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Steintorplatz 3, 20099 Hamburg 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 07/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Generator Hamburg
Updated 07/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 203 Specialty lodging in Hamburg
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Our fresh, brand new Hamburg Hostel opened in January 2012 and is located in the heart of St Georg, next to the central train station "Hauptbahnhof Sued". Many of Hamburg’s great attractions are on our doorstep, such as the Deichtorhallen, the City Hall and the area of Speicherstadt. We know that Hamburg can be expensive, so unlike many other Hamburg hostels we give you: FREE Wi-Fi Internet, FREE bed linen, central location and en-suite Rooms.All our other Generator Hostels are renowned for their famous late nights at Generator Bar which provide a unique atmosphere, entertaining our guests with DJ nights, Karaoke, quizzes and fancy dress evenings: expect this and many many more fun evenings.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Darts
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Laundry service
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Room features
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Danish and 3 more

Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
156Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
33Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
1925Reviews13Q+A98Room tips
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Traveloooo3653 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Best location, well organized and friendly staff. Can't get better. The only regret was to hire the generator bikes that were not well maintained and were not be able to serviced on request. Maybe a quarterly inspection of the bikes are required before they offer it for the guests. Nevertheless I will strongly suggest the guests from avoiding the bike rentals from Generator.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Maiken Tantzen, General Manager at Generator Hamburg
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Traveloooo3653 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. 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 will take your feedback onboard and continue to try our best to provide our guests with the best experience ever! We hope to see you in our Generator again or another of our great locations soon. 🍻 Best regards Generator Hamburg Team
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Cornwall Abroad wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
It’s a great location with very friendly staff who know the city and can point you in the right direction and help out when you have a question. Great place to stay, highly recommend anyone going to Hamburg to stay here. I would not hesitate to stay again
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded Nov 25, 2020
Wow Coastal, thanks for the rating. We are glad to hear that you had a nice stay with us. Your rating means a lot to us and shows us that we are on the right track! We look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you again! Kind regards, Generator Hostel Team
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Sabine U wrote a review Oct 2020
Bayreuth, Germany27 contributions1 helpful vote
This hostel is located just a few steps away from the main train station and really close to the shops and restaurants of the pedestrian zone. We booked one night and that was OK. The room was very small and the bathroom even smaller. The check in and check out was quick. Staff friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 25, 2020
Hi there, thanks for your respond. We hope very much that you enjoyed your stay and apologize for any inconvenience. Hope we can welcome you again. Kind regards, Generator Hostel Team
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Fran2222444 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Its a huge hostel, during pandemic times was pretty empty. Not public toilets available, so after check out no possible to use bathrooms. Comfy beds but extremely small bathroom and shower inside the room. Check out at 10.00 am quite early, 11.00 would be great, they charge 3 euros for a late check out. Recommended for short stays! Good location
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Nov 19, 2020
Hello, thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time for a feedback and that you overall enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that we were not able to meet all of the expectations and hope that next time we will do better. Generator Hamburg Team
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Verence wrote a review Sep 2020
Lancre Castle2 contributions
The good first: Location is great. AJust about a minute from main train station (Hauptbahnhof). Good beds (albeit really narrow, 70cm?) with ood mattresses, silencing windows and darkening window blinds. The bad: Rooms are tiny. The elevator is slow (the one of three working). The want you to wear Covid-mask in public areas - which is totally okay - but not all of the staff are wearing it. The ugly: Room service is limited to removing the trash (and your empty bottles [with the deposit on them]) and vacuuming (? not sure here). _No_ cleaning of the bathroom in 5 days (a soapy spot from my first hand washing after checking in was still there when I checked out), No new towels after 4 days (had to ask for new ones). The textile shower curtain was rotting with mold at the bottom.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Nov 18, 2020
Hello, Thank you very much for your review it really helps us to improve our customer experience. We are sorry that we didn’t meet your expectations. We hope you will give us a 2nd chance on your next trip to Hamburg Generator Hamburg Team
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PRICE RANGE
$55 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GermanyHamburgSt. Georg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
161
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator Hamburg
Which popular attractions are close to Generator Hamburg?
Nearby attractions include EscapeDiem (0.1 miles), TeamEscape Hamburg (0.1 miles), and Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator Hamburg?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Generator Hamburg?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Generator Hamburg?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Il Buco, Quan Do, and Apples Restaurant & Bar.
Is Generator Hamburg located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Hamburg.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator Hamburg?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Polish, and Danish.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator Hamburg?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alter Elbtunnel (1.8 miles), St Nikolai Memorial (0.8 miles), and Altona City Hall (3.1 miles).