Generator London - Hostel

37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, United Kingdom
+1 385-355-7901
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Good!  3.7/5
from 55 reviewers

"Nice rooms. Bathrooms are shared on the floor. Nice but not sufficient hooks for my liking when I was trying to hang all my clothes. Beds have a privacy screen which is nice."


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About Generator London - Hostel


Property Location
With a stay at Generator Hostel London in London (Kings Cross St. Pancras), you'll be minutes from Cartwright Gardens and British Library. This hostel is close to King's College London and Trafalgar Square.

Make yourself at home in one of the 214 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and blackout drapes/curtains, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a nightclub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room. This hostel also features gift shops/newsstands, a television in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Generator Hostel London. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Continental breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

More about hotel policies

Hotel Policies
  • Check in 2 PM
  • Check out 10 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM and ends at 12 AM
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets not allowed

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 8.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in after midnight
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Top hotel amenities


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24-hour front desk

  • Free WiFi
Guest Services

  • Multilingual staff
  • Express check-out
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

  • Nightclub
Cleaning Service

  • Laundry facilities
General Information

  • Total number of rooms - 214
  • Number of floors - 6
Food & Drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
On-Site Facilities

  • Elevator/lift
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Business & money services

  • ATM/banking
Beauty & health

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)

More about hotel amenities

Where to eat
At Generator London - Hostel, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Nearby things to do
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
More about the location
Located in London (Kings Cross St. Pancras), Generator London - Hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of London and Russell Square. This hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from University College London and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from British Library.

Good!  3.7/5
from 55 reviewers
Poor!  2/5

Acceptable place to stay. The location is undoubtedly great that just 5-10 mind to King’s Cross Station, the busiest station in London. However, the hostel charges money many where at a high level. I stayed at the 4P dorm that even have no socket in the room, please pay. The cost of luggage storage is high as well (see the phone). Will stay somewhere else next time.

Good!  4/5

Nice rooms. Bathrooms are shared on the floor. Nice but not sufficient hooks for my liking when I was trying to hang all my clothes. Beds have a privacy screen which is nice.

Good!  4/5

Actually a good place for what you pay. It all depends on the people you share the room with, if they respect the rules, everything is good to go. The bed is comfortable enough. Bathrooms are clean enough. It is a safe place, staff is nice. Is not fancy, just a place to rest.

Very Poor!  1/5

Hi, stayed there for 2 nights. When we came in the sheets WERE NOT changed, there was hair on the sheets, the room was very small. There was chewing gum on the door. After asking 3 times the sheets finally got changed. Also at around 11pm a man told us we were being to loud while some other people were playing music way louder than any human could ever speak. The evening meal were decent. The breakfast was a little lacking but not that bad. Overall i would not recommend this hostel. TLDR: Positive: Goodish evening meal Negative: Rude staff Small, dirty room Lacking breakfast Shared bathrooms

Good!  4/5

The place was pretty nice for a hostel, and the bar was kind of cool. Although one or two of the staff members weren't the nicest (especially the night time security), majority of the people there were nice. Good area as well.

Good!  4/5

Nice place. For young and not so young people. Many different room sizes according to your needs. Prices for small items like umbrellas, etc at the reception too much high. Cheaper one any shop even in Piccadilly circus. Breakfast could be better. The time before the last one was much better. This last time no so much variety.

Perfect!  5/5

I loved it. There's so many interesting young people from all over the world to meet, the staff is way too nice and the rooms and so are quite well. I loved meeting people in the pub (which is inside the hostel) at night. That hostel has really positive vibes. I really recommend it, even more to young people that want to see other cultures mixed up in the best way and have fun. Both, the place and the location are very comfortable, and the atmosphere is great.

Fair  3/5

Generator Paris has infinitely higher grades of quality than London's. The common area is great and reasonably-priced, but that's about all the positive I can say about it. The rooms are incredibly small, shared bathrooms leave a lot to be desired. My 3-bed dorm had enough space for only one person to move around the room at a time, had a tiny mirror with a sink. Mind you, I'm 26 and not really in a party mindset anymore - but if I was maybe 19 I'd love this place. I stayed here 2 nights and the downstairs "club" blasted music until 3 AM (even on Sunday night). Again, if you're an older traveler and looking for a good night sleep, move along; if you're looking for fun and to party with fellow travelers, you'll love it.

Good!  4/5

Perfect stay at amazing prices. Stayed for only one night but had a great night in the bar and then returned to a quite room and hallway. The rooms are up to date, clean and practical bathrooms. Nice staff and useful storage for luggage during the day. Only downside is the continental breakfast which doesn't have much range. But all in all a great place to stay in London.

Good!  4/5

I especially like the design of the hostel with lots of bright bold colors which brings out alot of fun and energy. Room was simple with bunk beds and small basin in room. There's common shower area and toilet on each floor. It's also located near both Russel square and king's cross station so it's easy to travel around even accessible to/fro airport by metro and you can get to other part of UK or Europe by train. Do remember to bring your own toiletries though.

Good!  4/5

Had a nice stay all around. Prices for a dorm bed are the lowest out of all the hostels in London, so you cant really complain about anything regarding comfort/service. Generator has also a great location, as it is just a 10 min. footwalk away from Kings Cross, whit the tube you can be easily anywhere in London within 30 min. The staff at the reception was very friendly and helpful. The pictures shown on booking websites are just right and you get to stay in a clean, modern hostel. They have big lockers under every bed, that made me feel safe all the time as it was my first hostel dorm stay. The only thing that i have to complain about is that you have to pay kinda much for breakfast and that you are not allowed to bring in your own food. Apart from that, everything fine!

Perfect!  5/5

Got a private room for 4 people, room was clean though no hot water in our room. Bought breakfast for one day and breakfast was really simple, eggs some bread and cereal. Overall a good place to stay for cheap. Close to the underground tube.


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