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Oranienburger Str. 65, 10117 Berlin Germany
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#39 of 599 Specialty lodging in Berlin
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.2
Value
4.1
You’ll find Generator in the heart of the city, in the district of Mitte which is one of Berlin’s oldest districts. You couldn’t get a better location if you tried. Great for everything that is a must see in this great city as well as the nightlife. Oranienburger Strasse has become Mitte’s hub for nightlife, galleries, art, cafes and restaurants. The hostel sits in the centre of this grand street and is a terrific hangout for locals and travellers. Once you have seen and done it all head back to Generator, the perfect place of refuge, with great beds for sleepy heads, a bar and lounge that serves the best drinks and entertainment for miles around and of course you’ll be enjoying Berlin life in the most stylish and authentic surroundings. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private en-suites with innovative mod cons like a USB port and your own LED light for late night reading. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay visit the travel shop and our city experts will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. You’ll definitely need more than a day to explore this city, it’s a culture vultures delight. We’ll see you there soon. -- Please note that due to the global pandemic, some venues, amenities, and services may have been eliminated or scaled down for the safety of our guests and staff. Please contact the hotel should you have any questions or concerns.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Table tennis
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Coffee shop
Snack bar
Vending machine
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private bathrooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German

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140Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
58Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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georgemilne22 wrote a review Aug 16
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Besides the very cramped and boiling hostel rooms, my main issue with this hostel was the lack of a kitchen. For young travellers, being forced to eat out for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day led to us skipping multiple meals and still spending an unreasonable amount on having to eat out every time. Alongside this, we had to pay for fresh water at the hostel and no drinking water from a tap was provided. The extortionately priced cafe did not provide any catharsis to either of these issues. Would not recommend to young travellers on a budget.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate the openness and honesty. We can't have the option for a shared kitchen! We have places for over 790 people and with a shared kitchen it would be impossible to keep it clean! We are all about awesome experiences here at Generator and it looks like yours was sub-par... We hope you give us one more try in the future so we can give you some WOW factor next time. - Catalina, Front Office
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chiaj95 wrote a review Aug 15
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We stayed here for 5 night and the bathrooms and showers were disgusting, there was no AC or fans so the smell permeated through the rooms. We tried to upgrade our rooms but the team was very unhelpful or sympathetic to the smells
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our property. This certainly isn't the level of service we wish to provide to our guests here at Generator. We hope you still enjoyed your time in Berlin and hope to welcome you back in the future to leave a better impression on you. - Catalina, Front Office
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amoasikabadu wrote a review Aug 14
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The location is very great, you can get assess to most tourist sites just by walking. The staff were very friendly. The rooms were cool. Generally it’s a cool place in the heart of Berlin. I would recommend the place to anyone on a short visit to Berlin to stay there.
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Responded 4 days ago
Hey buddy and wow thanks for such a great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here in berlin and at our great property! We hope to see you again in the future! // Isolde, front office
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fambrookes wrote a review Aug 13
Leicester3 contributions4 helpful votes
A lovely little hostel in a perfect location. There is always a lot going on which was nice, but noise levels could be quite high at night as a consequence. It was fine with closed windows though. We did everything on foot - the Fernsehturm, Brandenburger Tor, DDR Museum, Tierpark, etc. all easily reachable by a short walk! Lots of restaurants and bars directly nearby :)
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Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for your feedback! Our guests satisfaction is our primary concern, so it's really nice to hear that you liked Generator Berlin Mitte. We hope to see you soon in one of our locations!- Cristina, Front Office
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gemmavaughan1010 wrote a review Aug 11
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Overall a really good hostel. Only downside would be limited laundry facilities. Only 2 washing machines and 2 dryers for five floors worth of people, and one of the dryers wasn’t working. No signage for where the laundry is either.
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Responded 6 days ago
We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon in one of our locations! - Cristina, Front Office
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Sarahdk2022 wrote a review Aug 11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
It wasn’t bad. Also wasn’t the best, but for the price quality it was fine. My brother and i booked one room for us two, with our own bathroom. It was very hot in the hallways so the heat couldnt escape the building. Room was smaller than imagined but clean. They cleaned our bathroom every day which was nice. Staff was super friendly!
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Thank you for your feedback. We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you soon in one of our locations! - Cristina, Front Office
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wildswans600 wrote a review Aug 7
London1 contribution
My dorm was p clean, the price of the hostel for the nights I was there were quite reasonable and the staff were friendly! Generator is in quite a good location - you can get to many different parts if Berlin quite easily due to it being situated near many train stations and trams. The dorms also have A/C, and the beds are comfortable.
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your kind review! It is great to see that you enjoyed your time with us. Glad you’re as happy with our location as we are – we always make sure that we’re in the right place at the right time. We would love to welcome you back again soon. - Cristina, Front Office
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GRL2707 wrote a review Aug 3
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The staff at the top, should be changed. Anna and Michel were not arranging. I plan to go to this hostel every year for 5 years in a row now as a group of 30 people for a sport event. during the COVID they were not only rude but they allowed me to pay twice for the same entire dorm, even though that was in 2020 right in the COVID crisis, the booking was cancelled I was charged entirely (borders announced to be closed), I had to book again an entire dorm after the borders reopens for the exact same dates. I talked to Michael then, it was non négociable I had to pay again. I came back this weekend and booked a room only for myself, asked for my file to be analyzed again, Michael did not even talk or say hello to me, he spoke to his colleague and left. This place is convenient and it’s an ok hostel, but the staff there is stealing the customers, with no remorse. so if you hesitate to stay there be warn, they will take any opportunity to screw you up.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Geraldine, Thank you for leaving a 2nd review, we are again sorry about your travel plans being affected by Covid and were more than happy to be as accommodating and lenient as possible with credits, extensions and date changes. We hope to continue welcoming you to berlin in the future either individually or as part of your running group. Kind regards, The Generator Team.
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harrylings wrote a review Jul 2022
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Okay stay, great location but bunks are uncomfortably close to eachother, found a half eaten sandwich down the side of my mattress after waking up that had been left by the last user and was now covered in insects whilst I slept! Cafe, bar and food was okay and low priced, but bar staff took over 30 mins to ask for our order when there really wasn’t that many people at the bar, the food was also good but after ordering the chicken sandwich, I didn’t get anything it described on the menu but instead just a chicken burger with lettuce and sauce, (neither were listed with the meal on the menu) overall a decent place, staff were great, just a few problems during only our 2 nights stay!
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Hi there, Thank you for taking your time to evaluate your stay on Tripadvisor. We are very sorry that things did not go well during your stay, however we hope you had a pleasant time in Berlin. We hope you would give us a second chance and come to stay at Generator soon again. Kind regards, Kai (Front Office)
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Edgar wrote a review Jul 2022
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I found I was positive for covid a few hours after checking in. Feeling that I should be socially responsible, I notified the front office. The person at the front office told me that me and friend needed to leave the hostel the same day. When I asked for help finding alternative accommodations, the staff refused to help me. The only options they gave me was a to stay at the hostel's private apartment 10 times the price of what I paid for a bed at a 6 person mixed dorm or leave and get my money back. The private apartment was out of my budget so I had to look somewhere else to stay at. After spending three hours trying to find another place to stay at, I went to the front office to check out. Another member of the staff then told me that they would not be refunding my money back despite what the other employee had told me and despite that I had payed for a flexible cancelation fee. I feel I should have at least been refunded the money for the 4 other nights I did not stay in the hostel. Both the employees I talked to treated me with a attitude of "Not my problem. Go figure it out yourself ". Hostels are supposed to be a safe haven for young people with a limited budget. The moment I found out I tested positive for covid, I immediately thought it would be a disservice to my fellow dormates to pretend nothing happened and stay in the same room as them. I tried doing the morally correct thing and lost my accommodation and money in return.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Edgar we are so sorry to hear about your experience. Unfortunately we can only refund you 24h before check in which is stated while making the booking. We really hope that we can give you guys a second impression in the future. We wish you and your friend a quick recovery and a nice evening. // Isolde, front office
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$45 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator Berlin Mitte
Which popular attractions are close to Generator Berlin Mitte?
Nearby attractions include Friedrichstadt-Palast (0.2 miles), Ramones Museum Berlin (0.2 miles), and Bode Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator Berlin Mitte?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Generator Berlin Mitte?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Generator Berlin Mitte?
Conveniently located restaurants include Café Couscous - Vege, Salamat, and MontRaw Restaurant.
Is Generator Berlin Mitte located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Berlin.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator Berlin Mitte?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator Berlin Mitte?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Memorial of the Berlin Wall (0.7 miles), East Side Gallery (2.5 miles), and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial (4.7 miles).
Is Generator Berlin Mitte accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.