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Generator London

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Generator London

Generator London

2.0 star property
7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England, WC1H 9SE

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe British Museum14 min walk
  • Popular LocationCovent Garden Market4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLeicester Square4 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)50 min drive

Room options

About this area


Generator London is located in London City Centre, a neighborhood in London, and is near a metro station. The British Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include London Eye and Natural History Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at ExCeL Exhibition Centre or O2 Arena. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience to public transportation: Russell Square Underground Station is 4 minutes by foot and King's Cross & St. Pancras Underground Station is 10 minutes.

What's nearby

  • The British Museum - 14 min walk
  • Covent Garden Market - 4 min drive
  • Leicester Square - 4 min drive
  • Oxford Street - 6 min drive
  • Piccadilly Circus - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Russell Square Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • London (QQS-St. Pancras International Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 52 min drive


  • 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

Hostel near The British Museum
You can look forward to a nightclub, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities at Generator London. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite international cuisine restaurant. Free in-room WiFi and a bar are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and a water dispenser
  • A TV in the lobby, an elevator, and a front-desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, ATM/banking services, and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, helpful staff, and proximity to public transit
Room features
All 214 rooms have amenities such as free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Eco-friendly toiletries and showers
  • LED light bulbs, heating, and daily housekeeping


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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends; GBP 7.90 for adults and GBP 3.95 for children
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Nightclub
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Biodegradable coffee stirrers available
  • Biodegradable drinking straws available
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned and organized tours and activities
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Reception hall
  • Reusable cups
  • Reusable tableware
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian breakfast available
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser usage encouraged

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Shower only


  • Biodegradable toiletries
  • Bulk dispensers for toiletries
  • Energy-saving switches in guestrooms
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • LED lighting

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 31 lbs per pet)
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately GBP 7.90 for adults and GBP 3.95 for children
  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Generator London pet-friendly?

Yes, Generator London allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 31 lbs per pet. There's a fee of GBP 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Generator London?

As of Jun 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator London on Jun 11, 2023 start from $77.09, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Generator London?

Generator London doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Generator London?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Generator London?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Generator London located?

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square and The British Museum. Leicester Square and Oxford Street are also within 2 mi (3 km). Russell Square Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and King's Cross & St. Pancras Underground Station is 10 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay

Samuel, Hong Kong

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The hostal is getting worse, it became smaller place and facility. In 2017 it was my number one hostal to stay.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good location, clean property, looks nice. A bit of a party hostel, so keep this in mind if you're older and not into it. Good breakfast.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property especially the toilet facilities were super clean.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
First time hostel user found my stay good. Need your own pad locks to store small luggage bags under bed. The bedding was very clean and fresh. Good atmosphere all round
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2023

4/10 Poor


Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with group
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The en suite bathroom had a really bad odor
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good

Cllr Pav

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Good location for central London
Really easy check in. Friendly staff. Nice ambience.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Nice Bathroom & Spacious Rooms
Star Rating
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England