$91 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

Generator Hostel London

1 star
37 Tavistock Place, Rusell Square, London, WC 1H 9SE
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
39 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
  • Jun 18, 2014
Inexpensive stay in London.

Great location. Most people staying there are young adults. The music in the bar goes till 3am. You... See full review

  • Let me be Frank with you.
  • Jul 3, 2012
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.

Hotel Map

51.5258 -0.1251
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.

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Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5

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

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
  • 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 Museum: 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

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:
1400
Check-out:
1000

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

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Guest Reviews (39)

Ratings and reviews for Generator Hostel London

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matkailija Porvoosta
Porvoo
Feb 12, 2014

Kävelymatkan päässä keskustasta

Valittiin hinnan ja sijainnin perusteella eikä valinta kaduta. Sijainti lähellä Kings Cross / St Pancras asemaa ja ~200m Russel Square-metroasemalta. 2km keskustasta, 15 min kävelymatka British Museumista. Varustetaso, yllätys yllätys, hostellitasoa. Vessat ja suihkut käytävällä. Pääasiassa nuoria vieraita. Mannermainen aamupala ihan käypänen hintaansa nähden, illalla myyty ruoka näytti hyvältä mutta annoskoko ei ei oikein vastannut hintaa. Henkilökunta nuorta ja ystävällistä. Ainoa selkeä miinus oli baarissa työskennellyt ystävällinen nuori mies, joka ei tiennyt bitterin ja lagerin eroa. Yhteismajoituksessa asuminen on K-18 joka kannattaa ottaa huomioon tilausta tehdessä.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mickachu
Toulouse
Jan 10, 2014

Très agréablement surpris

Je pensais que les auberges de jeunesse servaient seulement à dormir et poser ses affaires ! Et bien pas du tout, ambiance très conviviale au générator, personnel super sympathique, petit bar avec parfois un dj, billard, babyfoot, télé. Très propre, très sécurisé !! IDEALEMENT placé à Londres ! Je le conseille vivement, faites moi confiance !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Le magasin M&M's

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SarahS.
København
Jul 22, 2013

Satisfied.

The staff were amazing! Very helpfull in all situations. The Generator has a lovely chillax room and a fast free wireless connection which we used a lot. The restaurant was amazing. The best food we got in London during the stay. (Cheap prices) THOUGH: The rooms were like 1000 degrees, it was not possible to open the window (10 cm is not enough). The varmest experience off all time - we (me, my friend and our roommates) struggled, had trouble sleeping, and woke up with a bad headache every morning. But this is my only critique - the place is amazing, best hostel I've stayed in in London, and for some reason, the cheapest. There were a big mix of families (parents traveling with their children), school classes, tourists and of C - backpackers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Javi TC
Madrid
May 27, 2013

Barato pero no muy comodo

Es un típico youth hostel con literas, colchones no muy buenos para descansar y habitaciones muy pequeñas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
sick girl
Frankfurt
May 25, 2013

Günstige Übernachtungsmöglichkeit mit guter Lage

Wir haben ein Zweibettzimmer gebucht von Sa bis Mo. Sa kamen wir erst um halb 12 nachts an, das Personal war freundlich und gut gelaunt. Nach kurzem Check In hatten wir unsere Zimmerschlüssel, Zimmer war leicht zu finden und für ein Hostel erstaunlich sauber. Leider nur eine Steckdose da. Kleines Waschbecken im Zimmer, Toiletten direkt gegenüber, nie war das Papier leer. Die getrennte Sammeldusche ok, der Abfluss war nur etwas überfordert, wenn mehrere Personen geduscht haben. Etwas mehr als Knöchelhoch stand dann das Wasser. Securitys an Ein-/ Ausgängen hilfsbereit und freundlich. Die Bar im Aufenthaltsraum ganz nett, das Frühstück war spantanisch, aber für 4,50 pound inkl. Getränke in Ordnung. Die meiste Zeit waren wir unterwegs, zum relaxen eignet sich das Generator nicht, aber um in London günstig zu übernachten in einer idealen Lage, perfekt! Für ein Hostel in London, Top!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cuiller a Soupe
Rochefort
May 8, 2013

Très bonne auberge de jeunesse

Beaucoup de critiques lues auparavant qui ne ressemblent en rien à ce que j'ai vécu. Il est vrai que je suis tombée sur une chambre totalement refaite. Un peu de bruit en raison du métro et des jeunes mais pas tard du tout. Sécurité importante, personnel très sympa et grande propreté. J'y reviendrais

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Faire le marché de Spitafield et Brick Lane: il y a de tout, des vieilleries, du vintage, des foulards à 1 livre, des halls avec de la nourriture de tous les pays...

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sightseeing Sepp
Lüneburg
Apr 10, 2013

Günstig, sauber und zentral

Man sollte nicht viel erwarten außer ein Bett, öffentliche Duschen etc.! Hostel halt! Aber sauber und leise (da Security für Ordnung sorgt). Das britische Museum und Kings Cross direkt um die Ecke. Und das Soho in 20 min "walking distance".

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Cote: Frühstück im Soho (teuer aber sehr gut)

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ianwan
Lausanne, Suisse
Apr 2, 2013

disappointed

Ne prenez pas une grande valise car les chambres (nous avions pris une chambre privée pour 3 personnes) sont si petites qu il est difficile de circuler dedans... De plus la tuyauterie du lavabo gouttait. N'oubliez pas de prendre un linge car sinon ils sont 4£ à l'accueil. Nous sommes allés à Londres en avril et il faisait froid, et il n y a pas de radiateur pour chauffer nos chaussettes... Bref en gros, je vous conseille une autre auberge que celle-ci.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

N'achetez pas le petit déjeuner (miniscule) que l'auberge propose, allez plutot à la gare King's Cross, il y a plein de petits commercants dans la gare et aux alentours, pas chers et meilleurs !

Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
pantoufle92
paris
Dec 12, 2012

sejour de folie

l auberge a un emplacement ideale , personnel tres acceuillant et parlant correctement plusieurs langue rien a redire sur les chambres privatiser. Seul petit bemol seulement 2 douche sur les 5 ne fonctionnaient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Generator Hostel London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Davetig
Zürich
Dec 5, 2012

Super Jungendherberge

Ich kann dieses Hostel nur empfehlen. Super Lage, cooles Ambiente mit Bar und Disco. Man kriegt ein Bett aber auch nicht viel mehr. Ideal für Backpackers..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
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