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Spa, Belgium
Reviewed 11 April 2015

A nice place with strait rooms and a nice bar inside. A good team. Really well located in London, price is nice too. We were travelling professionnaly with a group of young people, it was nice to them. Breakfeast was not really interesting (on Easter, many things were missing in the breakfeast, but also to buy, for instance, one day...

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

Hi there Jean-marc B, Thank you for taking some time to share your Generator experience. It's great to hear from you and to understand for the most part we have met your expectations. We try our best to keep a good stock of all of our products but I apologize if any items were unavailable while you were with us....

Reviewed 11 April 2015

This big hostel is well located. Everything is quite new in it. The value is rather good. The cleaness is probably the biggest advantage of that place. The noise of the slamming doors is very annoying and the shower are either too cold of too hot. The isolation is poor as well. Nevertheless, I'd definitely recommand the hostel, obviously far...

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

Hello Maxime S, It's great to hear from you after your recent stay with us here in London. We appreciate all of your feedback and comments and I will be sharing them with the whole team here to ensure we are continuing to meet all of our guests needs and expectations. I hope we will see you again in the...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 10 April 2015

! The staff is one of the best things in the hostel they were so nice and sooooo helpful. The hostel is super clean and always smells great (weird thing to say but so true). The bar is big and great music and really fun atmosphere. The people there are young and fun and it's the best place to meet...

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Hello Tamar H, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us after your recent stay here in London. We have a 24/7 team at Generator who's main goal is to ensure we are creating memorable experiences for all of our guests, so its fantastic to hear that we have exceeded your expectations during your stay. I will...

Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We Stayed two days in the Hostel. Because of a Booking fail the reception gave us a 4 bed dorm instead of a 8 bed dorm for the same price (very friendly). The rooms where clean as well as the toilets and the shower room and there was a friendly atmosphere in the Hostel. Very nice stay.

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Hello Thomas S, Thanks for sharing your Generator exepreince with us after your departure. It's great to hear from you and even better to understand that we have met your expectations while you were with us. Sorry for the slight room mix up, but it sounds like we managed to figure it out and that you had a great stay!...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 7 April 2015

the only thing good is the location. and one outside doorman. Showers don't work, toilets are out-of use around the clock, breakfast is unacceptably bad quality. Most of the staff was not friendly. Doormen are horrible and (you regularly get shouted especially if you smoke or speak after dark). We both really felt after five days paid in double room,...

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Hi Kirsi S, Firstly can I thank you for sharing your thoughts and comments after your stay with us in London. I was disappointed to read that we had perhaps not met your expecations on this ocassion, especially with regards to the security team. Security is a very important aspect of the Generator London experience, but not one that should...

Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

What a great hostel, it has got everything, from great service and nice beds till cheap beer and a cinema, it is a nice place to stay and I would stay here again for sure also it is on a great location, about 5m walk from Russel Square underground and 10m from Euston underground, easy to reach. at night there...

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

Hello Luuk H, Thank you so much for sharing your great review after your stay with us at Generator London. It's so good to hear that our team here were able to exceed your expectations and deliver such a memorable stay for you. Our design led spaces are made for socialization, so it's fab to hear that you made the...

Reviewed 5 April 2015

Generator Hostel is for budget travellers who do not want to sacrifice comfort, cleanliness and safety during their trip. I stayed at Generator for two nights in an 8-bed all female dorm. At the bottom of each bunk bed, there are large drawers that you can use to store your valuables. Vanity sets are also available but there only 4...

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

Hi there Mila Marie L, Wow! What an amazing review! Thank you so much for sharing your Generator experience with us after your stay. We love what we do here at Generator so to receive such positive feedback about the experience we try to create everyday for our guests is wonderful. Our team will be trilled to hear such great...

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Great place to stay. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, great location. The place is very clean with beautiful bathrooms and common areas, including a lounge room and a cinema room with two films per night. Breakfast was good value for money. The beds were great too. Very comfi. Great, big storage boxes underneath the beds (bring your own padlock, and your...

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Hi there Marleen A, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us after your recent stay in London. I am particularly pleased to read that the team here were able to provide such good service that provided a great stay for you and met your expectations. I also take on board all of your comments and suggestions and will share...

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Generator for 2 nights with a school group. The hostel is very well equipped with friendly staff. The rooms are basic but comfortable yet very very hot. There is no way to control the heat so I had to leave my window open and therefore there was a bit of noise. The rooms seemed quite secure though...

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

Hey IrishBracken, Thanks for sharing your review after your stay with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your comments and feedback. We hope to see you at Generator London again really soon and please keep spreading the #genlove to all of your friends. Best Wishes, Lenny Hughes - GM Generator London

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Reviewed 1 April 2015

It is a big one. Not small, cozy but a real thing more hotel. But there is still good atmosphetre. Staff was very proffesional and since it is still a hostel i was stisfied with my room and service. Everybody were more than happy to help.

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Hello Adil S, Thank you for your review and feedback after your recent stay with us. We take on board all guest feedback and suggestions and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to continually work with our guests to improve the service and facilities we provide. I’d like to thank you for choosing Generator London and I hope we will see...

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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: $49 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel London 2*
Number of rooms: 214
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“Don't get a room on the 6th floor, no elevator or bathrooms. I'd recommend paying extra to get a room with a private bathroom.”
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“Rooms close the doors are little noisy.”
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“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,”
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