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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the comfortable beds at Generator London. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Russell Square. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 2-star hostel has 214 rooms over 6 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi in each room.

  • All rooms offer showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, locker space and a gift shop
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the beds
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

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€68* Per night/room 27 Jun - 28 Jun

6-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite

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8-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite

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1 Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm

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Shared Dormitory, Women only (10-12 Beds)

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Shared Dormitory, Women only (8-12 Beds) - shared bathroom facilities

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Generator London ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Generator London

Everyone (15) Couples (1) Family (3)
2 out of 5

Never again

Cons: There is plenty to be improved
The rooms are really small, no space if 2 peole want to get organize their stuff at the same time. Miss also the point still do mix rooms, when showers for women are on one side and for men on other sode of the each floor. Central heating was on only for couple of hours, even we were on winter season still. I have missed also plugs for each bed, bed light....the price for a breakfast was quiet expensive. The hodtel is not worth it for money they charge for a night stay.

Posted by , from Sweden on 9 Mar 2018

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11 Mar 2018 by jess

Dear Ivana, thank you for taking the time to give us a feedback. We are really sorry to know you didn't enjoy your stay at all. Unfortunately this is an old building so sometimes spaces are limited. About breakfast, you need to consider that you pay £8.00 for a huge buffet, where you can literally eat as much as you want. Outside you would pay the same amount only for one plate. Regards, Reception team

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Nov 2019

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6 Nov 2019 by Front desk

Hello, That's a pretty sweet 4 out of 5! We will take it! Generator London

4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Oct 2019

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12 Oct 2019 by ca

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. 😀 Kind regards, Generator Team

4 out of 5
Stylisch eingerichtet und gute aufteilunge der Zimmmer

Posted by on 11 Oct 2019

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11 Oct 2019 by Generator London

Hi There Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here, we cant wait to have you back

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct 2019

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8 Oct 2019 by ca

Hello there, That's a pretty sweet 4 out of 5! We will take it! We hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Generator Team

3 out of 5
Für den Preis (ca. 22 chf/Nacht im Vierbettzimmer)ok. Zimmer ist renovierungsbedürftig ( Decke blättert ab, aus dem Wasserhahn kommt nur sehr wenig Wasser..

Posted by on 11 Sep 2019

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11 Sep 2019 by Laura

Hi there, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us as it helps us improve our standards everyday. We are currently in the process of refurbishing our rooms and common areas, next time you're in the city we would love it if you came back and let us know what you think. Regards, Generator Team

4 out of 5
Die Unterkunft ist unkompliziert und günstig. Tolle Atmosphäre. Cool für junge Leute.

Posted by on 23 Jul 2019

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23 Jul 2019 by genlondon

Hi There thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us its so great to hear that you had a lovely stay with us come visit us again soon regards

5 out of 5
Etwas mehr Kleiderhaken im Zimmer und Ablagen in der gem. Dusche(n) wäre nett.

Posted by on 23 Jul 2019

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23 Jul 2019 by Hello

Dear, Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We will take your feedback onboard and continue to try our best to provide our guests with the best experience ever! We hope to see you at Generator soon. Regards, Generator London

2 out of 5
Everything mechanical was somehow broken and quick-fixed in temporary manner: taps, sinks, hinges, shower-cabinets etc. They did work but not well. Soap was out if dispenser worked. The place was like a “party-hostel” for party-oriented people.

Posted by on 18 Jul 2019

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20 Jul 2019 by Generator London

Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your review and feedback! We'll make sure to take your comment into consideration so we can do better next time. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again! Regards,

3 out of 5
Quite hot and small sleeping room. Friendly check-in and personal.

Posted by on 17 Jul 2019

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17 Jul 2019 by Front Office

Dear, Thank you for your feedback. Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your review and feedback! We hope to see you at Generator soon. Regards, Generator London

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, tour or ticket assistance, and an arcade/games room are also featured at Generator London. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this London hostel.

  • 214 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Games room or arcade
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Locker space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: London St. Pancras Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Russell Square Underground Station (0.4 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Generator London offers 214 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to noon.

On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book. 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.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates)

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates). This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Bed sheets fee: GBP 4 per person

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 7.50 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Generator Hostel
  • Generator Hostel London
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  • London Generator
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.