Few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful city of Copenhagen and staying at the brand new Generator Copenhagen hostel
Here is my review of the hostel as part of my Luxury Hostels project- feel free to leave your comments and thoughts below.
The Generator hostel benefits from a superb central location in Kongens Nytorv the main square , just a few hundred yards away from the metro station.
The hostel is just off Stroget which is the high street and main artery of Copenhagen so you’re well located.
How to get there
The metro station is on the M2 line which connects directly with Copenhagen Airport- Buy a 3 zone ticket which costs 36 krones.
A signature of the Generator brand is the flexibility of choice: you have the choice of privates, 6-8 bed dorms and also girls-only dorms so the hostel caters really well to both to the needs of female solo travellers, couples and larger groups.
On the first floor, you have the hostel bar which is huge and almost size of a full size football pitch!
Towards the rear, it has lots of comfy chairs and beanies to lounge in and relax while to the front, it has a bar and seating area which converts into the dance floor at night.
Hostel has a busy schedule of activities to keep guests entertained- from bar crawls, famous ‘Pink’ Girls night on Friday where everyone dressed pink gets cheap drinks plus a ‘Hangover Movie’ night on Sundays where you can watch a movie on their giant projector screen.
For 35 krones you can load up on coke and popcorn.
The bar is pretty reasonable priced with pints of Carlsberg around 35 krones mark.
Best feature of the hostel…
The wooden outdoor patio -especially coming into the summer season, guests were flowing out with their drinks and often they’ll have DJ sets here so there’s no shortage of partying options at this hostel.
In terms of your stay I highly recommend the private ensuite rooms on the 6th floor.
You get great views of the city skyline, it’s peaceful plus you can insulate yourself from the partying crowd downstairs and get a good nights sleep.
Room comes with a separate shower room , toilet cubicle plus a washing basin in the room.
Beds are very comfortable and also have conveniently placed reading lamps and plug point to charge your smartphone and gadgets.
Rooms start at around 800 krone mark- around £80 which is pricey but represent a good deal for Copenhagen.
More economical options include a choice of 8 bed dorms (ensuite bathrooms) where prices start around the 150 krone mark (£15)
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.
There are locker facilities in the dorm rooms so don’t forget to bring a padlock with you to secure your possessions.
This hostel does come with free wifi and signal strength is best in reception and the bar but kept jumping in my room on the 6th floor.
If you don’t have an internet device, the hostel has a few desktops at the reception to check your emails.
Overall… I really enjoyed my stay here.
A very cool hostel with the perfect location for exploring Copenhagen.
For details of special offers check out the Generator Hostels website and also their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GENERATORhostels