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 rooms
  • happy hour
  • café
  • cheap beers
  • free Wifi
  • hostels
  • clean
  • trendy
  • friendly staff
  • lounges
  • elevators
  • cinema
  • 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
  • Andrew B.

    Отличный хостел. Красивый, веселый, в центре города, чего еще хотеть :)

    Andrew Bal · June 16
  • Eddy M.

    Une auberge de jeunesse à deux pas de St Pancrass. Personnel disponible qui veille au bon séjour. Chambres correctes et restauration sur place.

    Eddy Maniette · April 27
  • Farah

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

    Farah · March 31
  • Nico A.

    excelente ubicación, a menos de 5cuadras de king cross y a 10min a pies del british museum. Acogedora, moderna,grato ambiente,se paga por el desayuno. Tiene bar, cine, cuarto de lavado. Muy seguro!!

    Nico Araya · February 23
  • Paulo A.

    Hostel moderno, atendimento ótimo e preço honesto, sem falar da localização! Uma das melhores possibilidades de hospedagem em Londres :)

    Paulo Azevedo · February 19
  • Marcia S.

    Gostei muito, achei ele limpo e com boa atmosfera wifi funcionou bem no quarto! a comida é boa e com preço bom no café perto da recepção! Os funcionários são acessíveis e te ajudam no que é possível!

    Marcia Serra · January 31
  • Aura A.

    Muy céntrico. Buen precio y muy buen ambiente en su bar

    Aura Alvarez Morales · January 20
  • 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
  • Alejandro V.

    Es bello, comodo! Limpio! la gente es super amable! Lo malo es fumar fuera con el clima tan frio que hace.

  • Jordi H.

    Un hostel sorprendente! De lo mejor que he visto. Mucha seguridad, solo huéspedes pueden entrar. El ambiente es muy bueno y moderno. El desayuno está muy bien por el precio. Recomendable.

  • 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
  • Sara G.

    Buenísimo hostel! Las habitaciones perfectas, limpias y nada ruidoso. Servicio increíble y muchos espacios para disfrutar. Sin duda, muy recomendable

    Sara García · October 14, 2014
  • Lisiane L.

    Lindo lugar! Hostel com bar e danceteria! Maravilhoso. Excelentes quartos e atendimento de primeira!

    Lisiane Lacerda · September 15, 2014
  • Guilherme L.

    A decoração do hostel impressiona, e a segurança também.

    Guilherme Limongi Barbieri · September 14, 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
  • Dmitry T.

    Очень хороший инет по всему хостелу.

    Dmitry Tarasov · August 14, 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
  • Guía P.

    Ir a Londres ya no será caro. Al menos si te hospedas en el Generator Hostel London Read more

    Guía Planeting · May 14, 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
  • Martijn D.

    Op junder sokke!!

    Martijn Denys · May 16, 2013
  • Natalia M.

    Parece uma prisao, os quartos sao mistos (o que pode ser positvo as vezes né haha), mas o bar no hostel melhora tudo!

    Natalia Moreno · April 5, 2013
  • Lore F.


    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
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