Generator Hostel London

37 Tavistock Place, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9SEshow map
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Overview

Featuring a private pool, Generator Hostel London offers a business centre, printers and a photocopy machine as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The building was renovated in 2004.

Location

Located in a shopping area of London, the venue is a few steps from The British Museum. ZSL London Zoo is 2.4 km from the accommodation. In the vicinity of the hotel there is Covent Garden.

The vicinity of a train station lets you explore the surroundings.

Rooms

Air-conditioned rooms include a writing desk, an iron with ironing board and a mirror, along with views of the mountain. They are fitted with queen size beds, twin bunk beds and extra-large beds and hypoallergenic pillows, bedding and lockers.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in the morning in the restaurant. The lobby restaurant specialises in local dishes. Guests can enjoy Norfolk Arms, Pizza Sophia and Tavistock Tandoori located in proximity to the property.

Leisure

The Hotel also offers a shared lounge and a bar onsite.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   212.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

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

Welcome drink

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

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

Dining

  • Paid 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

  • City view
  • Pool view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wardrobe
  • Bottled water
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • International calls
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children4 - 17 yearsExisting bedsFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Basic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • Bed assigned on arrival
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Private bathroom
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Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
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Basic Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Private bathroom
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Basic Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Guest Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • Bed assigned on arrival
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Shared Bathroom Room Female only
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Standard Three Room Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Standard Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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6 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Bed in shared room
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    4 Single beds
  • Private bathroom
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Dormitory Room Female only
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Standard Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Private bathroom
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room Female only
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Private bathroom
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6 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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8 Bed Dormitory Room Dormitory Room Mixed
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
  • Max occupancy:
    8 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Dorm Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Bed in shared room
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • Bed assigned on arrival
    • 1 King-size bed
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
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Superior King Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Landscape view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Private Shared Bathroom Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Private Room
  • Max occupancy:
    6 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Private Shared Bathroom Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Private bathroom
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Private Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
British MuseumBritish Museum700 m
London Canal MuseumLondon Canal Museum900 m
The British MuseumThe British Museum750 mGreat Russell St (btwn Montague & Bloomsbury St)
Pizza SophiaPizza Sophia50 m50 Tavistock Place
Fork Deli PatisserieFork Deli Patisserie70 m85 Marchmont Street
Pitted OlivePitted Olive70 m3 Leigh Street
ValenciaValencia60 m74 Marchmont Street
49 Cafe49 Cafe120 m49 Marchmont Street
San MarzanoSan Marzano80 m98 Marchmont Street
Vegetarian's ParadiseVegetarian's Paradise110 m59 Marchmont Street
Seacole SocialSeacole Social140 m15 Tavistock Place Kings Cross
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Getting around
Airports
London City (LCY)12.4 km
London Heathrow (LHR)23.6 km
Train
Euston Station500 m
Underground
Russell Square tube400 m
Bus
Bus stop400 m
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodbased on 1344 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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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.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting bedsFREEAll children4 - 17 yearsExisting bedsFREEThere 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)12.4 km
London Heathrow (LHR)23.6 km
Train
Euston Station500 m
Underground
Russell Square tube400 m
Bus
Bus stop400 m
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