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
- Handicap Accessible
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
I can't advise the place because it's dirty and there is no attention to anything. It doesn't not seem an hygienic place at all. So please look for something else that it's better and I know that in Berlin you can easily find it
The place is so cool, clean and the staff is nice. the room is very clean but basic and too small. Location is definitely the best, pretty neighborhood and very central. and also great value for its price. Overall experience was great and would definitely go again.
Location is perfect with both tram and metro station nearby. Staff is really nice and helpful. Bar and coffee shop is so good but there is only one choice of beer. (Heineken) At night, there would be some noise around as it’s located in bar area but it’s not a serious problem for me.