Generator Hostel London 37 Tavistock Place, Russell Square, London Wc1h 9se, United Kingdom, London

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Location

The hostel is located just five minutes walk from Russell Square underground station. Within fifteen minutes walk are Covent Garden, Oxford Street and lively Theatreland.

Rooms

The rooms are small and in fair condition with bright colour schemes. The hostel has a vast array of different types of rooms, (double rooms are not available) with up to 20 beds, most rooms (including twins) are with bunk beds. Facilities are shared with a maximum of ten other guests and bathrooms are in good condition. However, the rooms do have their own small steel wash basins. Rooms have combination key locks, rather than keys. NO CHILDREN ARE PERMITTED IN THIS HOSTEL, TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED, ALL GUESTS MUST SHOW A PHOTO ID UPON ARRIVAL. **ACCOMMODATION IS FOR PRIVATE ROOMS, HOWEVER ALL FACILITIES ARE SHARED WITH OTHER GUESTS. THERE ARE NO PRIVATE FACILITIES.**

Restaurant

The restaurant is on the ground floor and is decorated in the same style as the rest of the hostel, with polished silver tables and plenty of exposed metal work. The hostel also benefits from a lively bar, game rooms with a pool table and game machines.

Exterior

The building used to be a police residential building, relatively featureless architecturally, in red brick.

Lobby

The lobby is small, decorated in an extraordinary futuristic style with an abundance of chrome and coloured lights with an eye catching silver statue of a robot in the centre.

General

The rooms in this hostel are very basically decorated and furnished to cater for the backpacker market. However, the public areas are very modern and geared towards young 18-35 year-old travellers. There is an excellent lively bar in the hostel which serves cheap drinks every night. No guests are allowed in this hostel under 18 years of age. 04.2012 DO *pleasenote* NO CHILDREN ARE PERMITTED IN THIS HOSTEL, TOWELS ARE NOT INCLUDED, ALL GUESTS MUST SHOW A PHOTO ID UPON ARRIVAL AND FACILITIES ARE SHARED WITH OTHER GUESTS.

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Location Information

  • 32 kms to the airport (london heathrow airport)
  • 42 kms to the airport (london gatwick airport)
  • 4 minute walk to the nearest metro station (russel square)
  • 2 km to the nearest station (kings cross)
  • 3 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
  • 5 km to the nearest fair site (earls court)

Building Information

  • Location Central, Bloomsbury
  • Category Tourist Class Modern Bed and Breakfast
  • Number of rooms 184
Our Customer stayed here in July 2012

I booked a private room from a comfort and safety point of view. I was on foot and found place very difficult to find. Booking confirmation gave address of Crompton Place, London with no postcode so it was very difficult asking for directions. Eventually with help of taxi driver found it up narrow dark lane. I met with security guard and to get in I had to pass a lot of men hanging around the steps outside. Receptionist seemed to be in a bit of doubt about my booking but then gave me key card for private room. When I got into room there were 2 sets of bunk beds with not enough space to get between them with a fairly small rucksack on my back. I arrived at hostel at 1am even though I was in central London from 11.30pm that was how difficult it was to find! I was very close to it all along but nobody heard of it. I found the place unpleasant and a bit scary. Bed roughly made (duvet folded in half with pillow but no undersheet to cover mattress) so I slept in clothes on bed because I felt I wanted to get out a quickly as I could in the morning. Also bunk so tight couldn't sit up without hitting my head. I wouldn't recommend this place. I expected a small and basic but comfortable room for price paid.

Rating: 1/5
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Elevators
  • Express check-out
  • Game room
  • Gift/News stand
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Nightclub
  • Off-Site parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lounges/bars
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Additional services/amenities/facilities on property
  • Baggage hold
  • Internet services
  • Hot breakfast
  • Lifts
  • TV Room
  • Disabled facilities
  • Airport Shuttle

Room Facilities

  • Bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Iron and board
  • Safe

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