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Reviews of Generator London

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

88.8% Overall Rating

3369 out of 4138 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/08/2014)

"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…"

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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 9.76
  • Breakfast USD 7.32
  • Towel USD 5.69

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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88.8%

Overall Rating

3369 out of 4138 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator London'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
85.6%
Value
84.8%
Safety
94.4%
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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

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..

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

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


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