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Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte
Ranked #11 of 349 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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Bucharest, Romania
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

By far the best HOSTEL i have stayed in, if the rooms would be double it would be a 3 * hotel.
Nothing i could remember to complain about it.
Good location
Good staff
Good breakfast
Good enviroment
Clean

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed in here over a weekend. Generator was modern clean and functional. Originally booked out a 4 person private room, there was an error and ended up in a 6 but the reception staff had organised for us to have it to ourselves.. Great value at the bar and hired bikes no fuss. Recommended

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Me and my friend went for a long weekend to Berlin stayed at the Generator hostel Berlin-Mitte. The clue is in the title - it is dead central, a stones throw away from Oranienburger S-Bahn station. We got a private room which excellent: comfy beds, en-suite and very clean. Dorms are available which also looked great! The hostel has an on-site bar and club and drinks are fair priced. The whole hostel has free wifi and late check out is just 5euro per person which extends it from 10am to 1pm. The only thing to watch is the price of food, as the hotel is so central isn't is very easy to get cheaper meals.

Room Tip: Private rooms are not much more expensive than the dorms, well worth the upgrade!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This hostel was absolutely perfect! It's in a great location literally straight across from the train and tram, the hostel itself is spotless clean and the staff are just so helpful and made the experience 10 times better!! The bar is cheap with great music and the cafe is open all hours to tend to your needs. We met the most amazing people here with plenty of recommendations where to go. Overall I would have to say that it's the staff that we owe all our thanks to they really went above and beyond their duties to help us with anything & everything. Generator hostels are awesome!! :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Lyon, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

it is a very recent hostel , located just a few meters away from a metro station . the dorms, bathroom and communal areas were clean . BUT , I would not recommend this hostel to single travellers. I found that most people staying there were groups . lots of students with their teachers, families or group of friends . it would be a bit difficult for someone being alone to find some company in there. the people in my dorm barely talked to each other.

it is a safe place though. you can lock your stuff away in the massive locker each bed has (my whole suitcase could fit in it).
the breakfast isn't included and it is an extra 4,50 Euros for each morning you want to have (book all of them on your arrival day , because if you don't, it goes up to 5,50 Euros per breakfast) . it is a good breakfast, but the hostel counts more than 500 beds ...so you can imagine how busy it gets . I had to queue to get everything and then it is a noisy room , not the relaxing kind of breakfast .

to sum up , it is a very good hostel for families or groups , but not for single travellers looking for meeting new people . it's a clean and well located accomodation . restaurant, shops and bars around.

Be aware : lots of prostitutes in the area at night . litteraly one every 10 meters ...

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

3 day Easter stay with large party - friendly, clean and welcoming. Rooms basic but comfortable (dorms cheaper) and included en-suite. Location excellent for public transport (including to Potsdam). Breakfast limited but it is a hostel so not a complaint. 24-hour food available and great for the young (us oldies were well looked after though).

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Great place to stay. Spotlessly clean. Cheap. Comfortable beds. Very very helpful staff. Eat as much as you want breakfast, it's only basic but good quality.
The Generator is a hostel aimed at and priced for backpackers in their teens or twenties, so as a 62 year old I thought I would stick out like a sore thumb but was treated by staff and other residents as just another guest. If you're going to Berlin you have to stay here.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Property: Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte
Address: Oranienburger Str. 65, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 349 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte 1*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You’ll find Generator in the heart of the city, in the district of Mitte which is one of Berlin’s oldest districts. You couldn’t get a better location if you tried. Great for everything that is a must see in this great city as well as the nightlife. Oranienburger Strasse has become Mitte’s hub for nightlife, galleries, art, cafes and restaurants. The hostel sits in the centre of this grand street and is a terrific hangout for locals and travellers. Once you have seen and done it all head back to Generator, the perfect place of refuge, with great beds for sleepy heads, a bar and lounge that serves the best drinks and entertainment for miles around and of course you’ll be enjoying Berlin life in the most stylish and authentic surroundings. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private en-suites with innovative mod cons like a USB port and your own 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. You’ll definitely need more than a day to explore this city, it’s a culture vultures delight. We’ll see you there soon. ... more   less 
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