Generator Hostel Hamburg
What We Love
- Convenient location next to Hamburg’s Central Station and S-Bahn Hauptbahnhof stop
- Wallet-friendly mix of private, shared rooms (8 or 6 beds) and female-only rooms (6 beds)
- Community vibe thanks to frequent movie nights, game nights and “chillax Sundays,” as well as the morning breakfast service and snacks at the wraparound bar
- Music trivia: the building was once a recording studio where the Beatles performed
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Guests aged 18 and under must book a private room and need written permission to stay from a parent or guardian
- Towels are included in private rooms only
- If booking a shared room with friends, note that requests for the same room can be made in advance but are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed
- Free WiFi
Next door to the city’s Central Station and S-Bahn Hauptbahnhof station, Generator Hamburg’s plum location makes it a favorite with Euro city trippers, while budget conscious travelers love the mix of wallet friendly shared and private rooms. A world away from the cookie cutter hostel model, Gen Hamburg’s bold interior style shows off a thoughtful sense of place, with a centerpiece sculpture that’s made with vintage bike frames giving a nod to Hamburg’s cyclist culture and the streamlined, space-efficient guestrooms in keeping with the city’s buttoned up (but changing) reputation. Private rooms are available as singles, twins or triples, and all come with pillows and duvets, en-suite bathrooms with power showers and towels. Shared rooms (available with six or eight bunk beds) include lockable storage units for each guest, but towels are for an extra fee and bathrooms, though private, are down the hall. A simple continental breakfast spread is available each morning and hearty bar snacks are on offer at the wraparound bar area from 3 pm to midnight.
In the Area
Explore the indie boutiques, cafes and clothing stores along nearby Lange Reihe street, or head farther afield and join the young, party-loving crowds in the Schanzenviertel and Karolinenviertel neighborhoods. Here, don’t miss Elbgold, Oma’s Apotheke and Kopiba, and, in the winter months, a few glasses of warming glühwein in one of the outdoor cafes. Also worth a visit is the busy Harbor City enclave for its raft of shops and restaurants, and boho Altona, which has a quiet, local vibe.
How to Get There
This is my 3rd Generator Hostel and based on my experience this is worst. The bed are so old the housekeeping is not goodcleaner and lounge area waiting for check in is not comfortable to relax with. Reception area A litlle bit small.
The accomodation was great located in the centre of Hamburg, next to the central railway station as well as central bus station. Exactly before the hostel there was the station of underground.
The reception was opened 24 hours and the stuff was very kind.
The room was great, clean and big enough for 8 persons, I could feel there also my privacy. The equipment of room was great, the bathroom was also good.
I can highly recommend the stay in Generator Hostel.
I choose Generator because of the central location.I shared a double room and was pleased with how clean the room was. All staff were very friendly and i like that there was a secure entrance and 24 hr reception.
This place is pretty good to be fair clean secure and well located but when we where staying there it was very warm in Hamburg. The rooms were absolutely boiling and there is no air con. The window didn’t really open so the room was like a sauna making it impossible to sleep the whole 3 nights we stayed. Loved Hamburg but it was spoilt a bit by the fact none of us had any sleep. The 6 bed dorm also became quite smelly as people were sweating through the night. No pleasant. Appreciate it was very warm but in summer Months in a dorm you really should have air con
Central place if you want to be close to central train station and shops. Rooms are good with facilities like indivual mobile charger and light spot. The bathroom and shower space are definitly too small!
Would recommend for short over night stay, otherwise the rooms and facilities are small.