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

87.0% Overall Rating

3329 out of 4095 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/04/2014)

Olivia Melendez thinks…

"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,…"

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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 10.06
  • Breakfast USD 7.54
  • Towel USD 5.87

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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87.0%

Overall Rating

3329 out of 4095 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator London'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
86.4%
Value
81.6%
Safety
90.4%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Mingchuan Xie

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2014 Mingchuan would recommend this property

Liked: The free wifi which works everywhere, the modern feel and the liveliness of the place

Disliked: Heating was poor (couldn't be controlled), lockers were small and expensive, shower facilities can get dirty very quickly.

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

Maria Galliani Dyrvik

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 March 2014 Maria Galliani would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, central, modern and mostly well-organized space. Nice common areas as well.

Disliked: Some peculiar architectonic solutions such as mirrors/sink and power outlets weirdly positioned in the corner of the room making it a bit of a pain for more people to coexist in dorms. Also, weirdly designed bathrooms with not place to leave/hang stuff. Only 1 elevator for 5 floors.

100.0%
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neill dixon

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2014 neill would recommend this property

Liked: the best thing about the hostel was feeling that everyone was enjoying themselves

Disliked: neill left no negative feedback.

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

Francisco Carvalho

Alone

Business / conference

05 March 2014 Francisco would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Did not notice anything

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

03 March 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: The shower/wash facilities are terrible. They are just curtained cubicles, there is nowhere to hang your things so everything you have gets wet. You also have to queue for the shower because there are so many people staying at the hostel. The rooms are boiling hot and the mattresses have plastic covers which makes for a very uncomfortable nights sleep. It's very much like sleeping in a hospital, but at least in hospital you can control the air-conditioning yourself. The locker facilities only facilitate very small locks. If you have a good lock, expect that it will not fit. The hostel is massive and also a nightclub which makes for a very noisy nights sleep. It depends what you're going there for but if you're looking to rest - I wouldn't recommend staying here. The door man and the receptionist (night-staff) were particularly ignorant and rude. They were probably haven't a bad night, and to be honest, bouncers are invariably stupid - so this was nothing exceptional. I've been very honest in this review so it's confusing to me that this hostel is so highly rated! I recommend 'The Crown' in Clapham - excellent hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

03 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place is so secure it even has a bouncer on the door 24hrs. Nice clean hot showers. Newly refurbished throughout. Nice area near Holborn and British Museum.

Disliked: Visited the disco around midnight and the atmosphere wasn't very welcoming.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2014

Liked: Location was good and the comunal areas were good.

Disliked: The rooms were untidy and the bathrooms were disgusting.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Mark Flay

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 February 2014 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Freindly and sociable. Self contained with cafe, bar, pool, internet. Great location Nr Russell Square and Kings Cross.

Disliked: all good

71.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Pete Martin

Alone

Work / volunteering

25 February 2014

Liked: The property is clean and well maintained. Facilities are clearly signed. Staff very helpful.

Disliked: The noise from the bar area is very loud and there is nowhere to escape it apart from the rooms. Even the chill out room is rocked by the music. If you want to chill outside your room after 9pm this is probably not the place for you.

100.0%
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Adam Gray

Alone

Events / festivals

24 February 2014 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Modern, nice looking and safe.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Songhee Yun

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2014 Songhee would recommend this property

Liked: the staffs were so generous and friendly. And i feel the location is safe. Especially it has securities in front of the building. Last thing is cleanliness!

Disliked: Songhee left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, warm, secure

Disliked: poor signal Bad wifi connection

100.0%
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Messias Julio

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 February 2014 Messias would recommend this property

Liked: Good energy

Disliked: The receptionists could be a little more friendly

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

Natasha Parry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2014 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the relaxed atmosphere and all the places to chill out and meet people

Disliked: Nothing really but nice to have a kitchen or even just a microwave in common area

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, modern, great facilities and close to the Tube.

Disliked: Night staff was a little short with us whilst checking in.

100.0%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how helpful the staff was.

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was a Spanish guy with black hair behind the bar during the day who was so helpful with anything I asked. Basically, anything I asked he tried his best to help me out. An absolute gent. He is the main reason I would recommend the place.

Disliked: My first night, I hardly got any sleep because a German guy wouldn't shut up in his room. Really got on my nerves. Not the hostels fault really.


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