Backpacker-friendly hostel in the heart of the city
Situated on Tavistock Place, close to the University of London and the British Museum, the Generator Hostel London is an ideal destination for travellers on a budget that still wish to be in the heart of the capital city.
With its position close to Kings Cross and St. Pancras International railway stations and with good connections to the citys airports, the hostel is readily accessible for visitors entering London from other parts of the country as well as those visitors from abroad.
Guests at the Bloomsbury hostel can choose between three types of rooms; a dormitory room which sleeps between four and 15 people, a female-only dorm, or a private room which houses up to six people and is slightly more expensive.
The Generator offers guests a number of complimentary amenities which some other hostels ordinarily charge for. An all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast, bed linens, individual locker, and Wi-Fi are all free of charge. The hostel even offers guests a free drink upon arrival.
The hostels bar is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy a wild night of cheap drinks or somewhere to meet likeminded travellers. Events are held daily, including quizzes, karaoke, and theme parties. There is also a chill-out room in which guests can watch television, read a book, surf the net, or generally sit back and relax. Staff are able to advise as to wheres best to visit. Audio tours are also offered free of charge.
Thanks to its central location, the Generator Hostel London puts travellers within touch of many of the citys finest attractions and destinations. The likes of the British Library and the stunning St. Pancras station building are just a short walk, as is a vast range of restaurants (upmarket and fast food), pubs, and bars.
Oxford Street and the West End is less than a 10 minute walk from the hostel doors. Those looking to catch the latest London fashions can do so on the busiest shopping street in Europe, whilst those hoping to catch a show will enjoy the Theatreland district. The West End also houses a lively nightlife, with a wide range of nightclubs and bars being scattered around the streets.
During the day guests may enjoy gazing upon the marvellous landmarks of London. Those on a tight budget, who are willing to walk more than a few yards, will find Westminster, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and the River Thames within easy reach. Here the likes of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Nelsons Column, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and St. Pauls Cathedral can be spotted.
Those hoping for something a little more contemporary may enjoy a visit to colourful Camden Town, which is no more than a 15 minute walk from the hostel. Here visitors can take in the famous markets (which feature clothing rather than food), a long list of pubs, and a variety of live music venues. There are also plenty of unique individuals to cast a gaze over.
If that wasnt enough, guests at the Generator Hostel London can visit any of the citys other attractions with just a short journey on the Underground railway service.