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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in a twin room on 4th floor Pros: close to 2 tube stations (Russell square underground slightly closer). Clean room and shared showers/toilets also clean and modern. I seen other reviews complained about the heating, I was out for most of the day but at night the room was lovely and warm. Beds were comfortable, you have to make... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The worst hostel experience ever. No heating during the winter, with the employees not caring for the situation and doing nothing to change it. Not even giving extra blanket. Dirty showers and bathrooms. The worst experience in this beautiful city

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Thank Dimitris D
Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hi Dimitris D, We are very disappointed to read your feedback. We have heaters in each room which automatically switch on in the afternoon and we have a maintenance team working every day who can check the heaters are in working order. Ofcourse we can also provide extra duvets and we apologise that this was not done for you. Best... More 

Monbulk, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good hostel nice and clean, beds comfy but severe lack of power points in the room. Not to mention that there was only one toilet to service 10 or so different rooms unless you walked across to the other side of the floor where the larger bathrooms were. Showers were small and had no where to put clothes or anything... More 

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

Hi jsagg, We are pleased that for the most part you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes lately on Saturday nights we have been fully booked, makes the bar fun to hang out. All your feedback has been shared with our team here in London and discussed. Best wishes, Generator London. More 

Nürnberg
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a weekend with my two sisters and had a lot of fun. Private 4-bed room, big enough, clean and beds were pretty comfortable. Toilets and showers were always clean. The included breakfast wasn't really good - better get breakfast at the Generator Café. Would definitely come back!

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Thank Dania B
Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel London, responded to this review

Hey Dania B, Its great to hear from you after your girls getaway. Yes our private rooms are popular with groups of friends or family travelling together, it is fantastic that you liked it. Hope to see you again soon, best wishes, Generator London. More 

Zajecar, Serbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the mixed dorm. People were cool and friendly. The staff was very helpful. I tried their breakfast once big enough, but not so tasty. The only thing that this hostel lacks are good showers.

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

Hello Thank you so much for your review and high rating. We are really glad that you've enjoyed your time here. We are sorry that we didn't meet your expectations regarding the breakfast. We are currently working on some improvements in our breakfast menu. Your comment about showers has been already passed along to our Facilities Manager. We hope to... More 

Lund, Sweden
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Close too 2 undergrounds stations one of them being kings cross. Friendly service and feelt safe since you did not get to enter the building without a booking or a key. Also nice that they have 3 beds room since we were 3 friends traveling. Bring your own towel!

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments after your recent stay with us here at Generator London. I'm thrilled to here that we have met your expectations and I do hope we will be seeing you again at Generator in the future. Best wishes Generator London More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there for three nights. The location and the atmosphere was really nice. Most of the staff was friendly. Unfortunately the same day we checked in painters were in our room. The put the curtain over the heater so the curtains burned. That wasn't a nice experience. Besides that the room smelled pretty bad (because of the paint). The... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write your review after your recent stay with us. First of all I want to apologize for all the inconvenience caused. Your comments has been already passed to our Facilities Manager and we will investigate it further. Thank you for choosing Generator London and we are sorry we did't meet your... More 

Pitea, Sweden
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It dose not matter if you are in London to experience food, nightlife or just to enjoy a nice vacation with your family, Generator is a great place to stay :) We will be back, If your planing a trip to london I can recomend you stay here :)

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review! It’s so great to hear that we have made your stay an enjoyable one and I do hope we will be seeing you again in the near future. Thanks once again for choosing Generator London and please keep spreading the word! Best wishes! Generator London More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I made a reservation 4 months ago for a private room w/ bathroom and asked for not to be a deck bed. And to me surprise I had a deck bed, with no possibility to change it. Very romantic for me and my fiance. The heating in the room was not working, I told the staff twince and all they... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and letting us know the areas we can look at improving. We are sorry that there may have been an issue with heating, our maintenance team is constantly monitoring this to ensure any issues can be fixed as soon as possible. Regarding the service, your comment has been already passed... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average facilities Staff...poor service Location is awesome. Very good spot in central London, near from oxford street, British museum, camden town and other city highlights. Breakfast was very bad and the staff could improve the cleanliness in the cutlery.

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

Hello 553rodrigol, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are disappointed that there were some aspects that did not meet your expectations and have shared this with our food and beverage team. Best wishes, Generator London. More 

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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: $44 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Generator Hostel London 3*
Number of rooms: 214
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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”
 of 5 bubbles GraciedeGracia, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Bar noise travels up at least 3 floors, on that side of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles ChiefSasquatch, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Main floor is noisy! To leave/enter the hostel & bar at night you use a different door - this hallway is by the main floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles amcoss, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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