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
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
Good hostel that’s fresh and very clean. Funky stylings and the cool kids providing the service at the bar and reception desk. The bunks in the room are extremely comfortable and well set up with USB’s and storage pockets. Happy hour at the bar is a great idea and took the opportunity each day. There are some old board games amongst other things available which is cool. The location is a little further away from some stuff but gives you more incentive to explore. There is a lot of style here!
Just there is no real atmosphere, no vibe, just people sitting around common areas looking at their phones...maybe more events are needed that tend to get ppl talking...like organised walking tours or group trips to places a little further away etc... I’m sure when ppl get liquored up later in the evening in weekends it get more fun.
Hostels need substance not just style cos but in the end in expensive Stockholm I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
Very nice sheets to sleep in in very nice location. Walking distance to T-central and restaurants and Drottningsgatan where you find the shopping street. Nice to just relax in the near parks with the picnic.
We ended up booking this hotel as it was far cheaper than many other accommodations in Stockholm.
The location was okay, there was a 7eleven across the road with nice food and snacks which was good.
We caught an Uber into the Old Town which was a quick and easy way to get right into the centre of it.
The room was clean modern and spacious, just a note there is no TV in there. We had a double room.
Overall good place to stay if you are on a lower budget for your accommodation.
Great location, great vibe, exceeded expectations esp when called a hostel, the facilities were hotel grade. The rooms were great and the reception and restaurant had a communal inclusive feeling, (the hostel part)
Spent a couple nights on a dorm room with 5 complete strangers, yet my only complains could be the dirty beer glass I found by the bathroom sink in the morning. The booking and checkin were simple, the room felt secure, the staff were friendly, breakfast was bit pricey but nice. Overall good experience.