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Generator Amsterdam

"Rooms are good standard, everything you need for your stay in Amsterdam."

Danielle - August 7, 2018
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Generator Amsterdam

Mauritskade 57, Oost / Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1092 AD - See map
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Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Close to ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Within 810 m of property
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Popular landmarks
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo 810 m
Heineken Experience 1.9 km
Red Light District 1.9 km
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam 2.2 km
Dam Square 2.3 km
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2.4 km
Van Gogh Museum 2.6 km
The Jordaan 2.7 km
Anne Frank House 2.9 km
Vondelpark 3.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Oosterpark 70 m
To Night 180 m
KIT Royal Tropical Institute 300 m
Moby Park 330 m
Tropentheater 330 m
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Hospital 350 m
Olvg (Locatie Oost) 360 m
Spoedeisende Hulp 370 m
Park Apotheek 380 m
Pinguïns 450 m

7.7

Very good

Location rating score

160 meters from city center
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 760 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

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Value for money8.0
Location rating7.7
Nearest airportAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Distance to airport11.7 km

Rooms available at Generator Amsterdam

Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds...
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 king beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 4 bed Dorm
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private 4 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Private Quad Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds
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Private 4 bed Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 bunk beds and 2 single be...
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Premium Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Generator Amsterdam?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Generator Amsterdam?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Generator Amsterdam has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 27.50 EUR per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Amsterdam with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at Generator Amsterdam?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Generator Amsterdam. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 9 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Generator Amsterdam?

Generator Amsterdam features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Generator Amsterdam?

Generator Amsterdam does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Generator Amsterdam

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Super comfortable hostel and nice breakfast."

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    May 5, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Our stay at generator was very favorable."

    Siegfried

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    August 22, 2020

  • 8.0

    Very good

    "The hostel overall is great."

    Nurul

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    February 25, 2020

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8.1/10
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Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
5,180 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.2
Location
7.7
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What travelers say they love:
Great place near a park, good community and staff.
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More about Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam, located in Oost / Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, is a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Generator Amsterdam, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, convenience store, wheelchair accessible, 24-hour front desk.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Generator Amsterdam is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Amsterdam.

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24 mentions

Food & Dining

9 mentions

Breakfast

5 mentions

Internet

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What they offer

9.2

Exceptional

"Great looking common areas/cafe, cute rooms."

Greta

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August 25, 2020

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Buffet

Restaurants on site

Nescio
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

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8.1
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Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.2
Location7.7
Service8.4
Value for money8.0
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9.2
Exceptional
Nasekha from Malaysia
Family with teens
Private Quad Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Good venue, good hostel”

This hostel is the bomb. Scenic view inside garden. We booked a private quad room to ourselves. Tips : 1. Upon arrival need to pay extra fees for every traveller 2. If you want to go to Primark area, take Tram no 9 from “1e Van Swindenstraat” to “Dam” 3. How to go to Tram. From hostel entrance (entrance of the hostel is at your back, turn left and straight appx 300mtr to Tram stop) 4. Uber is available for pickup from hostel to airport. Normal car 20-30eur, Van 50-60eur one way. Around 30minutes 5. Need to take their hot chocolate with whipped cream 6. Bring extra towel, they don't provide any Have fun travelling to Amsterdam, coz I did! Thank you Generator Hostel :)

Reviewed April 20, 2018

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Hi Nasekha, you would fit right in our team, you know what you are talking about ;) It was a pleasure having you here, and hopefully till next time! Cheers, Gen crew

Responded May 07, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.6
Exceptional
Tara from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in a 4 bed Deluxe Dorm
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Great hostel adjacent to a beautiful park.”

I loved the Generator Hostel in Amsterdam. Although it is a bit out of the way, walking in Asmterdam is pleasant, and there are trams to get you anywhere that you don't want to walk. The Generator had a great vibe with plenty of common areas for hanging out. I ate once at the restaurant and it was delicious. The Hostel is located adjacent to a lovely park where it is nice to stroll both morning and evening. The walk to the Van Gogh museum was about 30 minutes, and the path was interesting. I will be back! Next time with friends. :)

Reviewed October 01, 2017

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Hi Tara, super pleased to hear that you had such a great time, and we are happy to welcome you and your friends back! Thanks for all the compliments. Have a good one, Gen crew

Responded May 07, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.6
Exceptional
Ira from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

Certainly feels like home”

Amsterdam feels like home even more whenever I stay at Generator. I love the location which is away from the bustle and noise of the touristy places, and I love the park where it is. The tram is very convenient as well. My room is always clean and I always get the best roommates! Oh, and I love the coffee in the restaurant! Will definitely stay here again!

Reviewed October 16, 2018

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Mi casa es su casa! Great to hear you had a great stay, and we especially hand-picked those great roommates for you off course ;) Till next time! Cheers, Gen Crew

Responded October 25, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.6
Exceptional
Ira from Philippines
Group
Private Quad Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

My friends loved Generator Amsterdam!”

I've always booked this hostel as a solo traveler and it's the first time I've got company with me during this stay. Glad my friends loved their stay as well! The room is clean and I saw the cleaning process myself. I'd just like to know how frequent the comforters and pillows are washed? I saw that the bedding were replaced but the comforters were not. Also noticed that the grout in the shower needs some scrubbing. I've stayed in other rooms and they don't have the same problem; just in room 005. :) I'd surely stay again here for my next visit in Amsterdam!

Reviewed October 16, 2018

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Hi Ira, thanks for staying with us! We will check up on room no 5 ;) thanks for the tip. Good to hear that you and your friends had a great time, and we hope to see you back again. Cheers, Gen Crew

Responded October 25, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
8.8
Excellent
Danielle from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Twin
Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

Excellent”

Great atmosphere. rooms are good standard, everything you need for your stay in Amsterdam. For longer stays I do like there to be a TV in the room, so maybe this is one thing i would have changed about the hotel/hostel; i would possibly have TV's in the more expensive private rooms, so there is option to buy a standard room and a room with more facilities. Overall great stay.

Reviewed August 07, 2018

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Hi Danielle, thanks for staying! We are not big fans of televisions in the rooms, because its harder to meet other people. luckily we live in a time with Netflix, where we can watch as much as we prefer ;) Thanks for this great review, and maybe till next time. Cheers, Gen Crew

Responded August 11, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.6
Exceptional
Valeriia from Ukraine
Group
Private Deluxe Room for 4 People
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Exceptional”

Great place in the nice neighborhood of East Amsterdam. A lot of public space both for loud party and for quiet work. There is no common kitchen to prepare food, but they have good canteen with breakfasts and cafe for lunch and dinner. Highly recommended place to stay in Amsterdam.

Reviewed February 21, 2018

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Hi Valeriia, Wauw what a great review, thank you so much! Happy to hear you like our concept :) See you soon again!? Warm regards, the Generator team

Responded February 22, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
10.0
Exceptional
Eddie from United States
Solo traveler
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Exceptional”

Loved the place. It felt like a posh hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I like how the bunks are designed so that you have your own outlet to plug in your electronics. There's also personal storage under the bed for your own stuff. I would definitely stay here again next time I visit Amsterdam.

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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Yaay thank you for a great review! We were super happy to hear you had so many nice things to say about your stay: from the staff to facilities. We can't wait to have you back here! Generator Amsterdam

Responded October 31, 2019
Generator Amsterdam
8.8
Excellent
Debora
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

reasonable prices for a traveller :)”

I was looking for good places to stay for 3 days in Amsterdam. and I found this place also I got discounted from my credit card company. I stayed in 4 beds room which was clean and had a window ( but couldn't open it ) The bedding could keep me warm while sleeping and in a very good condition as well! I highly recommended if you buy free tram tickets during you stay there. Because I had to take a tram everyday during hot days!

Reviewed September 05, 2019

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Hi Debora, We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. 😎 We hope to see you in our Generator again or another of our great locations soon. Generator Amsterdam

Responded September 05, 2019
Generator Amsterdam
8.8
Excellent
Paolo from Philippines
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Excellent”

Nice hostel in Amsterdam. Bit of a walk from the city center but OK. Breakfast (addtl charge) is OK. Has an on site bar & cafe. Massive hostel, the environment is good. There is a park at the back. Rooms are spacious, but not cleaned daily? Was there for 4 nights & I didn't notice the room being cleaned. Facilities were great!

Reviewed November 17, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Laura from France
Group
Private Quad Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Will go back!”

Very lively place, lovely situation in a middle of a big park. Everybody in the staff was helpful and the hostel makes it soon convenient for young people to travel, they sell and propose location to anything you could possibly need and forget. I want to go back there next time I go to Amsterdam honestly!

Reviewed August 09, 2018

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Hi Laura, super happy that you liked it so much. We are very happy to welcome you back again ;) Till next time. Cheers, Gen Crew

Responded August 11, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.2
Exceptional
Khine from Myanmar
Group
Private Quad Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Hotel with the best vibe”

If you are wondering where to stay with your group of friends in Amsterdam, this place is highly recommended. Just about 10 minute ride through downtown area with tram with central station and then a few minute walk from tram station. The staffs are very friendly and the facilities were clean.

Reviewed February 15, 2018

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Hi Khine, Wauw thank you so much for your great review! Happy to read you had such a good time with your friends here with us in Amsterdam ! Friendly staff and clean facilities, all you need right ;) See you soon again!? Warm regards, the Generator team

Responded February 16, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.2
Exceptional
Andonea from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Great hostel”

This was a really good hostel, comfortable beds and private showers in the rooms. It was a little bit of a walk (or a quickish tram) to central sights around Amsterdam, but it was worth it as it was set in a beautiful park.

Reviewed November 10, 2017

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Hi Andonea, Thanks for the great review! Happy to hear you had such a great time in Amsterdam. The Oosterpark is definitely one of Amsterdam's most beautiful spots. Going to the city center by foot is during the winter indeed a bit of a walk, because of the cold and rainy days;). It's better to make use of public transport, then you are within 10 minutes into town! And just come and visit us again in the summer, we are sure you will enjoy the walks towards the city center!

Responded November 29, 2017
Generator Amsterdam
7.6
Very good
Fathurahman from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Spacey and Homey!”

I stayed there for 2 nights. The lobby and hall was great, a lot of people and activities we can do. they have a study room and an auditorium which was super cool. The room was nice, the toilet and the shower are in the same bathroom, but because i booked a 4-bed dormitory so it was okay. Location might not be the best because you have to walk at least 5 mins to reach nearest public transportation, but hey it's Amsterdam, you literally can bike anywhere. We can also rent a bike from the hotel for a fair price. The breakfast was good, you just have to come at the right time. overall, it was a nice stay. I'll most likely book there again next time!

Reviewed February 11, 2020

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Yaaay thank you so much for a great review! We were over the moon to hear you enjoyed all of our facilities and had a pleasant stay. We hope to see you on your next visit to Amsterdam! Happy travels! Generator Amsterdam

Responded February 25, 2020
Generator Amsterdam
8.8
Excellent
Jason
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOSTEL!”

Best Hostel in the world, and I'm not even kidding you... I've been to many hostels and I can only say that this is the only affordable hostel with a 4-star service you'll ever find. Pros: Friendly and nice staff. Good location (though could be slightly better as the nearest tram is ~8 min away). Comfy beds and fully-functional power outlets. The laundry room is there as well. Cons: The floor could be cleaner (but considering the price and the pros, this is no big deal)

Reviewed August 27, 2019

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ohh stop it! Best hostel in the world?! thats the greatest compliment, thanks a lot! Safe travels, and hope to see you again soon! Generator Amsterdam

Responded September 02, 2019
Generator Amsterdam
6.8
Good
Minh-Tri from Canada
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory (B)
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Honest Review”

For me its a decent spot it you are planning to stay a couple night. If you are a solo traveler I would not recommend Generator Amsterdam, however for groups of 2 -4 this place would be idea. The location of the hostel is about a ±35-40 walk outside of the center of amsterdam, and the closest subway station is ±11 min walk. The overall surround of the hostel doesnt really offer much when it come to food, but its near a local park that is great during warmer weathers. Cleanliness of the Hostel is top notch. Hostel overall is quite beautiful. The Staff are as nice as they can do. In terms of Facilities i never really took advantage so i have no comment. Solo traveler = 3/5 Stars Group travelers = 4/5 Stars

Reviewed April 26, 2018

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hi Minh-Tr,thanks for staying and taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and hopefully till next time. Cheers,Gen crew

Responded May 07, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
7.6
Very good
Sanjay from United Kingdom
Group
Superior Twin
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

Clean, well sized rooms. Great young vibe. Good value for money”

The Generator is located just outside the main tourist area of Amsterdam, but the location is nice and quiet and public transport is easy to get to. The Oosterpark right outside is a lovely place to walk and some of the rooms face the greenery which is really nice. You have to be ok with the hostel vibe. It worked for me and my buddy.

Reviewed May 25, 2017

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Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. We hope to see you in Generator Amsterdam or in one of our other locations very soon! Team Generator Amsterdam

Responded September 21, 2021
Generator Amsterdam
7.6
Very good
Sim from Singapore
Group
Private Quad Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

Very good”

Stayed in a 4 - bed private room. The room was quite small, barely enough space to walk after all 4 of us spread out the luggage. However, the shower and toilers were clean, beds were comfortable. The blackout curtains was also good idea. Another plus point: right next to the a huge park for morning walk / run Major bad point: quite far from amsterdam central station, have to walk around 500m to get to the tram stop and take the tram for 15 - 20 minute to reach dam square/amsterdam central

Reviewed May 20, 2018

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Hi there, Thank you for sharing how your stay was. We have regular dorms and premium dorms that offer more space when needed. Our location is on the east side of the centre, easy reachable by tram or rent a bike. Sorry to hear that you did not like it though. Warm regards, Team Generator

Responded May 31, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
9.2
Exceptional
Rebecca from Australia
Solo traveler
Premium Double Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Clean and quiet”

I spent two nights here at the beginning and end of my stay in Holland. I booked the premium deluxe room, which was great. It was a decent size, had a comfortable double bed, desk, and private bathroom. The dorm rooms must have been at the other side of the hostel as it was very quiet in my wing. Check in was smooth and fast. There are two eating options for breakfast: one is the 7.50 euro buffet downstairs, the other is in their restaurant. The restaurant is great and I highly recommend ordering any meal here. The smashed avocado and poached eggs was particularly good! Dinners are also good and well priced. It is about a 30 minute walk from Centraal Station, but there is a metro station and trams about a 10 minutes walk away as well. There is a lovely park on the doorstep which is great too.

Reviewed April 17, 2017

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Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay for the most part. We hope to see you in Generator Amsterdam or in one of our other locations very soon! Team Generator Amsterdam

Responded September 21, 2021
Generator Amsterdam
7.6
Very good
Michaela from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 bed Dorm
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

Very good”

A nice hostel, 20mins to the centre by bike. (You can rent a bike at the hostel) came here for the sneakerness event 2018 and it was Ok. Not really much for the price you pay. Locstion is Ok. But my personal opinion, even for amsterdam the hostel is too expensive. It s clean, in the centre of a park but stil you don't get a towel or any other supps and still pay at least 50€ per night.. Well would recommend to my friends with more money than me tough...

Reviewed June 13, 2018

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Hi Michaela, thanks for staying. Depending on the day and time of the year our prizes can go up, which can be high for the budget traveler. I still hope you enjoyed Amsterdam and the sneakerness event. All the best, Gen Crew

Responded June 20, 2018
Generator Amsterdam
8.0
Excellent
Tabitha from United States
Group
Private Quad Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

A little far but worth it”

It's not the closes to the main attractions of Amsterdam but there are plenty of tram stops that can get you where you want to go close to the hostel. The staff and other guests were very helpful and recommended some places around town.

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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Hi There, Happy to hear you had a good time! We know we are not within the old town city center, however close to public transportation as you mentioned. The Tropical museum and Dapper markt are the east side attractions we are close to. We hope to welcome you again when you are in Amsterdam. Warm regards, Team Generator

Responded May 31, 2018
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