Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews
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The hostel is right off of the bus/train stop which is awesome but when we got off the bus there was a bar fight across the street, two police were walking towards the hostel, and there was a security guard in the hostel: not a good neighborhood despite the convenience. There were practically only old people here. Maybe two 20 year olds in the whole place. Despite that, it's the cheapest one in the area and right off the bus stop.
A guy took my bed and he was not willing to change back to his bed. The staff is then ask me to change to another bed. However, I do not think I should be the one to change the bed. Also, the bathroom is EXTREMELY small.
This hostel, whilst central, was very close to less than desirable elements only down the road. The rooms themselves are extremely well set up as is the eating area and the common room area. I would definitely stay here again or any generator hostel and will be strongly recommending this chain to friends and family.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 31-40
- (1 review)
The facilities are good, bed is clean and comfortable. But the bathroom in the room is sooooooo small that I can hardly turn around or bend myself. Someone kept opening the window although it is December so it was very cold during the evening. But the location is great and the wifi works steadily.
I had read reviews about how small the bathrooms were, I agree...they're are a tighter squeeze than an airplane bathroom.
Good location, right across from the main station. Very clean hostel, nice beds and rooms however showers/toilets very small almost like port-cabins within the rooms. No pool table was a disappointment however Foosball table was an acceptable substitute.
they have restaurant so they dont want you to bring food , there is no kitchen. great location, right opposite of hbf.
literally right across from the main station. as a female travelling alone it was safe and central, just what I needed. The Sandermans free walking tour advertised in the lobby was a great way to meet people and they pick you up right from the hostel! would definitely stay again if I return to Hamburg
everything is perfect except the bathroom is excessively tiny
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
we living in the room for four people,it is all fine and comfortable,but our room can hear noisy music in the night,not very quiet:(,our room number is 123.
Good location literally down the road from Central station. Some nearby restaurants and bars. Good transport links from the airport and around the city. Security guard on the door 24/7, internal bar etc. 6 bed dorm for a weekend away on the beer :)
Have to agree with other reviews on this one. Reception was sometimes quite rude, also there were also some nice people there. Totally depended on the person. And the bathrooms were really the tiniest I ever saw. Had to open the bathroom door to reach the sink. Tip: There's a bigger bathroom in the hallway,though thats only 1 bathroom for around 20 rooms. For the rest everything was allright. Breakfast definitely wasnt worth the 5 euros though. Definitely better than Generator London and Berlin
Great hostel facilities. Loved the bar area. The best security set-up I've ever seen, but with one MAJOR drawback. 10am is not a customer-friendly checkout time in any city. It seems that the traditional Midday checkout has crept back to 11am in many hostels, but Generator goes even further than that to 10am. In a city that's known for it's nightlife that's just crazy. It basically means you are being deprived of your right to stay in bed for 2 hours of what your stay should have.
Overall was a pleasant stay apart from that they advertised double beds online and only had two twin beds pushed together.
Very stylish and modern hostel, it was clean and had good security. The staff were helpful and the bar/common area was cool.
I stayed here one night because I wanted a good connection to the airport and train station. It's fine, but better for groups. No kitchen, 10 am checkout, and the tables are low and awkward to use a laptop on. There are hostels with more character in Hamburg, and St. Pauli is a better neighbourhood for bars/food/street life, but this is closer to the Reichstag & old town. Neighbourhood is a bit rough, probably why there's a doorman. Badshah is a good, cheap Indian restaurant around the corner.
Hostel was huge and commercial. Clean, each room has a washroom and separate shower. Each floor has individual male and female shower/washroom as well. Bar in hostel was cool, happy hour drinks 2,50! A little bit more difficult to meet new people as the hostel is so big. 2 min walk to bus station and main train station Hbf, 40 min walk to Red Light District, 15 min walk to town hall area. Good wifi, interesting hostel design, nice patio out back.
Area around the hostel is a bit sketchy, but the security is great and otherwise the location is extremely convenient. We stayed in an 8 person room and it was very large with lots of storage under the beds. The shower in the room was very small, but there are bigger ones down the hall that aren't quite such an... experience. If a return trip to Hamburg is in my future I'd stay here again.
Pros : Super close to the central train station and the metros, value for money, clean & tidy,excellent wifi connection ! , the usb plug points by the bed side, cool bar and a nice cafe inside. Cons: 2pm check in (not a big -ve, but after a 12 hrs flight, waiting for another 2 hrs can be quite difficult), no kitchen ! Overall a great stay.. Would recommend it !
common areas great, staff at reception professional, but dorm small and toilet/shower in the dorm REALLY TOO SMALL!!!