I stayed in the mixed dorm. The hostel itself is fairly modern and location is good. I liked the bar downstairs. Wifi was easy to connect but slow. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are cleaned to a high standard. However, there are few bathrooms relative to guests, so the bathrooms are messed up quickly. The bathrooms also have poor layout, lacking privacy and space to put your stuff.
The front staff on check in were surly and rude. I was not provided with my breakfast vouchers despite prepaying. I've stayed in a few hostels in Italy on this trip and the meh attitude of the staff at the Generator was a shock.
Breakfast is just ok. Corn flakes, yoghurt, bread rolls, meat and cheese. Juice and bad coffee included. On checking in you will be offered a discounted rate if you prepay. Unless terribly convenient to eat breakfast at the hostel, don't bother. You can get a much better coffee and a croissant for less in the main tourist area.
There are self service laundry facilities - €3.50 to wash, €3.50 to dry. The hostel had run out of laundry detergent and staff were reluctant to provide change so I could do my laundry.
I read a previous review mentioning this was a hostel for 'Rich American Teenagers'. Unfortunatly this is not an exaggeration. All it takes is 6 obnoxious kids drinking outside making noise all night to ruin your stay. It appears you are likely to encounter these people staying at generator. If partying is a priority, stay here. If not and a light sleeper, consider other options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Generator VeniceSo you fancy a date with a suave Venetian? well you’ve come to the right place. I’ll make you feel right at home in this floating city of bridges and canals. I open my doors in June to the great and the good, so make sure you navigate your way here soon my little friend. I’m about to show hostels in Venice what a Renaissance really is. See you on my little Island of Giudecca, close enough to see it all happen, far enough to avoid the crowds. Just the way I like it. I am Generator hostel in Venice and I am much, much, much more than a hostel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ostello Venezia Hotel Venice