Directly beside Hamburg Train Station, this hostel offers colorful rooms and dormitories with private bathrooms. It has a 24-hour reception, a large lounge and a bar with outdoor terrace.

Opened in January 2012, Generator Hostel Hamburg is one of the city’s largest hostels. All rooms are fitted with secure key card systems and can be reached by elevator.

The Generator Hostel has a lively bar area, where guests can have a drink and meet friends. Guests can enjoy a snack in the cafe or a meal in the bar. Additionally, there are shops and grocery stores within a 5-minute walk of the hostel.

Busses and trains are just a 1-minute walk from the Generator Hamburg. There are direct connections to the old town, the Reeperbahn and Hamburg Airport.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

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  • The staff speaks English

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  • Are sheets and towels included?

    sheets are ncluded. You can rent towels for 3€ if needed


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    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Does the lockers under the bed come with locks?

    Hello, the lockers under the beds do not have padlocks. You can bring your own or buy one at the reception.


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    Asked about: Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room • Answered on November 7, 2021
  • Habt ihr einen Fahrradstellplatz?

    Hey, ja wir haben ein Fahrradstellplatz.


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    Answered on September 29, 2020
  • Hi, are we allowed to book the hotel? We are from Bremen or any requirements?

    You need to provide a Covid 19 Negative test result. This can be a Rapidtest (with certificate) not older than 12 Hours or a PCR Test not older than 48 hours. Every 72 hours you need to provide us with a new test result.


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    Answered on June 4, 2021
  • Hello. We are a group of 6 people from Magdeburg. We are going for a short weekend trip to Hamburg. What are the current regulations regarding the Coronavirus? Do we need tests for the check-in? In that case, do fully vaccinated people still need a test? Thanks in advance.

    Hello, fully vaccinated people do not need a negative test, if the last vaccination is older than 15 days. Anyone who is not vaccinated or recovered needs to show a negative test.


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    Answered on July 24, 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes it is. In case it should be, we do offer earplugs as well.


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    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Do lockers under the bed fit a big suitcase or do i have to rent a luggage storage?

    Hi there, if that´s a suitcase with standard measure, that should not be a problem! Best regards, Generator Team


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    Answered on October 6, 2020
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we do. We have a free accessible luggsge room. We also offer lockers wich you can rent for 6€ for 24H.


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    Answered on September 10, 2019
  • How many people share the bathroom

    as per Decree in Hamburg we are allowed to have 4 guests per Room. So if the Dorm is maximum occupied, it would be 4 people. regards, Maiken


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    Asked about: Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room • Answered on September 30, 2020
  • Hello, If we come 5 from one family, can we all live in one room?

    Yes, If you book a private room for 6 people, you can all stay in one room.


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    Answered on August 15, 2021
  • Flight arrives late till what time can we check in ? Is it a 24 he reception?

    we are here 24/7


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    Answered on October 10, 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    yes we do.


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    Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Hi we are a group of 15 people can we have 3 6-bed rooms instead of 4 that is offered

    Hello, for reservation matters contact us directly via email or booking.com message tool. Kind regards


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    Answered on November 26, 2021
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes you do need one.


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    Answered on September 10, 2019
  • How much does it cost to buy a padlocks from reception?

    The bigger padlocks are 6€ and the smaller ones are 3€. Right now we have only the bigger ones.


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    Answered on November 7, 2021
  • Hi. I wanna travel individually and not for business purposes. Is it ok? I can bring with myself my passport. Im non-EU citizen with valid Residence permit.

    That is no problem. Can you pls tell me from which country you will be travelling from? As per Decree there are some countries where we need a corona Test no older than 48 hours prior entering Germany. Regards, Maiken


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    Answered on August 3, 2020
  • In Quadruple room with private bathroom (2 bunk beds), we need to know :- 1. Bedding is included, also included pillow and blanket? Because I don't see pillow and blanket in the pictures. 2. Are towels included without extra charge? 3. I have 2 children age 15 and 12. Are they allowed to stay in this room with us (parents)?

    Hi, yes bedding is included we store then in boxes that are underneath the beds. You can bring your own towels if you prefer or rent one at the reception for 3€ a piece. Yes children are allowed to stay in Quads with their parents.


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    Asked about: Private 4-Bed Room • Answered on October 20, 2019
  • Do you have washer and dryer facilities?

    Yes we do! Washing + Drying is 6€ :)


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    Answered on February 16, 2020
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    We only sell Padlocks, they're 6€ each :)


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    Answered on September 10, 2019
  • Hallo! Ich würde gerne eine Nacht im Dezember buchen, komme aber relativ spät vom Hamburg Airport an, ca. 23 / 24 Uhr. Ist es möglich, dann noch einzuchecken? Die Rezeption ist ja 24 Studen besetzt, richtig? Vielen Dank für eine kurze Rückinfo.

    Hey, ja Sie können bis 5 Uhr morgen einchecken! :) Liebe Grüße


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    Answered on November 9, 2019
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Hansa Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Deutsches Schauspielhaus
    0.1 miles
  • Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
    0.1 miles
  • Ohnsorg Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Hühnerposten events location
    0.2 miles
  • Levantehaus Hamburg
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Mönckebergstraße
    0.4 miles
  • Dialog im Dunkeln
    0.5 miles
  • Inner Alster Lake
    0.6 miles
  • Hamburg City Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Jungfernstieg
    0.7 miles
  • Hamburg Dammtor Station
    1 miles
  • St. Pauli Piers
    1.7 miles
  • Port of Hamburg
    1.8 miles
  • Old Elbe Tunnel
    1.9 miles
  • Hamburg Fish Market
    2.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Elbe
    0 miles
Public transit
  • Train Hamburg Central Station
    0.1 miles
  • Subway Hauptbahnhof Süd Metro Station
    0.1 miles
  • Train Hamburg Central Bus Station
    0.1 miles
  • Subway Steinstraße underground station
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Hamburg Airport
    5.5 miles
  • Lübeck Airport
    33.3 miles
  • Bremen Airport
    60.9 miles
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Amenities of Generator Hamburg
Outdoors
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Darts Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Bottle of water Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safe Additional charge
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • Danish
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Generator Hamburg takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa EC-Card American Express Debit card Generator Hamburg accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that all guests require a photo ID upon check-in.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay in dormitories. They are only allowed to stay in a single room or else in a double room with an adult. In any case, all guests under 18 require written consent from a parent or guardian to stay here.

Please note that bedding is provided for all guests at the hostel.

Guests staying in the twin rooms, double rooms or single rooms are issued with towels free of charge, but guests staying in the dormitories have to bring their own towels or rent them at the hostel for an additional charge.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

A negative coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result is mandatory to check in to this property.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Generator Hamburg of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Generator Hamburg

  • Generator Hamburg offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Darts
    • Evening entertainment
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Bar crawls
    • Happy hour

  • Generator Hamburg is 2,300 feet from the center of Hamburg.

  • Guests staying at Generator Hamburg can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Generator Hamburg is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Generator Hamburg may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Generator Hamburg by:

    • Subway/Metro 25min