Generator London

37 Tavistock PlaceLondonWC1H 9SEUnited Kingdom
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About Generator London

Well-positioned in the city centre, Generator London is just an eight-minute walk from Russell Square. This hostel with a chic, industrial vibe boasts a stylish bar, funky chill-out areas, and a cinema room.

The colourful female-only and mixed-gender dorms come with lock-up storage and shared bathroom facilities. Private rooms have work desks, while upgraded ones highlight en-suite bathrooms.

Generator London offers an event space, laundry facilities, and luggage storage service. Additional features include free Wi-Fi access throughout and pub crawl arrangements, as well as tour and travel assistance.

Continental and international fare plus barista-style coffee are served at the on-site cafe. Late-night drinks such as ice-cold beers and signature cocktails can be enjoyed at the hostel’s bar, which boasts live DJ performances and an authentic London Routemaster Bus.

The British Museum, a prestigious museum showcasing Egyptian mummies and ancient Greek sculptures, is a 15-minute walk from the hostel. The famous Covent Garden area is just over a mile away.


37 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 388 7666 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / corridors

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Impressive location in central London

Reviews highlight the impressive, central location of the hostel. They specify that the Russell Square underground station is less than five minutes’ walk away, and countless drinking and dining venues are just steps away. Iconic attractions including the world-renowned British Museum and several parks are also reported to be within walking distance.

Stylish hostel with a lively atmosphere

The hostel is described as modern, chic, and vibrant. Backpackers and leisure travellers love the colourful patterns of the rooms and the casual common areas. They particularly admire the on-site bar, which serves a wide range of alcoholic drinks and hosts nightly live music and entertainment. Reviewers even claim that the lively bar is the best feature of the hostel.

Upstanding staff service

Travellers appreciate the altruistic service of the staff members. The receptionists are generally commended for being accommodating and helpful, plus they are available for 24 hours a day. Visitors also appreciate the useful ideas they give about the must-do activities and must-see places to visit in London.

Negative Reviews

Issues with the communal showers

Only one bathroom zone is reportedly available on each floor. Travellers find this a major issue, as they have to walk quite long to reach the bathrooms and queues are also common. They further mention about the hit-and-miss cleanliness of the shared bathrooms.

Limited in-room power sockets

Guests condemn the limited availability of power sockets in the dorm rooms. Moreover, they indicate that the sockets are poorly placed and not next to the beds.

No self-catering kitchen facilities

The lack of a shared kitchen facility, such as a fridge and a microwave, is disappointing for the travellers. They illustrate that these amenities would help them store and reheat foods any time they prefer.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 9873 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
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    5.1 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 9873 reviews