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Generator Hamburg

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I enjoyed my stay here, the hostel is clean and staff are friendly. Beds clean, some communal areas and a bar with live music some nights. The area where the hostel is situated did not feel all that safe, however nothing terrible happened. Staff good, clean bed, bar available and beers behind the reception desk, very hotel like.

Always a pleasure to visit! Perfect location and very helpful and kind staff. 👌🏻🙏🏼 8 boys in a 8-person room. 👍🏻 Good bar. In front of Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 Good wiev. A bit noisy surroundings at night.

Very hotel like. Great facilities and location. Rooms were a bit small and limited bathroom facilities. But overall a great stay. Not overly cheap, but considering it’s location and the fact that it’s German, it wasn’t bad. I’d definitely go back :)

having visited Hamburg many times and stayed in lots of different hostels I decided to give generator a go. when I checked into my room none of the power sockets were working so had to kick up a fuss to change rooms. the showers are very small, they look quite fancy but the water pressure is too low and all that you're left with is a trickle of luke warm water. I must say the burgers were excellent! represent relatively ok value for money (beer and a burger for 13€) this is only considering the fact that the food and drink here is overpriced in the first instance. more expensive that surrounding eateries and massively over inflated for a hostel! food is good but if your looking for some cheap food and drink pre night out go elsewhere. atmosphere was good however, especially if you're a solo traveller like me. overall I don't rate this place. choose any other hostel in Hamburg (there are loads!) for a cheaper and better experience.

Hostel was good: clean room and bathroom, polite administration, ability to have a breakfast for additional money, pick up for the free walking tour, good location. But nothing special, no cool atmosphere (like they have, for example, in the Generator hostel in Berlin)

Very good hostel. Great for young people. the location is perfect of you’re staying for few days, because it’s across the street from the train central station. The room was little but ok for 2 poeple and a stay of a few days.

First time in Hamburg. Hostel is 2mins beside Train Station. Very Central. Stay in a 8 man dorm. Room is big but Toilet and shower is small but there is a common Toilet/Shower on the level that you are staying on which is very spacious. Staff were helpful but there was one guy who was wearing a pink hat who was very ignorant and ill mannered which stop me from giving 5 out of 5. Towels are €3. Free WiFi. Hostel is 5min train to the Reaperbhan(Pubs/Nightlife).

Great location, clean room, rooms are big enough with good security. Shower was small and you would not want to be over 6foot. Nice bar with happy hour. Breakfast was decent with fruit cereal tea, coffee and juices on offer

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, cool music at the reception, funny instructions etc.) The location near the central bus station is just ideal. I've come by the late evening bus from Berlin and managed to check in just before the midnight. I'd rather prefer having a bigger shower & WC outside of the room than the small ones inside, but those were OK, too. The lockers didn't work for technical reasons, but there was a luggage room, so it was also OK in the end. Thanks to the staff for everything!

I stayed in Generator hostel for 3 days while it was about -8 degrees in Hamburg. The HEATER was NOT working in the female room and the guys from reception did not care about it wenn were freezing! the bathroom and the toilet in the female room is so small that it is impossible that you can have a shower I do not recommend this hostel.

Steintorplatz 3 Hamburg HH

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hamburger Kunsthalle and Moenckebergstrasse
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Nightclub

Located in Saint Georg, Generator Hamburg is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Hamburger Kunsthalle and Moenckebergstrasse. This 161-room hostel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a nightclub. Hamburg City Hall and St. Michaelis Church are also near this Hamburg hostel.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to noon. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of Generator Hamburg enjoy features like a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and a terrace. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a TV in a common area, and an ATM.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1481 reviews