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Generator Hostel London

3.0 of 5 37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thanks so much generator for being my home away from home. This locations is amazing. So close to the tube & many shops & cafés. Only one tube from Heathrow airport. Special mention to the security team, always felt safe. In particular a security guard called MANIE!! What a top bloke! Best security guard in all London.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night with my daughter on a trip to see Les Mis. I chose it because it looked different and was in my price bracket. On arrival there was an instant atmosphere of friendliness from the staff and other residents. Definitely multicultural which is great. If you are arty, you will love the quirky decor. We shared a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The people at Generator have been very helpful so far and it's in a great neighborhood, not too quiet, lots of stores and restaurants around, beautiful green space to walk to. Bathrooms were clean, nice bar area, cool cafe with decent food and lockers to keep your valuables in. The beds were also very comfortable. The only complaint I have... More

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Ingles en Espana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time staying at a hostel. And even though I am on business travel, I was told to try this hostel as it is chic and cool. What a great experience. The room is more than adequate and has all the basics that you need. The design and decor is great, and I also had a great... More

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

Hey scrimch, What great feedback! Thank you so much for choosing Generator London for your first hostel experience. We like to think of ourselves more as a destination than just a hostel, so we’re thrilled to hear we have met your requirements. Of course it goes without saying we would love to welcome you back to Generator again soon and... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even this location is the 1st Generator, all the building is still in good maintenance. Pro : Well design, friendly staffs, good atmosphere to make the new friend, big common area for use, cool pub at the hostel , big storage room,many type of bed/room to match with your budget, not far from Russell square Tube station, free breakfast +... More

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

Hello Winn W, Great review! Thank you so much for your awesome feedback, we’re all thrilled to know that you loved your time with us. Hopefully we’ll see you again soon. Best Wishes Lenny Hughes – GM Generator London More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The generator has all of the key essentials you'd expect from a Hostel, like a bar, laundry facilities, community showers, internet café and affordable rates, but it's pretty generic. It's like the Applebee's of the hostel world. Personally, I prefer hostels with history and character.

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

Hello Indescriminate1, Thanks for your feedback after your recent stay with us in London. Generator has properties all over Europe with a familiar feel but with added and quirky geographical style features that stand out for the each location. I’m disappointed you felt Generator London was generic but much appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. I... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying in this hostel for years whenever I visit London, long before staying in a hostel in your own country seemed trendy. It's had a facelift since I last stayed, although I have popped in for a look and love it. The staff are always really helpful, it has amazing and really trendy facilities and thye rooms... More

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

Hi Curious_Claire_W, Wow, what a fantastic review. Thank you. It’s always so great to hear from our returning guests, thank you very much for your continued patronage. I see you reviewed your visit way back in October, but just to let you know we have evolved since then. Our newly refreshed and design led appearance will hopefully further impress you.... More

newcastle UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a private room with en-suite for one night B and B. Asked hostel for a quiet room and we got a nice quiet room on the 5th floor. ( had been worried about some reports of not being able to sleep but all was fine after contacting Lennie the manager to request a quiet room) Nice practical... More

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

Hello firthbay, Thank you so much for sharing your Generator experience with us after your recent stay. I’m delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us and pleased you liked the little extras. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of any further assistance. Take care, and thank you again for choosing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a few nights and was unimpressed with how tiny the rooms are. The smallest hostel room I've stayed in and I was backpacking for months around Europe. It was nice and clean and modern though, good location. I stayed in summer and due to the tiny room size and 4 people occupying that space it got... More

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

Hey there Andy P, Thanks for getting in contact after your stay with us. I’m really disappointed to hear your feedback, as this is obviously not what we are aiming to achieve We want all our guests to feel as comfortable as possible while they are with us, which is why we’ve spent so much time designing a flexible social... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent couple of days in this hostel while exploring London for the first time. The location was great, staff was very helpful and kind and at the end, me and my friend were put into the room for only 4 people, even though we payed less as the room for 6 people was full and they didn't know where... More

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

Hey marisa z, Wow! Thank you so much for the great review after your recent stay on your inaugural visit to London! I am delighted you have found your ideal base and that we played our part in making your first visit a memorable one. Hopefully you will return to Generator London again in the near future. Thank you for... More

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Address: 37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Camden / Primrose Hill , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Generator Hostel London 3*
Number of rooms: 214
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