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Old 10-04-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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the generator in london is quite nice, They have common room showers that arent that nice, but if you travel down to the basement they have a nice bathroom with big showers and not that many people use them. The staff is friendly and there is a full sized bar in the hostel. i think that it maybe alittle more expensive than other hostels but its near the underground (1 block or so) russell square and there is a little market across from the underground. It had like 4-5 computers and barely any wait. No curfew and everyone is there to have a good time..I had a great time! it was heaven compared to the hostel i stayed at in paris, id rather pay the $10 more for a better place.
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Old 10-04-2005, 02:45 PM   #2
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Thanks for the review! I've also stayed there and agree about the Generator.. just bring some shower sandals for sure
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I lived there for two months, and I agree it s a good place. It gets bashed for being a American frat party, but thats not really true, its pretty international. The bar has the cheapest drinks in London and they have a activity every night. Monday is quiz night, tuesday is pool competition night, wednesday is drinking game night, thursday is kareokee night, friday is 'iron man competition' (drinking and all around disgusting stuff endurance contest) and saturday is DJ night. Sunday they play movies during the day. Good free breakfast as far as hostel breakfasts go - variety of cereal, toast, juice and milk - all you can eat. They dont have a kitchen that guests can use, but they sell decent meals for three pounds. The staff varies, they hire people staying there to run the place and it can get a little drama-ee, but all in all it was a pretty easy place to live for a couple of months.
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:44 PM   #4
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Mine is phonetically correct. Thats all that matters.
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aw I wasnt knocking you, just re-living happy memories. Or rather, the complete lack thereof..
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Oh I dont know, you seemed to be having a pretty good time that night. At least from my angle.
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nah, the complete lack of memories. Not the lack of the happy. Happy for sure.
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I was at the Generator in London earlier this month and really recommend it. Security was good, the bar was fun (and cheap!) and it was in a good location. The place was well staffed and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

My only gripe with it was that the showers weren't great and the breakfast wasn't anything special - but I've stayed in hostels that had worse of both.

Overall, I'd give it a 3 out of 5. I'll be back there in April! Can't wait!
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Be careful you dont get raped.
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I felt I had to report a post written in the «not recommended» sub-forum here, for security matters. I've never been to that place, and as much as it seems to be a great place, girls should be aware of the following :

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To bring up and old subject the Generator sux arse. Last night when i was asleep in the dorm one of the fuckwit managers tried to come in and rape one of my friends until i put a stop to it.

To make matters worse when i told the security they didn't care they said it happens all the time so beware females travelling by themselves.

I hate rapist and i am a bloke
I assume this is what Bellelas, you're relating to...
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I stayed at The Generator two nights ago cuz I was feeling like I was over staying at my cousins and it was a block away. I didn't like it much, but maybe thats cuz I'm socially retarded and couldn't get along with the people there. The decor is hilarious and worth seeing. The great thing about the place is the free luggage room. I've been living out of my messenger bag for the last 3 days with my stuff stashed away in the luggage room (they even give you a key). Sweetness. Also, Bloomsbury is a nice neighborhood, very central but out of the way of the madness.
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well thats an eye opener, me and my bf are booked in for when we first get to london for the first 4 days. All I have heard from friends that have been there are good things. Now i am second guessing my desicion. eeekkkk
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i loved it. been twice on this trip and will be one more time cause i fly home out of london. the luggage room seemed extremely dodgy to me. anybody can just go in and out of there and thats the only place that i could tell someone had tried to get into my pack. and other people had things stolen from the luggage room while i was there. just a warning. but, a very social place i thought, with a great bar, well, cheap drinks anyway and that equals great in my books, esp in london.
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Has anyone been to the Generator Hostel in Berlin?
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