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Generator London

Hostel | Compton Place, off 37 Tavistock Place, London, England WC1H 9SE

87.1% Overall Rating

3358 out of 4127 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/07/2014)

Grace Hung thinks…

"The rooms were very clean, a big plus for the absence of broadlooms. The best thing was the washbasin in the room, making it possible to do small things such as wash hands, brush teeth in the room…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 10.18
  • Breakfast USD 7.64
  • Towel USD 5.94

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

The remaining 90% payment for your entire stay will be collected on arrival. Please note, if you cancel your reservation within 24hours of arrival or you do not show up on the arrival date, the first night of your booking will be charged to your card. You must cancel before 24 hours in advance to avoid a one nights charge. Hostel cannot accept guest under 18 years of age.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

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Overview

** HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2010 - Ranked top 3 for 'Most Popular' in Europe **

The Generator is London's largest, liveliest and funkiest hostel with over 800 beds. Great central location in Russell Square. Has often been voted in the top ten hostels in the world! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Triple (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Single (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

6 person (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

Quad (Shared bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About Generator London

Generator London was the very first Generator and you’ll find it in the area of Russell Square in the heart of the West End. It’s the ideal spot to enjoy London from, everything you need to see is minutes away by tube. You’ll never run out of things to do in the UK’s capital. You just have to decide where to start and we can help you with that. When you have seen and done it all for the day head back to Generator and unwind. It’s a destination in its own right and a great place to socialise and reflect on your experiences of the day. Head to the bar and chill out areas to get yourself a well deserved drink or two. It’s lively, friendly and un-missable. We’ve also got great beds for sleepy heads and of course you’ll be enjoying London life in the most authentic surroundings. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private rooms with innovative mod cons. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay visit the travel shop and our city experts will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. You’ll have to stay longer to fit it all in but you’ll not need convincing of that. We’ll see you there soon.

Important points:

• Central location – Situated close to Russell Square
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
• Internet terminals
• Travel Desk
• Luggage Store
• Laundry Room
• Games Room
• Bar & Chill Out Areas
• Nightly Events & Entertainment
• Dining facilities for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day snacks
• Female Dormitories
• Dormitories for 4, 6 & 8
• Group bookings

FREE WI-FI
Stay connected. Free across most areas.(public areas only at the moment) Internet terminals also available for a small charge.

THE BAR
Order a classic cocktail. Open from 5pm-2am with fun and games every night.

THE LOUNGE & CAFÉ
Open everyday 24/7

BREAKFAST
Enjoy breakfast between 7am – 10am (at a small charge).

DINNER.
Delicious meals available between 5-9pm every evening. A dish of the day will also be available together with the bar snack menu.

SNACKS
Vending machines available for night owls to satisfy the midnight munchies.

ROOMS TO AMAZE
A wide selection of contemporary Privates, Twins, Triples & Dorms, with crisp white linen all available at great rates. Towels included complimentary in Twin rooms only.

BATHROOMS
Shared showers on every floor.

LAUNDRY
Open 24 hours a day where you can wash, dry and iron for a small fee.

24 HOUR RECEPTION
No need to worry about arriving late or early. The Generator Reception is open 24 hours a day with a duty manager who’s always around to help.

LUGGAGE STORE
Secure luggage room is available so you can sightsee without dragging your bag with you.

GREAT STAFF
All our staff are multi lingual and on hand to help you with whatever info you need.

TRAVEL SHOP
Purchase tickets, tours and a whole lot more including phone and postal service. We will help you make the most of your stay. Undecided? Take advantage of our complimentary guided walking tour available daily.

Accommodation Information

Private rooms
Singles or Twins are available (towels with single / twins only)
Quad, six, eight and ten bed dormitories are available. Shared bathrooms with showers and toilets are available on each floor.

All rooms include:
• Power sockets
• Linen & bedding

Dorms
Quad, six, eight & ten bed dormitories are available as well as luxury female dormitories. Many bunks have a privacy screen. Shared bathrooms with showers and toilets are available on each floor.
All rooms include:
• Power sockets
• Linen & bedding
• Full length mirrors
• Personal Lockable Storage locker

Guest can store their bags in a luggage room which we have where its like a safety deposit box, which starts from £2.00 for a small locker for 6 hours up to £6.00 for a large locker for 24 hours. A large locker can store a 50 Litres ruck sack.

Location Information

You’ll find Generator in the heart of the West End. The nearest spot is Russell Square.

Directions
London is one of the most accessible cities. Whether your coming by plane or train it’s simple.
From the airport
Heathrow – hop on the Piccadilly line and head straight to Russell Square, don’t change.
Gatwick – Board the Gatwick Express train, it will take you straight to Victoria station where you can pick up the tube. Take the Victoria Line one stop to Green park and change onto the Piccadilly line which will take you up to Russell Square.

Luton – From the airport there is a bus to Luton Parkway train station. From here take a direct train to London Kings Cross. On arrival at Kings Cross you can then take the Piccadilly line to Russell Square.
Stansted – The Stansted Express will take you straight to Liverpool Street. From there take the Central Line tube to Holborn and then change to the Piccadilly Line and head to Russell Square.

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