Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews
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Very nice hostel! Buy the breakfast for 4.90€ and be there at 8 or earlier, so worth it!
Generator Hostel was great. Great location; in middle of Hamburg close to Hauptbahnhof, tours of city available, lots to do in hostel common area and people to meet, quite in the rooms (when not talking to roommates). I'll stay here again if in Hamburg again!
I wanted not to like this big, trendy hostel. But I liked it. It was very clean, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and I had a lovely time talking with a bunch of the other guests in the bar. I guess if I were to dislike anything, it'd be the pod-style bathroom inside the room, but it really was fine, too. The neighborhood is terrible. That's one bad thing. But it was a short walk to a good neighborhood and the hostel had good security. So what can I say: don't hesitate to stay here
Great location, but the staff could be a lot friendlier. The bathrooms are too small--even for Europe. Also, the hostel can do better with the card keys they are way too sensitive and work half the time. You have to go out of your way to meet people here. Dissapointing since Generator can do better than this.
The hostel is ok. The beds were fine and everything was clean. My big issue was that the bathrooms are literally smaller than train/airplane stalls. They were so hard to use and everything got wet so easily, which was terrible for a room of 8 people.
it is a very busy hostel. With 24 hours reception. Unfortunately the service rendered there all depends on who was on Duty. Out of five different receptionist we encounter. Only one girl was good. Service with s smile. Two were average. One indifferent. One was so bad that when I asked for the rate of the coin operated lockers, She has the audacity to tell me to go there and check for myself !!! I need another token to dry she thought I was trying to get a freebie. Very insulting !
Small, cramped facilities. Soft beds (i prefer them a bit more firm). But a totally okay place to stay.
Great location. Great price. People were friendly both staff and guests
the shower and toilet were incredibly small. otherwise no issues.
Great and very laid back staff who even upgraded me to a smaller dorm my short stay (which again was due to my late arrival)
The bathrooms in the rooms are to small to actually. I've or clean yourself
Great Location to see the city. Great atmosphere, very clean, a bit small, but overall great
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
A really nice, modern hostel - very friendly and easy to make friends with other travellers. Only thing is, if you're an inexperienced hosteller, never underestimate the value of a kitchen when booking hostels before your trip! This was the only hostel (out of 6) we stayed in that didn't have one and we didn't realise how useful it'd be before we left. However, we still managed to eat fairly inexpensively and everything else about the hostel was great! Great decor too.
We stayed here for 2 nights in a private room. It's a good bed and that is all. The location is really good but it shows the worse of Hamburg. The room is small, the windows surpriselly blocks all the sound from outside witch is a bus station. The bathroom is really small and the shower was low for my husband that is 1,90m tall.WiFi is good. Staff not really helpfull. There is a bar in the main floor that it seems a point for the locals. In the second night there was a security guard by the door
Nice clean hostel! Easy to get to from the train station, and easy to reach popular tourist places.
The central location at the Hbf makes it easy to go everywhere in the city. I had a single room and it was nice and comfortabel. Read a lot of people complaining about the size of the bathrooms. Ok, it's not big, but as it was sufficient for me, a person of 186 cm and well-built, it should be for most others, too ;-). There is a fun atmosphere in the hostel, especially in the evening at the bar. Makes it easy to meet people. I had a great time at Generator Hostel in Hamburg and can recommend it
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Had a great time here! They had so many things offered each night that gave the opportunity to meet people easier.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Hostel very close to Central station which is helpful- not the nicest area but quick to get to main sights etc. good room size, each bed has usbs, plugs and a light. Everything is clean, shower room/toilet are tiny though. Staff not particularly helpful/friendly but atmosphere of hostel is nice due to lots of communal spaces.
To my discredit, I only stayed one night, and there was a group of 100 teenagers staying. It is a huge place, sort of like a factory. I like smaller places, but if you don't mind large hostels it's fine. The breakfast was okay.
So this hostel has its pros and cons. Typical chain hostel though, they charge for everything like earplugs and such. There was no kitchen, which I always hate, because I'm vegan and so I usually prepare my own food. I don't trust other people to know what being vegan Truly means. But yeah each bed has an outlet which is handy. Really easy to find right out of the Hauptbahnhof (Central train station). Nice bar too. Always felt safe.