Generator Hostels

Generator Hostel London

Hostel and Bar · King's Cross
37 Tavistock Place, Greater London, Greater London, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Bar Snacks
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

Our Central London Location in Russell Square and our famous bar are just a few reasons why we are one of London´s best hostels.


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    Martin M.
    "Had a private room - very clean, funk designs, good vibe and foods!"(3 Tips)
    Tuany F.
    "It's the best hostel in London!"(2 Tips)
    Yan Z.
    "Best party hostel in London!"(2 Tips)
    David V.
    "Brilliant location, friendly staff, clean facilities and very safe."(19 Tips)
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  • private room
  • happy hour
  • wifi
  • breakfast food
  • café
  • cheap beers
  • spacious
  • free Wifi
  • hostels
  • clean
  • trendy
  • coffee
  • friendly staff
  • lounges
  • elevators
  • cinema
  • Rene A.

    It had been a horrible experience; The students from London use the hotel like a house for having partys in the rooms with music and alcohol all nights and the staff of the hotel allowd them.

    Rene Aragon · 5 days ago
  • Martin M.

    Had a private room - very clean, funk designs, good vibe and foods!

    Martin McGloin · September 8
  • Carolina L.

    Cheap food, free wifi, near Russell Square metro, vending machines, laundry room, travel shop

    Carolina Lascar · August 13
  • Aline L.

    Generator was redecorated and completely transformed, so is good to stay here. It's modern but toilets and bathrooms are a little smelly. Breakfast is too poor, I don't recommend buy it.

    Aline Lima · July 3
  • Farah

    Very clean hostel and friendly staff. Great location, for sure if you're coming by train!

    Farah · March 31
  • Cynthia T.

    Dirtiest hostle ever, pubic hairs on the matras?! When asking to clean they 'waved' the hairs away with a pillow case. "Great cleaning policy" (Sarcasm!)

    Cynthia Taelman · January 19
  • Dirk-Jan v.

    Stayed here for 2 nights with 9 friends. Good and clean room and shower facilities. Totally renovated last year!

    Dirk-Jan van Daal · December 15, 2014
  • Erik B.

    The private rooms are very much worth it. Very trendy, clean, and well priced. The bar at the hostel isn't the best though. Better options for a pint nearby.

    Erik Brockwell · October 27, 2014
  • Jp S.

    Designed hostel with corridors that would appreciate air circulation. Good location and worth the price (private room)

    Jp Srg · August 25, 2014
  • Sara N.

    Good staff, clean and safe.

    Sara N. · August 17, 2014
  • Marianne

    Our room (for 2 people) was clean, there is a security guy at night. That's huge, maybe too much. You should just sleep there and walk a little to eat a real "English breakfast" :)

    Marianne · August 8, 2014
  • Ellu

    excelent but too@HOT! put air conditioner

    Ellu · July 23, 2014
  • Gloria E.

    Fully renovated now and its pretty nice. Very clean, friendly staff and cool decor. This is my third time here and i will always recomend it

    Gloria Espinoza · July 19, 2014
  • Linn K.

    booked a 4 bed female room,clean, fresh linen& quiet as on 4th floor.Ask for upper floor if you want quietness.lounge area is chic, cafe with homemade cakes,bar with pool and table soccer. I love it!

    Linn Kristina · June 19, 2014
  • Simon F.

    No kitchen which is a bit of a bummer, really clean rooms and social areas are great.

    Simon Frost · May 29, 2014
  • Mazen S.

    The Generator is much better than hotels. One thing I don't like is service at the reception! There's a group of a particular nationality working there need to learn the basic good customer service.

    Mazen S · May 5, 2014
  • Gschupfter F.

    One of the shittiest hostels I ve ever been to. This place feela like you are back in good old Nazi Germany! To get into the bar we needed to show our IDs 4 times. #DontGoThere

    Gschupfter Ferdl · April 20, 2014
  • HaChe M.

    Its quite expensive for Being a youth hostel. But it's clean and well communicated.

    HaChe MBetanzos · April 7, 2014
  • Naskademini

    Newly renovated and aesthetically pleasing to the eye! Day one and I have zero complaints .

    Naskademini · March 20, 2014
  • Sylvia B.

    Horrible breakfast

    Sylvia Beeckman · March 13, 2014
  • Adriaan

    The security can't smile

    Adriaan · March 13, 2014
  • Ben O.

    Cooked breakfast starts at 10am for £4.50 - otherwise it's continental (£3.50). Bar happy hour from 5pm - 9pm is good value. Laundry and ironing on site (£2.50 a wash, 50p drying, free ironing)

    Ben O'Connor · March 11, 2014
  • Ben O.

    Renovated since the other "prison" comments. This is a clean, well run hostel with great cafe, bar, lounge, cinema and bathrooms that are cleaned regularly and always have hot water

    Ben O'Connor · March 11, 2014
  • Guilherme G.

    from 5-9pm they have the happy hour, with cheap beer, it's very good

    Guilherme Gindri Pereira · December 27, 2013
  • Tuany F.

    It's the best hostel in London! it's safe, clean, the food is good and there's a happy hour. The security guards are really nice, the toilets are always clean and there's hot water in the showers.

    Tuany Fatah · December 23, 2013
  • Pedro Diego D.

    All the coments are totally outdated. They have an elevator, six floors, a dinning area, a really good bar and the wifi and lugage room is free! For the rate and area, it is really good!!!!

    Pedro Diego De Paola · December 3, 2013
  • Claudia J.

    been here for 6nights! For that price it was really good! bed was clean, room was clean, bathroom was cleaan!breakfast was absolutely enough and the bars in the evening good!wifi everywhere! -germany

    Claudia Jahn · December 2, 2013
  • David V.

    Ignore the outdated negative comments here - The place is just finishing a complete renovation. Brilliant location, friendly staff, clean facilities and very safe. Will always recommend this place.

    David Vernon · October 8, 2013
  • Donncha Ó.

    Good staff, good location, good price. Subterranean rooms are somewhat stuffy and stinky.

    Donncha Ó Conmhuí · October 1, 2013
  • Alexandra W.

    This is one of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in. Friendly staff (and great happy hour). They don't supply towels, so don't forget to bring one!

    Alexandra White · September 23, 2013
  • Todd A.

    Pretty cool for a hostel. Especially if you don't mind group showers. The crowd was a little young for me (26 at the time of my stay) perfect for college age travelers.

    Todd Alexander · September 9, 2013
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    Lore Feys · March 27, 2013
  • Kjartan D.

    Shittiest breakfast I've ever had

    Kjartan Decaestecker · March 27, 2013
  • Dieter H.

    Awful hostel: blood and other stains on the sheets and curtains, very poor breakfast (paper bag with a few things inside), wifi doesn't reach the rooms, it really feels like a prison.

    Dieter Holvoet · March 23, 2013
  • Simone P.

    Good position, funny stuff but 4 showers(and wth showers) for 3 floors aren't a great idea...

    Simone Pastorino · February 18, 2013
  • Chiara M.

    Love this place!!

    Chiara Marioli · January 14, 2013
  • Jillian P.

    One of the grosser hostels I have stayed in... rooms are small & shabby, shower rooms like prison with nowhere to set things, unisex toilets didn't have locks... good thing I was drunk the whole time!

    Jillian Patton · January 6, 2013
  • Denisa

    The most fucked up wifi I've ever seen anywhere.

    Denisa · November 16, 2012
  • Robert P.

    Generator hostel. A genuine prison experience.

    Robert Pugh · November 14, 2012
  • Al P.

    It is fucking shit! I would feel safer sleeping on the street than stay in here any longer!

    Al Powell · November 13, 2012
  • Anna D.

    Food and beer sucks. In general good place for party lovers

    Anna Dydochkina · September 28, 2012
  • Carol G.

    It really stinks, bathrooms are dirty and it really feels like a prison.

    Carol G · August 12, 2012
  • Eduardo P.

    Generator is really very bad, like worse than a prison. When you are not treated like a prisoner you are treated like a cow. Bathrooms dirty, eating room has rats and breakfast is really poor. 0/100

    Eduardo P · August 12, 2012
  • Anna Elisa N.

    I made the check in and they didnt give my free drink!!! hahahaha 

    Anna Elisa Nóbrega · July 21, 2012
  • Thomas S.

    Dear God don't forget your keycard. It's like fort Knox even with it.

    Thomas Santistevan · May 17, 2012
  • Keith R.

    Worst hostel ever. Any place like this you should avoid unless you are a huge douche.

    Keith Russell · May 8, 2012
  • The Guardian

    "Another locale appealing to those on a mission to suck the very last scrap of marrow out of life, the Generator declares itself “London’s largest, liveliest and funkiest hostel”... Read more

    The Guardian · April 25, 2012
  • Eric v.

    this week was full of dutch people in the hostel

    Eric van Dijk · March 14, 2012
  • Yan Z.

    Best party hostel in London! Read more

    Yan Zhang · March 6, 2012
  • David S.

    I spent a whole week here and it was GREAT. It's an hostel and not an hotel so don't expect high quality but it's good for what you pay. The entertainment is good and I had a very pleasant journey.

    David Sandoz · February 18, 2012

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