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Generator Hostels

Generator Hostel London

Hostel and Lounge
King's Cross, Greater London
  • Martin M.
    "Had a private room - very clean, funk designs, good vibe and foods!"(3 Tips)
    David V.
    "Brilliant location, friendly staff, clean facilities and very safe."(20 Tips)
    Tuany F.
    "It's the best hostel in London!"(2 Tips)
    Yan Z.
    "Best party hostel in London!"(2 Tips)
116 Tips and reviews
  • private rooms
  • wifi
  • happy hour
  • breakfast food
  • café
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  • Niels D.
    Niels DupontSeptember 24, 2017
    They charge for everything and advertise happy hours in the bar when there isn't any.
  • Gabriel D.
    Gabriel De GrandisAugust 13, 2017
    Great staff, very clean, best wifi I have ever seen in a hostel. Food not so good, great place to drink though. Good value, perfect location!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RumpApril 10, 2017
    The beds are good
  • Klaas B.
    Klaas BackersJanuary 22, 2017
    Avoid this hostel at all cost! You'll pay not much more for a fancy hotel. Rooms are extremely small and even The luggage room costs money!
  • Galina
    GalinaOctober 15, 2016
    Shithole! No charges or lights on the bed, weird people and bad showers. People banging in showers, srsly?! I've been to 3 other Generators and those have been good.
  • Irais R.
    Irais Ramirez CruzSeptember 20, 2016
    The wifi is very good, staff is nice, the shawers and toilettes are very clean. The location is good because you have tube stations near frome there.
  • Mariola C.
    Mariola CMay 27, 2016
    Pros: The hostel has a lively mood during weekends & is centrally located.The staff is really nice & helpful. The con: shared dorms are in the basement so you can feel the underground trains.
  • Mafalda J.
    Mafalda Jotta GarciaFebruary 7, 2016
    The hostel is very clean, good decoration and great location. The staff was not very nice and the rooms were minimal, not like it appears in the photos. They charge for luggage storage (£4/6 hours).
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana Ferreira BorgesJanuary 26, 2016
    awesome place! highly recommend it, just watch out for rooms on the second floor over the nightclub.
  • Morgan
    MorganJanuary 24, 2016
    Clean, great location, friendly staff, safe.
  • Rene A.
    Rene AragonNovember 20, 2015
    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.
  • Martin M.
    Martin McGloinSeptember 8, 2015
    Had a private room - very clean, funk designs, good vibe and foods!
  • Carolina L.
    Carolina LascarAugust 13, 2015
    Cheap food, free wifi, near Russell Square metro, vending machines, laundry room, travel shop
  • Aline L.
    Aline LimaJuly 3, 2015
    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.
  • Farah
    FarahMarch 31, 2015
    Very clean hostel and friendly staff. Great location, for sure if you're coming by train!
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrockwellOctober 27, 2014
    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.
  • Jp
    JpAugust 25, 2014
    Designed hostel with corridors that would appreciate air circulation. Good location and worth the price (private room)
  • Sara N.
    Sara N.August 17, 2014
    Good staff, clean and safe.
  • Marianne
    MarianneAugust 8, 2014
    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" :)
  • Ellu
    ElluJuly 23, 2014
    excelent but too@HOT! put air conditioner
  • Gloria E.
    Gloria EspinozaJuly 19, 2014
    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
  • Linn K.
    Linn KristinaJune 19, 2014
    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!
  • Simon F.
    Simon FrostMay 29, 2014
    No kitchen which is a bit of a bummer, really clean rooms and social areas are great.
  • Mazen S.
    Mazen SMay 5, 2014
    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.
  • Gschupfter F.
    Gschupfter FerdlApril 20, 2014
    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
  • HaChe M.
    HaChe MBetanzosApril 7, 2014
    Its quite expensive for Being a youth hostel. But it's clean and well communicated.
  • Naskademini
    NaskademiniMarch 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Newly renovated and aesthetically pleasing to the eye! Day one and I have zero complaints .
  • Sylvia B.
    Sylvia BeeckmanMarch 13, 2014
    Horrible breakfast
  • Adriaan
    AdriaanMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The security can't smile
  • Ben O.
    Ben O'ConnorMarch 11, 2014
    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.
    Ben O'ConnorMarch 11, 2014
    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
  • Guilherme G.
    Guilherme Gindri PereiraDecember 27, 2013
    from 5-9pm they have the happy hour, with cheap beer, it's very good
  • Tuany F.
    Tuany FatahDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Pedro Diego D.
    Pedro Diego De PaolaDecember 3, 2013
    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!!!!
  • Claudia J.
    Claudia JahnDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • David V.
    David VernonOctober 8, 2013
    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.
  • Donncha Ó.
    Donncha Ó ConmhuíOctober 1, 2013
    Good staff, good location, good price. Subterranean rooms are somewhat stuffy and stinky.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteSeptember 23, 2013
    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!
  • Todd A.
    Todd AlexanderSeptember 9, 2013
    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.
  • Kjartan D.
    Kjartan DecaesteckerMarch 27, 2013
    Shittiest breakfast I've ever had
  • Dieter H.
    Dieter HolvoetMarch 23, 2013
    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.
  • Simone P.
    Simone P.February 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good position, funny stuff but 4 showers(and wth showers) for 3 floors aren't a great idea...
  • Chiara M.
    Chiara MarioliJanuary 14, 2013
    Love this place!!
  • Jillian P.
    Jillian PattonJanuary 6, 2013
    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!
  • Denisa
    DenisaNovember 16, 2012
    The most fucked up wifi I've ever seen anywhere.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PughNovember 14, 2012
    Generator hostel. A genuine prison experience.
  • Al P.
    Al PowellNovember 13, 2012
    It is fucking shit! I would feel safer sleeping on the street than stay in here any longer!
  • Anna D.
    Anna DydochkinaSeptember 28, 2012
    Food and beer sucks. In general good place for party lovers
  • Carol G.
    Carol GAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It really stinks, bathrooms are dirty and it really feels like a prison.
  • Eduardo P.
    Eduardo PAugust 12, 2012
    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
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