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The bar area is beautiful and has reasonable prices. The common area is funky and unique. The Front desk staff were not very friendly and didn’t really seem to want to take the take to explain much of anything. The hallways upstairs smelt like a boys locker room. The rooms where pretty spacious and felt clean. The bunk was were comfortable and enough room. Toilet and shower area are separate from each other and both are entirely too small. Water pressure was good and water was hot but the sprayer was position in your face due to how small the shower area was. Didn’t feel connected with other guests and no activities were offered to help facilitate that.

No tvs in rooms no phones to call reception....wayyyyyyyy too overpriced...

The positives: Good location, clean room, comfortable beds. The negatives: People who usually choose this hostel are the type of people that do not have any respect for others. If you stay at this hostel, do not expect to have decent sleep at night because party animals will be screaming outside your room all night. Although the hostel has indicated to guests that they should not be making loud noises at night, no staff will actually be enforcing that rule. Party animals are free to roam around and do whatever they want. I do not recommend this hostel to anyone.

The Generator Hostel/Hotel is by far one of the best. It has more of a boutique hotel feel than the typical hostel vibe which is phenomenal. Initially we booked a private room which was great & had an awesome terrace with a decent view. However, upon our third guests arrival we were informed by the staff that collectively we had spent enough to be upgraded to the penthouse. OMG was it an amazing experience: wrap around terrace with an incredible view, sleeps 6 with 3 individual beds, wine, cava, & beer filled fridge was ours at no additional cost, built in sound system throughout the room, separate sinking tub that also had a view of the entire city, private bathroom, and rain shower. Thank you Generator, best travel experience ever with incredible customer service! Special thanks to Leo & the guy who's almost always at the front door greeting and assisting guest throughout the day (sorry didn't catch his name). I will definitely stay again upon my next visit to Barcelona and look for other Generators in the cities where I travel. My friend went on to Rome & stayed in a Generator there that she said was equally as great.

Staff was very very friendly, helpful, building was cool, bar was nice. The only negative was the small bathtoom and shower. Everything else was great!

I loved the cleanliness of the hostel. Close to main attractions!

Very safe, very clean, great atmosphere, staff assisted in navigating the town, anything we needed was supplied immediately

Friendly staff, very clean and well located. Nice way to safe money in Barcelona.

Each encounter with staff required waiting at least 5-10 mins. I was most disappointed that the day I checked out, after realizing I had left an item in my room, I returned a few hours later and asked the receptionists if I could check the room, and they told me a custodian would enter the room to check. I waited for 45 minutes, asking a couple more times on the status and was told, "They will get to it." I informed staff that I was going to miss my train if I did not leave soon, and I still was not helped and had to leave without being able to retrieve my belongings from the room.

Very nice hostel a short walk to most things in Barcelona! Clean room, very comfortable bed, good food and drinks in attached restaurant/bar! Highly recommend!

Carrer de Corsega, 377 Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Generator Barcelona places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Passeig de Gracia and Casa Mila. This 114-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a to-go breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to noon.


Rooms

Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Guests of Generator Barcelona enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage, access to locker space, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this adults-only hostel include a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Superior Twin

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Private 4 bed Room

2 Twin Bunk Beds | Sleeps 4

Room for 6 people with Private Bathroom

6 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Bed in Six Bedded Mixed Room Private Bathroom

6 Twin Beds | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Generator Barcelona

Everyone (9) Family (1)
3
Friends

The bar area is beautiful and has reasonable prices. The common area is funky and unique. The Front desk staff were not very friendly and didn’t really seem to want to take the take to explain much of anything. The hallways upstairs smelt like a boys locker room. The rooms where pretty spacious and felt clean. The bunk was were comfortable and enough room. Toilet and shower area are separate from each other and both are entirely too small. Water pressure was good and water was hot but the sprayer was position in your face due to how small the shower area was. Didn’t feel connected with other guests and no activities were offered to help facilitate that.

By on Nov 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2019

Hola! Thank you for your comment! We really appreciate them because they help us to became better and improve our service. We hope to see you soon!

3
Everyone

No tvs in rooms no phones to call reception....wayyyyyyyy too overpriced...

By on Sep 1, 2018

2
Family

The positives: Good location, clean room, comfortable beds. The negatives: People who usually choose this hostel are the type of people that do not have any respect for others. If you stay at this hostel, do not expect to have decent sleep at night because party animals will be screaming outside your room all night. Although the hostel has indicated to guests that they should not be making loud noises at night, no staff will actually be enforcing that rule. Party animals are free to roam around and do whatever they want. I do not recommend this hostel to anyone.

By on May 14, 2018

Review comment responded on May 14, 2018

Hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts after your stay with us at Generator Barcelona. I was disappointed to hear that we had not quite met your expectations on this occasion but we really do appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes

5

amazing experience

Everyone

The Generator Hostel/Hotel is by far one of the best. It has more of a boutique hotel feel than the typical hostel vibe which is phenomenal. Initially we booked a private room which was great & had an awesome terrace with a decent view. However, upon our third guests arrival we were informed by the staff that collectively we had spent enough to be upgraded to the penthouse. OMG was it an amazing experience: wrap around terrace with an incredible view, sleeps 6 with 3 individual beds, wine, cava, & beer filled fridge was ours at no additional cost, built in sound system throughout the room, separate sinking tub that also had a view of the entire city, private bathroom, and rain shower. Thank you Generator, best travel experience ever with incredible customer service! Special thanks to Leo & the guy who's almost always at the front door greeting and assisting guest throughout the day (sorry didn't catch his name). I will definitely stay again upon my next visit to Barcelona and look for other Generators in the cities where I travel. My friend went on to Rome & stayed in a Generator there that she said was equally as great.

By , from Washington, DC on Jan 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2018

WOW Jess, 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.

5

good hostel!

Everyone

Staff was very very friendly, helpful, building was cool, bar was nice. The only negative was the small bathtoom and shower. Everything else was great!

By , from Florida on Sep 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 8, 2017

Thanks for staying with us and for leaving your feedback. It's important for us to hear how your stay was. We are pleased you had a good time and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Leonardo Heranval Front desk

5

excellent location

Everyone

I loved the cleanliness of the hostel. Close to main attractions!

By , from New York on May 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 7, 2018

Hola! Thank you for sharing your experience at Generator Barcelona. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back in the future!

5
Everyone

Very safe, very clean, great atmosphere, staff assisted in navigating the town, anything we needed was supplied immediately

By , from Mississippi on Mar 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your great feedback, it’s really appreciated and will help us continue to provide great service for you and all our guests. We hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes,

4

ok for bag packing trip

Everyone

Friendly staff, very clean and well located. Nice way to safe money in Barcelona.

By , from Doha on Dec 1, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2016

Hola! Thank you so much for your nice feedback, Hope to welcome you back @GeneratorBarcelona

5

good place to stay!

Everyone

By , from Florida on Oct 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 20, 2016

Hola! Thank you for your nice review, we hope to see you soon.

2

unhelpful staff

Everyone

Each encounter with staff required waiting at least 5-10 mins. I was most disappointed that the day I checked out, after realizing I had left an item in my room, I returned a few hours later and asked the receptionists if I could check the room, and they told me a custodian would enter the room to check. I waited for 45 minutes, asking a couple more times on the status and was told, "They will get to it." I informed staff that I was going to miss my train if I did not leave soon, and I still was not helped and had to leave without being able to retrieve my belongings from the room.

By on Aug 8, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2021

Hey, Thank you for sharing your though, we are sorry to hear that you were quite disappointed, but we really appreciate your feedback.

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