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Generator Hostel Hamburg Reviews

Steinorplatz 3, Hamburg, Germany

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84%

Rating
2774 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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69%

We stayed here for 2 nights in a private room. It's a good bed and that is all. The location is really good but it shows the worse of Hamburg. The room is small, the windows surpriselly blocks all the sound from outside witch is a bus station. The bathroom is really small and the shower was low for my husband that is 1,90m tall.WiFi is good. Staff not really helpfull. There is a bar in the main floor that it seems a point for the locals. In the second night there was a security guard by the door

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for giving us your feedback about your recent stay. I regret that there were so many points to criticise. We will pick them all up and will work on improvements, where possible. Hope you will now not turnaway completely from Generator. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

77%

Nice clean hostel! Easy to get to from the train station, and easy to reach popular tourist places.

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Hi, Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions with us. Whenever travelling next I hope Generator will be again your first choice. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

77%

The central location at the Hbf makes it easy to go everywhere in the city. I had a single room and it was nice and comfortabel. Read a lot of people complaining about the size of the bathrooms. Ok, it's not big, but as it was sufficient for me, a person of 186 cm and well-built, it should be for most others, too ;-). There is a fun atmosphere in the hostel, especially in the evening at the bar. Makes it easy to meet people. I had a great time at Generator Hostel in Hamburg and can recommend it

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for the nice words about us. Hope you will visit us again, on your next trip to Hamburg. All the best for your travels, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

100%

Had a great time here! They had so many things offered each night that gave the opportunity to meet people easier.

  • 9th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, WOW, a perfect review. Thank you so much for the amazing feedback. We will keep up and even try to get better. Hope to see you soon. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

74%

Hostel very close to Central station which is helpful- not the nicest area but quick to get to main sights etc. good room size, each bed has usbs, plugs and a light. Everything is clean, shower room/toilet are tiny though. Staff not particularly helpful/friendly but atmosphere of hostel is nice due to lots of communal spaces.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for the review. I am glad that in general we left a good picture. Still the comment a about the team will be taken very serioucly because the major point we want to convince our guests about, is the friendliness. Would be great if you chose Generator also on your future trips. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

69%

Very clean. Not a backpackers hostel! Has a lot of young kids and old people staying at it. If you are looking to meet other young travellers stay somewhere else! Saying that it is clean and has good security. Poor location and below average staff...ran like a hotel not a hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thank you for your review. I really regret that you left with such a bad impression. Please be assured that we will pick up the points mentioned. Especially the service provided by the team is very important to us and we will focus on that issue. Hope you will give us another chance in the future. Regards, Assistant General Manager

74%

To my discredit, I only stayed one night, and there was a group of 100 teenagers staying. It is a huge place, sort of like a factory. I like smaller places, but if you don't mind large hostels it's fine. The breakfast was okay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for the review. We try to make it as comfortable and cosey as possible, so that even guests, prefering to stay in smaller places, enjoy the time at Generator Hamburg. We will do some changes to improve that in the future. Check it out on your next trip to Hamburg. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

74%

So this hostel has its pros and cons. Typical chain hostel though, they charge for everything like earplugs and such. There was no kitchen, which I always hate, because I'm vegan and so I usually prepare my own food. I don't trust other people to know what being vegan Truly means. But yeah each bed has an outlet which is handy. Really easy to find right out of the Hauptbahnhof (Central train station). Nice bar too. Always felt safe.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately we are unable to install a kitchen for the guests in our hostel. On your next trip to Hamburg just let the team at the bar know, what you fancy to eat or speak with the front desk team for a recommendation for a good priced vegan restaurant. Hope to see you soon again at Generator. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

91%

Loved my stay here. Free tour was provided as well. Great facilities, friendly and helpful staff. The only problem was that there was a big group of students or kids on the same floor and they were running around and making noises at night. But it wasn't that bad when we closed our door. Anyway, will definitely visit again. Great location!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks a lot for the great feedback. Looking forward to see you soon again at Generator. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

100%

Great! Good localization, good staff

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Maximum Points! That is fantastic. Thank you so much for that. We will still not stop improving service & facilities. See you next at Generator. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

91%

Good location. Prob the only hostel in Hamburg, or maybe there was another one but it was too far away. Weekend price was very expensive which was a bummer. Staff was very nice and friendly to me and definitely helped me out at every instance. Even when I checked out late, they were super nice and chill about it. Only prob is a lot of stag parties stay there so it can get annoying sometimes in the bar area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for sharing your impressions with us of your recent visit. good to see that you enjoyed it. See you next at Generator. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

71%

Nice hostel and all, but, my word is Hamburg a dirty city. Pick pockets, beggers, and homeless right outside the door. The hostel itself was nice, but couldn't wait to leave Hamburg.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, it is sad to see that Hamburg left such a bad impressions. A lot is going on to improve the areas you have mentioned. In House you can still feel secure, with the on board security team. If you continoue your travels, that check out the other Generator all over europe. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

91%

i had no place to securly place my guitar. only donwside to this hostel

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thanks for the feedback. Would have loved to hear you playing, on your recent stay. If you ever come again, just see the team at the desk and they will keep it your you. All the best for your travels, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

86%

Nice and clean, but the room toilets are unusable. Some people might have trouble fitting into them.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for the review and the great scores especcially for the team. The bathrooms are indeed smaller but have you tried the bathrooms on the floors? They are more spacious and offer a little more comfort. Maybe try them our on your next visit. You are always welcome. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

86%

As usual, the Generator hostel chain prides itself on being more of an upmarket hostel. However, that being said, the prices are still cheap along with some great staff and atmosphere. Close to the train station and a 5 minute walk into the city centre.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, many thanks for the nice comments. Whenever travelling next Generator will be delighted to be your host again. All the best, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

89%

Security was great, they had a guard by the door all the time. Some times they opened the door for me without seeing the card but i guess they knew who i was after going in and out a couple of times. Location was great! Very central, only 1-200 metres from the central station. Only downside was that it's located next to some bad streets (mainly Steindamm). I didn't feel it was dangerous just very dirty. Staff and cleanliness was great. Anna in the reception is so nice to talk to.

  • 30th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Many thanks for sharing your impressions with us. The area arround us is hard to influence for us, but it is good to see that you appreciated the security we have on board. Whenever travelling next Generator will be there for you. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

80%

I booked a mixed dorm but it was me (one female) with five men. I understand it's 'mixed' but having at least one other female in there would have made me feel a lot more comfortable. Also all good hostels these days do breakfast included. If this wasn't a last minute booking I would have probably looked for somewhere that did this. Bad staff weren't very friendly and the front desk were unhelpful when our tour guide disappeared before we left for the free walking tour.

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for sharing your impressions with us. There are many points we have to deal with and I am glad that you let us know about them. Generator will be there for you, whenever you travel next. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

86%

The hostel is right by the station and ubahn so even if it isn't close to the popular night areas, it's easy to get to them. Definitely a hostel for groups, not as easy to make friends as a solo traveller here as in other hostels. The guy who checked me in was very grumpy but the other staff made up for it - helpful and friendly. The ensuites are tiny (smaller than a plane) but the bathrooms on the corridor are great and clean with no queue if you get them around 6ish.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for giving us your feedback. We are in process to make the place a little more cosy what should help to gain new contacts. Check it out on your next trip to Hamburg. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

77%

lockers were broken

  • 28th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for the review. I regret that the lockers were broken. I will def. follow that up. Hope to see you soon again in Hamburg. Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

91%

Great atmosphere in the hostel, tiny bathrooms in the rooms but larger public ones if privacy is needed.


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