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Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews

Steinorplatz 3, Hamburg, Germany

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1552 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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great location (15 min walk from the touristic things and just next to the main train station), very clean, wifi in the bedrooms, plugs and light in all beds, very safe. i would definitely come back!!!


The Hostel price is great. It's a nice hostel for self travalers. I recommend! They have an excellent bar, a nice lounge area close to the computers. The location is excellent, however the city is just okay. Cleanliness could be way better, spent 3 days and my room floor was stick from the drinks in the first night. Bathrooms in the rooms are very small and there is only one big one in each floor (could have more). The hostel don't rent towel (sell for 6 euros) and you have to pay for breakfast.


Everything in this hostel was almost perfect. The location is just in front of the Central Station, in a really nice neighborhood and a walking distance to most of the city landmarks. The style, cleanliness and atmosphere were just what I look for in a hostel. Only the tiny bathroom was slightly uncomfortable, due to the space and the lack of ventilation (the air extractors didn't work). The breakfast was a little bit poor, but still decent considering its price.


The hostel is pretty good. The security is awesome, if you're not staying in the hostel is really difficult to get closer to the rooms. The lounge is awesome and really good to meet people, the bartenders were good. The rooms were always clean buuuuuut the bathrooms were REALLY REALLY small, the size of a concert bathroom, no room at all. But, that didn't matter at all. I would highly recommend it.


Good hostel well located next to main train station and bus stop. beds comfortable with own light, powerpoints and USB ports. Disappointing not to be able to hire towels.


The best hostel ever. EVER!! My girlfriend suggested we moved in here. We really really like it.


The location is really convenient, just 2 minutes away from hbf, easy to get around,near the main street and also the coach station. fast wifi, clean environment, friendly staff, bar is extremely good. Bed is comfortable, large space. also many local tours can pick you up at the hostel reception, so was really convenient for travellers


We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm. Room was fine, with ensure, although the shower was tiny. Hostel has no kitchen which is disappointing for people trying to travel on a budget, but the bar is reasonably priced. Great location as everything is within walking distance and it's right next to the main station so it was easy to get to and leave from. If it had a kitchen, it would be perfect.


Facilities wise, this is a really good hostel. The bathrooms in the rooms are far too small and awkward to use though, but there are others down the hall. Loved that they have USB ports by the beds. What I didn't enjoy is that I'm pretty sure I was the only backpacker in the whole hostel. As a result meeting people, even at the bar was really hard. Not a very friendly atmosphere.


Generator was very clean and quiet. Good location being about a two minute walk from the HBF main station. Staff were very friendly. Very much like a hotel!


Only thing that could have made this stay exceptional is a kitchen. Bar area was lively, with lots of socialisation to be had. Beds were comfortable. Staff were extremely helpful. The cleanliness did seem a bit lacking as the bathrooms always felt dirty at any time of the day I used them. Other than that the generator has a great vibe and I have used another generator location as a result!


Great place right next to train and bus station. You can go anywhere in town with ease. Best value hostel in hamburg. Pretty clean and had an okay atmosphere. If you're traveling alone, the bar is a good place to meet others. Breakfast was decent.


The Generator hostels are always a good option. This one has excellent facilities for very good value for money, just by the train station. I would stay there again for sure.


It looks like a huge commercial hostel chain. Cheap and facilities are very nice, just next to the train station so you can go everywhere in Hamburg from there.


This place is great, located next to the central station eveything is on your door step (I know a lot of places saythat but its really true) including the reeperbahn, which is only three stops away on the S1. There's a food court in the station if your stuck for what to eat, but its easy enough to get about and find some nice restaurants. Always easy to meet someone to go out with in the bar and the staff on the front desk are really friendly. Book early as it seems to be quite popular.


The bathroom here sucks horribly. There is a shelf RIGHT ABOVE the sink, so do not expect to be able to brush your teeth, or wash your face without pouring water all over the floor. They should really fix that. Also there should be an age limit when it comes to people over 60.... In a "youth hostel"...as a backpacker the atmosphere did not exist at all... Do yourself a favour and stay somewhere else. Good location is all it is.


This is a big hostel. 7 floors and countless rooms. Its next to the HBF, but make sure you look it up before arriving, the emailed directions dont actually tell you where it is. As a solo traveler I didn't like the hostel much because youre basically stuck to meeting your roommates and anyone who happens to be at the bar (which is set away). Staff were friendly but the bartender was more interested in talking to his girlfriend (?) then pouring drinks. About 15 minutes from the Reeperbahn.


A very centralized location, Rooms are clean and tidy, however the staff did not seem that helpful to the customers while in the other hostels you can see that.


I didn't know this hostel had 700 beds until we checked in. It is really huge, fine if that is ok with you. Great for big groups, not as good if you want to meet people. Reception staff were impersonal, carried on a conversation while checking us in. Most bar staff were great. Breakfast buffet is very convenient and filling. Really small portaloo type shower &toilets in room. But there are larger bathrooms on each level which are good. I've stayed in big hostels before but this was different


A great hostel! The best - regarding to cleanliness, facilities, the atmosphere, and prices - I have seen in my travel life. Seriously, it was amazing and very comfortable to stay at yours. Hope to come back to Hamburg soon and will definitely stay at your hostel again.

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