Generator London

Generator London

37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom
+44 207 388 7666

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Generator London
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About Generator London

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Guests visiting London and searching for affordable accommodations within easy reach of all that greater London has to offer will find that the Generator London is a good choice. This is a hostel property that offers dormitory-style rooms with few frills. However, it is within easy reach of most of London’s top attractions, including the British Library, The Foundling Museum, The Postal Museum, the Charles Dickens Museum, Covent Gardens, Regent’s Park, and a great deal more.

The 210 rooms within Generator London offer dormitory-style sleeping arrangements, with eight beds per room. The rooms are climate controlled and include a safe for personal valuables. All rooms are also nonsmoking. Note that there are female-only dorms available. A limited number of private twin rooms are available, as well.

While the rooms might provide only basic amenities, the property itself offers quite a lot. For instance, there is a café on site. There is also a travel shop where guests can pick up sundries and such. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property, and there is also a bar here where guests can grab a quick drink. The laundry area offers self-service cleaning, and there is event space on offer, too. Luggage storage and a chill-out area complete the picture.

While the hostel does offer a café on property, guests will also find there are over 150 restaurants within less than a half-mile’s walk. These include Aux Pains de Papy, and Albertini Restaurant for Italian fare. Cappadocia is an Italian café, while Pizza Sophia also serves up Italian fare. Other options include The Banc, Patisserie Deux Amis, and North Sea Fish Restaurant.

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Thu 11/30
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Double room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Generator London

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Night club

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental
  • Game room
  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke
  • Pool table
  • Night club


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • Storage available


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of Generator London

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Clean with very friendly and helpful staff.
Cons:Location and price.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:The hostel was very clean. The bathrooms were cleaned every few hours. There was a nice mix of travelers,young and old,people travelling in groups and lone travelers. There were also young families and babies. Lots of people ,lots of activity. At night ,there was added security in the building. I was very happy with the Generator Hostel.
Cons:The mornings were rough .You had to time it right to get a sink in the bathroom. Everyone seemed to need the showers at the same time. You just have to try to avoid the busy times.
8.0 Very good
Pros:It was all clean, the staff is nice and there is a good mood there
Cons:They didn't provide padlock for luggage lockers
9.6 Wonderful
Pros:The atmosphere was amazing, the common areas were decorated impeccably, the staff were genuinely friendly, and the ground floor had enough chill out/get rowdy/eat food areas that a) you could always find a space suitable for your mood, and b) the rooms stayed quiet and peaceful. Also, the number of outlets was astounding, and the WiFi excellent, even though my room was on the fifth floor.
Cons:The toilets were backed up a few times. It was always fixed quickly, but the frequency of blockages was a little concerning.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Location was great, café downstairs was fine.
Cons:It was loud, hard to get sleep at night. I could hear my neighbors through the walls and when the doors shut it is really loud and echoes down the hallway.


37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, WC1H 9SE

What's nearby

  • British Museum0.4 mi
  • Somerset House1.1 mi
  • Piccadilly Circus1.2 mi
  • National Gallery1.2 mi
  • Southbank Centre1.4 mi
  • St James's Palace1.6 mi
  • London Eye1.6 mi
  • Churchill War Rooms1.7 mi
  • Tate Modern1.7 mi
  • Westminster Bridge1.7 mi
  • Big Ben1.7 mi
  • Buckingham Palace1.8 mi



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Top tips for your stay at Generator London

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Generator London, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in September and August.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Generator London, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Sunday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Generator London was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $71, while the most expensive was $71.
  • How long should you stay at Generator London? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 8 days.

FAQs when booking at Generator London

  • Where is Generator London located?

    Generator London is located at 37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square in Camden, 1.8 miles from the center of London. British Museum is the closest landmark to Generator London.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Generator London?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Generator London.

  • Does Generator London offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Generator London offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Generator London from the airport?

    Generator London is 7.3 miles from London City.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Generator London hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Generator London in London and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Generator London and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Generator London.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

1.8 mi

Nearest Airport

London City

Distance to airport

7.6 mi