Generator London

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom
+44 207 388 7666

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based on 6,051 reviews
Generator London - London, England, United Kingdom
Wed 4/8
Thu 5/8
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Distance to city centre

1.8 mi

Location rating


Nearest airport

London Heathrow

Distance to airport

14.8 mi

Rooms available at Generator London

Wed 4/8
Thu 5/8

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  • Excellent
    Mar 2018

    Good Value

    Clean with very friendly and helpful staff.

    Location and price.

  • Excellent
    Jun 2016

    The hostel was very clean. The bathrooms were cleaned every few hours. There was a nice mix of travelers,young and old,people travelling in groups and lone travelers. There were also young families and babies. Lots of people ,lots of activity. At night ,there was added security in the building. I was very happy with the Generator Hostel.

    The mornings were rough .You had to time it right to get a sink in the bathroom. Everyone seemed to need the showers at the same time. You just have to try to avoid the busy times.

  • Good
    Jan 2015

    A good experience

    It was all clean, the staff is nice and there is a good mood there

    They didn't provide padlock for luggage lockers

  • Excellent
    Sep 2014

    The atmosphere was amazing, the common areas were decorated impeccably, the staff were genuinely friendly, and the ground floor had enough chill out/get rowdy/eat food areas that a) you could always find a space suitable for your mood, and b) the rooms stayed quiet and peaceful. Also, the number of outlets was astounding, and the WiFi excellent, even though my room was on the fifth floor.

    The toilets were backed up a few times. It was always fixed quickly, but the frequency of blockages was a little concerning.

  • Good
    Mar 2014

    Location was great, café downstairs was fine.

    It was loud, hard to get sleep at night. I could hear my neighbors through the walls and when the doors shut it is really loud and echoes down the hallway.

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About Generator London


Guests visiting London and searching for affordable accommodations within easy reach of all that greater London has to offer will find that the Generator London is a good choice. This is a hostel property that offers dormitory-style rooms with few frills. However, it is within easy reach of most of London’s top attractions, including the British Library, The Foundling Museum, The Postal Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, Covent Gardens, Regent’s Park, and a great deal more.

The 210 rooms within Generator London offer dormitory-style sleeping arrangements, with eight beds per room. The rooms are climate controlled and include a safe for personal valuables. All rooms are also nonsmoking. Note that there are female-only dorms available. A limited number of private twin rooms are available, as well.

While the rooms might provide only basic amenities, the property itself offers quite a lot. For instance, there is a café on site. There is also a travel shop where guests can pick up sundries and such. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property, and there is also a bar here where guests can grab a quick drink. The laundry area offers self-service cleaning, and there is event space on offer, too. Luggage storage and a chill-out area complete the picture.

While the hostel does offer a café on property, guests will also find there are over 150 restaurants within less than a half-mile’s walk. These include Aux Pains de Papy, and Albertini Restaurant for Italian fare. Cappadocia is an Italian café, while Pizza Sophia also serves up Italian fare. Other options include The Banc, Patisserie Deux Amis, and North Sea Fish Restaurant.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

7.5 Good

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Amenities at Generator London

ATM on-site
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Entire unit located on ground floor
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Reading light
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Disabled access
Family rooms
Safety deposit box
Fire extinguisher
Gift shop
Seating area
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Packed lunches
Free toiletries
Shared bathroom
Photocopier service
Shared lounge/TV area
Smoke alarms
Hardwood or parquet floors
Special diet menus (on request)
Contactless check-in/check-out
Tour desk
Accessible by lift
Face masks for guests available
Bicycle hire
Physical distancing in dining areas
Board games/puzzles
Game room
Physical distancing rules
First-aid kit
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
Process in place to check health of guests
Socket near the bed
Evening entertainment
Key card access
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
No smoking
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Express check-out
Street parking
Body soap
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
24-hour security
Non-feather pillow
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Toilet paper
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Towels/sheets (extra fee)
Cleaning products
Gay friendly
Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
Pets not allowed
Upper floors accessible by lift
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Vending machine (drinks)
Pool table
Vending machine (snacks)
Coffee shop
Private bathroom
Private check-in/check-out
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
Night club
Storage available
Shuttle service (additional charge)

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Most popular landmarks

  • British Museum0.4 mi
  • Somerset House1.1 mi
  • Piccadilly Circus1.2 mi
  • Southbank Centre1.4 mi
  • St James's Palace1.6 mi

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