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In central London in the vibrant area of Bloomsbury, this large, vibrant hostel is near Russell Square Tube Station. The Generator has an internet cafe, a lounge and a games room with pool tables.

The famous Generator Bar has special deals on meals and drinks every night. Entertainment includes karaoke, a live DJ and free movies.

The Generator has dormitory-style shared and private rooms with en suite bathoom. There is a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

A free walking tour of the city is available.

This is our guests' favourite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Generator London has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Oct 2006.
Hotel chain/brand: Generator Hostels

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM machine on site.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of London, this property has an excellent location score of 8.7

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet


Availability

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4 reasons to choose Generator London

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Will you provide transportation from airport to the hotel
    Hello, We can organise a shuttle transfer for you, our reception is available 24hours a day to arrange this for guests. Kind regards, Generator Londo...
    Answered on 26 October 2019
  • Hi, do you provide power plug adapters? If yes what is a fee?
    Hello, Yes we sell them for £8, they are international adpators which work in the UK, Europe and USA. Kind regards, Generator London.
    Answered on 3 November 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Hello, The bed linen is included and the towels you can rent at £4.00 a piece at our travelshop. Regards Generator London
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Is this 8£ per item in a storage room and valid 24 hours not depending of your arrival and departure time?
    Hello, Yes, the lockers are available 24 hours for £8 or £2 per hour. Kind regards, Generator Team
    Answered on 2 October 2019
  • Is the dorm door lockable and are there lockers and if so what size are they? Do we bring our own bedding and pillow or are they supplied?
    Hello, Yes when the doors to the dorms are closed the door is locked. In our dorms there are lockers under each bed. Bedding is included, you just ne...
    Answered on 17 November 2019
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Facilities of Generator London
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Karaoke
  • Billiards Additional charge
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transport
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box Additional charge
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Generator London takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 5 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking for more than 10 persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Generator London accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Group Bookings:

- Your booking will be considered a group booking if includes 10 or more people.

- The hostel will contact guests after booking.

Kindly note food purchased outside the hostel cannot be brought in or consumed in Generator Hostel London.

Valid photo ID is required for check in - passport or drivers license only.

Guests who are under 18 and travelling without an adult must bring a completed Parental Consent Form and a copy of the signing parent’s ID in order to stay in a private room. Additionally, guests under 18 can only stay in dorms if they are part of a group that has booked out the entire dorm room and each member has the required documentation outlined above.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Generator London

  • Generator London is 1.3 miles from the centre of London.

  • Generator London offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Games room
    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Happy hour
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Live music/performance

  • Guests staying at Generator London can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Generator London by:

    • Metro 1h

  • The prices at Generator London may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Generator London is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.