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.
• 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

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 - city tax 7.00 % per room per night. City Tax is to be paid upon check-in.
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 8.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2019
    A perfect place to stay in Amsterdam
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Sep 2019
    This was a very clean and welcoming hostel, great service and the cafe downstairs was so convenient! My first time to Amsterdam and it worked so well with it being so close to the tram Alexanderplein. Just a note you have to take flevopark tram (#14)and get off at Alexanderplein from Centraal Amsterdam that’ll take you the closest!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Oct 2019
    The atmosphere of Generator is what stood out the most. The staff and the customers were all super friendly - it is very easy to make friends. The location is a little off the center, but it is located in a beautiful park and the tram is 7 minutes away by walk. Food at the hostel is also delicious. If you are planning to visit, bring your shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and towel. You may even rent a towel from the hostel for 5 euros.
    Lebanon, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Oct 2019
    I only stayed a night, but it was great for a casual slow Monday night. Shower and bed were great. Found a nice little bar down the street. It is quite a walk to the city center, but in a tram it is easy!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Sep 2019
    Very cool place! Loved it. On Weekends they have parties in the basement which you can hear in the rooms, if you're very sensitive to noise. The hairdrier was not working and they gave us an extra one. All in all, an amazing stylish place. Loved to be in the park and be in the green first thing in the morning! Living-Room-Lounge very stylish and nice to hang around, do some work, chat, etc. Thanks to Generator Team!
    Switzerland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    20 Sep 2019
    Hostel has a club in it that operates Fridays and Saturdays so it gets a little noisy in the common spaces, and you can faintly hear it in the rooms. The park that the hostel is in is really pretty. And the hostel is near trams that will take you pretty much everywhere you need to go in the city.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Aug 2019
    Pros: Great atmosphere, good restaurant and bar, great location, paid lockers available, staff refreshed our towels. Cons: understaffed or staff is not as diligent as ones you'd find in a hotel, very tiny rooms (a double twin is literally two sticky dorm twin beds pushed together), rooms don't have ventilation that cannot be adjusted by resident. I would recommend to a friend but would personally not stay again because of the tiny room. But would come back for the atmosphere for sure.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Me and a friend stayed here for a few nights, the beds were super comfy and the design of the hostel is very cute! Nice and close to a couple of trams, the number 14 was a real saviour. Rooms were clean and comfy with under-bed draws for locking away valuables. There is a laundry which you can use for fairly cheap. Downside is that there isn’t a kitchen so in an expensive city it makes it just a little harder to save money by cooking at home and there was no real social atmosphere.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    29 Aug 2019
    Overall, the experience was good. The rooms were clean, the restaurant was good. Staff was helpful. The beds were alright. Was only there to sleep anyways. Would recommend to stay close to tram but not close to the centre which is fine.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2019
    The hostel is beautiful from the outside! The hostel was the most I was willing to spend per night but cheaper places were booked. There was a nice park right outside. People were really friendly but there wasn't many activities designed to help the people in the hostel bond. You could go anywhere pretty fast on a bike, which was easy to rent from the hostel. The location was a bit far from the action if someone needed to take cabs all the time it would get expensive. I had an awesome time!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines