Generator Berlin Mitte
What We Love
- Location in the heart of Berlin’s boho Mitte district, close to the city’s best nightlife spots
- Great choice for groups, thanks to the large number of shared multi-bed guestrooms
- Top amenities: free WiFi, a 24/7 lounge area, an inexpensive continental breakfast, a small restaurant, a snack bar and laundry facilities
What To Know
- Guests 18 and under must book a private room
- Towels are included in private twin rooms only
- Checkout is on the early side: 10 a.m.
- Free WiFi
In the heart of Berlin’s hip Mitte district, Generator Berlin (or Gen Berlin, as it’s known) is a new breed of “poshtel” with hip hotel looks and amenities, and wallet-friendly rates. Berlin interior designer Ester Bruzkus recruited local artists to create the cool urban look that’s on show, from the wood-paneled lobby to the white-on-white shared and private guestrooms. All are decked out with purpose-built bunk beds, soft pillows and duvets, full-length mirrors, lock-up storage facilities and en suite tile bathrooms. Premium rooms are worth the splurge for the privacy, extra space, desk area and host of extras, including late checkout, complimentary toiletries and drink vouchers. Gen Berlin is a natural party starter, hosting weekly club nights and seasonal outdoor events, as well as open mike nights and table tennis competitions in the communal game room. Food is available from breakfast (7 to 10 a.m.) through lunch and dinner (noon to 10 p.m.), and there are also well-stocked vending machines for the late night munchies.
In the Area
Mitte is to East Berlin what the East Village is to New York: a gritty, once rundown area that scrubbed up well and has attracted more than its share of designer boutiques, coffeehouses and new luxury apartments. Call it a renaissance if you like, but as location goes, Gen Berlin is at the heart of most of Berlin’s most popular shopping, including Butterfly Soul Fire, Schwarzhogerzeil and Starstyling Shop; check out the latter for crazy modern attire and knitwear. When you get tired of shopping, pop into Restaurant Reinstoff for an haute twist on traditional German fare (think local catfish with sweet-and-sour radishes) or Monsieur Vuong’s for the short list of classic Vietnamese dishes in an uber-hip setting.
How to Get There
The location is very nice, I liked that everyone has two sockets in bed and the light, it was very useful. However, keep in mind that there’s no kitchen where you can make dishes with new friends (for me it’s the best thing about hostels), but that’s my fault that I didn’t check that. I think that cleanness of facility is essential, without that it doesn’t matter if design is cool and all of that. The shower in my room was in unacceptable condition- it was very mouldy. My stay was okay, but probably I wouldn’t stay there again.
Location of this place is definitely their main selling point. Beautifully decorated too. The only downside but not necessarily a deal breaker is variations on the breakfast spread. Breakfast were cheap, we bought for 2 days. Both days food served were the same. Some variations would be great:)
Lovely location and staff, excellent service and offered fscilities . Nice people, good breakfast, safety, good area next to U and S , the staff was very helpful and well organised, or sure i recommend it and of course i would like to book again in the same hotel!
Location of this hostel is excellent and the breakfast included in the price. Breakfast was the same each day but a very good quality and unlimited. We had a twin room and it was spacious. The bathroom looked newly refurbished- it was beautifully tiled and spotless. I was a little concerned booking this as an older traveller ( 62) and thought it may be full of students and noisy. Whilst it was 😀 at times - there was also a small number of very mixed age groups. I felt very comfortable and safe in this establishment. Would look fur other Generator establishments when planning other city visits
Every thing is OK. That's it. Nothing except possibly the community and, 24/7 service stand out. The rooms are small with little to no storage room and weren't completely clean when we arrived. The food is ok. It's ok and has a great location. I'd reccomend it to students or tourists who plan to spend all their time in the city amd just need a place for sleeping