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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)
114 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • private rooms
  • wifi
  • breakfast food
  • café
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  • Gabriel D.
    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
    The beds are good
  • Klaas B.
    Klaas BackersJanuary 22
    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!!!!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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
  • Anna Elisa N.
    Anna Elisa NóbregaJuly 21, 2012
    I made the check in and they didnt give my free drink!!! hahahaha 
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SantistevanMay 17, 2012
    Dear God don't forget your keycard. It's like fort Knox even with it.
  • Keith R.
    Keith RussellMay 8, 2012
    Worst hostel ever. Any place like this you should avoid unless you are a huge douche.
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 25, 2012
    "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
  • Eric v.
    Eric van DijkMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    this week was full of dutch people in the hostel
  • Yan Z.
    Yan ZhangMarch 6, 2012
    Best party hostel in London! Read more
  • David S.
    David SandozFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
    hostelcritic.comJanuary 10, 2012
    The Generator is a huge hostel with 870 beds. It has a modern industrial décor and very extensive common areas with lots of TVs. Read more
  • Angelos A.
    Angelos AlexiouJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I fucking hate this place.
  • Angus D.
    Angus DuncanJanuary 4, 2012
    They gave me a voucher for a free drink (but I'm 17) - but I wasn't allowed to even stand in the room where the girls on our trip had booked the entire room.
  • Lia G.
    Lia GranadoDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place:-) !
  • Paul T.
    Paul TroopDecember 9, 2011
    Lovely hostel, despite some of the silly comments here. Bring a padlock if you want to use the lockers. Or you can buy one here.
  • Andrea
    AndreaDecember 7, 2011
    Huge hostel with just stairs to enter, painting coming out, dirty, tiny rooms. Regretted so much to stay here.
  • Zezo O.
    Zezo OneNovember 13, 2011
    EXTREMELY warm in the rooms and cold as hell in the hallways, but overall nice place for price n staff is pretty cool...make your first stop the British Museum, u wont regret it...
  • Nate_Jroberts
    Nate_JrobertsOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the patron cafe it's immense
  • Marc N.
    Marc NieboerSeptember 29, 2011
    The breakfast isnt very good.
  • Demetrios Ch. V.
    Demetrios Ch. V.September 13, 2011
    Don't even think about it! It was scary enough.
  • Cammy M.
    Cammy McLaySeptember 7, 2011
    Horrific place to stay, have left feeling ill and disgusted and the lack of cleanliness and hygiene
  • Angus D.
    Angus DuncanSeptember 7, 2011
    Security are the definition of dicks. Their dated attitude meant that socialising wasn't allowed. The room stank of sweat, the bin smelt of shit and the bed rattled when I moved. Prison sounds better
  • Cammy M.
    Cammy McLaySeptember 6, 2011
    Don't go here... It's bad very bad. No bed sheets and faeces in a bin... poor poor poor
  • Luis D.
    Luis D'HersAugust 16, 2011
    Pretty nice place
  • Fergal M.
    Fergal McCabeAugust 2, 2011
    Great hostel with nice bar with great atmosphere.
  • alison a.
    alison armitageJune 17, 2011
    Free wifi in the lounge area
  • John A.
    John ApartJune 16, 2011
    Pretty gaylord hostel
  • Luke R.
    Luke RyanJune 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring ear plugs for a good sleep, this place is noisy
  • Jenn R.
    Jenn RyanMay 1, 2011
    Nice staff. Lots of stuff to do. Shower a bit bad. Just shoots you in one spot and no where to put your soap and stuff. Good security. Good for a short stay I think
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  • alison a.
    alison armitageMarch 30, 2011
    Great party hostel!
  • Filipe M.
    Filipe MatiaziMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice hostel, party every day, gentle staff, but the wi-fi sucks!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HMarch 15, 2011
    If you don't like small spaces avoid the's tiny!
  • DKNY
    DKNYMarch 1, 2011
    1 hour free wifi provided
  • Eugene L.
    Eugene LimJanuary 9, 2011
    If there is no hot water on any of the floors, go to the ground zero showers. Hot water are on a blast there
  • ChargeBox
    ChargeBoxSeptember 24, 2010
    There's a ChargeBox here, so you can charge you're phone securely in one of the lockers- useful if you've forgotten to pack you're charger!
  • Eric v.
    Eric van DijkJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out Generator website
  • Pri S.
    Pri SantosDecember 20, 2016
    Tem uma estrutura muito completa, servem café da manhã, tem um barzinho/pub com Happy Hour, tem um esquema de tours pela cidade muito bacana!! Dica: os banheiros compartilhados!!
  • Alejandra Q.
    Alejandra QuijanoAugust 2, 2016
    Buena música, no es lo mejor para almacenar equipaje
  • Reyes F.
    Reyes FauloMarch 7, 2016
    Ideal para viajar con adolescentes se encuentran totalmente en su salsa !!! Desayuno muy a mejorar . Mejor fuera del hostel . Muy bien comunicado
  • Allan J.
    Allan JaraFebruary 8, 2016
    Esta bueno el lugar, sencillo pero cómodo
  • Benjamín P.
    Benjamín PenniniNovember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    El desayuno es muy bueno. Las habitaciones y los baños limpios y siempre con olor a perfume. Lo malo es que no tiene rampa para subir la escalera de entrada, lo cual se complica con equipaje grande.
  • Gizem Ş.
    Gizem ŞencanOctober 21, 2015
    Londra'nın en modern hosteli. Harika bir ortamı var, gece dışarı çıkmanıza bile gerek kalmıyor
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BalJune 16, 2015
    Отличный хостел. Красивый, веселый, в центре города, чего еще хотеть :)
  • Eddy M.
    Eddy ManietteApril 27, 2015
    Une auberge de jeunesse à deux pas de St Pancrass. Personnel disponible qui veille au bon séjour. Chambres correctes et restauration sur place.
  • Nico A.
    Nico ArayaFebruary 23, 2015
    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!!
  • Paulo A.
    Paulo AzevedoFebruary 19, 2015
    Hostel moderno, atendimento ótimo e preço honesto, sem falar da localização! Uma das melhores possibilidades de hospedagem em Londres :)
  • Marcia S.
    Marcia SerraJanuary 31, 2015
    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!
  • Aura A.
    Aura Alvarez MoralesJanuary 20, 2015
    Muy céntrico. Buen precio y muy buen ambiente en su bar
  • 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.
    Jordi Hernando CastellsJanuary 10, 2015
    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.
  • Sara G.
    Sara GarcíaOctober 14, 2014
    Buenísimo hostel! Las habitaciones perfectas, limpias y nada ruidoso. Servicio increíble y muchos espacios para disfrutar. Sin duda, muy recomendable
  • Lisiane L.
    Lisiane LacerdaSeptember 15, 2014
    Lindo lugar! Hostel com bar e danceteria! Maravilhoso. Excelentes quartos e atendimento de primeira!
  • Guilherme L.
    Guilherme Limongi BarbieriSeptember 14, 2014
    A decoração do hostel impressiona, e a segurança também.
  • Dmitry T.
    Dmitry TarasovAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Очень хороший инет по всему хостелу.
  • Guía P.
    Guía PlanetingMay 14, 2014
    Ir a Londres ya no será caro. Al menos si te hospedas en el Generator Hostel London Read more
  • Martijn D.
    Martijn DenysMay 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Op junder sokke!!
  • Natalia M.
    Natalia MorenoApril 5, 2013
    Parece uma prisao, os quartos sao mistos (o que pode ser positvo as vezes né haha), mas o bar no hostel melhora tudo!
  • HostelTimes
    HostelTimesFebruary 14, 2013
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    Hostel TimesFebruary 11, 2013
  • FOCUS Online
    FOCUS OnlineNovember 22, 2012
    Aus der ehemaligen Polizeibaracke hat man eine schicke Jugendherberge mit blauen Neonlicht und kühlem Stahldekor gemacht. Die Zimmer haben alles, was man braucht, mehr aber nicht. Read more
  • Marco Daniel P.
    Marco Daniel PintoMay 13, 2012
    Pour ma parte j'aime, vu que on est 4 dans la chambre et que je suis le seul mec, c'est très cool même si les chambres pourrait être un peut
  • Raúl M.
    Raúl ManzanaresApril 7, 2012
    Perfecto . Recomendable !!
    HostelBookers.frDecember 20, 2011
    Très bonne ambiance avec un bar et une salle détente comprenant un billard, des canapés et des ordinateurs. Situé dans le centre de Londres.
  • Carlos V.
    Carlos VelardeDecember 10, 2011
    La sexta planta no tiene baño. Una vergüenza
  • Alberto M.
    Calidad mala para precio regular. Creo que no compensa, pero es barato, sin duda. Yo, desde luego, no volveré.
  • HostelBookers
    HostelBookersSeptember 27, 2011
    Uno dei migliori ostelli per far festa al mondo! Insomma il posto ideale per i turisti italiani. Da non perdere il bar! Read more
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