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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Generator London

Generator London

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near The British Museum
7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

1,004 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England, WC1H 9SE
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Arcade/games room
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Arcade/games room

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • The British Museum - 14 min walk
  • Leicester Square - 25 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 28 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus - 29 min walk
  • Trafalgar Square - 30 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 35 min walk
  • Thames River - 35 min walk
  • London Eye - 38 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 38 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 39 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 39 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 42 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 49 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 52 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 59 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 91 min drive
  • London (QQS-St. Pancras International Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • London St. Pancras Station - 10 min walk
  • London (QQK-King's Cross Train Station) - 10 min walk
  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • Euston Underground Station - 10 min walk


  • The Marquis of Cornwallis - 2 min walk
  • Slim Chickens - 3 min walk
  • Nando's - 3 min walk
  • Wing Wing - 3 min walk
  • Half Cup - 5 min walk

About this property

Generator London

Generator London features a nightclub and puts you within a 15-minute walk of The British Museum. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, St. Paul's Cathedral and Oxford Street are within a short drive. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 4 minutes away and King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station is 10 minutes.


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 or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 214 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • 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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 31 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Discount at nearby fitness centre
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


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


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room
  • Nightclub
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Water dispenser
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Energy-saving features in guest rooms
  • LED light bulbs

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 7.90 for adults and GBP 3.95 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
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).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Generator Hostel London
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Frequently asked questions

Does Generator London offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator London does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator London?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator London?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 31 lb per pet. There's a charge of GBP 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Generator London?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Generator London.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator London?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Generator London and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy amenities such as a nightclub and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator London?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Generator London like?
Generator London is a short 4-minute walk from Russell Square Underground Station and 14 minutes' walk from The British Museum. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Ok for 1 night
Friendly staff. Room at the basement. Very hot and humid. Room needs a reface. But ok for 1 night. Close to the metro. Close to a supermarket and Starbucks.
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vladislav, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good not good
It's not my first time staying in Generator hostel. I've been staying there in different cities in the past such as Madrid and Paris. I know that this particular location is a very first and I could see it while staying there. I really hope and wish that the management is planning to perform renovation of the rooms and its facilities very soon. It's a little bit dirty (there is a lot of plague showers), some of the doors don't lock, there are wholes in walls of shower (to spy?). But for this price it is good. Just not comfortable.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Lewis, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Don't Wast Your Money, Very Bad.
Very noisy, no mobile signal in the room, dirty sheet, bad pillow. Very Bad place.
Soheir, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I was only there a night, so can only comment in a limited way. Seemed an OK place, nice bedding.
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10/10 Exceptional

Yi-Ming, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

kapildev, 1-night trip
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