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Reviews of Generator London

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

89.9% Overall Rating

3394 out of 4164 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/02/2015)

daniel blanc thinks…

"I stayed there 4nights. It is a really nice hostel, close to a small tesco supetmarket and a tube Station. It is a really clean hostel and has lockeres for every bed. Another plus is that they have…"

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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 9.22
  • Breakfast USD 6.92
  • Towel USD 5.38

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. Hostel cannot accept large group bookings made directly online, please use the hostelbookers group booking facility.

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89.9%

Overall Rating

3394 out of 4164 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator London'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
93.6%
Value
86.4%
Safety
94.4%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Stuart Tancred

Alone

City break

02 March 2015 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities. Excellent location.

Disliked: Stuart left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kind and helpful staff.

Disliked: No self-catering facitilities

The property's response is...

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

daniel blanc

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 February 2015 daniel would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed there 4nights. It is a really nice hostel, close to a small tesco supetmarket and a tube Station. It is a really clean hostel and has lockeres for every bed. Another plus is that they have a nice and big Lounch area and a movie room in which are two movies played a day.

Disliked: They only thing that definitly did not like was that there is no Kitchen for the travellers to Cook!! I've definitly never been to a hostel without a Kitchen. Indeed they have a inbuild Restaurant but i think thst London is already expensive enough in spite of dine out.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very helpful. So far it is the best hostel in London.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

CHEE WEE LIM

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2015 CHEE WEE would recommend this property

Liked: Overall ambience and cleanliness.

Disliked: No computer station like the one I found in Generator Copenhagen.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

02 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Few things like modern settings

Disliked: Too crowded and maybe little bit noisy

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Zaheeruddin mirza

Alone

Events / festivals

01 January 2015 Zaheeruddin would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Heating is poor

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eunbin Jang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 December 2014 Eunbin would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was fine to me. Staffs were so kind and rooms was bigger than i thoght ( 4bed dorm) And breakfast was good. The location was so great, So i could walk from hostel to Coventgarden, Trafalgarsquare,Britishmuseum,Nationalgallery,Soho

Disliked: Shower facility was little uncomfortable

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

Anna Garber

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2014 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere and friendliness. Everything except what you can find below! 4 to of 5 with no doubts for this hostel :)

Disliked: 13 bedrooms instead of 8 as it was booked in one room. The receptionist explained it as 8 bedroom means large bedroom and number of the beds is not limited. However, when I booked was clearly stated 8 bedroom. 2 outlets for 1 people is not enough! Was impossible to charge the phone because someone always unplugged it.

The property's response is...

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

Markus Eirund

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 November 2014 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: some may say the rooms are small, i call them cosy. everything was very clean. the staff was very friendly incl. the security.

Disliked: i don't really dislike something but it would be cool if you could buy a new set of balls for the billiard table :)

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rene Serenil

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 October 2014 Rene would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone who worked there were always positive and seemed to enjoy working for this establishment. This was my first experience in a Hostel. I highly recommend Generator London!

Disliked: No qualms.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, good storage for backpacks under bed, close to train stations!

Disliked: Bathrooms were very small, had a shower at night and the lights turned off!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: range of onsite facilities i.e bar,food

Disliked: room size was small

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: So nice and kind staff close to st.pancrass station.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sarah Haywood

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

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

Hamish Paap

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

14 September 2014 Hamish would recommend this property

Liked: The lockers in the room under the bed were good

Disliked: Showers were all broken, floors were disgusting , toilets didn't work properly

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very clean, very friendly and skilled staff and the place is beautifully decorated. The food (if you go for the Generator Burgers) takes a very long time to prepare, but is delicious. The bar serves very professional cocktails and the security is top notch.

Disliked: We had a private 4 person room, which was extremely small when compared to the price we paid. The toilets in the girls room of our floor were continually clogged and it's not a good place for smokers: the "smoking area" is an alley out back, out in the open.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location, comfortable surroundings

Disliked: Pricier for a hostel stay

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and lobby area

Disliked: Closest tube station was 10 minute walk

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The security guards at night, are really nice and funny. And they help you to the pavement/up and down the stairs, if your heels are being a little tricky.

Disliked: You have to be veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy quite in your room ! If you are louder than average speech after 23:00 at night, security will knock on your door and ask you to quite down... It's a hostel for families and people who like to sleep.

The property's response is...

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

kelly dawes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2014 kelly would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely bright colours, inviting chill out areas. Nice atmosphere.

Disliked: Beds could be less noisy squeaks quite a lot

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

As a family with children

City break

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the look and feel inside

Disliked: the cleanliness, the poor breakfast. The dish fish and chips was served with a tasteless fish

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good vibe and great location! Good bar and cafe downstairs!

Disliked: My room was a bit stuffy.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location The bar area

Disliked: The descriction from Gatwick airport to the hostel (it's easier to take the train from the airport directly to st Pancras International instead of changing at Victoria st.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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..


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