Who does this? Another thing: They have music blasting...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hi EzzyKlein, We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations after your friends recommendation. Our team has had a talk today regarding the music volumes and will make sure it is quieter around our chill out area. We are unsure who you spoke to regarding the tv channel but it has been on bbc news lately as this...

Wenzhou, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated at the excellent Location of Russel Sqr and in close proximity to Legendairy train stations Kings X and St. Pancras this hostel is a great place to stay if you fancy some hard rock party during the weekend. Like many budget hostels this brilliant place is extremely good at keeping noises loud. With toilets that are so dirty but...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hi georgevrio, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. Yes we do read all reviews and are trying to make improvements based on this. We can send housekeeping to go thru the bathrooms more regulary if required and will speak with our security team about tbe noise levels. Best wishes, Generator London

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I spent 2 nights in a 4-bed room with a couple of friends. The staff at the reception were friendly, but the bouncer was a bit (unnecessarily) rude. The staff at the bar were not particularly helpful when asked to provide more information related to specific dietary requirements. Nonetheless, we were positively impressed by the cleanliness of...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hey aschetti, Thanks for recommending us! We will pass your feedback onto our food and beverage manager so we can come up with a better process for dietary requirements, thanks for bringing this to our attention. We hope we can have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Best wishes, Generator London.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Bad: THE VIBE (there is not a welcoming, getting to know each other, family type of atmosphere here), CUSTOMER SERVICE (the front staff is not friendly especially Jayden; there is no tour of the hostel upon arrival and the place is very large and confusing; they did not even review the hostel daily activities upon arrival; you have to...

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Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hello Alexandra K, We are very disappointed that you found our customer service to be lacking and will be discussing this with our team including the staff member in question. Please accept our sincere apologies. Yes we also sell some small travel hairdryers for guests who wish to have one in their room or take with them. Our hairdryers are...

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Generator London was the very first Generator and you’ll find it in the area of Russell Square in the heart of the West End. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy London from, everything you need to see is minutes away by tube. You’ll never run out of things to do in the UK’s capital. You just have to decide where to start and we can help you with that. When you have seen and done it all for the day head back to Generator and unwind. It’s a destination in its own right and a great place to socialise and reflect on your experiences of the day. Head to the bar and chill out areas to get yourself a well deserved drink or two. It’s lively, friendly and un-missable. We’ve also got great beds for sleepy heads and of course you’ll be enjoying London life in the most authentic surroundings. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private rooms with innovative mod cons. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay visit the travel shop and our city experts will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. You’ll have to stay longer to fit it all in but you’ll not need convincing of that. We’ll see you there soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Generator Hostel London

Address: 37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range: £30 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel London 2*
Number of rooms: 214
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“Don't get a room on the 6th floor, no elevator or bathrooms. I'd recommend paying extra to get a room with a private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 535lanced, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a private room with bathroom”
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“Rooms close the doors are little noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles lapaldo, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get the ensuite one”
 of 5 bubbles elp997, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“There is an elevator but getting to the room can take a bit of walking. It is quite large,”
 of 5 bubbles AndersE663, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
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