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Generator Hostel London

8,267 reviews
+44 20 7388 7655

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
The Generator hostel offers a unique experience, and has rapidly established itself as the place to stay in London for young visitors. all bedrooms are basic with bunk beds and a wash basin. Showers and toilets are separated for male and females on every floor. (Guests booking a double please note that this is a twin bedded room). There are four public areas Fuel stop (Self service breakfast and dinner), Chill out lounge (with sofas, movies and internet terminals), Turbine 1 (eating area with pool tables) and then there is the Famous Generator bar, open from 6pm until 2am, 7 days a week, each night with a different event from Quizzes to Karaoke. Located in the centre of the 'West End' - entertainment and attractions of London are right on the doorstep - with the British Museum only 5 min walking distance.
There is a minimum age restriction of 18 years for guests to occupy a dorm room and 16 years for guests to occupy a private room. Guests who are underage will be refused accommodation.
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37 Tavistock Place Compton Place London WC1H 9SE E
London, WC1H 9SE
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User Highlights
"Excellent night life" "Superb location"
Near to public transport, according to 98%.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
"Good internet connection" "Good Wifi connection"
78% said the wifi quality was great.
100% thought it was a great value.
Bar and Beverages
"Cheap beer" "Bar is amazing"
70% thought beverage prices were a great value.
"Great atmosphere and facilities" "Great lobby/bar"
81% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
92% said it was a stylish hostel.
"Welcoming staff" "Staff were amazing"
83% found the staff to be very friendly.
61% said the reception staff was ok.
Value for money
"They charge for luggage storage" "Expensive towel"
68% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was too high for 68%.
"Not hot breakfast" "Dry cereal"
68% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Broken lift" "Dirty hall"
93% complained about the elevator.
66% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
"Sheets were stained" "Toilets are very dirty"
67% complained about the bathroom.
Only 57% said rooms were clean enough.

Good to know...

Friendly atmosphere
Shower can be a problem
Bathroom could be optimized
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
With its industrial decor, blue neon lights and throbbing techno, the huge Generator (more than 850 beds) is one of the grooviest budget places in central London.
The Generator Hostel represents a new type of high-end hostelling with a real emphasis on creating a fun, chilled-out atmosphere conducive to interaction between guests.
This buzzing hostel offers small shared and private rooms, but plenty of fun-loving character in the modern public spaces that offer a very social vibe. The Generator Hostel feels more...
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 10:00am
# of Rooms
  • Late Check-out Fee: GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 8.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible