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Generator Hostel London
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England (Bloomsbury)   |  
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Ranked #75 of 684 Specialty Lodging in London
South Shields, United Kingdom
1 review
“Generator Hostel London”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, staff were very friendly and inviting. Very clean room and public areas. Lockers after check out were very useful and easy to use. Not your average hostel!!!


  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights in a 6 persons shared bedroom. I was lucky to share it with 3 other quiet girls (might be very different experience if you share it with drunk, party-going guys). The room was very clean, but as in most hostels very small (luckily we were only 4 in a room of 6).The bathroom was also clean (but toilets were sometimes clogged). I arrived early (before check-in time) and used lockers in the hostel, which are cheaper than in St.-Pancras train station (5 pound/12h). Food in the hostel is ok, but you can find better food in the neighbourhood for the same price (Moreish=Spanish organic resto is very good and cosy, The Rocket pub next to British library has nice English breakfast or porridge). The hostel was in general clean (better YHA hostel St.Pancras) and although it's very large it had a cosy atmosphere. If you take breakfast here however it's better to be early (before 8am) otherwise you'll have to wait in line for a long time. I'll probably stay here again next time I'm in London (you won't find a hotel which is equally clean for this price).

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay if ur looking for somewhere to share a room / save on costs. Close to tube, great decor, clean and secure, great staff. The first 2 people I saw in the corridors in the morning were a child, about 7, and then a gentleman, about 80, so I guess it's suitable for everyone!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Belem, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old facility, looks like a prison. The staff was very polite but as soon as we got to the room, it looked like we were going to prison. the corridors were terrifying and there was one bathroom for the whole floor.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great place if you're in town for 2-3 days. Plenty of transport options to every major tourist attraction in London. Lovely park just 2 min walk from the hostel, as well as quite a few cafe's and pubs. Good security. Fast WI-FI. Attention vegans and vegetarians! No veg option in the hostel breakfast service.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 night over the marathon weekend we were in a room for 4 it was small but clean. The toilet areas were always clean but the showers were poor, the food was good except for breakfast. This was poor ham cheese served in a small area so queuing, then they ran out of cups so no tea or coffee. The bar area was good beer was cheap and the food from this area was very good. Our room was also near the lift and you could hear that starting and stopping. But it is excellent value for money and I would stay again

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel has a very 'youth' atmosphere inside. It is clean and the staffs are friendly. It served a great breakfast too. And it is securely guarded by the security. But it takes some times to connect to the internet ! And the room (4 ppl with bunk beds) is small. We could hardly open our luggage. The location is good, near to the tube station and to ST. Pancras/King's Cross.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: 37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 684 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Generator Hostel London 3*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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