Generator Hostel, Copenhagen: Review ( Updated March 2020)


Generator Copenhagen- Review

A hostel with a great central location, top-notch facilities and a stunning outdoor patio makes Generator Copenhagen the coolest hostel in town.

The hostel building was originally an apartment complex designed by Phillipe Starck. The hostel bar (the size of a football pitch) and cafe, on any given day is filled with an eclectic mix of locals and seasoned travellers. The hostel’s social spaces have a wonderful ambience. One of the best features of the hostel is the wooden outdoor patio – a haven in warm weather. It is the perfect place to sip on  a drink and listen to some music- often played by DJ’s.


A signature of the Generator breed of hostels is the variety of room options available. Guests get to choose from private rooms, six-to-eight-bed dorms and also female-only dorms. The private ensuite rooms on the sixth floor are a popular choice with great views of the city skyline and it’s very peaceful – you can insulate yourself from the partying crowd downstairs and get a good night’s sleep. The room comes with a separate shower and toilet cubicle, plus a wash basin in the room.

The first floor is a comfortable social space decorated with illustrations from Tim Bjorn and Jon Burgerman. The lounge area on this floor is illuminated with natural light from picture windows, decorated in a loft-style with Scrapwood Wallpaper from Piet Hein Eek. The chill-out lounge also has a cinema area, pool table, arcade games, and darts. In the lobby, brightly coloured lampshades hang above pool tables to create more unique spaces to chill. Local Scandinavian brands supply the furniture. The design can best be described as Scandinavian minimalist with pops of colour to add a modern touch.

Outdoor Patio


The hostel has a busy schedule of activities to keep guests entertained. Tuesdays is games night: get ready for a great night of board games, pool tournaments and beer pong. Wednesdays is live music night while on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays they have a resident DJ spinning some tunes. Or you can enjoy their ‘Chillax Movie Night’ where you can watch a movie on their giant projector screen. Buy a soft-drink or a beer and get popcorn. The bar is pretty reasonably priced for Copenhagen.

A first floor bar the size of a football field, a busy schedule to keep hostel guests entertained, a pétanque bar, and dedicated hostel spaces displaying local artistic talent- you can’t go wrong with selecting Generator Copenhagen as the accommodation of choice in the ‘City of Spires’.


Free wi-fi

24-hour reception

Female only dorms

Travel shop



Chill-out areas


Bike hire


Pétanque bar

Alfresco terrace

Luggage storage

Event space


Adelgade 5-7, 1304 København K, Denmark


Average price (of single bed in a dorm): from DKK 271

Average price (of separate double bedroom): from DKK 884


You get free bed linen included in the price.

If you’re in single or private rooms, towels are free.

If you’re staying in the dorms you have to pay an extra 50 krones.

So good idea to come armed with a towel if you’re thinking of the dorm option.



  • Larissa says:

    10 shots for 100 DKK? I would have totally met up with you on Friday had I known about that steal of a deal! 😉 Great to know about this one as most people who come visit me want to stay in Copenhagen for a bit of time as well. Keep up the great work!

  • EurotripTips says:

    I recently stayed at Generator in Dublin and it completely redefined the hostel stay for me. Really looking forward to staying at Generator in Copenhagen as well!

  • Explorista says:

    Just stayed here last weekend, and discovered your blog just now. Had not slept in many hostels before, but I was blown away by this one. Very very clean, nice and friendly atmosphere and awesome design. Really liked it, and slept like a baby (in a dorm with 7 men!). I think I payed around €22 for a dorm bed, which I think is very reasonable in Copenhagen. Will definitely be checking out more Generator Hostels.

    • Generator Hostels are great and definitely recommend you check out their other properties. Also if you love cool ‘Luxury Hostels’ like Generator, please download a copy of the new Luxury Hostels e-book from my blog. Lots of nice hostels there to discover!

  • I’m going to Copenhagen in April and I’m thinking about staying here. I especially love how convenient the plugs/lights are on the beds – one of my hostel pet peeves is when there are no outlets!!

    •’s a no brainer when you think how much we depend on our smartphones when travelling…..

      Generator-you will love this place. Very cool space, great facilities and location. Say hello to Lars (manager) if you see him. If you’re looking for tips of stuff to do , say hello to local blogger Alex Berger from Virtual Wayfarer…

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