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Carrer De Còrsega, 373, 08037 Barcelona Spain
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You’ll find Generator Barcelona conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer. Travelling to and from the hostel to all the must see sights is a piece of cake. The beautiful sandy beaches are just a 15 minute metro journey away, and only a short walk away are the maze of small streets of the Eixample district, home to Barcelona’s trendy shops, bars and restaurants. Generator is the perfect place for those looking to combine style with great atmosphere. You’ll find great beds for sleepy heads, a communal TV room with outdoor patio to a chill out lounge/café that serves the best drinks and snacks for miles around. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private en-suites with your own power socket and LED light for late night reading. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay, visit the travel shop and our city experts will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. Barcelona is the latest edition to the Generator family, We will see you there.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 5 more
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Hugo J wrote a review 21 Nov
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Perfect for a week-end with friends, it is very good located and very afordable. We discovered a lovely street in which there are some wonderful restaurants and coffee. With the bus, it's possible to go to the beach in 20 minutes aproximately.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Woow! Thanks a lot for this amazing comment! We are really glad to know that our guests can enjoy our facilities and discover our city. Do not hesitate in visiting us again in Barcelona. Greetings.
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Ebzonline wrote a review 20 Nov
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I would not recommend staying at The Generator if you value comfortability/sleep quality and cleanliness. The 6 dorm female bedrooms have little to no space in them; it was a squeeze getting past other people. I did not sleep well at all; I kept waking up in the middle of the night because I was awoken by this terrible smell that was coming from the dorm (en-suite) bathroom. It smelt of urine and sewage. I could not spend another night there. Sadly for me I had paid for 3 nights and was not offered a refund. It’s not really that social either - if you are looking for a place to mingle and meet people; I wouldn’t recommend. I’m glad I left on the first night because I would have been miserable for the whole time. Two members of staff were friendly and one of the staff me members just didn’t seem approachable at all.
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking some time out of your day to reviewing us and giving us constructive criticism. We truly regret that you had such an unpleasant experience with us. Please give us another chance. We want to prove to you that we can do so much better!
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Юлия К wrote a review Oct 2022
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Very nice place not so far from the Sagrada familia, the room is very clean and tidy, the bed linen is clean, its safe to stay in hotel, some small table and chair in room is required, the stuff is very helpful and friendly, highly recommend to visit
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hola! Thank you for sharing this amazing review and recommend Generator Barcelona, We are glad to heard that you enjoyed the Generator Experience. We hope to see you soon. Best regards.
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vicfriedberg wrote a review Oct 2022
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I've stayed in two different Generator locations and both times they were packed with children and teenagers. It was just an awkward stay and I wouldn't book again because I did not want to spend my time trying to navigate through a million of children.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for making the effort to give us feedback. We regret that we did not meet your expectations this time
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Isobel W wrote a review Oct 2022
The good-all the staff I interacted with were friendly and helpful. The ok-the location is decent-close to metro stations and lots of bus lines, though not super central for sightseeing. The bad-the bathrooms, both in rooms and communal, were unclean, especially the showers. Room was cramped and in need of more storage space. No paper towels or hand towels anywhere. No curtains around the beds for privacy, and I didn’t have a shelf to place personal belongings. Must pay to store luggage after checkout. Room was very hot and there was lots of noise, which made getting a full night’s rest difficult. One guest’s phone charger got stolen during our stay. One guest brought a drunk man into our all-female dorm, and he made the rest of us extremely uncomfortable by attempting to sleep in the room. While their behavior isn’t the hostel’s fault per say, more security to get into the dorms would be appreciated.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Bring a padlock and towel if you don’t want to pay for them, eye mask plus earplugs as well
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found us helpful. We regret that the overall experience fell a little short of your expectations. Next time it will be better
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Yola M wrote a review Oct 2022
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Was expecting a room like any other hotel we have stayed. The bed was a king and left approximately 1’ of space on either side. Bathroom sink was a joke with a shelf hanging over it. Unable to wash your face
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Responded 20 Oct 2022
Thank you for making the effort to review us. We appreciate it. We regret to hear that you did not quite like our bathrooms.
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Compass628562 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Kitchen poorly equipped. Too many school kids and families with toddlers. Not what you expect from a hostel. What kind of hostel doesn’t allow outside food? They want money from you for all kinds of additional purchases. Would not recommend. None of the benefits of staying in a hostel.
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Responded 15 Oct 2022
Thank you for making the effort to give us feedback and criticism. We regret that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We could have communicated better. Acutally outside food is allowed but only in our designated dining are on minus one. We hope you will give us a second chance.
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baboofrick wrote a review Oct 2022
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The place is decent, room of 4 is clean upon arrival, and entry desk staff is nice. Elevators are buggy - don't go to your floor and take a very long time. The big thing for me in hostels is to have a locker to keep your things safe. THEY DO NOT PROVIDE LOCKERS - they provide a drawer, and you can purchase a lock nearby.
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Responded 12 Oct 2022
Hello, thank you for writing a review. We appreciate your feedback. Obviously we did not meet your expectations this time, give us another chance.
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marinadalmagro wrote a review Oct 2022
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Besides the fact that the crew couldn't put me and my mom in the same bedroom, since the system got us separate bedrooms, our experience was great. The hostel is so beautiful, comfortable and have a really good vibe. I definitely recommend it
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Responded 12 Oct 2022
5 stars! Incredible. Gracias
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Lindsey D wrote a review Oct 2022
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Don't visit this hostel. I arrived at 1am to check-in and was turned away because I was told that my reservation was for the next night. In reality, I had a booking for that evening - as demonstrated by an email confirmation, and the fact that I was charged for it the next day. I have tried contacting the hostel multiple times, both via email and phone, have heard nothing back. They have not refunded me, which is quite frankly pathetic. The first time I called, they told me they would call or email me back to further discuss the situation and I have heard nothing. Stay away from this hostel.
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Responded 12 Oct 2022
Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review. We are more than sorry about what happened. This is completely unacceptable and does not at all reflect Generator standards.
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$44 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaVila de Gràcia / Gracia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator Barcelona
Which popular attractions are close to Generator Barcelona?
Nearby attractions include Passeig de Gracia (0.5 km), Casa Milà - La Pedrera (0.4 km), and Bloody Mary Cocktail Lounge (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator Barcelona?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Generator Barcelona?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Generator Barcelona?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Generator Barcelona?
Conveniently located restaurants include We love italy, Pasta & Pizza, Restaurante Barcelona, Lato Café - Breakfast Brunch y Ceviches, and Con Gracia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Generator Barcelona?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator Barcelona?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator Barcelona?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (2.4 km), The Carmel Bunkers (2.2 km), and Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (4.0 km).
Is Generator Barcelona accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.