Situated next to Hamburg Central Station, the Generator Hamburg is in a prime, central location of the city. Housed in a former Beatles recording studio, this lively hostel boasts an excellent atmosphere for travellers.
Every room, whether private or shared, is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, plus shared rooms offer personal lockers. There are many plug and USB sockets provided close to all the beds.
A large lounge and outdoor terrace are provided for guests to enjoy, whilst the twenty-four hour reception is on hand to provide assistance. There is also an ATM on-site.
There is a large bar area in-house which opens late into the night, then a separate café offering breakfast, lunch or dinner. Several restaurants and supermarkets are also close by.
The Reeperbahn and Harbour area can both be reached within ten minutes by a variety of public transport options, all located within one minute of the Generator Hamburg.
Just one minutes walk from Hamburg Central Train Station, this hostel is very centrally located for a big city such as Hamburg. There are excellent links to trams, buses and the metro system and thus guests find it very conveniently located. There are also heaps of bars, restaurants and shops within walking distance, plus many tourist attractions also.
Clean rooms and facilities
The rooms of this hostel are said to have a good level of cleanliness, especially given the amount of guests that come through each night. Guests feel comfortable in the rooms and also positively comment on the regular housekeeping in the communal areas.
Guests mention it is an easy hostel to meet fellow travellers in, especially because there is a bar in the hostel. The bar opens late into the night and offers many activities to engage travellers. There are also several communal lounge areas and a café, providing an opportunity to meet people in a more relaxed environment.
No communal kitchen
There is no communal kitchen in this hostel, an element many guests find very frustrating. Reviews suggest a shared kitchen is usually a staple facility in a hostel and are consequently surprised and disappointed that this property does not feature one.
The en-suite bathrooms are frequently criticised by dozens of guests who find the size far too small to be practical. Reviews comment on the difficulty of using the bathrooms comfortably, guests would much prefer communal bathrooms which were bigger and less claustrophobic.
Surcharges for extra items
Many of items carry an extra charge for usage, including towels, fans, hairdryers and toiletries. Guests find this frustrating and feel that the charges are too high, given the amount already paid to stay in the hostel.