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Generator Hostel Barcelona
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Bonita, California
2 reviews
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“Theft from Room”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

We just returned three days ago from this Hostel. The night before leaving I discovered that a bag with gifts I had purchased was missing from my room. I reported the theft immediately to the front desk and to our tour guide. I was told that only the cleaning people from the Hostel and us had entered the room. No compensation of any kind was offered. The total value of the items lost was approximately $250. While on the plane home I remembered two more items that were in the bag from El Corte Ingles. I have travelled quite a bit and I can honestly say that this has never happened before.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

I was in Barcelona with a student group so this fitted our budget but was not exactly what I would have chosen as a lone traveller of more mature years! How wrong I was! This was an excellent base for our city visit - great location, spotlessly clean rooms, comfy beds and fantastically helpful staff. Breakfast was basic but plentiful, although coffee was pretty terrible - room fro improvement, guys! I will certainly use the Generator again - so glad to have discovered it.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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GeneratorBarcelona, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hola !

Thank you so much for your great feedback after your recent stay with us. Its always great to hear from our guests.


We’d love to see you again soon,

Thanks again


Cristina Gonzalez
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Generator has totally changed the definition of hostel with a place that is effortless, fun and respectful to a wide variety of people. Here you can take the penthouse and live large, while your broke friends share a communal room to save cash for sight-seeing, or your couple friends make themselves comfortable in a private room with cheerful amenities... (aren't all of those scenarios us at different times?). The common areas are comfortable and the vibe is great - typing away on fast wi-fi with a DJ spinning relaxed tunes in the late afternoon, to late night antics in the always friendly bar. This place is perfect for communities of people who don't define themselves by money, but by attitude.

Room Tip: the 8th floor has great views and cool little balconies with a view across the city.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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GeneratorBarcelona, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hola,


Thanks for sharing a review with us. We are delighted you meet expectation in Generator Barcelona and you enjoyed our hotel rooms, views, the food, activities and the common areas.

Thank you so much as this is exactly what we’re aiming for.


We hope to see you soon in Barcelona again



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Reviewed 15 March 2014

There were some good things about this place, but unfortunately the bad ones outweighed them. First, we thought we would be staying in the hotel part, but ended up in the hostel section. Making our own beds and being charged 7 euros for a fresh towel were not what we expected.

The WiFi didn't work at all during our 3-day stay, and the two computers in their entertainment room didn't work either. The employees at the front desk said their server was in London, and they were trying to repair their service, but in the entire 3 days it didn't function at all. We had to leave the premises to use the internet elsewhere, a huge issue for us.

The breakfast was a sorry joke. The muesli was tasty, and the croissants were good, but instead of butter they had only margarine, very strange for a place that claims to be environmentally-conscious. The coffee was too strong, and when we added enough milk to make cafe au lait, the resulting beverage was cold since they didn't have hot milk. The breakfast items were not replenished once while we were in the cafeteria, so people who came down to breakfast later on did not have very much to eat.

The Generator points out the security of their place, and a key is needed to use the elevators, but the stairs are open to anyone and they open on every floor. Further, the rooms do NOT have security holes to see who is knocking at the door. Not very secure for a place that boasts about its security. The security guard was never seen anywhere except in the lobby area. In two of our rooms, the heat ran non-stop. We tried to turn it off, but the system wouldn't let us do that. The oppressive heat quickly became unbearable, and we were forced to open the windows so we could finally sleep. For a place that touts the importance of being environmentally-friendly, it is quite the opposite.

The bathroom light has a motion sensor to turn itself off after a short time (about a minute) if you don't move around in there. When you shower, you will need to flap a towel around or step out of the shower to turn the lights back on. Our bathroom sink didn't drain well, so water backed up in the sink. In one of our rooms, the shower head was broken and wouldn't point the right direction. It had to be held in place while we showered, a difficult task while washing your hair.

The location was convenient, but we were expecting to stay in a hotel, so the Generator was a huge disappointment. If you travel alone or with a small group of friends and want to sleep in a hostel, you may like this place. Travelers who want to stay in a hotel should avoid this place like the plague.

Room Tip: Be careful to book rooms in the hotel section unless you intend to sleep in the hostel part. Since...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Huge bilding, brand new place. The staff is wonderful, very nice people, as usual in Barcelona... I stayed at a 6 beds room, I really loved it! The location is perfect, really close from La Pedrera and Casa Batló. I recomend!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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GeneratorBarcelona, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hola!

Thank you for your review. I’m delighted to hear that you found our team to be both attentive and helpful. Thank you so much as this is exactly what we’re aiming for.

Best Wishes

Cristina González
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Frome, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

The generator hostel is brilliant. I arrived here as a solo traveller not really knowing what to expect. I had read loads of reviews both good and bad but at €15 euros a night for a 6 bed dorm u couldn't go wrong.
The hostel is in a good location, 2 minutes walk from the passeig de Garcia ( one of the most expensive shopping streets in barcelona) and about 15 minutes walk to the playa de la catalunya, which is the where the world famous las ramblas begins. The hostel is the perfect distance away from the action, as the lively areas can stay lively ( loud!!) till around 6-7 am!
From the airport, if u are a little sceptical about the metro like me the easiest way to get to the hostel is using the aerobus. U can catch it from outside the airport terminal for €10 euros return and the bus goes about every 5 minutes straight to le playa de la catalunya. From there you can either walk to the hostel or catch a taxi for around €5.
I used the Barcelona bus turistic for 2 days of my stay, which is one of the official city bus tours which operates around most of the sights in the city. It has 3 routes and your ticket ( costing €25 for one day or €33 for 2 days) can be used on all 3 routes. The nearest stop to the hostel is only about 5 minutes away and you can purchase the ticket at the stop or on the bus. It is Perfect for all sightseers looking to see everything as you can hop on and hop off the bus whenever you want to and just catch the next one which is only about 10 minutes behind.
The hostel itself is amazing. It is so relaxed yet anything you need is here. The dorms are basic but have everything you need. Lockers under the bunks require you to bring your own lockers, they are actually large enough to fit a medium sized suitcase inside. The beds are comfy and the showers are amazing!!!
After one night I realised sleeping with strangers wasn't for me so decided to go to reception and try and upgrade of a private room. This was never too much hassle for the receptionist who changed it for me straight away. The private rooms where great. The beds were so comfy and the room was perfect for what i needed it for. The only downside was there was no tv but in a city with so much to do like Barcelona it was not really a problem.
The bar and lounge area was great, everywhere was so clean and relaxing. A bottle of Heineken cost €3 and a mojito was €5 so not bad at all. The staff were always on hand to help you with anything you needed to know about the city and knew all the cool places to hang out which aren't necessarily in the city guide books.
Overall my stay at generator in Barcelona was brilliant, and I would like to thank all the staff for making my stay perfect.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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GeneratorBarcelona, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and you would choose Generator Barcelona again. We hope to welcome you back soon,

Kind regards

Cristina Gonzalez
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Good Clean rooms. The staff was very helpful and friendly when asking for directions. Centrally located within the city. Very large setup so it was nice to be able to chill and spread out after touring the city.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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GeneratorBarcelona, Guest Relations Manager at Generator Hostel Barcelona, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Hola!

Thank you for your review. I’m delighted to hear that you found our team to be both attentive and helpful. Thank you so much as this is exactly what we’re aiming for.

Best Wishes

Cristina Gonzalez
Guest Service Manager
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Property: Generator Hostel Barcelona
Address: Carrer de Corsega 373-377, 08307 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Gracia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 728 Speciality 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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