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37 Tavistock Place Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE England
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#277 of 2,188 Specialty lodging in London
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.7
Service
3.8
Value
3.7
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.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Game room
Billiards
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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160Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
61Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Michela wrote a review Nov 27
Italy3 contributions3 helpful votes
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I stayed at the Generator hostel in London with a friend and we loved it! The hostel is well positioned and amazingly connected to the city centre (less than 10 minutes walk from the King's Cross station and underground). Also, the hostel has a lot of facilities and having a party bar inside at night is the cherry on top. The staff is very friendly (special mention to Brad for the drinks and the _flair bartending_ 💫). The bedroom floor was dirty and sticky but overall the hostel has been for us an amazing experience and we met a lot of cool people! 🌍 We absolutely recommend and will stay at other Generator hostels around the world for the next trip!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Hey there Lela, Thank you so much for the positive review, Glad you’re as happy with our location as we are. We always make sure that we’re in the right place at the right time. It is always makes us happy to read a special mention of one of our staff. I will make sure Brad gets yours message. We hope to see you again on your future travels! Thanks, Bethany
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juliettecheron23 wrote a review Nov 26
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Perfect location for a couple of days in London. Good atmosphere. Nice staff. Very quiet ans clean room . Bathroom should have doors for more privecy but Still vers clean ! I recommand this place. See you soon
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Hi Juliette, Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your review and feedback! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Bethany
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SoloTraveler83747293 wrote a review Nov 26
Paris, France1 contribution
Room is dirty and full of dust, even when they came to clean the dust remain. The 4 people dorm much smaller than in the pics, we couldn’t find place to dress up in morning. Horrible smell in floor 4. Dark and narrow corridors, as a women I haven’t felt safe. Very small and slow elevator which can carry 3-4 people max. Trying to get to the laundry at 0 and back took me almost 20 minutes. A lot of unnecessary doors in the corridors, which are hard and annoying to open every time you need to go to the toilet/elsewhere. I had to open like 5 doors. During my stay there was work in the corridors, scary workers outside my room making lot of noise and also put music on full volume. For future travelers - i would recommend going to a different place which might be further from city center just for a decent place to stay in. The tube is very easy and efficient. Trust me and the other reciews.
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Responded 2 days ago
I was really disappointed to hear about your experience with us. Our housekeeping team does work hard to keep everything looking at its best for guests. Our policy is to monitor the rooms and clean any rubbish. If you require extra cleaning, you can always mention this to our team at reception. Apologies about the property not meeting your expectations. We hope you still enjoyed your time in London. If you stay with us again, we will make sure we leave a better impression. Thanks, Bethany
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sandeepjangra51 wrote a review Nov 25
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Very good service and everything 👍 I feel like just Affinity.I would like to come again if I get a chance.They didn't even let me feel that I had come out.And the funniest thing is, it falls in the center of London. It is very easy to move around from here. If you want to go anywhere, you can reach easily. Thanks Sandeep +919991377544 sandeep.jangra51@gmail.com
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 2 days ago
Hello Sandeep, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you here again soon. #GenLove!! Kind regards, Mariah
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MadHatter267 wrote a review Nov 20
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
Amazing place to stay in London for a short trip. Friendly staff and you can meet so many kind people at the hostel. Bedrooms and bedsheets are clean and lockers inside the rooms are large, can easily fit my large bag. However, the toilets are very small and crammed. Remember to bring your own towel and slippers for the toilet. There is only 1 main lift and it may take awhile for the lift to be available. Otherwise, great stay with Generator London.
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Responded 6 days ago
Hi there, thanks for leaving us a review. We are glad you loved your short stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Baris
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Nicole S wrote a review Nov 19
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
I stayed there for 2 nights and I must say that is a incredible place, the staff is super friendly and helpful. Everything is super clean and the decoration is very nicely done. There is a real nice bar and a pool table, besides the restaurant that has great food. All in all is a amazing hostel to be in London, totally recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind review! It's really nice to see that you had such a great experience at our property! Generator London
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selinawipf wrote a review Nov 19
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We stayed for one night at the generator. Everything was very clean and the atmosphere was very warm. We‘ve got everything we needed. The sink in the room was also very convenient. Total recommendation for short stays from my side!
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Hello, Thank you so much for leaving us some feedback. We are so glad to see you enjoyed a short stay with us & we hope to have you back again soon! Kind Regards, Danielle
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Boris B wrote a review Nov 16
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Shower broken, barely hanging on to the wall. Water splashing everywhere, also on your clothes or towel. Ground completely full of water, also outside the shower. And this was 1 of the 2 showers for a whole hallway. Also the 4 person room is so small that noises from other people become even louder.
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Hello Boris, I am very sorry to see that the shower you used was not in great shape, we will take this feedback and pass it along to our maintenance team to make sure we take a look at these areas and have everything working properly. We hope you otherwise enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Danielle
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samirsantiagosuporte wrote a review Nov 16
Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution
I really liked the service of the staff the cleanliness of the common areas and the breakfest (a little expensive). I believe that a point for improvement would be to clean the rooms constantly. The experience was good.
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Hello, thanks for leaving us a review. We are glad you overall enjoyed your stay with us & we will take the feedback you mentioned and use this to improve. We do hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Danielle
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jrodri648634 wrote a review Nov 16
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Generator offers a great quality of service , amazing staff and great sthmosphere. Range of different activities , incredible party bar at nights and enough space room for you to connect 100% recommended
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Hi, thanks so much for the amazing review! We're so thrilled that you had such a good time staying here with us. We appreciate you choose our hestel and we hope to see you back again very soon! Thanks! Danielle
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$39 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLondonBloomsbury / Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator London
Which popular attractions are close to Generator London?
Nearby attractions include Faulty Towers the Dining Experience (0.3 miles), Agent November (0.2 miles), and British Library (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator London?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Generator London?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Generator London?
Conveniently located restaurants include Choppaluna, Albertini Restaurant, and Magenta.
Are any cleaning services offered at Generator London?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator London?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator London?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (1.7 miles), Tower of London (2.4 miles), and Houses of Parliament (1.9 miles).