Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews
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Would have liked regular room cleans, stayed there for 3 nights and our room wasn't cleaned once, and didn't look like it had been cleaned prior to our arrival. Rooms were also excruciatingly hot, a fan would've helped. Other than that, really great hostel with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a few organised events.
On the whole this place was ok but to get to anywhere worth being, expect a ~15 minute ride on the trains, which dont really run after midnight. Staff wasnt especially friendly and worked incredibly slow. The bar had potential but wasn't anything special and was a bit pricy, plus they advertised food they didn't even serve. The rooms were also always ridiculously hot.Finally, don't even bother with the ensuite bathrooms unless you like struggling to turn around, just use the one down the hall.
Cheaper hostel bar, but overall a really nice hostel :)
Don't wanna come down too hard on the staff because I think the main problem is that they're understaffed. That said, any time I needed to talk to reception it I would have to wait in line for about 20 minutes. Both times I tried to order food, I was told the chef was on a break or too busy, and it took them like 30 minutes to find laundry detergent for their machines. Some of the staff were helpful and nice but some were pretty unfriendly.
Everything was good! But bathroom and toilet was too small.
Such a great place in the heart of hamburg, very easy to get around from and the staff make it a great place. Security on the front door can be a bit intimidating but at least you know it's safe, thanks for a great stay!
I said at Generator Hostel for 2 nights and must say it is a functional but no-frills accommodation. The rooms were clean and big enough, but I missed a kitchen and soap etc. at the restrooms. Further, the "bathroom" with shower is so tiny, that after taking a hot shower you immediately have to open the door, to get in some fresh air. otherwise it keeps beeing as hot and moist as in a steam sauna. so, if you need to stay very central in hamburg, it is a ok coice, but I'd recommend others.
The best hostel in europe. Value for your money, clean and excellent location. Congratulations guys and keep it that way!
Generator Hostels are usually a safe bet. This one proved no different. Nice location, close to the central train station and major attractions. Good facilities which are well maintained. Staff are welcoming, professional and knowledgeable. On site bar was rather pricey though and breakfast was a mediocre affair.
The positives: excellent location, comfy beds, spacious lounge/restaurant facilities. However, I found several things that were ridiculous - breakfast NOT included, 7 euros for towels, rooms get unbelievably hot at night and bathrooms are TINY. Also, staff is beyond rude (except for tall guy w earring behind the bar - he's fantastic) they act like they're doing you a favor by talking to you. Staff needs to be reminded they're being paid to work - that plus A/C and this would be a better hostel.
Very easy to find, only 1 min from strain station on foot, very centralized in old-town. Rooms equipped with lockers and basic bathroom with shower. Very friendly reception and a lobby in which we were allowed to remain following a train-delay. Clean bed-linen and available laundromat service. Great value for money.
Definitely a youth hostel feel. Super safe with a guard out front. Very noisy sax player outside for that 3 days I was there, starts at 9am. Very nice rooms, had a female only dorm, fancy beds and nice linens with a private bath and toilet. showers were tiny but they were private :) Area was a tad dodgy but super close to bus station and train station. Nicest rooms I've had in quite some time. Love the hairdryer. Laundry facilities were good, didn't partake in the bar scene.
This hostel was very nice, the rooms clean and salacious with big lockers under the beds. Perhaps not the place for solo travellers as it has a very hotel-like feel and doesn't have much of a social element but a lovely hostel none the less.
I've known about Generator hostels for over 10 years but never stayed in one before. I was thoroughly impressed! The Hamburg Generator is right outside the Hamburg Hbf (train station) and it was very clean inside. The building is very large and looks brand new. The bunk beds were comfortable and each one had plugs for charging devices. There were even USB ports built right into the bed for charging phones and Ipods. Wifi worked throughout the hostel. Breakfast costs extra.
The hostel feels big, hectic, active, but doesn't have a distinct culture. There is no age limit, so it feels like you're hanging out with a more embarrassing version of your parents at the bar. The bathroom, shower (one each per 8beds) are small, but clean.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The bathroom is really really really small. And the room is not cleaned during my stay. I stayed there for three days. I saw the same trash on the ground for three days.
Right next to the train station and had a security guard for extra security. Really big and lacked that hostel atmosphere. Wouldn't recommend staying here if you're solo. Smallest showers I've ever experienced but not a huge deal. Pub crawl was fun, but you can do that from any hostel.
I am a 25 year old woman and I was put in a room with an old man who walked around in his underpants and didn't speak English. I didn't feel comfortable so my 3 night stay turned into 1 night. This hostel attracts big crowds and drunks. I suggest staying somewhere else if you are travelling by yourself so you will have to opportunity to meet other people.
The generator Hostel was brilliant. The scale of the building and the execution of sleeping space is slightly clinical, but it delivers everything you could want for a short stay in a great city. The staff were excellent, approachable and friendly from the outset and were great for providing any tips or information needed. Apart from the staff the greatest asset of the Generator is the large social space on the ground floor which includes a bar and restaurant.