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Generator Hostel London

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for students who are younger, it is very clean tidy and it does what is required, bed, food and a place to hang out. However I am a mature student and although I paid extra for a double room with a bathroom, this didn't happen ( booking error) I had to share the loos not great. The bathrooms were...

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

Hi Karen B, We would like to investigate the error with your reservation to see what happened and prevent this from happening again. We invite you to contact us directly. We also have some rooms with a private bathroom, these can be pretty popular so we recommend guests booking these in advance. Best wishes, Generator London

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly as they helped me with my booking and check in, and the hostel is very modern, clean and entertaining. I stayed in a 12 bed dorm I believe, that I do not recommend, not because of the hostel itself (I think they made the best with what they had) but because it's just too many...

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

Hi Betina F, Thanks for taking the time to share your review! We also have smaller rooms for 4, 6, 8 or 10 people, and also have private rooms for our guests who do not wish to share. Thanks for your idea in regards to the bar, we will pass this on. Best wishes, Generator London

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of space to spend time, the whole place was really quirky and the bar was really cozy with great drink prices. My only problem with the bar is that they constantly closed and made us leave way before the time they were meant to. When we got there they had no key cards to give us and we had...

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

Hi GalwayGirl181, Please accept our apologies in regards to the key cards, we had a very large group depart our hostel without returning them. We now have boxes in storage so this will not happen again. Your feedback regarding our security will be shared with our night manager. Best wishes, Generator London

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyable stay with good opportunity to meet people. location was very good for my purposes. room was fine except that the shower was cold. food was not cheap and the breakfast had some items unavailable. However I did enjoy the stay

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

Dear Stephen P, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would like to thank you for the great review. we work very hard to service great food in a great environment. However we are very sad to hear that some items were unavailable for breakfast. Please accept our apology and hopefully we will see you again in...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on my first ever backpacking trip and had an amazing time! The rooms are clean and come with a locker where you can lock up your stuff while you're out for the day. The hostel has pretty good security so you can feel safe being there/ leaving your stuff there. There are lots of activities hosted at...

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

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for the amazing feedback. I’m happy to hear that you found us, and enjoyed all the amenities the Generator Hostels provides. We hope to see you in the near future again. Kind Regards Generator London

Starkville, Mississippi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the 13-bed dorm. The bed was comfortable and the hostel facilities were clean and modern, but contrary to their website, there was no bedside reading lights and only one power outlet per room, meaning that 13 people were constantly fighting for time to charge their computers. There was an 8-port USB charger for phones, but again, there...

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

Hi cest524, We would like to speak to you directly and invite you to contact us as we would like to see where on our website it said that there are bedside reading lights so we correct this information. Best wishes, Generator London

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vibrant hostel located a stone's throw away from Russel square, hidden away from the main road. This is a busy place with lots going on. Staff are friendly always. Rooms are a little small, but adequate

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

Dear guest, we are thrilled you had good use of our location and that you had a good experience with our always friendly staff. Thank you for staying with us - we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes - Generator London

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 5 nights and we had a private twins beds without private bathroom. Everything was just renovated and some of them were still on process. All facilities were well-designed to the hostel with their theme, so it's playful and colorful, like most of their guests, young and energetic. I love their restaurant. It is just combined with...

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

Hi Carmen F, It is great to read your feedback regarding our common areas, we hope with all our different areas there is something to suit everyone. Its is really important to us that our guests feel safe and comfortable and we are pleased you felt this. We hope we can welcome you back again next time you are in...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- All facilities were clean - there´s a cool, lively bar in there, good to meet people - very, very, kind and helpful staff, especially Frida and Silvia ;) - only thing I wouldn´t recommend is the breakfast. Go to a supermarket or Cafe instead

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

Hey maxiherzog, Thanks for your lovely feedback! Yes Freida and Silvia are special members of our team and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently reviewing our breakfast and will pass on your feedback to our food and beverage manager. Best wishes, Generator London

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were staying here for a Stag do, our standards were not high! The rooms were clean and all you would hope for and the other facilities seemed of high cleanliness standards. The best part is the location of the hostel - being close to Kings Cross/ Euston and Russel Square. The bar was open until 3am which was...

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

Hi Alan_ZP_Lau, It is fantastic to hear from you! Yes we are lucky to be so close to Kings Cross and Russell Square stations, makes it easier for getting around the city. We will pass your feedback regarding the breakfast onto our food and beverage manager. Best wishes, Generator London

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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: $43 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel London 2*
Number of rooms: 214
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“Book far in advance for best rates. Bring your own towels unless you're happy to rent some from the hostel.”
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“I was at 4th floor on a 2 beds room, so might have helped for the good experience there.”
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“great location”
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“Try to get the room on the first floor so you don't have to use stairs all the time.”
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“Great for young travellers”
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