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Generator London Hostel

London, United Kingdom
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Address
37 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SE
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Overview

Located 650 metres from Russell Square, Generator London Hostel offers storage for belongings, a safe deposit box and a vending machine for the guests' use. This venue was remodelled in 2004.

Location

While staying at this accommodation, guests have access to The British Museum. It's a short 5-minute drive from Tavistock Square. Offering a broad choice of meals, Tavistock Tandoori and Continental Stores are within 5 minutes’ stroll. Tavistock Place is placed next to the hostel.

London Euston train station can be found 750 metres away and a 28-minute drive will take you to London City airport.

Rooms

All rooms here will provide guests with smoke detectors and an electronic key card. The property consists of 217 rooms.

Leisure

The venue also offers live performances and karaoke.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

The hostel staff speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Bulgarian.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   217.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning

Air conditioning in public areas

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Lift

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Food/ Drinks
  • TV
  • Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle hire
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Happy hour

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Karaoke
  • Live entertainment
  • Night club
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • River view
  • Park view
  • Landscape view
  • Without window

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • International calls

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Small Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Premium Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Premium King Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Premium King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Urban Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Premier Room
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Family Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Queen-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Double Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed1 Queen-size bed2 Single beds
  • Max:
    1 person
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Standard Private Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Studio
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Studio Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max:
    1 person
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King Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Classic King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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One-Bedroom King Suite Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Standard Corner King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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King Studio
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Standard Single Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Standard Suite
  • Max:
    3 persons
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One-Room Suite
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Corner Suite
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Classic Cabin
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Private Bathroom Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed1 Double bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max:
    4 persons
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Standard Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Standard Double Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Junior King Studio
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Family Connecting Room
  • Max:
    1 person
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Family King Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Family King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Family Town House
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Deluxe Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Queen-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Deluxe King Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Deluxe King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Inner Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Double beds
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Studio
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Single Room Mobility accessible
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Superior Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max:
    1 person
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Superior Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Cosy Double Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds
  • Max:
    1 person
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Deluxe Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Double beds
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Deluxe Studio
  • Max:
    2 persons
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Deluxe King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max:
    1 person
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Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Deluxe Double Room for Single Use
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Spacious Two Room King Studio
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Spacious Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Premium Deluxe King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Design Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max:
    1 person
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Design Town House
  • Max:
    1 person
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Executive Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max:
    4 persons
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Executive Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max:
    1 person
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Executive Suite
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Executive Private Bathroom Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max:
    3 persons
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Luxury One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max:
    1 person
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6 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    4 Single beds1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
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8 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    8 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds1 Double bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room Female only
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    1 person
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    1 person
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Private Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning
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Basic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Superior Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds
  • Max:
    3 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Standard Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed2 Single beds1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    1 person
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
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6 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    6 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Heating
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Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max:
    10 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Private Shared Bathroom Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed4 Single beds2 Single beds
  • Max:
    6 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Air conditioning
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Private Room
  • Max:
    6 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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8 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    8 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
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Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
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Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Dormitory Room Female only
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    1 person
  • River view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
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Standard Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    1 person
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Private Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • City view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds1 Bed in shared room
  • Max:
    6 persons
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Superior King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Guest Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed2 Single beds1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
  • Without window
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Family Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max:
    6 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Club One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max:
    1 person
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Location
37 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SE
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Library
British Library
420 m
Church
St Pancras Old Church
430 m
London WC1
Bloomsbury Square
330 m
50 Tavistock Place
Pizza Sophia
50 m
85 Marchmont Street
Fork Deli Patisserie
70 m
76 Marchmont Street Bloomsbury
Moreish cafe deli ltd
60 m
3 Leigh Street
Pitted Olive
70 m
74 Marchmont Street
Valencia
60 m
91-93 Marchmont Street
Lord John Russell Pub
80 m
63 Judd Street
Patisserie Deux Amis
90 m
64 Marchmont Street
The Observatory
80 m
98 Marchmont Street
San Marzano
80 m
15 Tavistock Place Kings Cross
Seacole Social
140 m
116 Cromer Street Cromer Street
The Boot Pub
160 m
Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY) 15.2 km
London Heathrow (LHR) 29.9 km
Train
Saint Pancras International Station500 m
Euston Station500 m
Underground
Russell Square tube400 m
Bus
Bus stop400 m
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Reviews
7.0
Very good1366 reviews
Location6.8
Rooms7.6
Service5.0
Dining7.8
  • 7.2
    Very good

    Minute walk to Russell square tube station and close to the city centre, the hostel is spotless. Breakfast was good value for money!

    Ross H.United Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Not far from Russell Square tube station and very close to the centre of London. Good internet, clean sheets. Excellent value for money

    AliceUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Nice, youth hostel, great option for company.

    It's cold in the shower (

    TonyUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    the price and lockation

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    I stayed with my 9 yr old son so for us an over night stay was good but as there was shared toilets showers etc i dont think we would have stayed any longer, although staff did give us a room in a nice quiet spot, but for younger people a good place to stay, location was great near the underground, and easy to walk to a lot of attractions.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    The location, the people who stay there.

    The noise! Our room was just down the bar!

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Breakfast was nice and of course location...design of the first floor was interesting.

    Rooms really tiny.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    The Generator was easy to find, the rooms were as you'd expect for the price, everything was exactly how I expected it to be, and the shower and toilet facilities were clean and easy to use

    The rooms could have done with some air conditioning, as of a night time they were uncomfortably hot. There could be a little bit more variety on the Breakfast side of things.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Efficient, complete basic services.

    One rude staff member, but nine other polite ones. Shower out of order on our floor. Other guests not always clean and polite.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    The price and locate is excellent but need more clean room everyday.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    Cheap and cheerful, would definitely use again

    United Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    very good location, staff very kind, nice setting, international guests

    the heating: cold in our room

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. The prices are the best compared with others. The breakfast was always served in time and wasperfect.

    Skype

    United Kingdom, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    the bathroom was clean, honestly didnt expect that !!! and the staff were very helpful, and the hostel in general was secure. i would diffinetly stay there again in my next visit.

    United Kingdom, 
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    I was expecting the dorm to be mixed but not as small as it was!!!! i could of held hands across the room with the guy in the opporsit bunk! also did the owners really think that putting one female in a tiny tiny room with three men was a good idear::: i had to sleep with alll my clothes on as i felt soooo akward.

    Yes the tiny tiny dorms and the breakfast was pretty basic but it was only £20.00 quid i suppose but still expected a bit more space in the dorm.

    United Kingdom, 
FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The hotel lies within 15 km of London City airport.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 14:00 till 23:59.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 10:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is located 3 km away.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers ironing.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Continental Stores within 50 metres of the hotel.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a twin room and a standard room.
Is there any public transport in vicinity?
Yes, there is Kings Cross train station 400 metres away.
Address
37 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SE
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY) 15.2 km
London Heathrow (LHR) 29.9 km
Train
Saint Pancras International Station500 m
Euston Station500 m
Underground
Russell Square tube400 m
Bus
Bus stop400 m
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