Generator Hostel London ★★★

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$43
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016
3.4 /5
Overall score
77%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
2.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7
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Room types

Show Prices Shared 8 Person Dormitory Room
  • Size: 312 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices 2 Beds in an 8 Bed Dormitory
  • Size: 312 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Twin Room
  • Size: 97 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Quad Room
  • Size: 97 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Triple Room
  • Size: 97 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3

Overview

The Generator hostel offers a unique experience, and has established itself as the place to stay in London for young visitors. There are four public areas: Fuel stop (Self service breakfast and dinner), Chill out lounge (with sofas, movies and inter-net terminals), Turbine 1 (eating area with pool tables) and then there is the Famous Generator Bar, open from 6pm till 2am. A travel shop is also available every day for theatre tickets, travel passes, tourist information and most travel essentials. All bedrooms are basic with bunk beds and a wash basin. All rooms have shared facilities in the communal area and showers and toilets are available on every floor. Towels not included in rate, we recommend guests bring their own or if preferred these can be purchased for a small fee at the in house travel shop. Sport / Entertainment: The bar is open every day from 6pm 2am and has a team that run nightly events each night from Quizzes to Karaoke. Cheap drinks and lots of fun guaranteed. Also movies shown every day in the chill out lounge from 4pm. A Free Tour of London is available for all guests !!! Every day of the year! Guests can store their bags in a luggage room, prices start from GBP 2.00 for a small locker for 6 hours up to GBP 6.00 for a large locker for 24 hours. A large locker can store a 50 Litres ruck sack.

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.

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant

Services

  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk

Internet

  • WiFi

Reviews

3.4 /5 Overall score

77% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.2/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.6/5
  • Comfort: 2.8/5
  • Location: 4.2/5
  • Value: 3.7/5

GREAT EXPRERIENCE

Would recommend Sat, Nov 28, 2015
We had a great experience at Generator Hostel. The staffs are friendly, the rooms are clean. Great services, we loved the super friendly security guard. Location is about 5-10mins walking distance to King Cross station. You can find convenient stores around the hostel, restaurants etc. We got great roommates across all countries. We had nothing more to ask for while staying here. Would definitely recommend to my friends to stay here!

| SINGAPORE Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Overall ok

Would recommend Tue, Jun 2, 2015
This hostel is nothing special. Rooms are small and walls are thin, however the price is good and the atmosphere is fun. Location isn't super central, but good enough that you can walk or take the metro most places. Would recommend for anyone on a budget.

| Stamford Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

wanted a bunk for few days

Would not recommend Wed, Jan 7, 2015
ridiculous to say the least a million doors in the corridors (fire doors it seems) a single small lift which you have to wait for - if u unluckily get a room on the 5th or 6th floors the bar and restaurant are mediocre - just punk music - unpalatable meals the rooms have no service at all - my bed wasnot done even once in 6 days the bath has no place to keep soap/towel/clothes/etc the bath has no door - some flimsy shower curtains ! security guards keep soliciting for money overall - i was dying to leave this place never again

| NASSAU Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

London

Would not recommend Mon, Dec 29, 2014
While the hostel looks wonderful and is very clean. We had its of issues with the service. You cannot get in without a key. So when I left my key my friend was able to get in, and I was stuck outside until they approved me. In addition, we had a private room. On the third night they rebooked our private room with us still in it. We were in the middle of changing when people walk into our private room. We were very upset, and the staff didn't really care. Luckily, we were in the room. I am just glad that they didn't send someone when we were gone or our stuff could have been stolen.

| N/A Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

best ever hostel to date

Would recommend Tue, Dec 2, 2014
im from dublin city in ireland and have stayed in the two generation hostels now and the one in london was incredible il be staying here in the future without a doubt i cant fault anything the ppl the staff all were lovely people. the cleaniness the value for money was excellent too,and location to underground was superb too :)

Money saver

underground

| ireland Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Dorm Living

Would not recommend Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Location was great! Difficult to locate at night but when you did, close to transportation and a few museums. Staff pleasant so long as you didn't require anything other than a beer. Rooms were clean but extremely small for a family of four adults. Elevator (Lift) - only one for entire Hostel and barely room for three people with no luggage. Bathroom cleaned frequently, showers - no hot water and Laundry room - machines didn't work properly and wasn't sufficient for the 900+ people staying at the hostel.

Shopping hint

Camden Markets are a must see, quite an experience.

| New York Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Excellent value near Kings Cross

Would recommend Tue, Nov 27, 2012
Friendly and clean hostel very conveniently located near Kings Cross, which puts you within 15 min of central London. Would recommend to budget travelers looking for a convenient location as a base to explore London. Note that I booked a private room so cannot comment on the dorms.

| London, UK Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Generator Hostel

Would not recommend Sun, Aug 12, 2012
You get what you pay for. I found the cheapest place I could find and that's what I got. I wasn't expecting the plastic coated mattress though. I forgot how annoying it is not to have a bathroom in your room. I expected to hear the bar every night, but I only heard it on karaoke night. Entertaining until about midnight, then pretty annoying. Easy to find from the train station, and only about a 7-8 minute walk from St. Pancras. All in all, I felt safe there, I felt safe leaving my stuff there while I was out, it was convenient and cheap, but I don't know that I would stay there again.

Money saver

I thought it would be more expensive to buy a day pass on the London tube. Nope, it's way cheaper to buy an all day pass than even to buy a ticket out and a ticket back. Buy the day pass!

| Anchorage, Alaska Couples

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Inexpensive stay in London.

Would recommend Tue, Jul 3, 2012
Great location. Most people staying there are young adults. The music in the bar goes till 3am. You can hear it, but neither I nor my 15 and 17 year old had trouble falling asleep. The bar, the cafe, and the lunchroom all had TV's, where we watched Euro cup football(soccer) matches. They also have a little shop where I bought shampoo. They have all you can eat breakfast for 4.5 pounds as of June 2012 and a dinner special with a beer for a couple of bucks more, laundry which I didn't try to use, wifi, which was spotty, but I did manage to get emails in and out most days. They are thinking about upgrading. They were upgrading a few rooms while I was there. They have computers which work, 1 pound per half hour. You can print for 10pence a page. They have lockers in the rooms which you can lock, but you need a padlock. They will sell you one. I rented a room with 3 beds, and just used the keycards. One was a bunk bed. They had a sink in the room. You can come and go 24/7. Mini tesco supermarket is 4 minutes walk at the Russel Square tube station. The beds are one star, but they have clean bedding, and we got towels, which we had replaced once, though I had to ask, and the person at the front desk didn't think they replaced them until I pointed out what I read on the sign on my door. The shared bathrooms were fine, but if you try to shower at the busiest time in the morning, and you are a woman, you might have to wait. I only stood behind one person waiting on 4 showers. If you've camped before, and it didn't bother you, you will be fine. One of them told me they have like 800 people staying there, so there are solutions at hand for common travel related things. The British Museum is awesome, free and walking distance. If you are there in the summer, and have not seen Queen Mary's garden in Regent's park, do. The Piccadilly line will get you to and from London Heathrow. Straight shot, no changes. It's not beautiful, or luxurious, but it is functional and maintained. Bottom line, I would stay there again, because it's ok, cheap, and in a great location, but it may not be the best for little kids, not that you couldn't, but they really are set up for 20 year olds. You can eat and drink the money you save.

| Akron, Ohio Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

a nightmare

Would not recommend Fri, Jun 8, 2012
Do not stay here!!!! The room had an unpleasant odor. We expected loud music. What we didn't realize is that the music can be heard three stories up. (When people weren't dancing the DJ blasted the music even louder to get people to dance.) The management agreed that the karaoke volume was out of control and moved us... next to the elevators where we had drunks shouting outside of the room throughout the night. You would get a better, safer sleep on the streets of London.

| London Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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Nearby points of interest

The Brunswick  0.1 mi
Institute of Education 0.2 mi
Russell Square 0.3 mi
British Library 0.3 mi
Institute of Archaeology Collections 0.3 mi
St Pancras railway station 0.3 mi
School of Oriental and African Studies 0.3 mi
Kings Cross-St Pancras station 0.3 mi
Birkbeck 0.3 mi
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology 0.4 mi
Charles Dickens Museum 0.4 mi
Euston 0.4 mi
Grant Museum of Zoology 0.4 mi
University College London 0.4 mi
British Museum 0.5 mi
University of London 0.5 mi
Cartoon Museum 0.5 mi
British Postal Museum and Archive 0.6 mi
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 0.6 mi
London Canal Museum 0.6 mi
Dominion Theatre 0.6 mi
Sir John Soane's Museum 0.7 mi
London Theatre 0.7 mi
Fitzrovia 0.7 mi
Clerkenwell 0.8 mi
Soho 0.8 mi
Royal Opera House 0.8 mi
Thomas Neal Centre  0.8 mi
London Astoria 0.8 mi
Royal College of Physicians Museum 0.9 mi
Sadler's Wells Theatre 0.9 mi
West End 0.9 mi
Aldwych Theatre 0.9 mi
Red Mansion Foundation 0.9 mi
Farringdon 0.9 mi
Regents Park 0.9 mi
Lyceum Theatre 0.9 mi
Islington 0.9 mi
London Transport Museum 1 mi
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret 1 mi
University of Westminster 1 mi
City University London 1 mi
Photographers Gallery 1 mi
Shaftesbury Avenue 1 mi
Museum of the Order of St John 1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

$43
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 22, 2016 Check-out: Feb 25, 2016