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Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
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  • British Library
    0.4 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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I did not like it as much as the other generators I stayed... more
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Itabira, MG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not like it as much as the other generators I stayed during my trip. This one has a common area of medium size and always noisy. My bathroom was far from the room and not nearly as good as the other generators. Good room. have a nice breakfast. good location. I went with great expectations but it did...

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

Hey Gabriel R, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We do have some 2, 6 or 8 person rooms with a private bathroom which may suit some guests better after visiting our other Generator's. Hopefully you can visit us and our other cities again in the future. Best wishes, Generator London.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for new year eve, so the prices were really expensive. There is no kitchen, so you can't cook your own food...the common room is really nice, it is a big hostel. The room we were in was really small and only plugs to charge our cellphone in the middle of the room...for the price we paid we...

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

Hi Sophie B, Unfortunately it is difficult to re-wire all the rooms for extra outlets, until we are able to do this we also have plugs under the seats in our cafe and chill out rooms. We hope you enjoyed your New Years Eve in London. Best wishes, Generator London.

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was very lively, very clean, and the staff were generally friendly. The hostel has both a quiet game room and a louder bar area which nicely suits any mood. Lines for breakfast in the morning were long everyday we were there and often times they were out of many of the options by the time we ordered. Overall,...

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

Hi tc6812017, Thank you for your understanding surrounding the issues you found during your stay. This feedback has been passed to our maintenance manager and food and beverage manager to discuss with the teams. Best wishes, Generator London.

Limoges, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, very modern and confortable with a staff joyfull,availiable and listening to the client. The breakfast was simple but delicious and the room as the commune bathroom was clean. A very enjoyable trip!

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

Hey gaellem2017, We are so happy that you enjoyed your New Years trip to stay with us and thank you for your kind words about our staff. Hopefully you can come back and stay with us again soon. Best wishes, Generator London.

St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend for New Years. We stayed two nights. It cost £75 for those two nights which is more than reasonable. We were in an eight bed dorm which was comfortable. Each bed had its own charger and USB charger. Do remember to bring your own lock for the lockers and towel as generator charge for...

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

Hi danielgordon3004, We are so pleased that you had a good New Years in London, yes we are so lucky to be located close to three stations. Hopefully you can come back and stay with us again. Best wishes, Generator London.

Abuja, Nigeria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Cheap price for rooms. Great Location. Wonderful security. Close to Tube stations of Russel Square and Kings Cross. The British Museum is nearby too. A lot of London University of London Schools are close by; UCL, SOAS, Birkbeck, LSHTM etc. Cons: Overpriced food; extremely overpriced and the food isn't as great as the one I got at "the Valencia"...

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

Hello Melkuut, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and have shared your points with our management team. Unfortunately it is not easy to simply install more outlets in the rooms but it is something we are looking into. This is why we have outlets under the seats in our cafe and chill out rooms or our...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever reason you have for travel, just go for Generator Hostel. You will achieve what you look for and more. Staff is more than friendly they actually are a living part of the hostel, and one of us the travelers.

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

Hi juliant230, Thank you so much for your kind words. Our staff love to talk with our guests and will be thrilled to read your feedback. Hopefully you can come back and stay with us again soon. Best wishes, Generator London.

Bonheiden, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything was in balance, cleanliness, price, location, service .... We would definitely come back, or even use their Generator Hotel Berlin. Just a pity, at the check out, they didn't asked me if I needed a copy (settlement), which was indeed the case, too justify may stay.

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

Hi tobbackh, If you would like to contact us directly we are happy to send you an email with your invoice. We are pleased that you enjoyed everything else and hope you can stay in our other hostels too. Best wishes, Generator London.

The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

(Im sorry for my English) I visit Londen with my girlfriend and mother. The toilets and showers are really clean and always hot water. Ive been in more hostels but never saw a bathroom this clean as in the generator. Also the rooms are really clean. The atmosphere is good and it looks like a hostel. There are a few...

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

Dear Tessie L We are really happy that you found our bathrooms clean and tidy. Our housekeeping team is working around the clock to make sure our facilities will be maintained to the highest standard possible. However, we are sorry about the breakfast. Menu will be changed soon. We hope you will visit us again in the near future and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location is safe and secure. Room is basic to say the least, well it is a hostel. But, a room for two should have two chairs, not one. Toilets and showers were exceptionally clean and tidy - recently refurbished. Breakfast redefines the word "buffet": Watery juice, foul tasting coffee and a choice of cereal OR cereal bar OR croissant OR...

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Dear Simon H Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us after your recent stay here in London. We are really sorry about the breakfast. We are working on some improvements in our menu at the moment, it will look entirely different soon so we hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you in Generator London again to show...

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Staying in Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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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 

Additional Information about Generator Hostel London

Address: 37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury , Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Price Range: $51 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel London 2*
Number of rooms: 214
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“Rooms close the doors are little noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles lapaldo, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get the ensuite one”
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“There is an elevator but getting to the room can take a bit of walking. It is quite large,”
 of 5 bubbles AndersE663, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For the love of God, DON'T DO IT”
 of 5 bubbles Chloeonfire32, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lower floor rooms because lifts can get very busy”
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