Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.
  • 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 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    02 Jul 2019
    Great location (in a park), range of guests (not just a party hostel), and cool space (converted school).
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 Jun 2019
    I had a 4-man bunk. The rooms were generally very clean, the AC was nice and good so even in the summer you wont be sweating in your bed like some other hostels. Overall, it got everything right to provide a very comfortable and safe night's sleep but i felt it didn't really excel in providing a space to meet other travelers like some other places I've stayed. Although, i felt the showers were terribly designed. Gap in the screen door meant you flooded the "dry" part of the shower too.
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Jun 2019
    Lots of fun, great place to meet people
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    26 Jun 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay here. The location is right on a park which I enjoyed walking through in the mornings/evenings. Not the closest to downtown but it’s also not too far from the closest metro/tram stations.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Jun 2019
    Good location close to the Metro where you can get a direct line into the centre. Lots to see and do within walking distance. Have to pay for all food and cant take any food in from outside which made it more expensive. Clean nice sized rooms.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Jul 2019
    The location wasn’t too bad, you could take the tram or walk to city center in less than 30 minutes. There’s parking on the property which is awesome since Amsterdam is limited on parking availablity. It was 27€ a day. Only issue we noticed was our shower head didn’t stay upright (it could be used handheld) and the sink was extremely loud. Other than those minor items the stay was perfect.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Jul 2019
    Nice clean rooms, travelling in a group of 4 and got a private room ensuite for a decent price. Great location, offered a free walking tour which was fantastic! Great location next to a park and easy access to trams. The duvets were lumpy and too small but it was warm so not an issue. Felt very secure and had storage boxes which you could lock (you need your own padlock). Cute common-room in the basement, breakfast a bit overpriced (€7.50) and could only make tea/coffee in the morning.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    Very nice location, a little way away from the city centre. Nice rooms and atmosphere. Some more cleaning would be nice. There were often dishes and cutlery lacking for the breakfast buffet, and the buffet was not all that exciting. The shower drain was clogged when we checked in.
    Denmark, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    20 Jun 2019
    this hostel was clean, the room was nice, and the staff were helpful when we had an issue in our initial room, but at check-in they were impersonal and we were not informed of the hostels amenities. for such a big hostel there was very little accessible common area to just hang out. Also the bar was VERY expensive and there’s a cover fee for the ‘club’ attached to the hostel. the area was great easily accessible and close to transportation!! LOVED Cafe Koojse, down the street!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Did not get what i ordered, got a room for two people when i payed for four.
    Norway, Mixed Group, 31-40
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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