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  • Type And Size
  • Quality Hostel
  • Independent Hostel
  • 217 rooms
37 Tavistock Place London Bloomsbury WC1H 9SE

Generator Hostel

As well as being the winner of 2010's Best London Accommodation Award, Generator Hostel is one of Europe's largest hostels with over 800 beds. Located in Russell Square, you will be able to experience the exciting nightlife of Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus, all within easy walking distance. Facilities at Generator Hostel include an internet room, tourist information centre and study room.

Generator Hostel is a lively place to stay. The two bars, The Generator Bar and The Turbine provide exciting entertainment for the guests. Drinks are reasonably priced and there are pool tables and table football for your enjoyment. The rooms at Generator Hostel are basic and comfortable. All are equipped with washbasins and there are ample shared bathroom facilities on all floors.


Generator Hostel has the benefit of being near an array of London attractions. The British Museum is close if you fancy a exploring the vast collection of artefacts from around the world. The British Library is also nearby and is home to the famous Magna Carta. Charles Dickens’ House is less than five minutes away and Covent Garden, with its variety of shops and restaurants, is close by.

Generator Hostel Facilities


Bar / Coffee/Tea Maker / Concierge / Games Room / Internet Terminal / Pay-Phones / Shared bathroom / Television Lounge / Tour Desk / Tourist Information / Wash Basin / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

The Generator Bar offers special deals on drinks and meals each evening.


Generator Hostel offers FREE WiFi in public areas, and wired internet at a cost of GBP 1.50 per hour.

Communal areas and activities

Spend time having fun with friends in the games room, play billiards and sing karaoke at Generator Hostel.


Children under 18 years of age are not accepted at Generator Hostel.

Leisure Areas / Leisure Activities

London Walking Tours are included in the price of your booking when you book on! Daily tours start at 10:30 from the Generator Hostel reception.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 14:00
Check out by: 10:00

Breakfast Info at Generator Hostel

SPECIAL OFFER: Breakfast options: Room only or continental breakfast.

Continental Breakfast includes: Cereal, Coffee, Tea, Preserves. Breakfast Roll - Sausage or Tomato with a cappuccino available.


By Tube

The best way to get to Generator Hostel is to take a tube to Euston Station, which is a 5-10 minute walk away. Euston is on the Northern and Victoria lines of the London Underground.

On Foot

Generator Hostel is only a 4 minute walk from Russell Square Tube Station (Piccadilly line) and only 6 minutes from London Euston Tube Station (Northern, Victoria, London Overground and London Midland lines).

Exit Euston Station and turn left onto Euston Road. Walk down this road until you get to Mabledon Place, where you’ll see a travel agent on the corner. Turn right here and continue straight on through Cartwright Gardens and on to Marchmont Street. When you come to the Snappy Snaps photo shop, turn left onto Tavistock Place. You will soon see Generator Hostel on the left – there is a sign in the window.

Generator Hostel Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 4.2'Excellent' Based on 50 Hotel Reviews
Jack Bosworth, British

These guys know what they’re doing. I’ve stayed in tons of hostels in London and all over the world and 90% of the time they’re total dives. Generator was a pleasant and welcome exception to the rule. Really enjoyed my stay. Fantastic location and, gladly, not right next door to a load of nightclubs, which means that people can’t really be fussed to go out at midnight to get loaded and hit the sack instead. Great bar, WiFi in rooms (again, loads of hostels say this but most are lying because the signal doesn’t stretch), super clean which is always a plus if you’re sharing space, and awesome location. I’ve booked again already because it’s right where I like to go and it’s such a cool environment. Only negative comment is that the breakfast could be a bit better, but still beats most other hostels

Christopher Merrien, British

Generator Hostel is very good value for money. Comfortable and easy to stay at

Gilbert Corrales, Costa Rican

Best hostel in London, A+ facilities minus the noise in the lobby

Thomas Horne, British

The greatest benefit to me was its proximity to Euston station - I arrived at 3 and left at 6.00 to catch the first train north. Service was good and check in was possible after midnight. The bed was comfy, power sockets available and it seemed as though there was plenty of activity around the place when we arrive. Check out was straightforward as well. Would recommend Generator Hostel to a friend

Eoin O Reilly, Irish

Generator Hostel was impressive. Very clean and well run. Food was tasty and cheap however the service with the food was slow

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