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Generator Hostel Barcelona
Ranked #25 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmington, Delaware
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great 1st Hostel Experience”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here with my sister and a friend in a private room in July of 2013. We were only here for a few days, but good experience overall. It was my first time in a hostel and it was certainly nicer than I expected. I was actually looking forward to staying in a dorm-style room, but we couldn't turn down a private one when my friend offered to cover it for us. Anyway! Super clean, fun atmosphere, great & helpful staff (I left my phone in a cab... didn't get it back, but they helped me out a lot & definitely tried), wi-fi worked without a problem, drinks/food were eh but good crowd & didn't have a hard time making friends!

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

After backpacking through Europe and going from hostel to hostel, the Generator was our last hostel and best by far. It's a great location, the staff is very friendly, and the common areas are awesome to hang out at. I will recommend this to anyone that I know is going to Barcelona!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ucauffiel
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GeneratorBarcelona, HR Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hola!

Thanks for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed in Generator Barcelona! We will share your positive comments with our staff.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future,

Kind regards

Cristina Gonzalez
HR Manager
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Seattle, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed July 21, 2013

My friend and crashed at the Generator right after a week spent in the desert and that was a real treat.
First off the hostel looks amazing and it very stylish. I was really impressed with the decoration and how cool it looked.
We were welcomed by a very friendly staff and I was amazed by the fun-packed week that they had planned for the hosts - bar & events looked awesome and I wished we'd stayed longer to enjoy them!
The private room was super clean and very stylish with a really nice bathroom fitted with towels and soaps etc (felt like a proper hotel).
Totally recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Marion R
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GeneratorBarcelona, HR Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hola!

We thank you for leaving such great feedback regarding your stay with us at Generator Barcelona! We love to hear wonderful comments on the bar&events and the cleanliness.

Hope to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,

Cristina Gonzalez
HR Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed in the hotel part of Generator and had a great time. Location is excellent, staff very helpful and rooms were functional, if a little small and lacking amenities you would expect in other hotels. All in all though, great experience!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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GeneratorBarcelona, HR Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hola James!

Thanks for taking some time out to share your great experience with us in Generator Barcelona Hotel!

We hope to see you in the near future,

Kind regards

Cristina Gonzalez
HR Manager
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is the best hostel I've stayed in! Generator really know what travelers need, and thanks to this experience, I will be booming other generator experiences in other cities!
Service is ok. They guys on the counter were helpful, a female couldn't care less about your checkin as she blew bubbles with her chewing gum while serving you.

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed as a group of 8 friends at the Generator and had a fantastic stay. The location is great, the design and decor are very impressive but most of all the staff are first class. Carlos and Cristian went out of their way to help us whenever we had requests for recommendation of where to go or what to do in Barcelona. They helped us make the most of the City. The rooms are perfect as a value alternative to a boutique hotel and are designed very well. We were fortunate enough to stay in the newly opened penthouse as well as some of the twin rooms.

All in all I can't fault the Generator - highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank balham_village
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Leuven
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed on my own at this hostel in a 6 bed woman dorm. The staff was nice and let me check in little early, they expleined how everything worked in the hostel.
The rooms are really modern, with really comfy beds with personal bedlights and outlets. And at the bottem lockers for your bags or suitcases. The dorm had it's own shower wich was really powerfull. And it's own toilet and sink which were both clean.
The chill out/common area was really nice with a lot of nice chairs etc. There were a lot of nice people at the hostel so I met some nice people in the common areas.

In total: it's a really nice, modern and clean hostel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Evelyne2404
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Property: Generator Hostel Barcelona
Address: Carrer de Corsega 373-377, 08307 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Gracia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Generator Hostel Barcelona 1*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You’ll find Generator Barcelona conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer. Travelling to and from the hostel to all the must see sights is a piece of cake. The beautiful sandy beaches are just a 15 minute metro journey away, and only a short walk away are the maze of small streets of the Eixample district, home to Barcelona’s trendy shops, bars and restaurants. Generator is the perfect place for those looking to combine style with great atmosphere. You’ll find great beds for sleepy heads, a communal TV room with outdoor patio to a chill out lounge/café that serves the best drinks and snacks for miles around. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private en-suites with your own power socket and 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. Barcelona is the latest edition to the Generator family, We will see you there. ... more   less 
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