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Generator London, London

2-star2 stars
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom

Walking distance from Russell Square
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Great location
Good internet service
Bar is awesome
Fairly good value for money

Generator London, London

from $96 CAD
  • 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

What’s around Generator London, London


  • 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

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 50 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 38 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 98 min drive
  • London King's Cross Station - 8 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 9 min walk
  • London Euston Station - 9 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 12 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 214 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time 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. 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 required


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


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

Generator London, London’s 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


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).

Optional extras

Late check-in after midnight can be arranged for an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 884 reviews

Poor 2.0
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, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
I completely fell in love with the city. I loved it from back home in Canada and now I love it even more!
sara, ca3 night trip
Good 6.0
Unorganized and unaccommodating
This hotel was not very accommodating. Booking originally back in March we had decided to arrive in London early, we figured it would be better to stay at the same location. We booked the same type of room and upon checking in they told us that we would have to fully check out at 10 am and check back in to our new booking at 2 pm. When asking if we could stay in the same room for the entire 3 day stay (2 days than 1) we were told they couldn't make it work and we would have to keep our belongings at the front desk. We asked if we could stay in our current room until the next room was clean and this was not a option either. This makes no sense since no one is allowed to check in until 2pm anyways. We asked another staff member to help us later that night and he seemed to try, but said the same "solution". We didn't mind having to change rooms, however moving all our belongings to the front desk would have been disrupting of our day and frankly it felt very unsettling thinking that our stuff wouldn't even be kept in our room where there is a lock on the door. We ended up asking a third staff member the second night of staying there, the night before we would have had to check out completely for four hours and she was able to help us within minutes. The other staff members took quite a while and couldn't even come up with a solution for us. The lady was able to let us not only not check out, but stay in the current room. This should have been easily resolved the first day.
susan, ca1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hostel!
The location is great! It is nearby a tube station so there is easy access to the city centre. There is a museum nearby as well. The hostel is located inside a tiny little side street making it private. The staff were very sweet and helped us with everything we needed. The room was a great size, and came with a sink which was great (I stayed in a private double). The bathrooms down the hall were really clean and had someone checking them very often (there is a check in sheet located on the bathroom wall which was signed by the janitorial staff). The only bad thing I have to say is that the bathroom was located quite far from our room, but really it isn't much of a problem. I had a great stay and would definitely stay here again.
kristina, ca3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
The hostel was super clean and loads of fun to stay at. The bar and lounge areas were never full but always busy. Its located a bit far away from all the main attractions in London, but its safe to walk around the neighbourhood and public transit is super easy to get to
Dylan, ca5 night trip

Generator London, London

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