Generator London

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Generator London

Generator London

2.0 star property
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
WC1H 9SE, England, London, 37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe British Museum13 min walk
  • Popular LocationOxford Street16 min walk
  • Popular LocationPiccadilly Circus16 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)52 min drive

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About this area


Generator London is located in London City Centre, a neighborhood in London, and is near a metro station. The British Museum and Buckingham Palace are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include London Eye and Natural History Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at O2 Arena or Wembley Stadium. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 4 minutes by foot and King's Cross & St. Pancras Underground Station is 10 minutes.

What's nearby

  • The British Museum - 13 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 16 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 10 min drive
  • Trafalgar Square - 14 min drive
  • Piccadilly Circus - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • London (QQS-St. Pancras International Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 52 min drive

About this property

Generator London

Hostel near The British Museum
Consider a stay at Generator London and take advantage of a nightclub, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite international cuisine restaurant. Free in-room WiFi and a bar are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and an elevator
  • A gift shop, ATM/banking services, and a front desk safe
  • Express check-out, a reception hall, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, helpful staff, and proximity to public transit
Room features
All guestrooms at Generator London have amenities such as free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and daily housekeeping


Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 3.75 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Shower


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 3.75 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 5 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Generator London pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 5 per pet, per night.

How much does it cost to stay at Generator London?

As of Aug 19, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator London on Aug 22, 2022 start from ¥9,606, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Generator London?

Generator London doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Generator London?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Generator London?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Where is Generator London located?

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum. Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square are also within 2 mi (3 km). Russell Square Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and King's Cross & St. Pancras Underground Station is 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Generator London and receive a full refund?

Yes, Generator London offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Generator London cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 208 out of 998 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 409 out of 998 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 234 out of 998 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 82 out of 998 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 65 out of 998 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We had a good stay at this hostel- it is large, clean, and in the perfect location. The only issue was that we were there during the 40 degree heat wave and the room had no ventilation,fan, or air conditioning- just a tiny window that did not open fully. We asked for a fan at reception but they did not have any left. It was almost unbearable to sleep in the room, but I'm sure in more normal weather conditions it would be fine.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Staff & service
The hostel is in a good location. Close to Russell Square and Kings Cross station. There are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets near by the hostel. The hostel its self is like a factory. Its not the most warm and comfortable hostel. It must of been a old factory or hospital. The hostel has no kitchen or common room besides the over priced bar/restaurant. The staff in the hostel are rude and not helpful. I have stayed in other Generator hostel in Europe and never experienced this bad service before. The place is also overpriced. There are only one bathroom on each floor of for males and females. With 4 toliets and 4 showers. The shower all flow into one drain in the middle of the floor. Its a slip hazzard and bad hygiene. The showers leak after you turn them off. The shower area is small with nowhere to store your stuff from getting wet by the shower. Overall if you are desperate for accommodation maybe stay there. I know that I wouldn't be staying there again.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Giant Backpacker's style accomodation at unbeatable price, beware, if you stay in the dorm on the downstairs floor numbered above 011, you will not sleep as the boom-bom of the bar will resound all night until the early hours, dorms are comfortable as far as beds are concerned but noisy because tourists don't know how to behave and make noise all night with their phones. Breakfast is way too pricey for the food offered.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay, staff were friendly prices are reasonable
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Picked this hostel for the location, on walking distance from King’s Cross. The building was rather old and rooms small. Quite noisy during night. Probably won’t stay here again
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was a nice place to stat, close to kings cross station, staff were very helpful. Everywhere was always clean
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The beds are good for a hostel. I prefer the Generator in Barcelona overall. The bathrooms could do with some work. Rather dark an dingy despite being clean for the most part. Horrible shower curtains that are too small etc…
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
A relatively nice room ruined by horrible noise
Noise went on all night on the smoking patio outside my room. Make sure to avoid room 011 in the basement. If the rooms in the rest of the property were just as clean and spacious they might be great but my room which was a premium priced room had noise all night long , long after the bars would close on a relatively calm weekday.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022