• View
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms

Generator Amsterdam is a brand new designer hostel located in the east of Amsterdam near De Pijp. It was a former zoological building and is based in Oosterpark. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The former lecture hall has been transformed into a lounge and bar. There is also a dining space and a secret bar in the former boiler room. Each room features air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with shower. The Generator Amsterdam also includes premium rooms. Breakfast is available every morning in the onsite café. As well as lunch and dinner. There is a 24-hour front desk. The hostel also offers bike hire. Rembrandtplein is 1 mi from Generator Amsterdam, while Heineken Experience is 1.1 mi away. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 7.5 mi from Generator Amsterdam.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

Generator Amsterdam has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 11, 2016
Hotel chain/brand:
Generator Hostels

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Kosher, American

Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
2 twin beds
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 1:
2 twin beds
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


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  • Kristina
    The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I am happy I booked a hostel with AC in the rooms as I went during a heat wave. The common rooms are very well kept and super inviting and always buzzing with people. In general the price per bed was...
  • Denis
    This hostel was amazing! The location was great and even had parking but the place itself was so cool. They had a restaurant onsite, ping pong, class auditorium type room was open to sit and work in, there were multiple spaces to hang out, and the...
  • Caren
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very nice facilities and staff—lovely area for food and beverages and location of hostel was in a lovely park-like area, convenient to the tram and very safe.
  • Shantanu
    Breakfast was average for the price paid. However the restaurant/canteen exceeded expectations, food was delicious.
  • Courtney
    Can't fault this place at all - lovely building, yummy breakfast with a chocolate fountain, lots of social events and staff were nice.
  • Bernier
    Super clean, the pods are so cool (it gets a little hot at night but I just open the pod doors) its quiet and the location is nice
  • Redean
    Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    Strategic location. Breakfast is good. Great staff, very friendly.
  • Luana
    All the facilities of the hostels was very grate, the location is quite good. The room was clean and tidy.
  • Agata
    It is a huge hostel with plenty different facilities, bikes to rent and amazing location
  • Jenifer
    The location is amazing. The staff is very helpful. Everything was great.
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Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • How much for a towel?

    Towels are rented for 5 euro
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes we do have regular events in our bar, cafe and club. From meditation to parties we cover a wide range of possibilities.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Sheets are included. Towels are included in superior private rooms. We rent them in the reception if needed.
    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Have you late checkout option?

    Yes we do indeed have late check-out options! For beds in a shared dorm it's 7 euros per bed and for private rooms it's 20 euros. With the late check-..
    Answered on 7 August 2022
  • Hi, would it be possible for 2 17 year olds to stay here for 1 night without an adult, but with written permission from the parents?

    Yes, that's possible! A parental consent form can be found on our own site, together with our age policy.
    Answered on 18 February 2021
  • Hello! Is there space for leaving big luggage on a safe place ? Like a big locker or something ?

    Hi there, Thank you for reaching out! In the rooms we have boxes to store your luggage in, you would need a padlock to close it off. We also have p..
    Answered on 16 July 2022
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Nescio
    • Cuisine

Amenities of Generator Amsterdam

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
    Additional charge
  • Karaoke
    Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs € 30 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • 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 outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Convenience store on site
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch

House rules

Generator Amsterdam takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

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


Until 10:00 AM



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.

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

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover JCB Diners Club Cash Generator Amsterdam accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

GROUP POLICY: Any reservation of 10 people or more per night will be considered a group with different terms and conditions. Groups reservations can only be made through our reservations team, and Generator reserves the right to cancel it otherwise.

PARKING: Please note that parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces. Please contact the hotel directly to make a reservation for the parking space. Parking costs EUR 27,50 per day.

ACCESSIBILITY: Please note that some Family Quadruple Rooms (Quadruple Room with 2 Single Beds and 1 Bunk Bed with Private Bathroom) are wheelchair accessible. Please contact the hostel for more information. Please note that not all rooms are wheelchair accessible. Please inform the property via the Special Requests box during reservation.
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Please note that guest between 16 and 18 years old can stay at the hostel if parental consent is provided.

AMENITIES: Towels are only included in the Twin rooms, Premium double rooms and SkySuite, for other rooms towels can be rented on site for a supplement of EUR 5. Alternatively, guests can bring their own.

PET POLICY: We would welcome a dog on property but only when staying in a private room, and subject to a fee per dog per Stay. Only Dog under 75lbs./ 34kg.

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.

FAQs about Generator Amsterdam

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

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

    • Ping-pong
    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bicycle rental
    • Movie nights
    • Nightclub/DJ

  • Generator Amsterdam is 1.4 miles from the center of Amsterdam. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

  • Guests staying at Generator Amsterdam can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Kosher
    • American

  • Generator Amsterdam has 1 restaurant:

    • Nescio