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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Generator Amsterdam

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great 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 7.8

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    04 May 2019
    Despite a rare administrative issue (which was partly my fault), the Irish-French guy (I think? Don't know your name sorry!) at the desk handled it perfectly and was super nice. I really appreciated it. Thank you!
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 May 2019
    This was one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at. The staff were extremely friendly, rooms were clean, and the entire building was very fun and interesting! Only downside was that it was about a 30-40 minute walk to everything you would want to see in Amsterdam, but pretty easy to get anywhere by public transportation.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 May 2019
    Overall, good. Staff are friendly and helpful. The location is very nice, backs onto a park and is in a more quiet neighborhood. Only a 25 min walk from the city centre and the Heineken brewery. Our 4 person dorm room was not laid out very well. The bunks run parallel to each other and this makes it almost impossible to get ready at the same time as others as you can't have multiple lockers open at once. This is the first hostel I have ever stayed at that does not allow outside food and drink.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 May 2019
    This is a good hostel with everything you need. The staff were all friendly and accommodating (especially the tall dude with dark curly hair who spent quite a bit of time putting something on the projector for us. Shout out to him!), It's very clean and it's huge so there's loads of places to hang out. The only thing that lets it down is the location but it's really not that bad, a half an hour walk in to town won't kill you
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 May 2019
    Beautiful hostel located in a nice park. Rooms are great and the WiFi works good. However, the staff wasn't helpful nor accurate in their information. There's no kitchen where you can cook and you need to pay for every service. Pretty decent overall, but it's more like a hotel with graffiti on the walls.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 May 2019
    Generator is more like a hotel. Nice amenities but not great for a fun hostel atmosphere. The staff was not the warm welcoming hostel staff I’ve always received. Location is outside the city, easy to get to city center during the day but difficult at night when the tram isn’t running. Overall okay if you are just looking for a comfortable place to sleep but not looking for community.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 May 2019
    Good hostel, comfy beds and enough room, location is 5 min walk to Alexanderplein tram stop. Only bad thing was we were warned not to smoke in the rooms, on entering our 4 bed private there was a fag and a joint where they’d clearly smoked and put them out on the bedside. So the cleaning can’t be that in depth to miss that.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    14 May 2019
    Hostel itself is great, trendy and cool but the rooms are so small! Windows in rooms do not open so it gets uncomfortable fast. The communal areas are really nice and cool and the a la carte breakfast is tasty and good value. Hostel is close to de Pijp region (15 min walking) but far away walking distance from main train station.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    09 May 2019
    Bikes have no gears or bells so if you’re new to biking in Amsterdam I would recommend another place for bike rentals. Solo traveler women I would book a female only dorm, staff was alright. Not as cool as some places I’ve stayed but I think you get a mix of what you like and don’t like anywhere. Bar is a little too dungeon-like. But auditorium and the different rooms and facilities is pretty cool. Not too bad overall.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    05 May 2019
    Good moment: 1. The hostel is located in the Park 2. Сool public spaces (lecture hall and library) there is where to sit a big company Bad points: 1. the room is very dirty, overall the hostel is not very clean 3. The price is too high
    Russia, Female, 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