Generator Paris

Generator Paris

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#18 of 73 hostels in Paris
Location
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Cleanliness
3.8
Service
3.9
Value
3.8
Generator Paris is a design-led hotel, offering both private and shared accommodations, located in the lively 10th district in Paris. Free WiFi access is available and it features a stylish lounge area with a games room. You can enjoy locally inspired dishes at the on-site Café Fabien and listen to DJ music while having a drink from the basement bar. Each of the contemporary rooms here provides air conditioning, bed linen, and a private bathroom with a shower. Some private twin rooms also offer a private terrace. A continental breakfast is prepared every morning, you will also find a 24-hour front desk, a laundry room, and a rooftop terrace as well as the shared lounge area.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Evening entertainment
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bath / shower
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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1.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more

Location

9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, 75010 Paris France
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Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 93 out of 100
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Generator Paris offers a diverse range of experiences, with some guests enjoying its lively atmosphere and appreciated amenities like bars and social spaces. However, reviewers have raised concerns about bathroom cleanliness and room maintenance, leading to discomfort for certain guests. While the staff's helpfulness receives mixed reviews, the location is generally celebrated for its convenience to the metro and local attractions, despite occasional noise. Travelers commend the hostel's reasonable prices but caution against unexpected extra fees that can affect the overall value perception.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Mixed
Rooms
Unkempt
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Domokos Zsolt Mate wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom272 contributions69 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My first time to travel to a hostel and alone, so I was a little bit sceptical first how to share with strangers. If you’re happen to be in the same shoes I can reassure you that I have had an amazing time, my roommates were very friendly and from around the globe, sleeping was guaranteed at night and also I enjoyed socialising with them in the room and in the communal areas too.
Talking of which: on the ground floor there’s a bar where in the morning you’ll have breakfast, during the day it’s a good spot to have a drink and a banter, at night it turns into an entertainment area with drinks, karaoke, ping-pong, beer pong, table football and many more. There’re are lockers too (in case you have very high value belongings that you want to keep away from sight), laundry too on the first floor, a rooftop bar that is open from 6-10PM and it’s very scenic and picturesque.
The hostel is half an hour away from Montmartre, a light walk away from a spectacular natural park too that is suitable for romantic getaways or just to relax. Very good public transport from here to Gare du Nord train station and to the city centre too.
You can rent towel for your stay, there’s free Wi-Fi so you never have to worry about your data allowances.
Personally I shared a room with another 7, each beds have charging ports (connector and USB) and a light, when taking the room a fresh and clean sheet and beddings is waiting and the rooms are being cleaned daily.
Bring your own locker if you have one, or buy one from the vendor machine front of the reception. There are number of fastfood restaurants and shops nearby and you are always welcome to eat them in the bar area.
I loved staying here and I definitely look forward visiting other Generator locations too for my future trips.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Bring your own locker or buy one from the vendor downstairs. Everything is walking distance away,...
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Response from Generator Hostels, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Paris
Responded Jul 30, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind review! It's really nice to see that you had such a great experience at our property! Marco, Generator Paris
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tdombui wrote a review Oct 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a couple of days to kill in Paris, so I decided to to book a bed in a 4-bed room at the Generator. It was a good way to save some money, since I was in a hotel for a while.

The rooms are somewhat clean, and I met people instantly in my room and in the cafe/restaurant.

I'm not a big fan of the area that the Generator Paris is in (there are way cooler neighborhoods like the 11th arrondissement and Bastille), but then again, the Generator is also a 15-min walk from Gare du Nord, which is a major station that goes to both ORY and CDG. So you weigh out the pros and cons.

Overall, I had a great time and saved a lot of money before my flight, but in my opinion, just pray you don't have to share a room with a snorer — god have mercy on your soul if you do.

I usually stay here the night before a flight or a train to save some $$$
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Generator Team, General Manager at Generator Paris
Responded Oct 14, 2021
Hi, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you have appreciated your stay. We do our best to make our guests' experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. And we are happy you did not have a snorer in your room :) We hope to see you soon in Generator Paris or any other location. Malwina Generator Paris
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Monicatap wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I saw this hostel as a recommendation in a youtube channel, we wanted to try another place in Paris, but it is not close to the city center as the channel said, you have to take a train to go to the centre ville (30 min at least) so if you want to stay in a hotel where you can go fast, this is not an option; it took almost one hour to go to the bus station (Bercy) ... there is no breakfast included, you have to pay 5€: 1 coffee,1 croissant, 1 apple, 1 juice in a box and if you want to leave your baggage it costs 8€ for 24h. In summary, I payed less for a better place, location and all included. But this hostel was so clean and it was available 😊
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Generator Team, General Manager at Generator Paris
Responded Aug 15, 2020
Dear Monica, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you have had an enjoyable stay. In regard to the location, the hostel is located in the 10th district, which is a 15 minutes tube ride to the city. Next time do not hesitate to speak to the reception team as they will be delighted to give you some advice on how to get around quickly. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Generator Paris very soon, Sincerely, Margaux @GeneratorParis
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julia1923 wrote a review Jun 2022
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
The bathrooms in the rooms do not get any ventilation so they don’t smell great. Hand towels are not included in the rooms and to rent one tiny towel to shower it costs 6 euros. The rooftop is nice but has very limited hours. There is no shared kitchen like normal hostels - the Generator is more like a budget hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Generator Hostels, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Paris
Responded Jun 12, 2022
Hi, Thank you for your feedback. In terms of the extra charges, like towels, padlocks and lockers they indeed do apply to your stay as most of the hostels. Nevertheless, you are more than welcome to bring your towel or padlock so you will not have any additional costs. Also these extra charges are listed on our website as we do not want our guests to be surprised during their stay. We hope to see you soon. Thayna Generator Paris
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999rba wrote a review Nov 2022
Nancy, France1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I felt for the very minimal comfort and lack of included amenities that this stay was hugely overpriced. For over 40 euros a night I would expect the room to be a lot cleaner and more comfortable and maybe for a towel to be included with the bed linens (6 euros for a towel rental seems absurd). Also didn't care for the "no outside food" policy, given the already high price of the stay it might be nice to have a place to microwave and comfortably eat one's own meal. Overall pretty disappointing as a hostel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Generator Team, General Manager at Generator Paris
Responded Nov 23, 2022
Thank you for your feedback 999rba. We’ll make sure to take your comment into consideration so we can do better next time. We hope to see you very soon! Ravindu Front Office Generator Paris
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minnpop wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked into the room and here were roaches on the floor and windowsill. They said they cleaned and there were no more rooms available. The next day we returned and the bugs were there again and they invited their friends and family.
The area is also very sketchy. We had a run in with a man bleeding from his head and screaming while coming back from the metro stop across the street. Breakfast was included and we saw flies all over the cold cuts and cheeses so we ended up going to the FranPrix across the street every day after that (I don't reccomed this hostel, but I highly recommend the FranPrix across from it.)

I tried to do laundry but only one washer worked and it was in use so I ended up going to a laundromat down the street which was cheaper than their services. I also ended up with a rash on my legs from their sheets from their detergent. The beds are ridiculously uncomfortable and towards the end of our stay our toilet broke.

If you can avoid this place please do!!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Generator Hostels, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Paris
Responded Jul 27, 2022
Bonjour Minnpop, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not have a great experience during your recent stay with us. Please know that all your comments have been passed onto the relevant teams for further investigation, and improvement. Kind regards, Monica Reception
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asilisa2023 wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Bad service, after check in time we still had to wait for a room. We had to change rooms. Booked and payed for a room with private bathroom, there was no hot water so they told us we should rake a shower at the public bathroom… the room was still dusty and the toilet was used when we where not there.
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Date of stay: January 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Generator Hostels, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Paris
Responded Jan 16, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. We always try our best to provide the best experience. It looks like we have failed on this occasion. We would love for you to give us another chance next time. Your comments have been shared with the team to learn and assess what we can do to prevent this from happening in the future. Generator Paris
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arottg686573 wrote a review Jul 2023
Marburg, Germany1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I love Hostels because you get to meet new People. The Staff was amazing and very helpful, the Security included. I liked the adjacent Bathrooms within the 10 Bed- Bedroom I stayed at and the big storage drawers beneath the beds that were able to be locked. Sadly the pictures of the so called common rooms where better taken than what then was reality and the only option to enjoy the rooftop was once you've bought something. For the no drinks policy allowed within the property the prices for drinks at the bar where quite expensive compared to the size of them. They did look fancy though. The Bar was the only place where one could hang out, though the music was a ltiitle to loud to be able to just have relaxing conversations and also it closes at 2 o'clock. The room before that isn't as invting and comfortable to get more aquainted with other Hostel Guest. Overall for me individually it was a good choice to stay at considering it was like 30 minutes the most to get to wherever I wanted and Paris is more expensive in general than other places in the world.
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Date of stay: July 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Generator Hostels, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Paris
Responded Jul 7, 2023
Hi, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience. We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We can assure you that your feedback is very important to us and it has been shared with our management team in order to improve our level of service. We do our best to make our guests' experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. Looking forward to welcoming you soon. Margaux GeneratorParis
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mdabbasdm wrote a review Jan 2022
Lille, France1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I chose this hostel as it seemed nice with the facilities and ambiene and the price which is suitable for a
solo traveller in Paris. I feel there can be cheaper options to be able to afford breakfast or atleast drinking water, otherwise It does'nt have to so expensive ust because it's Paris. You guys can make it happen bring costs little bit down on things or provide offers for frequent travellers, grow your business by providing more affordable Service! For my stay I had a good time, thank you.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Generator Hostels, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Paris
Responded Feb 4, 2022
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We always do our best to make our guests' experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. In regards to prices, I have shared your remarks with an accurate department as our guests satisfaction is our priority. We hope to see you again in one of our locations. Malwina Generator Paris
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peterbeebe wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 7 days in May when I first came to Paris. I was traveling on my own and coming to Paris early on in my trip. This hostel is better designed for large groups and I saw numerous large parties (often over 50 people) checking in and out each day. It was very hard to meet people because the primary common space is the smoking room. The restaurant and bar is oddly separated into small private tables and booths. There is no kitchen, fridge, or even a hot water kettle so you have to buy every single meal, coffee, tea, etc. They also only allow you to eat outside food in the smoking room. The only event open for the public is karaoke night on Thursdays. Otherwise everything else (the club and rooftop) is closed off for private events - again its fantastic if you have a large group to rent out these spaces. I met a few really great people at this hostel, but it was clear we all had very similar experiences. Additionally, a couple of them kept getting moved every night because the hostel had been over booked and they received no compensation or upgrade in any sense.

Value wise, you pay a hefty amount for very basic amenities. The ensuite bathroom is nice enough, but with 10 people in the room you are pretty regularly using the communal bathrooms anyways. Our ensuite bathroom shower door was broken and we mentioned this with no fixes coming over the 7 days.

The neighborhood is fine enough - the location is nice to have next to the Canal and you are just steps away from a metro stop. But that's just it, you spend most of your time just getting out of the neighborhood because there are few options around in terms of bars, restaurants, clubs, etc. It's also not the safest neighborhood in the city so sometimes its a little questionable to be walking around late at night, but if you want to be out and about at night there's nothing close enough by to avoid that.

Overall, I won't stay at this specific hostel again. Luckily, I booked a different hostel for my other two weeks in Paris and I am already having a much better experience. I'm hesitant to even stay at another Generator in the future. I'm giving it 2 stars because the bar and reception staff were very kind and accommodating where they could.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Generator Team, General Manager at Generator Paris
Responded May 30, 2022
Hello Peter, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our property. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and we're very sorry to hear that your stay was not up to your expectations. This certainly isn't the level of service we wish to provide to our guests here at Generator. We're glad you are enjoying your time in Paris now. If you stay with us again, we will make sure we leave a better impression on you. Sebastien Generator Paris
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Hy Brooke, I really don't know, because i used only the storage box in the room. But this is a big box under the bed, for every guest it is free. You just need a lock or you can buy it on the reception. Or if u go for just couple of days, on the nearby trainstation you can find a big storage place with boxes, onder the station and for 1 day cost about 8 euros. This is also a good second storage solution. Good secured too but always look good for your money and keep not to much by you. Have a nice trip and enjoy! Greetings from Gábor
jack stephenson asked a question Apr 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
Can a 16 year old stay here?
Answer from Ned R
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Nah, it’s 18+
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Age limit is 18 in Europe. Minors must be accompanied by legal parent or guardian ans book a private room.
Jonathan E wrote a tip May 14
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hire people with real attitude of service, they work in tourism industry and treat you like they were giving the stay for free. "
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lemons wrote a tip May 10
34 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your planning on walking the trip and not getting the metro I would recommend staying somewhere else"
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billy s wrote a tip Feb 2024
uk1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t go "
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Felipe L wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hanging toiletry bag might help here."
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Theodor Expert wrote a tip Oct 2023
Lugano, Switzerland1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have financial freedom it is always better to choose a hotel instead of a hostel. If you come here avoid breakfast."
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$72 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FranceIle-de-FranceParisCanal Saint-Martin / Jaurès / Hôpital Saint-Louis / 10th Arr. - Entrepôt
NUMBER OF ROOMS
199
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator Paris
Which popular attractions are close to Generator Paris?
Nearby attractions include American Musical Theatre LIVE! Paris (0.2 miles), On The Other Fish (0.2 miles), and La Butte Bergeyre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator Paris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Generator Paris?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Generator Paris?
Conveniently located restaurants include Au P'tit Curieux, La Forge, and Kheak & Vero.
Are any cleaning services offered at Generator Paris?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator Paris?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator Paris?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris (2.0 miles), Arc de Triomphe (3.4 miles), and Sainte-Chapelle (1.9 miles).
Does Generator Paris have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Generator Paris accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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