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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
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Storied recording studio turned hip hostel-hotel with private and shared rooms next to Central Station

The Lowdown

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

Generator Hostel Hamburg
Steintorplatz 3
Hamburg, 20099 Germany


nice place for a quick stay in the city center

overall the place was quite fine. me and my friends spent time there only to sleep but the rooms were ok . the only thing we were missing were a few towels in the room, besides that everything was fine.

Great location for breaking a train journey

This Generator was in the perfect location for my trip, I was breaking my train journey in Hamburg traveling from Stockholm to London with just a few hours overnight here, so I just arrived quite late, showered slept and caught my train in the morning. I had a great nights sleep and there was plenty of hot water.

Very near the central station
Deirdre L

Rooms are very nice and clean. The staff were mostly friendly beside a not so nice security man. The location is ideal, lots of shops around and right across from the central station. Not a very good area though, lots of drunk people and drug using right outside the door, as 3 young girls didn’t feel very safe outside the hostel at night.