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Reviews of 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.

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87.1%

Overall Rating

3358 out of 4127 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator London'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
82.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
93.6%
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97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Grace Hung

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2014 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: 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 instead of going to the shared bathroom. The common rooms were great, they were big and spacious with a lot of people in movement all the time. The hostel had a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere and made guests feel welcomed!

Disliked: Staying on the 5th floor meant bad water pressure. The toilets weren't able to flush so a lot of times they were just filled almost to the top with various contents..

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michael McGuire

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Provided an amazing atmosphere and environment where you are able to network with an awesome mix of international travellers.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location! Hostel has a super funky feel to it. Also the beds were super comfy! And there was more than adequate storage space. So great to have a bank machine, bar, lounge area right on site :)

Disliked: I was told there wasn't a computer room which was odd, as this hostel has pretty much everything else. My room was a bit small too for 4 people.

100.0%
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paul cooke

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2014 paul would recommend this property

Liked: clean and central

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

James Baxter

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2014 James would recommend this property

Liked: Bar, common rooms, location, security

Disliked: Showers were scalding Hot and couldn't change temperature

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jamie Pembroke

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

16 May 2014 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how secure it was, there was a doorman on duty all day and after a certain time in the evening was security guards checking everyones room keys as they entered the property.

Disliked: I didnt like that I couldnt find the showers and my breakfast came out cold.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great! People is very kind.

Disliked: The only Issue was that this hostel doesn't have microwave or freedge.. so you can't heat food. Carefull with that if you want to save food money! ;) Bathrooms get very dirty during the day. :( Bhe shower is great though.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tom Bourke

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

11 May 2014 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location, Cool Building

Disliked: Lack of en-suite rooms, and the bathrooms constantly out of action for cleaning!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

11 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a pretty standard hostel but maintained to an excellent standard and very clean. Staff was accommodating and very warm.

Disliked: The girl in the top bunk. What a bitch.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Maria Mesquita

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2014 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Modern hostel, facilities and services and location.

Disliked: Too big, not cosy and loud at night (due to the bar).

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Mateusz Glogiewicz

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 May 2014 Mateusz would recommend this property

Liked: hostel is well maintained and looked after.

Disliked: 1) The security at the door very rude - specially the 2 "gentlemans" I had a "pleasure" to speak with @ 3:30 am on Saturday night/Sunday morning when I came back. They asked me for key door in very unpolite and rude way, like if I was a criminal - I do understand that it's their job, and it's for all the guest's safety, but someone need to teach them how to use such words as "good night, thank you, good evening" as at the end we do not know each other, and WE are NOT FRIENDS. We end up paying £160 for 2 nights for 2 beds, and unfortunately it's not worth its price for how unwelcome we felt + you need to improve your reception, waaay to slow on check in/out... took ages to check in and another 15min waiting to check out.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: not convenie to get drinkable water esp hot water. Need to go downstairs for it

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, exactly what we needed, good security and very good staff who were willing to help and answer many questions

Disliked: A little bit expensive. Not something I would suggest for a last minute booking.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Events / festivals

29 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quirky, good location

Disliked: Missing toilet seat, lack of free towel, queues at breakfast

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jayden Wells

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2014 Jayden would recommend this property

Liked: it is very clean, the rooms are massive also and the under bed storage lockers were a plus ! location is in a good area too.

Disliked: hostel is very big and looses its hostel feel, only had 2 power points at the end of the room away from the beds. no kitchen facilities, for the price to stay here it is unusual it has none

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice! Big and roomie! Clean. Felt very safe and not super loud at night.

Disliked: It would of been nice to have a complimentary breakfast, and having to pay for you to store luggage. So after checking out and you can't book into your next hostel till 2pm you waste a day, since you don't want to carry all your luggage everywhere till 2pm.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and design.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, great value for money, clean and fun

Disliked: n/a

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Alice Harrold

Alone

Business / conference

08 April 2014 Alice would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are all lovely and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant.

Disliked: The place can be noisy on some nights with a lot of young guests partying till late.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big. 24 hr service.

Disliked: Noisy neighbours at night. Lack of free drinking water.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Olivia Melendez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: By far the best hostel I've stayed at. Really great atmosphere and friendly people. There's a bar, cafe, and large chill-out area on the first floor. I stayed in a four-person dorm that was clean, compfrtable, and had lockable luggage lockers and a sink. Security was also impressive as there were numerous night guards stationed around the outside area. Free, fast wifi, even in my room. And as an added bonus, the reception even printed off my boarding pass and bus ticket for free. An extremely positive experience!

Disliked: It is a bit far from the main tourist attractions, but very close to the Tube so getting anywhere is a breeze.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly, helpful and polite. The room and bathroom were clean and bright. The location was perfect and it was quiet at night. Excellent value for money.

Disliked: My room was a very long way from the bathroom!

100.0%
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HyeJin Kim

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2014 HyeJin would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really really really good!!! British museum is very close so you can by walk about 15minutes and almost of famous place is near this hostel also all the staff are very kind and security guys always helpful! The room and bar, cafe all the place in this hostel are beautiful and great I really enjoyed stay in there even I thoughts want to live there!

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Fredrik Persson

Alone

City break

19 March 2014 Fredrik would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had a very good and central location with a pub and a restaurant. The staff was nice, everything was clean and well organised.

Disliked: Maybe you can find a cheaper hostel.

100.0%
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Jacob Alexander

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

16 March 2014 Jacob would recommend this property

Liked: It's great.. I had a very good time. I meet a heap of new and interesting people..

Disliked: N/A


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