"We had a great experience at Generator Hostel. The staffs are friendly, the rooms are clean. Great services, we loved the super friendly security guar ... " More

By SALLY H. on Sat 28 Nov 2015

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the breakfast at Generator London. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Russell Square. Enjoy features like a restaurant, a bar and a nightclub. This 2-star hostel has 214 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi.

  • All rooms offer showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, a gift shop and laundry facilities
  • Guests share positive feedback about the dining, from the restaurant and bar to the breakfast
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Russell Square and British Library

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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£54 per night

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 64 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Generator London

Everyone (12) Business (1) Couples (5) Family (10) Friends (25) Other (8)
2 out of 5

Never again

Cons: There is plenty to be improved
The rooms are really small, no space if 2 peole want to get organize their stuff at the same time. Miss also the point still do mix rooms, when showers for women are on one side and for men on other sode of the each floor. Central heating was on only for couple of hours, even we were on winter season still. I have missed also plugs for each bed, bed light....the price for a breakfast was quiet expensive. The hodtel is not worth it for money they charge for a night stay.

Posted by , from Sweden on 9 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Mar 2018 by jess

Dear Ivana, thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback. We are really sorry to know you didn't enjoy your stay at all. Unfortunately this is an old building so sometimes spaces are limited. About breakfast, you need to consider that you pay £8.00 for a huge buffet, where you can literally eat as much as you want. Outside you would pay the same amount only for one plate. Regards, Reception team

1 out of 5

Rude staff

Employ staff with basic English (I am foreign therefore this is not racist) and those who exercise compassion over profit as they refused to upgrade my room to stay with a new friend without paying an extra £5 even though I am a PhD student at Cambridge on a tight budget which resulted in me cancelling the booking completely and going to a different hostel as I will not be treated like this and then be expected to stay.

Posted by on 31 Mar 2016

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4 out of 5

GREAT EXPRERIENCE

We had a great experience at Generator Hostel. The staffs are friendly, the rooms are clean. Great services, we loved the super friendly security guard. Location is about 5-10mins walking distance to King Cross station. You can find convenient stores around the hostel, restaurants etc. We got great roommates across all countries. We had nothing more to ask for while staying here. Would definitely recommend to my friends to stay here!

Posted by on 28 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

best ever hostel to date

im from dublin city in ireland and have stayed in the two generation hostels now and the one in london was incredible il be staying here in the future without a doubt i cant fault anything the ppl the staff all were lovely people. the cleaniness the value for money was excellent too,and location to underground was superb too :)

Posted by on 2 Dec 2014

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3 out of 5

Excellent value near Kings Cross

Friendly and clean hostel very conveniently located near Kings Cross, which puts you within 15 min of central London. Would recommend to budget travelers looking for a convenient location as a base to explore London. Note that I booked a private room so cannot comment on the dorms.

Posted by on 27 Nov 2012

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3 out of 5

short stay

at first disappointed, your email to me to confirm my booking said "Room description: Dormitories room. Contains one single bed. Suitable for one person." which made me believe I would get as I asked - a single room to myself - email was misleading. However, breakfast was good and staff were helpful. Hostel conveniently situated for tube and chipshop.

Posted by on 29 Mar 2012

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4 out of 5

good hostel, great location

the hostel is really good and you are very close to 2 tube stations, you can get almost everywhere within around 30 minutes. the rooms are okay, there's lockers for the luggage, the toilets are pretty clean... showers aren't great, but the rest is :)

Posted by on 4 Jan 2012

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2 out of 5

paid private room given bunk mixed dorm

Sister and I booked ahead & paid for private bunk room for 2 @ £85! When we got there only beds available were in mixed dorm. No other hotels available by that time so had to take it.Horrible. Very hot. Woke up in night with some bloke staring down at me from his bunk - yuk!

Posted by on 25 Jul 2010

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Jun 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jun 2019 by generator london

Dear, That's a sweet 4 out of 5! We will take it! Generator London

4 out of 5
Das Duschen war ein bisschen mühsam, da es wenig Platz und meistens zu wenig warmes Wasser gab, sodass wir öfters kalt duschen mussten. Sonst war der Aufenthalt aber sehr gut: saubere Zimmer, gute Stimmung, nettes Personal, Betten bequem, nahe bei der U-bahn.

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 May 2019 by gen london

Hi there thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A nightclub, tour or ticket assistance, and an arcade/games 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 members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (29.9 km / 18.6 mi)
  • Train station: London St. Pancras Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Russell Square Underground Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Generator London offers 214 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Shower
  • Heating

Food & Drink

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

On-site venue – This restaurant specialises 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.

Group Booking Policy: For bookings of 10 guests or more, this property charges a nonrefundable deposit equal to 100% of the full cost of stay. The property will contact guests within 24 hours after booking to receive payment.

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 on-site 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 on-site 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 cots (infant beds) available

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 7.50 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.

Hotel Names

  • Generator Hostel London
  • Generator Hostel
  • Generator London
  • Generator Hostel London England
  • Generator Hostel London Hotel London
  • Generator London Hostel