Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation of total amount permitted:
From confirmation - 31 days before arrival: 75%
30 - 8 days before arrival: 10%
7 days before arrival: 0%

Deposit due:
Upon confirmation: 25% (non refundable)
30 days before arrival: 75%

In case of no-show the full amount of the booking will be charged.
Every guest must have an official photo ID.

Additional Terms and Conditions

BREAKFAST - We serve it from 7am to 10am from Monday to Friday and from 7am to 11am on Saturday and Sunday. In case you need a breakfast box let us know! We can offer a breakfast to go box at €11.00 per person, per day.

"FOOD AND DRINKS - Our Group Meals go from 1 to 3 courses with a price range of €10 - €18. Menu will be provided on request.
In need of a lunch pack for your excursions? Ask for our picnic options!

TOWELS & BED LINEN - Bed linen is included in all our rooms. The towels are only included in our Singles / Twin Rooms, if you are staying in a multiple dormitory you can add them for €3 per towel if prebooked. Towels rented upon check-in are €5,00 per towel.

NON-SMOKING - All our rooms and public areas are non-smoking. We have outdoor facilities areas for smoking. A penalty fee of €250.00 will be charged for smoking in the room.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

• The local city tax is not included, it should be paid upon arrival.
• The Tourist Tax is also not included.
• In order to guarantee full privacy for dormitories, all empty beds should be paid.
• Under 18 groups could be accepted on request only mainly in low season.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Generator Amsterdam

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Generator Amsterdam is a design hotel-hostel located in the heart of the city, overlooking Oosterpark. Guests can choose from shared dorms to private rooms, offering something for everyone. Housed in the former zoological university, Generator Amsterdam has transformed the original space creating an auditorium bar, library and basement nightclub. Complete with 24-hour reception, free wifi, cafe and bikes available for hire, Generator is a fun and affordable choice in Amsterdam.

The Generator Amsterdam Reception is open 24 hours a day with a duty manager always around and happy to help. It has flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a raised café and an outdoor terrace. We’ve turned the former lecture hall into an impressive chill-out lounge and bar, while the old library is now a relaxation and private events room and the basement and café are now dining destinations.
Stay connected with free Wi-Fi and share those holiday snaps. In need of some clean clothes? The laundry is open 24 hours for washing, drying and ironing. A secure luggage room gives you more freedom to explore Amsterdam bag-free! The best way to explore Amsterdam is definitely by bike. Luckily for you, our hostel provides Vanmoof bikes for rental. Come to our travel shop for city tour tickets and more. You forgot your toothbrush or want a travel journal to keep track of your experiences? Visit our GenStore for exclusive Generator products. Let us help you make the most of your stay! Our hostel staff are incredibly friendly, multilingual and know the city inside out. They’re on hand to help you with whatever info you need, just ask.

Ride your bicycle along café-lined waterways, visit the most creative shops around De Pijp or just kick back by the canal and try a few cold Dutch beers. It’s pretty hard to get stressed in Amsterdam, but having a good time is easy.
Generator Amsterdam is located in the up-and-coming eastern side of the city overlooking Oosterpark.

This former zoological university building can accommodate 564 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms with incredible views on the surrounding and en-suite bathrooms. We’ve got a wide selection of contemporary Privates, Twins and Shared Rooms with crisp white linen and lockable storage at great rates available. If you’re in a Twin room, fluffy white towels are a complimentary extra. There is also one luxury apartment for six people with views of the park and a self-catered kitchen. Breakfast is available daily in our café space.

Generator Amsterdam Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy:
Standard cancellation: 24 hours before arrival.
Non-refundable: no modification/cancellation possible

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit card. This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival in case a 'free cancellation' reservation is made.

Check in from 14:00PM to 04:00AM (Reception available 24 hours ) .
Check out before 10:00 .

Cancellation policy flexible rate: In case of no show or late cancellation, the total amount of the full booking will be charged unless the property is informed of late arrival by the guest.
Cancellation policy non-refundable rate: In case of no show or (late) cancellation, the total amount of the full booking will be charged.

Taxes not included to be paid on upon check-in:
- City Tax 7.00 % per room per night.
- Tourist Tax €3 per person per night

Breakfast not included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
The age restriction is 16 + and in order to stay in a shared dorm with strangers you need to be 18+
Non smoking.

Please note that parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces. Please contact the hostel directly to make a reservation for the parking spaces. Parking costs EUR 27.50 per day. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2022
    Great place to stay if u dont want to be right in city center, not to far from center area.. They have plenty of street cars and bicycle for rent which make getting around very easy to this location.. The building is clean, modern and comfortable.. Located next to a nice park which made it very pleasant.. Would definitely recommend this place... 👌 Staff very friendly and helpful..
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Jun 2022
    Amazing place. Really cool building in one of the most beautiful parks in Amsterdam. There’s a nearby bike shop that will rent you a bike for multiple days for really cheap, and if you use that it’ll be very easy to get around the whole city any time of day. I only have two complaints. One is they use 3-story bunk beds, which can be inconvenient if you’re on the very top. And two, I had trouble meeting people outside my room. I was here during the week so it might be different on weekends, but there weren’
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jun 2022
    Outstanding Hostel in every way. The food was even quite good, which was unexpected. Definitely recommend this hostel, everything about it passed the test.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Jun 2022
    A bit expensive for a shared bedroom, but everything was incredibly clean and a wonderful atmosphere.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Jul 2022
    Good overall trip , very big hostel , which can be good or bad , charges for towel , luggage storage in payable lockers, corporate feel. Clean room, comfy bed , had to put my own sheet on bed (more efficient for cleaning) . But friendly staff , nice cafe downstairs , nice location.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Jun 2022
    Great hostel! Private bathroom is each dorm. At least the one I stayed in. Front desk sells most of the things you may need (razors, soap etc) Only thing is that it’s not the best location for exploring downtown. It’s about 15-20 min of trains or trans to get to downtown. Worth it though! Safe neighborhood and the Park is beautiful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Jun 2022
    This generator hostel was clean and had a spacious dorm. It was one of the more planned out hostels I have been too - this is probably due to the building being a former university building. Overall, it’s an alright hostel for the regular traveller. Rather expensive these days (inflation + demand) for a bed in a dorm but this seems like an overall trend everywhere in 2022 now
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Jun 2022
    Decent hostel. It's a very large hostel so there's pros & cons: large common spaces are nice, but there were a lot of school groups which kill the atmosphere and cause disturbances at hallways during night. 4bed mixed deluxe dorm was great, with good aircon.
    Finland, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jun 2022
    Everything is do expensive right now compared to two years ago so its not really their problem having super high prices. The night shift receptionist was however a bit incompetent or the hostel was just weird. He told me that I can't book through the reception and I have to book through internet only which is a bit weird to me when I wanted to extend my stay. The reception people are usually not enough compared to the number of guests they have. There is always a queue at the reception.
    Iran, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    26 Jun 2022
    The location was lovely next to a park, and the hostel itself looks cool, but it was really expensive. You have to make your own bed, and my sheets were torn, and my mattress protector had stains on it. The rooms are too tiny to open the lockers properly. Huge lack of facilities- they even made me pay €0.7 for a cup of hot water from the cafe. Breakfast wasn’t worth the €9. Constantly a line at reception, and staff were rude, enabling the poor behaviour of a huge group of students staying.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi