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Overview of Generator Hamburg

Generator Hamburg

2.0 star property
Hostel with bar/lounge, near Miniatur Wunderland

7.8/10 Good

995 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Laundry facilities
Steintorplatz 3, Hamburg, HH, 20099

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Hamburg City Center
  • Miniatur Wunderland - 25 min walk
  • Reeperbahn - 35 min walk
  • Hamburg City Hall - 9 min drive
  • Elbe Philharmonic Hall - 12 min drive
  • Fish Market - 21 min drive
  • Hagenbeck Zoo - 23 min drive
  • Volksparkstadion - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamburg Airport (HAM) - 27 min drive
  • Hamburg Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Hamburg (ZMB-Hamburg Central Train Station) - 4 min walk
  • Hamburg Dammtor Station - 23 min walk
  • South Central U-Bahn - 2 min walk
  • North Central U-Bahn - 5 min walk
  • Monckebergstrasse U-Bahn - 7 min walk


  • Badshah Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Schifferbörse - 2 min walk
  • Senfbar - 2 min walk
  • Coffee Fellows - 3 min walk
  • Dim Sum Haus Restaurant China - 4 min walk

About this property

Generator Hamburg

Generator Hamburg features a nightclub and puts you 1.3 mi (2 km) from Miniatur Wunderland and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Reeperbahn. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: South Central U-Bahn is 2 minutes away and North Central U-Bahn is 5 minutes.


Danish, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 164 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
  • Towels are only provided for guests in double or twin rooms. For guests staying in shared rooms, towels are available at reception for the listed optional fee.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Evening entertainment


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2010
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Nightclub
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Local artist showcase
  • Double-glazed windows
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Danish
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and may be collected at the property. The amount varies based on factors such as length of stay, property classification and room price. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bed sheets fee: EUR 6 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 for adults and EUR 3.75 for children (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 5 (subject to availability)
  • Towels are available for an extra charge of EUR 6 per person, per stay (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Guests under the age of 18 are not permitted to book beds in dormitory/shared guestrooms.

Also known as

Generator Hostel Hamburg
Generator Hostel
Generator Hamburg
Generator Hamburg Hostel
Generator Hamburg Hamburg
Generator Hamburg Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Generator Hamburg Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Hamburg

Frequently asked questions

Does Generator Hamburg offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator Hamburg does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Generator Hamburg?
As of 30 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Hamburg on 12 February 2023 start from €53, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator Hamburg?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator Hamburg?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Hamburg?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Generator Hamburg.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Hamburg?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 5 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Generator Hamburg?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Esplanade (3-min drive) and Casino Reeperbahn (6-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Generator Hamburg and nearby?
Generator Hamburg has a nightclub.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator Hamburg?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Coffee Fellows (3-min walk), Dim Sum Haus Restaurant China (4-min walk) and Jim Block (4-min walk).
What's the area around Generator Hamburg like?
Generator Hamburg is a short 2-minute walk from South Central U-Bahn and 15 minutes' walk from Hamburg City Hall. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







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4/10 Fair

Overall the main positive point of this place is the location, which is super close to the Hamburg main train station. The whole stay was ruined by the absolute chaos that went on each evening for 3-nights in a row, with teenagers and drunks running through the hallways, shouting, screaming, smashing doors for hours. Basically the Staff, are nice people but have no control or authority, so it was just a madhouse.
Thomas, 3-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Mario, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The hostel itself is fine. It is close to the train station which makes getting around the city easier. However, the surrounding neighborhood is full of homeless people. As a female solo traveler, I didn’t feel safe
April, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Central and confortable beds
Just in front of Main Station oh Hamburg. Can be a bit noisy at the night. But good value for money and comfortable beds and liners.
Cristian, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Ok men med förbättringspotential
Enkelt, men rent och funktionellt. Inga vanliga underlakan dock, vi fick sova direkt på madrassvaret? Hade checkat in förväg online, men fick ändå stå i kö med alla andra vid incheckningen. Det finns bagageskåp, men de tog slut, och de verkade enbart ta emot mynt, trots att det fanns kortläsare.
Linus, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amie G., 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Horrible service, and awful breakfast! This place might be tolerable if you’re an 18yo back-packer; but if you’re not - PLEASE skip it! They never made-up my room after 3 days, and when I complained in the morning - nothing! Then late in the evening someone just opens my door with their key card and say they’re here to check the room to see if it was made! The front desk is absolutely horrible, when they talk to the customers it feels like their are doing you a favor: horrible! The only bright sport was the guy from Brazil - which actually was very helpful and friendly: promote him to manager please and let go of all the other useless staff there please!
Ricardo, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ALICE, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Perfect location.
AM, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Jacob Wolff, 2-night family trip
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