Generator Hostel London

London, United Kingdom

7.1 K reviews
Good budget hotel. Close to Kings Cross. Close to public transportation and the train station. Awesome vibe.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Lounge
    • Carpeting
  • Facility
    • Bicycle Cellar
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Newspaper stand
    • WLAN access
    • Game room
    • Bar(s)
    • Nightclub
    • TV Room
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Small supermarket
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • Evening Buffet
    • Special Diet
    • Breakfast Served
    • Continental Breakfast
    • Special Offers
    • Set menu dinner
    • Entertainment Program
    • Billiards/Snooker
37 Tavistock Place Russell Square WC1H 9SE London


This simple hotel is located in Compton Place, close to London's City district. Given the excellent tube connections, it is very easy to reach the most popular tourist attractions, as well as the numerous shopping centres and other entertainment venues.


Guests can enjoy a pleasant stay in one of the 214 rooms. Most of the storeys can be reached by lift. Amenities include a cloakroom, a baggage storage service and a safe. Wireless internet access in public areas allows travellers to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the hostel are a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room, a café and a bar. Various shops are available, including a supermarket. Additional features at the accommodation include a newspaper stand, a TV room and a playroom. Bicycles can be left in the bicycle storage area. Facilities include a laundry service.


Each of the rooms is appointed with central heating. All rooms feature a safe and WiFi. Amenities in the bathrooms include a shower.


The establishment offers attractions including sport and entertainment opportunities. A range of options are available, including a gym and billiards. The hostel offers an entertainment programme for adults.


Bed and breakfast is bookable. Guests can choose to book options such as breakfast or dinner. Staff are also happy to provide special dietary cuisine. Special catering options can be enjoyed at the accommodation.


The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: VISA, JCB and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Excellent environment. Excellent location;. Location is amazing.

    "Great location with good access by car." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Close to the train station and the airport."

  • WiFi
    "Good internet service"

    Internet work perfectly. Good internet access. Strong wifi coverage.

    "Good wifi quality." "Free internet."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Bar is awesome"

    Guinness on tap. Cheap booze. Good bar staff.

    "Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks." "Standard beverage prices." "Bar service is acceptable."

  • Vibe
    "Awesome vibe"

    Excellent atmosphere. Well-appointed hostel. Modern furnishings.

    "Awesome vibe." "Friendly atmosphere." "Modern Hotel." "Stylish hotel." "Entrance area is ok." "Hotel is fairly plain." "Fine for a budget trip." "Good for traveling with friends." "Suitable for solo travelers."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Excellent security. Staff were amazing. Great reception staff.

    "Service is professional and friendly." "Reception and bar service are as expected." "Great hotel security." "Booking process should be better organized." "Recreation staff is nice." "Laundry service can be improved."

  • Amenities
    "Ordinary amenities"

    Vending machines didn't work. Tiny lift. Malfunctioning fire alarm.

    "Hotel buildings are alright and facilities are modern." "Beautiful architecture." "Nice hotel grounds and entrance area is alright." "Elevator in need of updating." "Smoking area is not nice." "Handicap accessible facilities are all right."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Expensive luggage storage. Towels should be included. You have to pay for locker.

    "Fairly good value for money." "High priced breakfast." "Normally priced food." "Free internet." "Standard beverage prices."

  • Room
    "Room needs to be improved"

    Terrible nights sleep. Stained bed sheets. Dirty towels.

    "Poorly maintained, small rooms with poor minibars and A/C." "Small but relatively clean bathrooms." "Updated rooms with great beds and TVs, but mediocre furniture." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast can be improved"

    Breakfast was small. Breakfast took too much time. Worst breakfast.

    "Some complaints about quality and price of breakfast."