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Generator Hostel London

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  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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.
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Free Internet
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Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
117Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
33Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
37 Tavistock Place Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE England
Getting there
London City Airport8 mi
Heathrow Airport15 mi
Russell Square5 min
King's Cross St. Pancras8 min
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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent stay at Generator, will certainly return to it when returning to London. Staff very friendly and extremely competent to assist you ... clean and busy hotel ... with bar open to take the last pint at the end of the night.More

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Response from Genlon, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you so much for taking the time to give us this lovely feedback! We are so happy to know you had such a lovely time with us, we always try to deliver the best service and we are so happy to know...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved Generator hostel London. The location was brilliant, close to everything! Great budget accommodation. We stayed in a 4 bed room and it was quite small but we were all friends so it was fine! The rooms were very clean and there was storage...More

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Response from Genlon, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded 3 days ago

Dear Ellen, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel after your stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. At Generator we always aim to deliver an awesome experience with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The cleanliness of the bathroom is very dirty. Sanitary ware should improve the equipment Should improve the furniture The mattress and pillows are very old and the walkways up the building hard. Have a big bagMore

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Response from Genlon, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback about your stay at our hostel. Naturally I am extremely disappointed to read that your stay was not so great. I can assure you that this is not our standards. Generator...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a clean room at the end of the hall, was quiet in our area which was nice. At night it was pretty hot in the room. Toilets were clean and well maintained. Showers were simple and could be more and cleaner.More

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Response from Genlon, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. We are glad to see that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. We aim to offer the best service and we are continuously improving our facilities to keep the highest standards. Bathrooms are cleaned...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In one of the hottest summers the UK has ever experienced, this hostel did its level best to distribute fans to guests. The rooms were still so hot because fire doors limit circulation. However- clean linens and bathrooms go a long way in Hostels and...More

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Response from Genlon, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a feedback! We are happy to know you had such a wonderful experience with us and we hope to see you again in the future!! Regards, Guest Relation Team

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12 November 2018|
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Response from Sabrinamuriel | Reviewed this property |
You’re sharing the bathroom with the whole floor.
24 October 2018|
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Response from Ashleigh H |
definitely NOT - not even in the private rooms! it would be too big of a luxury for this place.
Henry M
7 July 2018|
Response from ash_h19 | Reviewed this property |
The lockers in the rooms are draws under the beds just make sure you bring a lock for them! They are big draws but won’t fit such a big suitcase
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"Book your breakfast at check in to save £1 per day."
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"Definitely not the basement"
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"bring your essentials and don;t bother with breakfast, it is better and cheaper in the cafes very nearby."
3 Oct 2018
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"Single rooms are available if you want to avoid a dorm."
18 Sep 2018
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US$36 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLondonEuston / Kings Cross /St PancrasBloomsbury
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