Generator Amsterdam Amsterdam Hostel Review and Information

Really cool building! Filled with art and just bursting with culture and excitement. Great rooms! - Beatriz
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $26.99

What sets them apart?

Generator Amsterdam is a large hostel with the reliability of a hotel but the affordability of hostel. It's clean, modern, and comfortable.

Hostel Personality

  • Quiet Hostel
  • Hotel Feel

Who's staying here?

This is a large chain hostel that offers quiet rooms and a lot of space. It's popular with groups of friends, school groups, or anyone who wants a quiet place to sleep at an affordable price.
  • Young Professionals
  • Students
  • Female Travelers
  • Couples
  • Families with Kids
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Large Groups (>8)

Insider Tip

This hostel is a bit outside of the main tourist area so grab a bike and explore like a local.

Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam is another branch of the Generator hostel chain which is found throughout Europe. This hostel is located in a old converted hotel. Inside it's very modern and clean with a quiet and respectful atmosphere. There are several places to grab food and a few nice common areas where you can hang out.

The hostel has both private and shared rooms to choose from. The rooms are simple, clean, and comfortable and the atmosphere is comparable to a budget hotel.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $26.99
This is a large hostel with room for 564 guests. There are dorms that sleep four people and give guests security lockers, bed linens, and a comfortable setting. The rooms are basic but comfortable. They stay quiet at night so you can enjoy a good night's sleep.
Private Rooms
Private Room $29.68
Generator Amsterdam has 168 twin and quad rooms that are perfect for couples, families, or groups of friends. Some of the rooms offer impressive views of the city. Private room guests enjoy furnished rooms, towels, and ensuite bathrooms. There's also one luxury apartment available that sleeps up to six people. The apartment has impressive views of the park and it's own private kitchen.
Rooms have ensuite bathrooms that are clean and modern. Private room guests are given complimentary towels and toiletries. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly.
This hostel has two cafe areas as well as a bar. They're perfect for grabbing a quick meal or a cold drink with the convenience of staying in the hotel. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is casual.
Common Areas
This is a large hostel and hotel with a wide variety of common areas where you can hang out. The areas have a lot of style including glass elevators and interesting decor. There are two cafes where you can grab a bite to eat, an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy some sun, and a lounge and bar area where you can sit back with a cold drink.

The Location

What's Nearby?
Generator Amsterdam is located in an interesting part of the city that offers nice walks and a relaxed environment. It's housed in a former zoological university building and is right by Oosterpark, Dapper Market, and Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. Rembrandtplein is about a mile away and Dam Square is 1.3 miles away. You can walk to the more touristy part of the city center in about 30 minutes.
Nearby Transportation
Metro Weesperplein is about half a mile away and is a major transit hub for the city. From there you can catch trains and trams throughout Amsterdam.


This is a large hostel and hotel with the standard amenities available including Wi-Fi, security lockers to dorm guests, housekeeping, and travel information. The building is very secure with keycard access. Breakfast is also available in the cafe for a small price.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Bike Rental
  • Air Conditioning
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24h Reception
  • Keycard Access
  • ATM
  • Bed Linens
  • Vending Machines
  • Security Lockers
  • Tour & Travel Desk
  • City Maps
  • Reading Light
  • Housekeeping
  • Elevator


The staff here are very professional. They have all kinds of travel information, maps, and recommendations. This is a large hostel and hotel with a large number of guests, but the staff keep check in and check out running smoothly.

Heads Up

This is a large hostel so it can be a bit hard to meet people. There's also no shared kitchen available, but there are several dining options to choose from. Some guests feel they nickel and dime you here with extra fees.

Generator Amsterdam

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