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Generator Hostel London

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Generator London was the very first Generator and you'll find it in the area of Russell Square in the heart of the West End.

It's the ideal spot to enjoy London from, everything you need to see is minutes away by tube. You'll never run out of things to do in the UK's capital. You just have to decide where to start and we can help you with that. When you have seen and done it all for the day head back to Generator and unwind.

It's a destination in its own right and a great place to socialise and reflect on your experiences of the day. Head to the bar and chill out areas to get yourself a well deserved drink or two. It's lively, friendly and un-missable. We've also got great beds for sleepy heads and of course you'll be enjoying London life in the most authentic surroundings.

Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private rooms with innovative mod cons. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay visit the travel shop and our city experts will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. You'll have to stay longer to fit it all in but you'll not need convincing of that. We'll see you there soon.

Important points:

Central location Situated close to Russell Square

Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Internet terminals

Travel Desk

Luggage Store

Laundry Room

Games Room

Bar & Chill Out Areas

Nightly Events & Entertainment

Dining facilities for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all day snacks

Female Dormitories

Dormitories for 4, 6 & 8

Group bookings


Stay connected. Free across most areas.(public areas only at the moment) Internet terminals also available for a small charge.


Order a classic cocktail. Open from 5pm-2am with fun and games every night.


Open everyday 24/7


Enjoy breakfast between 7am - 10am (at a small charge).


Delicious meals available between 5-9pm every evening. A dish of the day will also be available together with the bar snack menu.


Vending machines available for night owls to satisfy the midnight munchies.


A wide selection of contemporary Privates, Twins, Triples & Dorms, with crisp white linen all available at great rates. Towels included complimentary in Twin rooms only.


Shared showers on every floor.


Open 24 hours a day where you can wash, dry and iron for a small fee.


No need to worry about arriving late or early. The Generator Reception is open 24 hours a day with a duty manager who's always around to help.


Secure luggage room is available so you can sightsee without dragging your bag with you.


All our staff are multi lingual and on hand to help you with whatever info you need.


Purchase tickets, tours and a whole lot more including phone and postal service. We will help you make the most of your stay. Undecided? Take advantage of our complimentary guided walking tour available daily.

Unfortunately guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay in the dorms .

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome to The Generator in the near future.



  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

Private rooms
Singles or Twins are available (towels with single / twins only)
Quad, six, eight and ten bed dormitories are available. Shared bathrooms with showers and toilets are available on each floor.

All rooms include:
Power sockets
Linen & bedding

Quad, six, eight & ten bed dormitories are available as well as luxury female dormitories. Many bunks have a privacy screen. Shared bathrooms with showers and toilets are available on each floor.
All rooms include:
Power sockets
Linen & bedding
Full length mirrors
Personal Lockable Storage locker

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Awesome 85%

I stayed at the Generator for a total for 5nights and I must say as far as hostels go this is the best you will find!
The location is not the best, somewhere in the back streets of Kings Cross, but you are only a 10minute walk from the Tube and St Pancras International.
If you are a young lady traveling by yourself in London, this is the place to be. Although it is a little more pricey for the girls dorm I would say go for it! Well lit mirrors and a makeup table, plenty of plugs for hair dryers and straighters and pretty pink walls!
There is also lock up cages for every bed and the showers a relatively clean and the water is HOT!
£5 for dinner and a drink and free cereal and toast in the mornings. (Although there is no Vegemite)
I met some really lovely girls in my dorm and never had a problem with noise.
The staff are friendly enough and you do get a free key chain to keep:)
Over all a real winner of a Hostel!!!!


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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Nightclub
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Towels for Hire


  • Washing Machine


  • Card Phones

inroom facilities

  • Safe Deposit Box

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

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