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Generator London

2-star2 stars
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom

Hostel with restaurant, near Russell Square
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Good internet service
Bar is awesome
Fairly good value for money

Generator London

from £41
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private 3 bed room, Shared Bathroom
  • Private 4 bed Room - Shared Bathroom
  • 6 Bed Private Room
  • Bed in 4 bed Dorm - Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm
  • 1 Bed in a 8-Bed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory (10-13 Bed Mixed)
  • Twin
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10-12 Beds)
  • 6-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory room ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory room shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (8-12 Beds) - shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared Dormitory (10-13 Bed Mixed) - shared bathroom facilities
  • Superior King

What’s around Generator London


  • In London City Centre
  • Russell Square - 6-minute walk
  • The British Museum - 14-minute walk
  • Oxford Street - 17-minute walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 21-minute walk
  • Royal Opera House - 21-minute walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 23-minute walk
  • The Strand - 23-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 47-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 86-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 21-min drive
  • London King's Cross Station 8-min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station 9-min walk
  • London Euston Station 9-min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station 4-min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station 8-min walk
  • Euston Underground Station 12-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 214 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Generator London’s small print

Also known as

  • Generator Hostel London
  • London Hostel Generator
  • Generator Hostel London England
  • Generator Hostel London Hotel London
  • Generator London England
  • Generator London London
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London
  • Generator Hostel
  • Generator London
  • Generator Hostel London England
  • Generator Hostel London Hotel London
  • Generator London Hostel
  • Generator London London
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Generator London Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 4

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 8.50 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Generator London

  • Does Generator London offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Generator London does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Generator London?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Generator London.
  • Are pets allowed at Generator London?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator London?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Generator London?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that serves international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Tavistock Tandoori (1-min walk), Continental Stores (1-min walk) and Moreish (1-min walk).
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Generator London?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 837 reviews

Very good 8.0
Too noisy
Very noisy. Ventilation fan too noisy
Xiaojun, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and place
The place is amazing, location is great, just 5 mins from Russels Square Underground which takes you to anywhere in town and also to the Heathrow airport.
valeria, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Decent hostel in central London
Lots of space and modern rooms. Good location and good prices considering the avarage hostels in London. Not sure if the number of toilets was enough considering the number of guest per room. Occasionally bit noisy until late night (some parties happening upstairs?)
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
At the check-in the girl was not polite and not really pleasant ,They don't show any customers service At the check out too But the bed was so cissy ,room clean and lots spacee for my short stay
Naima, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
Had a great stay with Generator - has a nice location close to King’s Cross Station, helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms. The buffet breakfast was a little expensive but it was delicious. Overall, had a great stay and definitely considering to come back.
Jonathan, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Good for quick trips
It was a good place to stay near the central of london especially near the london universities. But other than that nothing special.
Eugene, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Would stay again
The Hostel was quite clean except of some toilets in the bathrooms. Each bed had two USB ports and a separate light, which I found to be very convenient and well thought through. Overall stay was good for the price!
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was clean and efficient, central
Claire, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Do not miss this opportunity to save loads!
I simply can not recommend this place enough. So long as you are ok sharing a room with other highly respectful and nice people then you should use this place. I am quite old but have always been made welcome, the place feels very inclusive, and you meet all kinds of lovely travellers here. And it is so cheap! It is a jewel in the heart of London. To reassure you, I have never yet, in the dozen or so times I have stayed here, meet anyone who kept me awake if I needed to go to bed early, or were anything other than respectful of each other's dignity when it came to changing clothes etc. And there are lots of clean and well maintained facilities if you want to change, shower etc in complete privacy. You will be amazed what you can get for a fraction of the price of the grotty hotels in the area, if you are young at heart!
John, gb2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Good anyway
Unexpectedly stayed with a friend in Maida Vale and did not make the reservation, sorry. This establishment is known to us and would give a good rating anyway. Thanks.
gb2 night trip with friends

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