Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Russell Square 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: London St Pancras Domestic 0.3 miles (0.5 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 2.4 miles (3.9 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). The 5 tube stations and 4 railway stations in a half mile radius (0.8 km) of the hotel means transport links are excellent. The Generator London is located in central London very close to Russell Square and three mainline stations at St Pancras, Euston and Kings Cross. A good base for exploring the heart of London with Oxford Street (0.7 miles), Covent Garden (1 mile), Soho (0.9 miles) and Piccadilly Circus (1.2 miles) all nearby. Other close by attractions include the British Library (0.2 miles), Dickens House (0.4 miles), British Museum (0.5 miles), Camden Market (1.4 miles), Madame Tussauds (1.3 miles) and London Zoo (1.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Generator is a large hostel with an upbeat, funky appeal aimed at backpackers visiting London. A well established hostel that has been operating since 1996 and is the largest such type of hostel in London..
Accommodation consists of private twin, triples, quad and 5 bed rooms, all with a wash basin and multi purpose hanging units. Bed linen and towels are provided along with hot shower facilities 24 hours a day. Showers and lavatories are off suite along each corridor.
You must be 18 or over to sleep in a dormitory. Dormitories are both mixed sexes and female only.
The bar is open 6pm-2am each evening serving a range of drinks including in-house cocktails. The bar is also the scene for various events including karaoke, quizzes, a live DJ and movies on different nights of the week.
Onsite there is also an internet Café (charge), lounge and games room with pool tables which are available 24/7.
The hostels restaurant serves a full breakfast (charge) and a free continental breakfast.
In addition to the above there is also a chill out lounge (watch movies, study or just surf the net 7 days a week) and meeting room.
There is a a formal reception which is open 24 hours.
The Generator has a Travel Shop which is open from 8am - 1am where you can buy soft drinks and ever day essential items such as towels, padlocks, travelcards and musical tickets. The shop is also an information booth with the staff happy to advise you on any questions you may have about your stay in London.
Bedroom Numbers: 800+ beds
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 10.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 78% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 2 star hotels is 70%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 529th from 852 London hotels, and 12th of 69 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.3 miles, 0.6 km) would be the 2 star Arriva Hotel, where rates start from £50 and which has a 69% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Smart Hyde Park View Hostel. 2.7 miles away (4.3 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 71% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £12 (theres free WiFi too).
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 3 Star Premier Inn St Pancras is potentially a good choice for you. The Premier Inn St Pancras is only 0.2 miles (0.3 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 89%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (37 Tavistock Place, WC1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 5 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 80%), 5 two star hotels (average rating 75%) and 2 one star hotels (average rating 64%). Top 2 star hotels are Generator Hotel (this hotel) and the Crestfield Hotel (both 78%). Overall the best rated hotel is Rosewood London Hotel (5 star) at 94%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £103 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £16 at Generator Hotel (2 Star, 78%) while the highest base rates are £450 at Rosewood London Hotel (5 Star, 94%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £200, Four Star average: £104, Three Star average: £96, Two Star average: £42 and One Star average: £52.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Generator Hotel 38th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 1st (joint) for the 5 two star hotels in the area. 1st of 50 (1st of 5 two star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 1st of 48 when judging value for money. The hotel managed a great value for money score and this was despite a lower than the norm guest rating for 2 star hotels. This was down to the very low base rates offered.
2010, 2009, Gold for Budget Accommodation of the Year