Generator Hostel Prenzlauer Berg Reviews
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We enjoyed our time in Berlin and this hostel was certainly a part of that. The staff was very friendly and helped with anything we asked. They were extremely busy the day we checked in and our bed linens had not been changed from the previous tenets, but as soon as we brought this to the staff's attention they apologized and sent someone up right away. The hostel itself is a bit far from the city center, but the M5 and M6 run right next to the hostel. Make sure to stop by the in house bar!
Has a lot of potential, but they closed the kitchen early due to lack of staff. Some guests were smoking inside yet there were no consequences apart from being told not to. Lots of arcade games and a good bar. Bathrooms are dirty. Check out was simple. Have to pay to leave luggage. English breakfast which was much appreciated.
I had the best week here! I stayed here during the Boiler Room live recording and it was so much fun. It's a very social hostel and everyone hangs out in the bar or outside or goes out together to the underground clubs. There are a number of common areas, vending machines and cheap bar food and drinks. The location isn't great, but the atmosphere makes up for it.. and the train station is just next door. Very clean and well set out, as you would expect from Generator.
Can't really beat this hostel for the price paid. It is very large and aimed at the younger crowd, which is fine as it has a party atmosphere to it which caters for that audience. Having said that the place is very clean, has good shower and toilet facilities and is about a 30 min s-bahn ride to Landsberger allee, where it is unmissable. Good priced drinks and food in a cosy bar make this a good choice.
Big hostel with 900 beds. Placed sort of on the outskirts of the city but the s-bahn and tram stops right next to it so it's easy to get around. They have a bar and ok meeting facilities. But too commercial compared to the more intimate smaller hostels I'm used to. So basically you get what you pay for and I think it's the kind of place young people stay after visiting the vibrant nightlife in Berlin.
The hostel was right next to train station and so location was convenient. Staffs were pretty efficient and quick despite a lot of people waiting. Price was good and overall stay was good.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
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Shower wasn't the best and was kinda dirty, and the beds were quite bad, but everything else was great. Pretty sweet atmosphere, good happy hour and good staff. Only bad night was when the bar was rented out for an event and we (the residents) couldn't get in...
Let's just say that this is a motel with bunk beds. The beds were clean which was great but everything else was sub-par. The toilet smelt like pee all the time, the walls were so thin the slightest sound from the corridor can be heard in the room and the staff was not helpful. Check out time is at 10am but this was not mentioned to us when we checked in. Everything in this hostel shouts 'we want you to have fun' but 'don't bring your own food'. Overall a very disappointing experience.
First, the worst thing of the hostel was the staff. Everytime we asked something, they answered in a rude way and making fun of our questions in german between them. Besides that, they didnt really help us. Second, it was really cold in the common part and warm inside in the rooms, so i got sick because with this. Third, the bathroom was really dirty and the drains were all blocked in the baths so they were always full of water!! I will never come back to this place again.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
Fantastic hostel, good for partying and for a quieter stay. Not centrally located but right beside an S-Bahn station so very easy to get into the city
Location: In the middle of nowhere. No nearby bars, no nearby staples like Rewe. Near an S Bahn and tram though. Staff: Unhelpful. Did not tell us about the fee for late check out, and didn't tell us the waiver for said fee if we have another booking. We told her we have a booking for a separate room the next day and asked if we could move our stuff over. All she said was 'We'll see'. Cleanliness: Toilet are in an absolutely horrible state! Facilities: No communal kitchen!
Location is in the middle of nowhere. The bathrooms were disgusting. The men's room reeked of stale urine. WiFi was slow and didn't work in the rooms. The bunk bed in the dorm was flimsy felt like it was about to topple over.
We got in late off the train from Amsterdam and just needed a place to crash. We paid €19 so were happy enough. The rooms are decent with lockable lockers (bring a padlock). However the WiFi doesn't reach the rooms which is a huge bummer. Furthermore, this place is HUGE. Bear in mind that it might not be too easy to meet new people! The showers were sub-par. The location isn't really close to anywhere notable, you'll need to tram to it from Berlin Hbf (central station).
Not much atmosphere but if you are looking just for somewhere to sleep its fine.
This hostel was well situated, right next to a tube station and only took 10 minutes to get into the city centre, was also easy to find! Hostel had a beer garden, happy hour and cafe which was really enjoyable! Rooms were clean and tidy.
Staff told me I have to wait15mins more for chick in, but I saw some people chick in already...it's not enough staffs in front.
I really did not enjoy the location or the atmoshpere. The showers did not exactly offer much privacy. Just a curtain that does not stay closed. If you shower here, people will see you naked. The hostel was completely filled with drunk 15 and 16 year olds who went around the halls pounding on peoples doors.
Rooms were big and comfortable, showers unbearable either freezing or boiling. Wifi only worked on ground floor. Overall atmosphere was good lots of people in beer garden drinking.
A good deal. However you cannot bring outside food, there is no microwave or kitchen access.Think about the needs of your young backpackers in that regard. You have key access and lockers,which is great!1guy in our mixed dorm came in extremely early in the morning very drunk & was harassing the girls,we handled it but it would have been nice to have an emergency phone in the room because we were scared.The staff only cleaned beds not being used & our room was a mess from that 1guy & smelled bad
Loved this hostel. Booked this hostel for 2 people. 1 person couldn't make the trip and upon arrival the person at the desk was able to cancel my charges for the other person and upgrade me to a 4 bedroom suite rather than an 8 person. The outside bar was very laid back and I enjoyed the atmosphere. Close to the tram so it's easy to get around.