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Generator London, London

Hostel with restaurant, near Russell Square

  • Free WiFi
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$102 CAD

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

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37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, WC1H 9SE, England, United Kingdom
7.2.Good.
  • The location is excellent and the staffs were kind.

    Dec. 29, 2019

  • It’s close to everything and there are many good choices for eating out and exploring…

    Oct. 26, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Transportation options
Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 214 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Arcade/game room

What’s around

  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 14 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 17 min walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 21 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private 3 bed room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private 4 bed Room - Shared Bathroom
  • 6 Bed Private Room
  • Bed in 4 bed Dorm - Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm
  • 1 Bed in a 8-Bed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory (10-13 Bed Mixed)
  • Twin
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10-12 Beds)
  • 6-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory room shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (8-12 Beds) - shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared Dormitory (10-13 Bed Mixed) - shared bathroom facilities
  • Superior King

Location

37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, WC1H 9SE, England, United Kingdom
  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 14 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 6 min walk
  • The British Museum - 14 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 17 min walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 21 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 21 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 23 min walk
  • The Strand - 23 min walk
  • Lyceum Theatre - 23 min walk
  • Oxford Circus - 24 min walk
  • London Palladium Theatre - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 52 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 41 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 97 min drive
  • Luton Airport (LTN) - 42 min drive
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 49 min drive
  • London St. Pancras Station - 9 min walk
  • London (QQS-St. Pancras International Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • London (QQK-King's Cross Train Station) - 10 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • King's Cross & St. Pancras Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 10 min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 214 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Generator Hostel London
  • London Hostel Generator
  • Generator Hostel London England
  • Generator Hostel London Hotel London
  • Generator London England
  • Generator London London
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London
  • Generator Hostel
  • Generator London
  • Generator Hostel London Hotel London
  • Generator Hostel London England
  • Generator London Hostel
  • Hostel London Generator
  • London Generator
  • London Generator Hostel

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.50 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Bed sheets fee: GBP 4 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Generator London does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Generator London.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Hare & Tortoise (4-min walk), Pret A Manger (5-min walk), and Half Cup (5-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub and an arcade.
7.2.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    The property is in a great location. You can take the train, bike, or walk to many tourist spots, shops, and restaurants. It could be a little more clean. The building is quite large and they may need to hire more cleaning staff. The cleaning staff was very friendly and I could see they were doing work. But with many people coming and going all day, I can see how it gets dirty so fast. The hostel is a good deal if you are looking for a place to stay a night or two in London. The noise levels at night mixed with the patrons coming and going at all hours doesn’t make it a place to spend more than a day or two.

    1 night trip, Sep. 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The property was in a great location. You can walk from Kings Cross Station. It’s easily accessible. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was fairly clean. The soap dispenser in the room was empty when I arrived and was not filled. The shared bathrooms were pretty clean. One downside was the noise. It was pretty loud outside because of people coming and going. But overall it was an alright stay.

    1 night trip, Jul. 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It is mostly newly renovated, and has a youthful party vibe to it. Great for young people looking for fun times and people. Has a bar and a night club area, so it can get loud at night

    6 night trip, Jul. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    For the price you can't beat it. My daughter and I loved our single room with separate bathroom. This property is in a great area of Russel Square close to West End Theater and British Museum.

    4 night family trip, Jul. 13, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Room was cramped and noise. I needed to pay more to upgrade to single room in order to get some sleep.

    BMWChu, 7 night trip, Jun. 25, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The room was small and filthy. There is no AC in the entire property. Yes this is a hostel but for the price it is not worth it. The room walls are paper thin; where you can hear everything. The showers on one floor were not working, which required you to walk to an already crowded shower stall to be used. I will give them that the beds were quite comfortable but in the heat, and the environment smelling like sweat and dirt, I would not be returning, and would advise others not to even try.

    2 night family trip, Jun. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Just as described. Restaurant was good. Good location

    1 night family trip, May 5, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Awful

    They make you wait more than an 1 hour for check in. You must pay everything! If you want to charge you phone or leave your luggage. It's super expensive and doesn't worth the money.

    Geraldinne, 1 night trip, Mar. 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The management is wonderful! Very safe and secure. Vibrent place. Only issue was the water pressure in the showers.

    3 night trip with friends, Jan. 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good hostel friendly helpful staff. Clean good sleep Easy to get to

    1 night trip, Dec. 24, 2018

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