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    Generator Hostel London

    37 Tavistock Place | Russell Square, London WC1H 9SE, England
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    • Excellent29%
    • Very good43%
    • Average17%
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    “bed dorm” (51 reviews)
    “travel shop” (24 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 1,456 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    very secure, with security guards all night, food a bit pricey but just outside you get local take away, and local shops, is got a cinema, a very sharp WiFi, right in the heart of London, friendly staff.

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    Reviewed yesterday

    The location is great, especially if travelling by train. Close to the underground stations for getting around. The rooms are clean. The staff is fairly friendly. Laundry facilities could be larger for a hostel of this size. Night security is very good, checking you at...More

    Thank RaceRider
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    pathetic! they make you buy a poor quality towel which is just going in the garbage (thanks for adding to the landfills), no hairdryers for the men (they want you to buy one) even though the women have hairdryers (EQUAL RIGHTS). breakfast is outrageously expensive...More

    Thank Spencer E
    Response from Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded yesterday

    Dear Spencer E, thank you for taking your time to leave us your thoughts about your stay - your opinion is important to us. We are sorry you felt this way and we will sent your comments through to our housekeeping and maintenance teams to...More

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This was the second time I had stayed at Generator London, the first time was 2 years ago. I was in the same room as before and I remember it being nicer than the other hostels I stayed at on that trip, but this time...More

    Thank Jessica M
    Response from Genlon, Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded yesterday

    Hi Jessica M, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Unfortunately from time to time guests do take the wrong bed number without informing reception, we know this can be an inconvenience but hopefully this was fixed quickly for you. We do...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    I'd never done anything like this before but once I arrived I was made to feel very much at ease by the woman on the desk from New Zeland! She was very friendly and explained everything to me. I wasn't too happy to be on...More

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    Response from Genlon, General Manager at Generator Hostel LondonResponded 2 days ago

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that our amazing reception staff helped you settle in! We hope to see you back hear soon, Kind Regards, Genlon

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    • US$ 30 - US$ 161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    JamieandChris
    15 January 2018|
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    Response from Marga v | Reviewed this property |
    Hi As far as I remember you had a key swipe for the room. (There is locker under each bed, but you need to bring your own pad lock they may sell some?..There is also a separate locker room where you can pay to leave your... More
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    27 December 2017|
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    Response from Edward Z | Reviewed this property |
    There is Wifi in the rooms but it does tend to disconnect a number of times in a few minutes. Other than that the room I was in was warm enough especially with the blanket given. BUT you have to tell them should you wish... More
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    20 November 2017|
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    Response from Bo F | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed in a private room and had at least 2 outlets
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    "the 12 bed girls room is next to the smoking area and even though the windows don't open you can..."
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    "As with all hostels a private room is always best, but I had no issues with noise in a 12 bed dorm, unlike..."
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