Hostel Name: Generator Hostel Hamburg
Address: Steintorpl. 3, Hamburg, Germany
I stayed at the Generator Hostel in Hamburg, Germany. I stayed as a guest of the hostel who provided a private room for a night. I am familiar with the Generator Hostels brand, which has hostels in cities around Europe. They are one of the new generation of hostel brands that run their hostel like a hotel while keeping the best of hostelling.
They have dorms and private rooms and I stayed in a twin private room. Private rooms in hostels are pitched towards flashpackers – those who have moved on from ultra budget travel but still want some of the backpacker travel experience.
My room was a clean and modern space with a comfortable mattress and duvet. The room fittings are at a minimum, but remember this is a hostel.
The room also had a private bathroom which was a sparkling clean plastic modular room.
The great thing about private rooms in hostels is that you can meet up with travellers downstairs if you want to socialise. At this hostel there are plenty of seating spaces downstairs. There is also a bar area inside and a little courtyard outside.
Every self-respecting hostel in Europe should have a foosball table!
At the check in/reception area is lots of travel information about Hamburg and surrounds. I like how free maps are sitting at the desk. Something you shouldn’t have to ask for.
Breakfast was provided as part of my stay. I noted it was available for €4.90, and the breakfast is a buffet style with cereal, bread, ham and cheeses, jams, coffee and tea, and 100% orange juice. This is a great deal considering I had been spending €3 a day for a coffee and croissant at the train station every morning.
The wifi is free and well connected in the rooms and foyer with no annoying re-login nonsense.
The hostel is located opposite the south entrance of the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) which is as convenient as it gets.
Rooms can be booked at the hostel website or check out the rest of the Generator Hostels around Europe.