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
- 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
Very clean, friendly and welcoming staff. The price was reasonable for the two bed room we had. Had plenty of tea avaliable. The staff gave us useful information regarding different Christmas markets that were in in the area.
Having stayed in 2 branches of Generator in Amsterdam and Paris I felt confident enough in the standard of the Hostels to book into the Berlin branch. As hostels go it wasnt a bad stay at all. The staff were very friendly and helpful but in comparison to the other branches this looks like it could do with a bit of TLC. Our room was clean (although we didn’t have a private bathroom like we had in the other branches) and the public bathroom was pleasant. There was just a general scruffiness/tiredness to the interior which I found so warm and colourful in the other countries. Also we couldn’t find anywhere to get a hot drink in the evening (vital for us Brits!) so we had to go to the cute little cafe in the hotel next door.This particular branch in Berlin was a little far away from the centre but, for the price, I don’t feel that you can do much better. All in all not a bad stay, just a little disappointed having stayed with Generator before!
It was a short trip with my friends. At check-in the room was cleaned but after this noone cleaned the room until check-out. On Agoda travel did not write that the room did not have the toilet. For toilet you have to pay additional.
Although it’s in a ok neighbourhood but that’s all you can wish from this place. First when we checked in we have to pay extra for just leaving the luggage there for an afternoon. Then the staff is super unfriendly and just want everything to be quick, you can’t really understand what they were talking about and then the room is super small, the room is 6 beds dorm and we have to squeeze ourselves into it. It’s totally not true what you see on the website. And not to mention you can’t eat anything that’s not served there, you can only order or starve. So there’s no public space for people who stay there. It’s a total bullock. I wouldn’t suggest anyone to stay there and of course it won’t a next time that I give any penny to this hostel. So before you book, think twice.
Very dirty hostel. There's the smell in the rooms that you can't escape. The room was not so dirty, but the hallways and elevator are smelly and dirty. On weekends lots of spilt beer everywhere. But the staff is helpful, fast, nice, and it is good value for the money, indeed. It is also a charming place, just it needs to be cleaned!!!