Generator Hostel London
Generator Hostel London
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8.8
Excellent

"Good location, nice and welcoming environment."

Ong

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April 1, 2018

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What guests are saying:
Perfect place and a really friendly and helpful staff.The breakfast is a must.
KIMON from Germany
Solo traveler
thank you for a nice hostel experience in London. Staff was really nice and the ubication is ok for this big city. Really happy with that. Also we were staying with childrens there (9 and 12 years old)
edvin from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Not bad if you meet good roommates
CHANWOO from South Korea
Solo traveler
It is located in the nice area and easy for walking or taking the public transportation.
Wang from Taiwan
Solo traveler
pretty good. This is the best hostels' experience I had ever
Kwok from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Good location, nice and welcoming environment. Value for money and you can even hangout at the cafe with your friends.
Ong from Singapore
Solo traveler
A modern establishment with a campus-friendly interior furnished with fun designs and elements. Location is adjacent to University of London and University College London within walking distances to several tertiary institutes.
Selena from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Room was clean, bed was comfy, fasility is very basic but it's perfect for a hostel, near underground station, good value for money, staff was nice, friendly and helpfull
Eko from Indonesia
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Generator Hostel London

Excellent location
- Inside city center
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From 1771 reviewsSee what guests said
7.7
/
10
Very good value for money
7.8
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center00 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport12.5 km
  • 330 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Nightclub

Room choices
This property is in high demand!Booked 25 times in the last 2 days | 18 travelers are looking at this property right now
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Bed Private
6 Bed Private
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Quad
Quad
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds
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Single Room
Single Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Bed Private
6 Bed Private
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Triple
Triple
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in a 4-Bed Mixed Shared Dorm
1 Bed in a 4-Bed Mixed Shared Dorm
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in a 8-Bed Mixed Shared Dorm
1 Bed in a 8-Bed Mixed Shared Dorm
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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What people love about the property

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Clean comfy beds,."

    Juliet

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    August 12, 2017

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "It was spacious and clean."

    Michele

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    November 26, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "The breakfast was also great, and worth the price."

    Lauren

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    May 19, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional

"Nice and good"

Rose

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February 20, 2017

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Nearest essentials

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What to eat nearby

British cuisine
British cuisine
Fork Deli Patisserie
60 m British, Cafe, Gluten Free
Bloomsbury Coffee House
140 m British, Cafe, Gluten Free
49 Cafe
150 m British, Cafe
American cuisine
American cuisine
Burger and Shake
170 m American, Fast food
The Gourmet Burger Company - Brunswick
300 m American
The Montague Ski Lodge
640 m American, European, German
European cuisine
European cuisine
Woburn Place
380 m European
Albertini
440 m European, Italian
Carluccio's - St Pancras
490 m European, Gluten Free, Italian

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"Nice place Staff is great"

Nuttaporn

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June 24, 2017

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Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (1771)Booking.com Reviews (5409)
7.7
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.2
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service7.8
Value for money7.8
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3.2
Victor from Myanmar
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
MY BAG In THE ROOM WAS STOLEN ”
My hand carry luggage which I have my IPad was stolen from my room. The management does not help in any way and just ask me to go to police and take care of the incident all by myself. They did not check CCTV. After two days, my IPad, which I put on lost mode, location was shown on the very same hotel. I ask them they told me to go find myself it was not their problem. Do not recommend to stay there.
Reviewed November 17, 2018
Hi there, Please accept our apologies that this happened, it is certainly not a common occurrence and what you have described does not sound like our policy at all. We have the ability to read each door in the hostel and can see who entered, we also have CCTV outside each room and have a duty manager on every shift. As you stayed with us one year ago in 2017 it is hard to make an investigation now, although certainly if it came to confronting a fellow guest this would have been a matter for the police.
Responded November 19, 2018
Generator Hostel London
10.0
Exceptional
medyna from Indonesia
Family with teens
Quad
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
Great”
Great hostel, but too bad one of our group bring a very heavy suitcase and we had to take the stairs. Think they had wheelchairs access but maybe it was to hassle to ring the employee to help us. Good place to watch world cup match.
Reviewed July 05, 2018
Hello Medyna, Thank you for taking time to review our hostel. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and found our public facilities enjoyable for the world cup. Our wheelchair access is limited to those in wheelchairs only. Kind regards, Customer relations team
Responded July 06, 2018
Generator Hostel London
6.8
Good
Darryl from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
Good Stay Overall ”
-Great for Youth -Can be Quite Overwhelming for those who likes peaceful and restful setting -Quite disappointing at the heater system, feels too darn cold in winter. 2 Blankets was not enough to compensate the poor heating system.
Reviewed November 03, 2018
Hi Darryl, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We must apologise for the issues experienced with the heating. I have passed your comment onto our maintenance team in order to investigate and fix this problem. Please do not hesitate to email us directly if you would like to discuss this in more detail. Once again, thank you for your feedback and I hope that you will consider a stay with us again and we can show you an enjoyable stay. Kind regards, Guest relations team
Responded November 14, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.0
Excellent
Paul from Ireland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
Very good”
Staff are very professional and went out of way to help me get a quiet room. The hostel is located in the beautiful Bloomsbury academic quarter of London in a secluded spot away from traffic. I must say I was impressed with staff at front desk,
Reviewed June 05, 2018
Hey! Thanks for your feedback, our front desk team will be so happy to read your feedback. Hope to see you again soon.
Responded June 05, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.0
Excellent
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in May 2018
Happy hostel for adventure hungry travellers”
Checking in the Generator your welcomed with a genuine, friendly smile. Rooms are available across six floors. There's a late opening bar and all day cafe/lounge. The TV room is more of a break out room from the hustle and bustle of the hostel. (The hostel definitely needs more (quieter spaces) Tips: I highly recommend you ask for a room on Floors 1 to 6, as some rooms on level 0 don't have windows. Some rooms have USB charging points. Try the breakfast. It's expensive but tasty. (I think it should be £6.00 instead of £8.00)
Reviewed June 04, 2018
Hey! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback, your tips will be so useful for people. Yes feel free to request rooms on higher floors, you can send us an email before arrival requesting this.
Responded June 04, 2018
Generator Hostel London
9.2
Exceptional
Felani from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
Good Location & Big Room”
Pro: Good Location very closed to King Cross & Russel tube station, the bedroom and bathroom is big and clean, there's hairdryer in the bathroom. There's bar and lounge to hang around which is pretty cool, wi fi is strong even in the room. Cons: No towel provided, you can only buy from them. There are worker (not Generator Hostel worker) staying in the room and they slept during the day, so most of the time, i can't turn on the light which is difficult when you need to pack your things. I extended my stay to 12 bed dorm, it's still have big size room, however it is directly below the bar hence, it is noisy as the bar play the music until late night. But overall it is fun to stay and will definitely stay again next time.
Reviewed May 16, 2018
Dear Felani, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a feedback! We are really happy you had such a nice stay with us and we would love to see you again soon! Unfortunately this is an old building so sometimes spaces are limited! Despite that, we hope to see you again soon! Regards, Reception team
Responded May 17, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.0
Excellent
Stefanie from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018
Would not stay again, no power outlets, noisy rooms”
Cons: 1) Only 2 plugs per 10 person room and they are in odd locations. This hostel is missing the most basic amenity - the ability to charge your electronics safely. 2) Check out time is early at 10am. You can pay 5 pounds extra to check out “late”. 3) You have to make your own bed when you arrive. They leave folded sheets on top of the mattress. This is not something I want to do after a 20 hour flight. 4) The dorms are super noisy because the door to the room slams shut and the lockers make a loud noise when the lid is opened. Even if your roommates are courteous and quiet in the morning everyone still wakes up because the lockers/door is so loud and this isn’t the guests fault. 5) It’s 8 pounds per day for luggage storage. This is too expensive. Pros: 1) Good WiFi 2) Daily bar crawls which is great for meeting people 3) Great location
Reviewed May 13, 2018
Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. Our check-out time is at 10am as like most of the other big hostels. We have more than 800 beds in our property and our housekeeping team will need to have enough time to get everything ready by 2pm. In all the other hostels you need to make your own bed, as it's not an hotel. We are sorry you didn't fully enjoy your stay with us, I would recommend you to go for a different option next time, maybe a hotel will suit you more. Regards, Reception team
Responded May 15, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.4
Excellent
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018
ok but cold room”
A good hostel, but the room I was in was very cold. Developed a bad cough and barely slept a wink in my last night of 2. Had a hot shower there at 6 am to get some warmth then checked out. however, the hostel is modern and clean. Just freezing cold. Thought I'd let you know..
Reviewed May 04, 2018
Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel and I would like to apologise for the heating issues you experienced during your stay. Our dedicated team take pride in working to ensure our guests enjoy their experience of our hostel and I will highlight your comments with our staff to ensure we improve our service. Please be assured we take all feedback on board and if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact us and we do hope we can welcome you back to our hotel again soon. Regards Customer relations team
Responded November 16, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.4
Excellent
Eko from Indonesia
Group
Quad
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Small Room but good value”
Room very small, booked for 4 people in quad room and you will find it difficult to move on and packing your luggage... but anything else is perfect for hostel, bed is comfy, warm room, clean shared toilet and bathroom, good value for money not to far from Euston and King's Cross St Pancras, perfect foe 1-2 night to go everywhere in central london
Reviewed March 09, 2018
Hello, Generator London is a very old building that was originally a police training barracks. Unfortunately with it being a listed building, the opportunity for us to change the shape and size of the rooms is not there. We have arranged the rooms in the best possible way to accommodate our guests comfortably and safely and I am sorry you feel we haven’t achieved that. We do also have larger dorms which are more spacious. We hope despite this we can have the opportunity to see you again in the future.
Responded March 09, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.4
Excellent
Cristina from Moldova
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Great location , in the center short walk to Kong’s cross station and Big Ben. ”
In the begging they gave me a small room in a sixth floor , what were not comfortable to care my heavy languages , as elevator goes till 5th floor only, room was very small and uncomfortable. Next day a changed the room , where I got a lovely room , spacious and worn :) Love the place , very nice and taste English breakfast ;)
Reviewed March 03, 2018
Hey! We are pleased we were able to change you room when requested and that this suited you better, next time you stay with us please feel free to send us a message before your stay requesting a room on a lower floor. Best wishes - Generator London.
Responded March 04, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.0
Excellent
YING from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017
Very good”
There is a sink in each room, but not many power stations in the rooms and some of them not close to beds. No hanger in shower room, and the shower rooms are not independent (means water from the next room might flow to yours).
Reviewed February 18, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry that you were unhappy with the limited plug sockets in your room. Unfortunately our hostel is not a new build and the power outlets could not be changed. Our social spaces have been designed and fitted out with numerous power points and most of our guests prefer to be out of their rooms and in the lounge area. I hope this didn’t affect your stay too much and we look forward to welcoming you back to Generator soon
Responded February 20, 2018
Generator Hostel London
10.0
Exceptional
Bo from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Bianca, you save my day!! (Staff training needs to improve)”
I have to thanks Bianca for my happy stay. When I first came to the hostel in the early morning, I was refused for an early check-in without checking the bed availability. Until an hour later, I tried my luck and met Bianca. She was kind enough to check for me. I got an early check-in and she saved my day. I knew early check-in depends very much on the availability, just like the hostel's reply, but an simply NO is not acceptable.
Reviewed February 16, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for takling the time to review us we are happy to hear you got the chanse to meet our adorable receptionist Bianca, we'll share your feedback with her and we are sure she'll be delighted to hear from you, also with the rest of our team and make sure everyone try their best like Bianca did. :)We can only hope you have the chanse to visit us again soon. King Regard
Responded February 16, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.8
Excellent
Pattarapong from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 13-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
One of the choices when coming to London”
This hostel is a good choice when coming to London. It is near Euston and Russell station. However, I don't recommend to stay between any celebration such as Christmas because it was much more a noise sound from the bar on the upstairs. Unfortunately, the earbuds cannot help you from these annoying sound.
Reviewed January 06, 2018
Dear guest, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us but sorry you were bothered by noise. Next time please do not hesitate to come see our reception team working around the clock as they will be able to help you and maybe even change your room if available. Thank you for staying with us - we hope to see you back again soon. Best wishes - Generator London
Responded January 10, 2018
Generator Hostel London
4.0
Pia
Solo traveler
Shared Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018
Acceptable”
The best thing about this hostel is its location: pretty central and good connections to public transport. Overall I think this hostel is just too big; it can host almost 900 (!) people. This results in small and very fusty dorms (+ hot heating at night!!), only 1 bathroom per floor (!) with teeny tiny showers, having to pay for luggage storage and any other kind of convenience that you'll miss (e.g. towels). In general the building and its interior feel pretty worn out. Once you go into one of the hallways, there's a musty, sweaty smell (like it's never been ventilated). I did not go into the bar / breakfast area because it was so crowded and loud in the morning. Staff seemed stressed most of the time, but was helpful indeed, trying their best to manage all those people and the situation of being overbooked. I guess it's an OK hostel for first time solo travellers / backpackers, looking for fun, partying, new people and not caring much about comfort.
Reviewed November 20, 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hostel after your stay. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. At Generator we always aim to deliver an awesome experience with great service and hospitality, making our guest feel at home. It really saddens me when I read that a guest did not enjoy our offerings and their expectations were not met. Generator London is a very old building that was originally a police training barracks. Unfortunately with it being a listed building, the opportunity for us to change the shape and size of the rooms is not there. We have arranged the rooms in the best possible way to accommodate our guests comfortably and safely and I am sorry you feel we haven’t achieved that. If you would like to provide us with your room number, we could have a look and see if there is anything else we could do to make it better. Next time you visit any of our hostels, please do not hesitate to visit our re
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Generator Hostel London
9.2
Exceptional
Yuliia
Solo traveler
6 Bed Private
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Good hostel for youth! Active day&night”
Good place to stay near St.Pancras, London Euston, and King's Kross. The stuff isvery firendly, room is clean, breakfast is good (7-8pounds, you can choose anything you want). It's possible to buy sleeping mask etc at the lobby for a comfortable stay. Wi-Fi was working, but it was impossible to make a call, so not so fast. It's very active day&night, so I suppose it's more youth place. Also a few good bookshops nearby:)
Reviewed September 06, 2018
Dear Yuliia, thank you very much for taking the time to give us a feedback. We are so happy to know you had such an incredible time with us and we would love to see you again very soon! Regards, Reception team
Responded September 07, 2018
Generator Hostel London
9.6
Exceptional
Chan from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2018
Big room and nice staff. ”
Room for 4 room is big. Downside is the toliet I have to go to another side of the hostel to take a bath. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Reviewed November 10, 2018
Hi there, Thank you so much for the nice rating! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon! Regards, Reception team
Responded November 10, 2018
Generator Hostel London
8.4
Excellent
Francis from Malaysia
Group
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in October 2018
Simply Excellent”
Good vibes, nice and clean rooms, great staff and an excellent location! Entirely blew away my expectations of a hostel and then some. Great place to meet other travellers as well.
Reviewed November 05, 2018
Dear Francis, thank you so much for taking the time to give us this incredible lovely feedback!! We are so happy to know you had such an incredible stay and we would love to have you around soon! Regards, Guest Relation Team
Responded November 05, 2018
Generator Hostel London
10.0
Exceptional
Kumaresan from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015
Great!!! ”
Love this property.Friendly staff with good facilities.Walking distance to King Cross Station and St.Pancreas Station to take Eurostars to Paris.Easy access to public transport to many sightseeing in London.Many restaurant and convenient shops within walking distance too.Suitable for group travelers and backpackers.Nice bar at the ground floor,nice place to hangout and to know new people.Definitely recommend this great place!!!
Reviewed November 22, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Generator London.
Responded November 23, 2017
Generator Hostel London
9.2
Exceptional
Azreen from Malaysia
Group
Triple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
Very clean hostel at a great location”
Stayed at a room for three and size was comfortable enough. Our room was almost at the end of the hall so making frequent trips to the bathroom/toilet which was located next to the lifts (centre) was not that convenient. Room was clean, bed comfortable, locker space given in the room was a good size to store your bags (not large luggage). Location was fantastic, under 10 minutes walk to King's Cross Station, if you are taking the tube to Heathrow, Russell Square (Piccadilly line) station is about 6-7 mins walk. Definitely recommend Generator to travelers who like staying in hostels (but not for those who prefer to have en-suite bathrooms). Was worried initially that the hostel would be noisy (as per some reviews), but we were on the 3rd floor and were not disturbed by noise. It might be noisy if you stay on the 1st floor though. Would have appreciated if there was a common kitchen where we could use an electric kettle or get some hot water, that would have made our stay perfect.
Reviewed October 31, 2017
Dear Azreen, Generator hostels team would like to thank you for your amazing feedback, it makes us externally happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. we would like to advise you that you can always request free hot water from our cafeteria. :) for you next visit. We hope to have you staying with us again soon Best Regards Gen Team #GenLove
Responded November 09, 2017
Generator Hostel London
10.0
Exceptional
Carlos from Philippines
Solo traveler
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017
Exceptional”
didn't expect the toilet to be that far from our room... if you have to go you must hurdle back and forth to the toilet.. majority of the crowd are pretty much college people so expect a lot of partying and drunk kids... staff and security very efficient as always.. bfast is adequate as well.
Reviewed August 25, 2017
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us the feedback! we are thankful to hear how we are doing and where we need to improve. We are happy you hear you had a pleasant stay whilst here in London and we look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town. Kind regards, London Generator
Responded August 25, 2017
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