What We Love
- No detail has been overlooked: each bed has its own outlet and USB port, plus a lockable drawer underneath for storing gear. The hostel will rent you a padlock if you don’t have your own
- This is one of the most affordable options in an expensive city, but the aesthetic feels cool, not cheap
- Bathrooms are situated within the dorm rooms, not down the hall
What To Know
- Traveling with kids? There are private en suite rooms that sleep four
- Unlike most hostels, guests aren’t allowed to bring in food and drink
- You can leave your luggage at the hostel after check-out, but the lockers are pricey and the electronic pin system a bit complicated
- Bring your own soap and towel, unless you want to rent them from reception
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Hostels have improved out of all proportion over the last decade and Generator—Stockholm being its 12th branch—has been at the forefront of the “poshtel” movement, housing those who travel with MacBooks and Beats headphones, not ratty paper guidebooks. The design reflects the taste of its discerning clientele: thinks lots of bright colors, a good dose of industrial chic, blond wood furniture and metal lampshades, and a DJ booth in the café. The six-person dorms are simple but spiffy, with polished wooden floors and clean white bunks; each bed has a “privacy board” that can be pulled across, as well as hooks for clothes and plenty of outlets for charging devices. Weekends bring in crowds to its communal space on the second floor, which is stocked with sofas, TVs, and a bar, but the noise level in the rooms is thankfully low. There’s no kitchen for cost-cutting meal prep, so factor that into your budget, but the food served all day at the café is from established local chef David Gard and the budget dorm room beds might just be the best value in the city.
In the Area
While the Generator Stockholm is not quite in the city center, its location is hard to beat, especially if you arrive at Central Station just a ten-minute walk away (it’s where all the airport buses and trains stop). From the hostel, it’s just a few minutes to the main pedestrian thoroughfare of Drottningatan, which is lined with shops and restaurants. Head north to explore the mostly residential Vasastan neighborhood, making sure to stop for micro-roast coffee and delicate pastries at the charming Café Pascal, but if you’re looking for cheap-and-cheerful eats closer to home, there are two food halls nearby: Kungshallen and K25. Less than 30 minutes walk south brings you to the tourist mecca of the old town, Gamla Stan, which sits on an island and is stuffed to the brim with Instagrammable buildings as well as the imposing Royal Palace, also worth a visit.
How to Get There
I had a double room so was nice to spend time with my girlfriend. The hostel it.s close to the Tcentralen where the couch from Skavsta airport took me to it. The shop where you can find drinks and food it.s opposite the hostel.
I had a better experience staying at a hostel before. I've stayed in a female dorm, sharing with more 5 girls. The room was small for 6 people. The cafe - restaurant it has nice design, a Foosball table, wi-fi, board games, but at 22.30 kitchen is closed and you can order again at the reception but on 23.30. If you want a towel (it is not included at the price of the room) you can rent it for ~4 euros. So, did I, but the towel was dirty. An overall, it was fine if you don't expect more!
Good price so no frills expected, but come on, not even a hand towel for free? And the light in the bathroom turning off automatically after one minute forcing you to jump and wave while sitting on the toilet? Location is great but this hotel is mostly for 18-25 year old.