Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
What We Love
- Location in the cool Prenzlauer Berg enclave in the east of Berlin
- High style stay for low budgets
- Guestrooms are a mix of private rooms and shared dorms with purpose-made bunk beds
- Pair with a stay at Generator Hostel Mitte to see two sides of the city
- Close to S-Bahn station, the SSE and Velodrome concert hall
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Guests aged 18 or under must book a private room
- Towels are included in private rooms only
- With multiple beds in each room, public spaces are always bustling
- Check-out is on the early side at 10 am
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a former East German office building in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, Berlin’s second Generator Hostel shows off the brand’s signature hip, urban style in a handsome mix of exposed brick, original artwork and indoor/outdoor communal spaces. There are guestrooms for every budget, from private triple and twin rooms to shared rooms with 14, eight and six bunk beds as well as women-only shares. All come with soft duvets and pillows, full-length mirrors, power sockets and storage lockers; private rooms include fluffy towels, desks and bedside lamps. Hip public spaces foster a community spirit, from the bar that’s open until 2 am throughout the week, to the lounge and games room that’s kitted out with funky design-forward furniture and pool and foosball tables. A light continental breakfast is available from 7 to 11 am each morning, and hot dinners (sausages, burgers, nachos, fries) are available from 6 to 10 pm. Music lovers should time their stay with one of the hostel’s frequent live music nights, or ask one of the young, plugged-in staff for local recommendations.
In the Area
Head south to the artsy neighborhood of Kreuzberg. Pop into Markthalle Neun to load up on snacks from organic bakeries, delis and teahouses. Continuing from Alexanderplatz, Alte Schönhauser Strasse is home to eclectic design stores and kitsch retailers, and along Oranienstrasse you’ll find storefront eateries like the historic Max und Moritz, which serves tasty authentic German dishes. Try an Asian-fusion burger at Shiso Burger or, for Michelin-starred eats, book a table at Tim Raue‘s eponymous restaurant on Rudi Dutschke Strasse.
How to Get There
Everything is great in this hostel. It’s clean it’s taken care, quick service etc. The only problem I noticed is taps in the bathroom, you can’t wash your hands freely, you got to touch sink all the time
Huge, very professional and organized, this hostel is nearby sbahn, markets, Parks and restaurants. Clean, comfortable, safe.
Could improve on plugs and private lights and offer better lockers on the shared rooms.
The paid breakfast is satisfatory and the sheets are warm and clean.
The Hostel is very well located, has many services at your disposal but the elevator did not work. Your experience may improve or worsen depending on the people with whom you share a room, in my case they were very noisy and did not let me rest.