Generator London

Generator LondonTHE GENERATOR is the UK's largest, liveliest and funkiest hostel in the centre of London! Being the biggest hostel in London and the UK, The Generator is the perfect place to meet loads of other travellers from all over the world and party the night away in our fantastic bar! If you don't want to party you can enjoy our quieter communal areas including the internet room and 'turbine', where we have pool tables and televisions. We hope to see you in the near future! Please note: AMEX cards cannot be used to make reservations or for payment at this hotel.
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Thursday 21 January 2021
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We have 217 rooms which are all clean and basic - we don’t have any en-suite rooms - all the showers and toilets are in the corridor. All our rooms will have a wash basin and the bed linen, duvet, and shower towel is already on your beds ready for your arrival - all this is complimentary - NO EXTRA FEES ON TOP OF YOUR ROOM FEE. Our 1x2 rooms also have a table and chairs Our 1x3, 1x4 and dorm rooms all have lockers for you luggage.

Cancellation policy

There will be no charge made for any bookings under 10pax who cancel the booking at least 24 hours before day of arrival. Any Late cancellation: a one night fee will be charged. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Child policy

We are a over 18 year old hostel.

Hotel details

The Generator London is one of the largest Backpacker hostels in the UK - ideal for all travellers on a budget. We are based in Russell Square which is centrally located. We are open 365 days of the year and our staff are available 24hours a day to help with any questions you may have.

General information

Rating : 1 stars
Size : 217 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 
Check-out :  to 10:00


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Family Rooms
  • Elevator
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Gay Friendly
  • Breakfast Buffet


  • Games Room
  • Billiards
  • Karaoke


  • Laundry
  • Ironing Service
  • Internet Services
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Packed Lunches
  • Tour Desk
  • Fax/Photocopying


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Food & Beverages

We offer all our guests unlimited FREE continental breakfast from 0700-1100 every morning such as bread, jam, 6 different varies of cereals, juice and tea & coffee. We serve dinner between 1800-2100, we serve a varieties of choice here are a few meals that we offer - fish&Chips, lasagne with garlic bread, spaghetti Bolognese, burgers & chips, pizzas and much much more. Out travel shop also sells sandwiches, vegemite, cold drinks incl beers and burgers between 0800-0200. Now what you have been waiting for :-) The Famous Generator Bar open from 1800-0200 (remember to use your FREE drink voucher between 1800-1830 which was given to you upon check-in) We have HAPPY HOUR between 1800-2100 with £1.00 a pint We have events in the bar every night, we have quiz nights - where you can win jugs of cocktails or FREE accommodation, we also have karaoke where the 1st 10 singers receive free drinks and much more more fun fun fun !!!

American Express credit cards cannot be used at this hotel.

Location & area


37 Tavistock Place
WC1H 9SE London

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Area information

Situated in the Bloomsbury area which is close to all public transport

Travel information

Our full addressee is - The Generator Hostel, 37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London, WC1H 9SE, England The closest underground station to The Generator is Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line (direct from Heathrow). From there, cross over the road onto Marchmont Street, walk to the traffic lights and turn right onto Tavistock Place. Walk to number 37, where there is a tiny street called Compton Place - The Generator is down there. You can also walk to us from King's Cross and Euston Stations.