Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SEshow map
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Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Overview

The central Generator Hostel London bears 2 stars and offers a nightclub, a lift and a conference room. The hostel occupies 6 floors and was renovated in 2004. Including a designated smoking place, a safety deposit box, a cash machine and an internet cafe, this property also features good services.

Location

Nestled in the nightlife district and 3 km from the city centre. The bar North Sea Fish Restaurant is just about 5 minutes’ walk from the property.

Generator Hostel London provides good lodging in London, in proximity to Trafalgar Square.

It takes about 20 minutes to drive to London City airport.

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms include Double Room, Twin Room, Standard Twin Room and Triple Room stocked with heating, TV and a personal computer. Many rooms have beds with personal lockers, feather pillows and luxury linens. Rooms are fitted with single beds, twin beds and twin bunk beds. Generator Hostel London provides large en suite bathrooms. Hair dryers, complimentary toiletries and bath sheets are also available.

Eat & Drink

Guests are offered a continental breakfast served in the restaurant. The lively karaoke bar features free WiFi, a pool table and table games.

Services

Airport transfer, laundry and tourist information are provided on the premises.

Leisure

Thanks to live performances and walking tours, guests can have fun.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   214.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant buffet

Pub

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Bicycle hire
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Pub
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

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

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Park view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • International calls
  • Local calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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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.
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Rooms and availability

Guest Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Smoking
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Shared Bathroom Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Bed in shared room
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Balcony
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Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
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Private Bathroom Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Standard Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Smoking
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    8 persons
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Dormitory Room Female only
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Bed in shared room
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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6 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Balcony
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8 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    8 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
room details
Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Private bathroom
room details
Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
  • Smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Mountain view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Dorm Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Private Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Private Shared Bathroom Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Small Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
British MuseumBritish Museum700 m
London Canal MuseumLondon Canal Museum900 m
Tavistock SquareTavistock Square330 m LondonEngland
British LibraryBritish Library450 m96 Euston Road
The British Library The British Library 430 mThorpe Arch Park (NOT the London branch of the British Library)
Russell SquareRussell Square470 mRussell Square
King's CrossKing's Cross580 m LondonEngland
University of LondonUniversity of London660 mSenate House Malet Street
North Sea Fish RestaurantNorth Sea Fish Restaurant70 m7-8 Leigh Street
Pizza SophiaPizza Sophia40 m50 Tavistock Place
Tavistock TandooriTavistock Tandoori50 m52 Tavistock Place
Continental StoresContinental Stores40 m54 Tavistock Place
Norfolk ArmsNorfolk Arms80 m28 Leigh Street
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)12.4 km
Northolt Airport (NHT)20.6 km
Train
Euston Station500 m
Underground
Russell Square400 m
Bus
Bus stop400 m
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodbased on 1342 reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    the price and lockation

  • 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.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    The location, the people who stay there.

    The noise! Our room was just down the bar!

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

    Rooms really tiny.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6.2
    Nice

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

  • 8.8
    Great

    Cheap and cheerful, would definitely use again

  • 7.0
    Very good

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

    the heating: cold in our room

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 6.0
    Guest rating

    Really nice pub, good internet connection, good staff. Near Russel Squadre tube station so good position..

    Too strict security. Have to show my card everytime I enter the hostel. Only one shower room per floor (but always clean!)

  • 8.8
    Great

    price, location, friendly staff, well run operation, free wifi

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    4-bed room is excellent - clean, windows overlooking yard, not the side where bar is situated. Lockers are drawers, but don't forget to bring your own padlock for security! Enough shower cabins, toilets quite clean. You can drop off your luggage prior to check in luggage room, but better don't leave any valuables. It's free of charge. 3pound code-protected lockers are also available if you wanna leave something valuable as well.Breakfast is OK for free-of-charge, mainly toasts and cereals and milk. Free Wi-Fi available, works well! but wi-fi covered area is only a common area on ground floor, and it may be crowded in the evening.

    Not a major drawback, but should know that : no towels are provided, so bring yours or by a small one for 3 pounds at TravelShop on ground floor. Hot water in shower is strange at 8am, from time to time turning completely cold. but don't panic, just turn HOT on maximum (though the flow won't be too strong) and wait. in a few minutes it must be ok. For noise-sensitive people: walls are not very capital, so if you are "lucky" to get partying people in neigbouring rooms on your floor, it may spoil your sleep - bring earplugs with you! that helps!

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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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.
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)12.4 km
Northolt Airport (NHT)20.6 km
Train
Euston Station500 m
Underground
Russell Square400 m
Bus
Bus stop400 m
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