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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed my stay, clean, lovely atmosphere in the lounge areas, really upmarket hostel. The rooms were great too, nice new beds with showers and toilets in each room which is quite unusual for a hostel!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I only stayed with Generator once before but the Hamburg hostel made me decide to have the brand as my go to Hostel when searching for accommodation! The staff were friendly, really helpful, gave advice and tips when prompted, and were really organised. The location is perfect, right next to the central hautbanhof, and 5-10 minutes walk to Mönckebergstraße, Rathaus,...

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Stockholm
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location, nice staff, breakfast sufficient and affordable. However I you should consider that the biggest dorms are really crowded when fully booked. When I entered the room I felt like the air was not really the best. Overall optimal choice for a affordable night in central Hamburg.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location can't be better. It's at the centre of the city in the walking distance to Townhall, two minutes to central railway station and bus station. The hostel is big, and the staff is also good. Other additional facilities are expensive like food but it's always optional.

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location was very good, the common area was nice, rooms were okay but bathrooms were very small and almost not useable. Common bathroom was dirty. Staff was not very helpful and sometimes even unfriendly. Service not very good.

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Posadas, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is really modern, the bed was really comfortable and equipped with a lamp and several sockets. The location was superb, opposite Hauptbahnhof and with many restaurants nearby. The only downside was that breakfast was a bit expensive. Would stay there again.

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GeneratorHamburg, Manager at Generator Hostel Hamburg, responded to this review

Hello, many thanks for the review. We always try to offer the maximum for the price paid on the unlimited breakfast buffet. We therefore change it constantly to apply it more to the needs and preferences of the international guests. It would be good to know what else you would have expected for the price paid. I hope we geht...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location perfect. It is really close to central train station and bus station. Staffs are helpful and responsive to my request. Room is good. However, it would be better if the toilet and bathroom are larger.

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GeneratorHamburg, Manager at Generator Hostel Hamburg, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. Every feedback is important for us, because we constantly aim to improve our services and facilities. The bathrooms were mentioned often and I agree that they are small. We had limited choice, when we refurbished the hostel, as it is protected under heritage (even the "Beatles" were making music in our building!). Still we...

Berlin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big hostel but well run and a nice environment. The staff were friendly and the facilities were clean although we didn't spend a lot of time at the hostel there seemed to be plenty to do and a really positive atmosphere.

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GeneratorHamburg, Manager at Generator Hostel Hamburg, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for the feedback. Good to see that you had a good time at Generator. Whenever you return to Hamburg you will be welcome to stay with us again. In the meanwhile I wish you all the best for your travels. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generator Hostel was not exactly the typical hostel I am used to visit. There was no kitchen at all, no fridge, there was a note on the door "Please do not bring any food at the property" which I considered very strange. The staff is kind but not very friendly. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms as well and you...

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GeneratorHamburg, Manager at Generator Hostel Hamburg, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the review. I regret that we did not meet your expectations. Still it is good that you tell us about your experience, because we constantly work on Generator Hamburg and the brand Generator. Your feedback is for this very important. I sincerely hope that you will give Generator another chance in the future. If not in Hamburg,...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently had a really great stay at Generator. The room and bathrooms were all spotlessly clean. The furniture is new and well kept and the mattresses are comfortable. Little things are included that are important to travellers, including the bedsheet, free wifi in all rooms, lamps and power points for all beds. The location is also perfect, right beside...

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GeneratorHamburg, Manager at Generator Hostel Hamburg, responded to this review

Hello, "Awesome Generator"! What a great compliment. Many thanks for that. I would be really delighted if you choose now Generator also in the future. If not again in Hamburg, than maybe in one of our other exciting destinations. I wish you all the best for your travels. Regards, Sven Heberling Assistant General Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our fresh, brand new Hamburg Hostel opened in January 2012 and is located in the heart of St Georg, next to the central train station "Hauptbahnhof Sued". Many of Hamburg’s great attractions are on our doorstep, such as the Deichtorhallen, the City Hall and the area of Speicherstadt. We know that Hamburg can be expensive, so unlike many other Hamburg hostels we give you: FREE Wi-Fi Internet, FREE bed linen, central location and en-suite Rooms.All our other Generator Hostels are renowned for their famous late nights at Generator Bar which provide a unique atmosphere, entertaining our guests with DJ nights, Karaoke, quizzes and fancy dress evenings: expect this and many many more fun evenings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Generator Hostel Hamburg

Address: Steintorplatz 3, 20099 Hamburg, Germany
Region: Germany > Hamburg
Price Range: ₹ 2,026 - ₹ 9,045 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Hamburg 2*
Number of rooms: 161
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“I had a room on the fourth floor with electrical blinds. Nice”
 of 5 bubbles sirius052016, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Double check everything with the staff. Not the most professional.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are nicer, however you may be walking up so choose a lower floor”
 of 5 bubbles SarthakNag, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book as early as possible to avoid $30 a night prices...”
 of 5 bubbles 785samyt, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you can get a bigger room then go for it, the bathroom/toilets are pretty small”
 of 5 bubbles Chris15Leeds, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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