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Generator Hostel London

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37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Generator is a great hostel that doesn't seem to be limited to backpackers - there were all kinds of people there. Atmosphere is fun and friendly. The range of food available at the cafe is not extensive, but it covers all the bases and the coffee is good. The rooms were clean and serviceable, and the regular doors down the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a private room with ensuite and was worth money! The food was good but music plays until 2 so I would ask for a higher room if you are a light sleeper. Good location close to Russell Square and Kings Cross

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

Hello Sarah F, Thanks for sharing your great comments with us after your stay at Generator London. It’s always good to hear from our guests especially to understand that we have met their expectations and created a memorable stay. I will share your comments with the team here and hope that we will see you again soon. Please in the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed here a few times over the past 12 months and it's the best hostel in London. Sometimes it can be a bit pricier than other hostels in London, however you get what you pay for!! This hostel is clean, spacious and the people are very social. I've made some great friends within the walls of this hostel. When... More 

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

Hi Brad R, It’s great to hear from you after your stay with us at Generator London. I’m obviously delighted to hear that you think we’re the best hostel in London and that you've had a good time meeting loads of new friends while you've been with us. We will no doubt see you again soon and thanks again for... More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite simply excellent,Central london,no more than 20 minute walk to anywhere you would wish to visit and tube stations within 5 min walk from hostel. Friendly secure environment,immaculately clean. Chilled out welcoming environment with excellent bar and cafe with good quality food at excellent prices.

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

Hey Paul W, Thanks for sharing your great comments with us after your stay at Generator London. It’s always good to hear from our guests especially to understand that we have met their expectations and created a memorable stay. I will share your comments with the team here and hope that we will see you again soon. Please in the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was perfect because there are many subways stations around, including Saint Pancras/KingsCross where EuroStar departs/arrives! The rooms are small and it is the main problem... Also the ladies restrooms are always with problem (shower or toilet). The breakfast is great and has a good price. I really enjoyed my stay there!

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

Hello Jfbarros, Thank you for sharing your feedback after your stay with us at Generator London. It’s great to hear that our location was beneficial for your trip! St Pancras international is a fantastic station with great transport links across the UK and internationally  As you may have seen our housekeeping team work tirelessly to maintain our washroom facilities... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been staying in Hostels for the past 5 weeks and this one is by far the best. The traveller and their experience is their main objective. Such friendly staff, nothing too much trouble, great entertainment, fully self contained establishment. Perfect location, JustGreat

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

Hello Merylyj, Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback after your recent stay with us. I’m delighted to hear that we have been able to meet your expectations and be a part of your London adventure. Thank you for choosing to stay here and I hope we will see you again in the future. Please keep spreading the word... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Generator is an awesome hostel. What more needs to be said? Everything from the friendly reception staff through to the free mini cinema on site makes this a really great stay. The fact that you can get a bed (albeit in a large dorm room), a hot shower, a safe place to secure your luggage and a movie in a... More 

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

Hello Ben O, Wow. Thank you for fantastic feedback after your stay with us here in London. It’s always great to hear wonderful feedback about our Team here. We all have a great enthusiasm and PRIDE for Generator and I will let the whole reception team know that they have had such a lasting impression after your visit. We look... More 

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's just OK, the place is excellent as you have probably seen in the pictures but it's too crowded, maybe not enough space, they have only a small reception with 2 or 3 people and we are talking about a REALLY big place. I payed like 170 pounds for 4 nights in a room for 6 people, so maybe it's... More 

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

Hello Pepe M, Thank you for your review and feedback after your recent stay with us. We take on board all guest feedback and suggestions and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to continually work with our guests to improve the service and facilities we provide. I’d like to thank you for choosing Generator London and I hope we will see... More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, clean and safe hostel with cool staff. Rooms in good condition, great common rooms and phantastic atmosphere. The shower turned *sometimes* cold which was the only thing to complain about :-)

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

Hi Timo W, Wow! Thanks for your wonderful feedback after your recent stay with us here in London! It’s fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the recently refreshed facilities exceeded your expectations. I have also told the Team of your cool comments and I agree. #obvs We hope to see you back at Generator... More 

Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Weekend break over St Patrick's weekend worked so well due to this perfect location. Needed to book last dec14 and couldnt find good value hotel breaks at the time so opted for this hostel that we hadnt stayed in before. Fab location 5mins walk from either Kings Cross or Russell Square - great location for all tube station access and... More 

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

Hi MurphyM3, Thank you for your excellent review and feedback after your recent stay with us. It’s so great to hear that you chose Generator for your St Patrick's celebrations! I’m delighted to hear that we have been able to exceed your expectations and play such a large part in your trip. I will be sharing your wonderful feedback with... More 

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