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Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews

Steinorplatz 3, Hamburg, Germany

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85%

Rating
1899 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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83%

Amazingly convenient location. So much fun to be had! Great place to meet new people and chill or use as a home base in Hamburg.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Security: I several times experienced that my own group and others were let in the door without using their key card or even showing it to anyone- it was also easy to get to the elevators without using the key card because you could walk in behind others. Facilities: The shower in the room did not work- the water was cold and there was no pressure. However, we used the shower in the hall instead and this was very satifying.

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great set of people with good guidance. The staff prepared Portuguese soup on the last day of my stay. Good music by fellow inmates :). Good location

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The restroom in the hostel is really small. Other than that is acceptable.

  • 27th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

This hostel was really nice and the staff always helpful for places to see, things to do, getting around etc. especially the night staff and Martin! Close to everything and right outside of the train station.


80%

In a shady part of the city, but a good location in relation to things you may want to go see. The building is also very secure. Nice big lockers for your stuff, and our 6 bed dorm was quite large. The bar closed really early on the Tuesday night we were there, they just shut off the lights while people were sitting in there, it was weird. The shelves on the beds are dusty, and there's no soap in the ensuites


89%

Bed was comfortable, but the shower room was really small. Except the tiny shower room, I strongly recommend this hostel :)

  • 18th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Close to the major bus/train station but in an area that is extremely sketchy at night and during the day will make you clutch your bag close to you for safe keeping. In the hostel was very clean and well kept. The common showers were great but the ones in the room were a small as an airplane bathroom. Ridiculous and awkward. Staff was nice enough. Atmosphere absolutely sucks. if you are a backpacker/traveller, do not stay here. You will not meet any other young people. Like a cheap hotel.


74%

one of these big buildings where u can't really meet and speak to anybody... but the wifi was good and also it's really close to the main bus station. the 8 beds-room was too small with really tiny showers and toilets (like in an airplane) so, not a great place but good for 1 night if u have to take the travel bus early in the morning :)


80%

Good hostel, quite similar to the others in the Generator chain. Clean, well staffed, with an okay bar. The place is extremely big though, 6 floors and a couple of hundred rooms, so it can be a little harder to make friends than at smaller places.


66%

I'm one for having fun at work but the bar staff were always too busy play fighting to take an order. reception staff were usually emotionless and if any emotions did appear it was rudeness.


100%

Really close to the central station, with its own nice cafe, small but functioning and clean bathrooms inside the rooms.I'm coming back for sure!


100%

Great location, brilliant staff very friendly, great atmosphere, quality rooms, very well maintained.


89%

Pros: Great facilities, very clean, very modern decor. The seating areas in the lobby and bar were awesome. Security guard was friendly. Cons: BAD BARTENDER. Ordered a happy hour drink and she had no idea what the happy hour deals were and refused to read the sign or give me the discount. Was a very uncomfortable experience. Also, no age limit for the dorm room, so we had an older guy in the room who was a bit grumpy and asleep by 8:00. I would give the hostel another chance. It was nice.


71%

Althoug I already paid 10% of the entire amount beforehand (more than 60 euros, since I booked for 7 people) a the reception didn't consider my reservation number and the money I spent in advancem saying those were part of the hostelworld website's reservation fee... they didn't leave us a receipt when we paid, so I cannot even prove it. (worse than Italy, from this point of view :-P)


94%

Very good. £37 for a night is kinda expensive for a 6-people dorm though.


77%

Very small toilet with no soap. In the "morning" (10) the cleaning staff came into the room, and left without doing anything, but slamming the door. Great location, though.


97%

one of the nicest hostels I've visited. the only bad thing is that the staff. as costumed in big hostels, the staff is very busy and not so friendly, but that doesn't really matter - everything else is really good


91%

Overall great hostel. Close to the ZOB and trains ( across the street), showers were amazing! Downside is no kitchen. Would definetly stay here if I'm ever in hamburg again.


74%

Since there is a hostel staff here, they should be more concerned/courteous towards the visitors and spend more time attending to them. Helps increase the quality of stay. The ensuite bathroom was so tiny that we ended up using the common bathrooms more often. Would not recommend a private room to anyone.

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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