Just a few months old, Generator Hamburg is a modern, clean and very comfortable hostel.
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This is one of the biggest strengths of the Generator Hamburg. You walk out of the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and literally across the road is the hostel. Superb location. The S-bahn and U-bahn station is right beside the entrance of the hostel so you’re very well located. It is in walking distance to some of the city’s key sightseeing areas like the Deichtorhallen, the City Hall and Speicherstadt.
Security is another great feature of the hostel. At the entrance you have a friendly security guard who lets guests in and checks to see their room keys. Entrance into the elevator is security card operated.
The lobby bar area is a bright, welcoming area with lots of comfy furnishings where people can relax, chat with fellow travellers.
This is not a typical loud party hostel.
The age range is a good mix so travellers of all ages will feel comfortable in this hostel.
The hostel has an excellent bar with lots of great drinks offers including a happy hour where you can get beers for as little as a euro. They organise a whole bunch of activities from DJ nights, fancy dress parties and even Jagermeister parties so if you’re in the mood to party, there is something to look forward to. Just like it’s counterpart Generator Copenhagen, there is a nice outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy drinks on the long summer evenings ahead.
The rooms- you have a good choice here ranging from 8 bed dorms, girls only dorms to private rooms so the hostel caters well to groups, female solo travellers and couples.
I stayed in one of their private room for 2 nights.
The rooms are compact and not extremely spacious.
You have a table, the bed itself and also a few coat hangers to hang your clothes.
The bathroom is tiny and pod like which was not a problem with my 5’5 foot frame but could be an issue for taller people.
The shower is powerful and excellent water strength.
You’ll have a great nights sleep in the beds here. I think they have a memory foam mattress so perfect.
All the beds here come with a reading light, power socket and the dorm rooms also have USB sockets for charging up your gadgets.
Linen and sheets are free, towels too if you’re staying in the private rooms but come with an extra charge if you’re staying in the dorms.
Cost: Prices in current high season can start around 60 euro mark for a double and around 15 euros for a bed in a 8 bed dorm. Prices are much lower for the low season so check their site, book ahead. They do run a bunch of special offers and promotions so worth checking out their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GENERATORhostels for offers.
Breakfast is an extra 4.50 euros which is pretty decent but there are plenty of breakfast options around.
Free wifi- yes, there is an excellent wifi reception in the lobby area and was impressed with the strength in my room on the 2nd floor.
The staff are polite and helpful but could do with being a bit more warm and friendlier. I possibly caught them on a bad day.
Overall, other than that, I can’t fault this hostel. A very pleasant and relaxed stay overall and perfect base if you’re visiting Hamburg.