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Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews

Steinorplatz 3, Hamburg, Germany

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85%

Rating
2465 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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89%

Generator Hostel belongs to the new and large hotel&hostel generation. Simply great!

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Hello, Thanks for the review. I am really happy about the good scores you have given us. Hope to see you soon again in Hamburg. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

80%

The smell of the toilet/shower in the room meant that we had to sleep with window open...very noisy. This hostel would rock if there were separate bathroom/toilets rather than having them in-room.

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Hello, thank you for your comment. We are glad to see that you enjoyed staying with us and that you also rated our staff with 5 points. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

91%

Great hostel! The bar on the first floor is pretty awesome. The hostel is quite large, though, and the size makes it feel a bit like a hotel. It would be nice if Generator Hostel could bring back the traditional, cozy-like atmosphere of a conventional hostel.

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to see that you had a good time. In the moment we are changing some things to make it more cosy, but this will take a bit more time. Thank you for flagging that up. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

100%

I thought the hostel was very clean, and it was well organized.

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

94%

Liquid soap/gel dispenser in the dorm bathrooms would have made a big difference.

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Hello, thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin M. Front of House

100%

Everything was excellent, the room was really nice decorated and clean. The atmosphere at the bar was great and the food offered on the menu is very good. The location is more than perfect. I definitely recommend this hostel.

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Hello, thanks a lot for the fantastic review. Hope to see you soon again in Hamburg. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

71%

I only stayed in Hamburg for 1 night so I wasn't looking for the full hostel experience,. I was treated nicely by the staff, the room was large and clean, the shower and toilet were a bit too small and later hostels I've stayed in have had much bigger bathrooms. I felt towel rental was a bit costly as I received them for free at the two later hostels I stayed in. Overall it was a pleasant stay.

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Hello, thank you for your comment. We glad to see that you enjoyed staying with us. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

86%

the location is wonderful,1minutes walk to ZOB station,and the appearance of the hotel is great. the hotel is big,staff didn't tell us the way to elevator until we ask but the shower room and wc is too small to be convenient,and the room 603 we stay has problems with water pipes,they r stuck,so the water flows away so slow...

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry for the problems you had in your room, we already repaired the water run-off. We would be delighted to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

97%

Everything was perfect, except for one minor thing: the sign-up for Wi-fi could be solved more elegantly compared to writing the e-mail address every time you want to log in.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you had a good time with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

74%

The toillets and shower are so small that you can not even move yourself while taking a shower. No towels avaiable, only for selling. Breakfast is nice, but could have more variety.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your comment. Yes it is true that our toilets are not big and we are sorry for that, but we thought it might be better that every room has their own toilet. We would be glad to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin M. Front of House Manager

89%

No soap in the room bathrooms. Bring your own lock for the lockers in the rooms. Bathrooms in the rooms could be bigger, a little claustrophobic

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. Yes it is true that our toilets are not big, but we thought it is better that every room has their own toilet instead of sharing the toilet in morning. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

86%

Such a convenient location, nice rooms with private bathrooms, nice common room. Staff were helpful but not overly friendly.

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Hello, thank you for your comment. We are very sorry that you had the impression that our staff isn’t friendly. As we are not able to turn back time, we would be glad if you would give us a second chance. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

100%

Location right next to main station, friendly helpful staff, food served behind bar, easy social place to meet new people, free walking tours and pub crawls, comfy beds, private and shared toilets available, good showers, backpack sized lockers in room, loads of common room's, good WiFi. Only negative was couldn't get served ravage bar! Stood there for half hour (it wasn't busy either...) gave up and went to buy alcohol elsewhere to bring back - got told off by security!

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Hello, thank you for sharing you impression. We are glad that you had a good time with us. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

94%

Evening activities can be better

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Hello, thank you for your advice. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin M. Front of House Manager

80%

The hostel was very big and very clean. It was also right next to the train and bus station which was handy but I couldn't find anything to do near by. Also there is a bar in the hostel but there weren't any women at the bar when I went so I felt a little uncomfortable going by myself. The staff were really friendly though!

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are really glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to you next visit. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

74%

Bathroom was small, bar/lounge is not cleaned regularly. But the location of this hostel is really excellent!

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you had the impression that our Bar/lounge area is not cleaned regularly. We have already forwarded your concerns to our Housekeeping Manager. We would be glad to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

94%

This hostel was pretty fantastic and in a great location, right behind the train station! I didn't end up needing to use any sort of public transport, athough it's easily accessible if you need it. I liked the idea of the the under the bed lockers, the charging points, lights and small shelf attached to the bed. The only thing I didn't particularly like was how small the bathroom was. It was great they they had separated toilet and shower but it felt quite cramped, like in a commercial plane.

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Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed staying with us. We would be happy to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

86%

Awesome hostel! Great way to meet people with the bar downstairs and a massive common area. The only thing I could fault was that our bathroom really smelt bad, it had a real potent smell it it every time you walked in the room. Would make a big difference if there were fans in bathrooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your feedback. We happy that you enjoyed our common areas and the bar. We are sorry for the bad smell in your room, please let us know next time so that we can do something for you. Our reception team is 24h available and always willing to help. We would be glad to welcome you again. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

100%

Great. I'll deff go there again if needed. We were very suprised that a hostel in that location and shape could be so cheap to live at. We were so happy.

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thank you for your comment. We are glad that you had a good time with us. We are looking forward to you next visit. Best wishes from Hamburg Martin Major Front of House Manager

77%

there is a ridiculous small shower in the dorm room , which would feel right at home in Japanese pod hotel but there is full bathroom on each floor if you are claustrophobic or over 175 meters ,it has feel chain hostel bar and people coming have good time wifi works and free sheets , the location opposite the train station make excellent for finding

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for sharing your impression. Unfortunately we cannot change the bathrooms, mainly due to the heritage of the building (even the Beatles were here already!). But to lift the comfort we have installed additonal, larger bathrooms on every floor. All the best for your travels, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

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