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"Great location near a train station not so great for eating but pubs are everywhere. Also hostel is hard to spot because it is tucked in an alley. S ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 18 May 2016

Hotel Description

Hostel near Russell Square in London

In London

Within a 15-minute walk of this London City Centre hostel, you'll find Russell Square and The British Museum. Oxford Street and Aldwych Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Nightclub, dining

A nightclub and a restaurant are featured at this hostel. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free WiFi. Express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities are also on offer.

Free WiFi

Guestrooms offer free WiFi and showers. Housekeeping is available on request.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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$55* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

6-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite

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8-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite

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1 Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm

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Shared Dormitory, Women only (10-12 Beds)

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Shared Dormitory, Women only (8-12 Beds) - shared bathroom facilities

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Generator London ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Generator London

Everyone (3)
1 out of 5
Great common area (bar, lounge, etc.); however, the rooms were extremely tiny and the showers were horrible! We didn't even have functioning showers on the 3rd floor floor, and there were only 4 extremely tiny stalls on the next floor. There were no hooks to hang clothes and no changing area. You literally had to carry all your belongings with you into the shower, which means it was impossible to keep dry. You couldn't even put your belongings on the floor since there were no drains in the stalls and all the water from the 4 stalls ran out into the common area. I've stayed in a lot of hostels, including a lot of third world countries, and this was the absolute worst shower setup I've ever seen. Generator should be embarrassed!

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Dec 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 20, 2019 by Generator London

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback. We ill make sure your comments are being passed back to the relevant teams. You can judge that for yourself if you give us another chance on your next trip. Kind regards, Reception Team

5 out of 5
on the whole the place is great. friendly staff very attentive. the showers were fine. i would definitely recommend. very modern atmosphere and a lively bar. easy to meet others. the breakfast was good and convenient but i would recommend getting a ticket in advance.

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2019 by GenLon

Full 5 out of 5!?!?! We will take it! Vibing some #genlove your way!

3 out of 5

Good location

Great location near a train station not so great for eating but pubs are everywhere. Also hostel is hard to spot because it is tucked in an alley. Staff was not super helpful and we found out after we bought the hop on hop off from the travel center at the hostel that the free tour covered all the good bits of central London and they offered a tour of the East end... The room was clean but the shower stunk due to lack of ventilation; the bed was cozzy however. Don't buy oster card unless you're staying a while or not doing the bus tour...buy single fairs. Ostercards offer refunds but you must have it for min 48hrs. (Subject to change)

Posted by , from Grand Rapids, MI on May 18, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 20, 2016 by Nate

Hello, thanks for your feedback! We are sorry that you felt the hop on hop off bus tour was not as good and the free walking tour. The bus tour does take in a few extra places and has commentary but it does depend on what you want to see in London. We hope we can see you again in the future.

5 out of 5

Exceeded expectations

Hot showers, clean room. Close to several tube stops. Couldn't ask for anything else. Oh and it had some chill guests that I vibes with.

Posted by on May 13, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 18, 2016 by Nate

Hey! It is great that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to chill with some other guests. We hope we can see you again in the future. Best wishes - Generator London.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at Generator London. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this London hostel.

  • 214 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (29.9 km / 18.6 mi)
  • Train station: London St. Pancras Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Russell Square Underground Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Generator London offers 214 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Heating

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to noon.

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 4

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 8.50 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in after midnight
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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