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When it comes to the King of Catalunya then look no further than my four walls. Although I was originally built in 1963, I’m looking great, I think you will agree. My new life as a hostel and hotel has given me the power to be the best in Barcelona. A bold statement my friend but one I feel I fulfil without a doubt. I’m located slap bang in the middle of the two main Metro stations of Diagonal and Verdaguer and from there I’m as little as 15 minutes away from la playa. Bring on the beach.
When is a hostel in Barcelona not a hostel? When it’s a hotel. I’m the best of both worlds. You see I’m a hotel and hostel. How is that possible I hear you say? Easy, it’s all about hospitality and that’s the game I’m in. I’m Generator Hostel in Barcelona, and I’m much, much, much more than a hostel, I’m a hotel too.
GENERATOR BARCELONA IS NOW OPEN – Tadahh!
We are so excited! Beds are going like hot cakes so don’t hang around, book a bed in our Barcelona hostel & hotel today!
Wi-Fi on the Fly
It’s free and fast when your using your own device. It’s on offer throughout most of the hostel and hotel in Barcelona. Who says there’s no surfing in the city?
Fiesta Gracia Bar
Manhattans and Mojito’s in Barca don’t come any better than mine. See you at the Fiesta Gracia Bar from 8am-2am everyday. Although, everyday is probably a bit much.
The adventure starts here in our Barcelona hostel, even when you’re lounging around. Open all day, everyday. Make new friends; meet old friends… pretty much do what you like…. It’s a lounge people.
Breakfasts. Go all Continental
The most important meal of the day, the Generator way. When going continental, eat continental. For a small charge, try the breakfast at the La Place café from 7am to 10am. Add some extra rise and shine to your day in Generator Hostel Barcelona.
Tapas on Tap
You’re in a delightful hostel and hotel in Barcelona, so why not go local loco. The evening food of choice around these parts is tapas. Plenty of small snacks soon add up to a great meal and best of all you get to pick and choose what you prefer.
So you’ve gone nocturnal, partied the night away and now have the midnight munchies. Well fear not there’s a host of vending machines in our hostel in Barcelona to serve everything you could ever want at 3am (Also munchable at all other times).
The New Generation of Rooms and Beds
Private twins and dorms are all available at fantastic Generator rates at the hostel in Barcelona. They are all en-suite. But there’s also hotel rooms too if you really want to be the King or Queen of Catalyuna.
Apartment Suites in Barcelona
Suites you sir… or madam as the case may be. You’ve heard of A class, well now there’s a new kid on the block… G class. As hostels in Europe go this is on another planet. The best of the very best in hostel rooms in Barcelona. Great views, outlandish interiors and best of all it’s G class baby all the way.
Power Shower Rooms in Barcelona
Private showers with unbelievable powers are available on every floor in the Barcelona hostel , so there’s no excuse for not blowing away the cobwebs the morning after the night before even if your mates are hogging the en-suite.
Re-Generate 24 Hour Laundry
Looking sharp is what you’re all about. It’s a 24/7 business. Good job that the laundry room is open for you to wash, dry and iron yourself into a suitably fashionable state 24/7 too then.
24 Hour Reception
Help is at hand with the 24-hour reception. There’s always a very helpful person around to let you in to the Hostel in Barcelona, keep you safe, offer directions or best of all tell you the secrets of the city.
Safe and sound. That’s the best place for your luggage. So we lock it up in a little room (it’s actually bigger than you’d think) where only you can get access to it.
The world is your oyster. From planning your way around Barcelona to the next step on your world tour, there’s a lot of help at hand in this little gem of Generator.
From our blog!
WILBCN - Finalist Pieces, Part 2
Here is now part 2 of the finalist pieces of the 'Why I love Barcelona' (WILBCN) art competition. I was pretty chuffed to see how much talent is out there and what a muse a city like Barcelona can be! To get an inspiring taster* scroll down, additional artists' masterpieces are featured in Part 1 of #WILBCN. From the 26th April, all the finalist will shine on my Facebook cover picture, so share the talent by tweeting or liking it. The next milestone will then be the 14th May,when I will showcase all the artist pieces in the Barcelona hostel. Join me for a joyous, exciting and mischievous celebration of talent, art and what lies in between..... Muzai Where you are from, what/where did you study? What do you do for a living? Muzai, 45 years old, graduated from Federal University Uberlândia(MG)-Brazil, works with ilustration, urban art and photography. How long have you been producing art? Since 1995 What’s the place in the world you would most like to visit before you die? Athens-Grécia Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? I don´t have heroes. Complete this sentence - Life is amazing. What inspired you most to pursue an artistic direction? My grandfather. Is there an underlying message to your art? Are you attempting to communicate something? I seek to rescue the childish side of man. In my universe, playful elements predominate, fanciful, lyrical and children placed in an atmosphere of serenity. Your search trace a less flowery, with a more direct language, but loaded with small subtleties. In my drawings, I seek the development of new textures, mixing drawing and digital manipulation. Neus Lozano Nombre, edad, de donde eres, que/ donde estudiaste? Que haces para vivir? Neus Lozano, 29, Barcelona, estudie Ilustración en Escola superior de disseny i art Llotja, Barcelona. Completa la siguiente frase: La vida es para vivirla. Cual es tu tema preferido y por que? Siempre ilustro personajes, también niños, la infancia y los recuerdos son temas que me encantan. Hay algún mensaje en tu arte? Intentas comunicar algo? Bueno siempre se comunica algo, yo solo pretendo que mis ilustraciones no sean indiferentes que provoquen algún sentimiento, ternura, alegría, nostalgia… Pavle Masterart Pedro Veloso Pedro Miguel Moreira Veloso, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, studied traditional animation in Lisbon, freelance. What inspired you most to pursue an artistic direction? The fact that while creating you forget all around and the hours fly by, and also the feeling of satisfaction when you finish a piece. In your own words, how would you describe your style? I would describe it as something mysteriously funny. Is there an underlying message to your art? Are you attempting to communicate something? I don’t try to communicate anything in particular, I let the viewer take his or her own conclusions, each viewer has a different perspective. Ramon Conde Corbal Varela Ramón Conde-Corbal Varela a.k.a. Mon Devane. 27 años. Ourense (Galicia, España). He estudiado Artes Plásticas y Diseño en la rama de Ilustración y un grado de Diseño Gráfico. Trabajo como freelance, realizando murales para empresas y particulares y como diseñador gráfico para empresas y particulares también. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? Una de las personas que más "idolatro" es Ghandi, y quizá le preguntaría como llegar a ser tan coherente sin perder la cabeza en el intento. Complete this sentence: Life is La vida es lo que te pasa mientras intentas llegar a algo, un camino en el que importa más el viaje que el punto de llegada. In your own words, how would you describe your style? Estilo realista con tendencia popular o pop-art que trata de captar la atención del espectador. Raul Villaba Argentino, nacido en Buenos Aires. Autodidacta. Empezó a incursionar en el mundo de la fotografía a la edad de 17 años, y de ahí en mas no se aparto jamás de ese camino que él decidió recorrer, volcando en el mismo todo su caudal creativo, que con el tiempo se transformo en uno de los fotógrafos creativos más reconocidos tanto nacional como internacionalmente. Paso por todas las ramas de la fotografía, ya sea trabajando como fotógrafo publicitario, retratista, ilustrador fotográfico creativo para portadas de libros, discos, cuentos, poesías, de numerosas e importantes editoriales de nuestro país. Reflexion Trato de mostrar a través de mis imágenes el mundo de los sueños, de la magia, de lo onírico, de lo místico y todos esos mundos de la fantasía que tengo dentro de mí, que nacen y renacen a cada instante, y así poder regalárselos a los espectadores de mis fotografías, que tal vez sean, el mundo interior de cada uno de ellos. Sonia Ferre Sònia Ferré, 24, Aiguaviva (Tarragona), Arts & design I’m working as a model and waitress, but I hope to work as an artist in a near future. Complete this sentence: Life is COLOUR What inspired you most to pursue an artistic direction? I think that I born with that. What is your preferred subject and why? Theory of the perception of colour and form, because it is very useful for my way of working and to capture the attention of the viewer. Yes, of course. Art is a means of expression. What I want is to help each viewer, giving him a moment's pleasure, meditation, bring your imagination to the limit, and this will serve to other aspects of their lives. Artistically, something you have never tried but always wanted to? A short film, based in abstract art, experimenting with painting and music together and a very strong connection. How does Barcelona inspire you? Barcelona is home to all cultures, human warmth, and colour, colour of so the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of Montjuïc or Collserola make our special, magical light. Great artists like Miró and Gaudí flow between the ideas of young artists in the city. Including food, wonderful Mediterranean diet! gives us the explosion of colour that makes us unique. Want to see our other finalists' masterpieces? Check out 'Why I love Barcelona' - Finalist pieces part 1. *Featured artwork and artist quotes are an extract of submitted final pieces and interview questions. In some cases the submitted artwork had to be altered to fit website requirements.read more
WILBCN – Finalist pieces, Part 1
Streetwise, witty, inspirational, quirky, provocative, vivid, surprising, supernatural, fresh - the finalists for the ‘Why I love Barcelona’ (WILBCN) art competition worked incredibly hard on their final pieces. Amazing – so much talent, passion and skill! On the 14th May the artists pieces will be showcased in the Barcelona hostel, and I will have my own bespoke gallery designed by you! The exhibition will be followed by a panel discussion and opening party. Check out what mischievous event I have planned to highlight the artists’ expertise and of course, to put on a good event for all of us. For a sneak peek*, how the artists expressed their love to Barcelona, keep scrolling down. First 10 finalist pieces are below and the additional masterpieces are featured in Part 2 of #WILBCN.. From the 26th April onwards each artist will be in the spotlight and their art piece will adorn my Facebook cover picture! #LoveBCN #WILBCN Happy sharing…. Anita Zaira Haas What/where did you study? I’m a nurse Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? My street art hero is for sure swoon. I really like her work. I would ask her if she like to make a paste round with me. In your own words, how would you describe your style? Feminine urban art What excites you about Generator as an exhibition space? Because I can show there my artwork to the right audience in a vibrant atmosphere. Antone Garcia Seoane Estudié Ingeniería en Diseño Industrial en Ferrol y posteriormente en Bacelona. Intento ganarme la vida con el Diseño industrial, diseño gráfico, ilustración, graffiti y tatuaje. How long have you been producing art? Toda mi vida… Aunque empecé con el graffiti cuando tenía 12 años. Complete this sentence: Life is DESIGN OR DIE Who are your greatest artistic influences? Difícil pregunta… Nunca terminaría de responderla… Pero voy a intentar resumirla mencionando algunos directores de cine que admiro como Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino o Stanley Kubrick. También algunos de los videojuegos de mi adolescencia como Skullmonkeys o Medievil. Por supuesto muchos graffiteros nacionales cuyo nombre no será necesario decir… Y entre otros muchos ilustradores me interesa especialmente Matthew Woodson. Calum Houldsworth I wanted to transcribe what a young tourist might see whilst spending their time in Barcelona. I wanted the piece to have a connection with tourists so that they perceive the piece in a different way when they go compared to how they saw and thought about it when arriving……. Barcelona is a very visual city with colours, a good art history, architecture and full of life. David Martos Ra Es What/where did you study? What do you do for a living? He estudiat al carrer, vaig començar pintar al carrer i aixo he fet durant anys. Ara estic fent un cicle a l’escola Llotja. Estic parat, vull sortir a treballar a l’estranger, poder estudiar anglés, i continuar pintant. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? En Kenor va ser el meu heroi durant un temps, el veía a tots llocs per Barcelona, encara i tot no creec en herois. El meu heroi es aquell que aconsegueix fer allo que es proposa, i algún dia m’agradaria ser el meu heroi. Que el meu nen interior li preguntés al meu futur adult, como t’ho has fet per fer de la teva passio una forma de viure? Complete this sentence: Life is un moment que s’ens ve donat, estem aqui i hem de fer tot allo que volem, atenin’hos a les consecuencies, aixi com un momento per disfrutar i per poder fer de la nostra existencia algo inolvidable i positiu. Studio Doeke I'm Doeke van Nuil, 25 and my artist name is Studio Doeke. I studied at the ArtEZ School of Art in Zwolle, the Netherlands and I did an Erasmus at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. I'm an illustrator, so I draw for a living. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? The Dinosaur in general. I would ask them: what happened? Complete this sentence: Life is.. I'm sorry: I'm really bad at those things. I almost hate all those motto's/sentence stuff. I usually say: Everybody dies at the end! So enjoy your life! Who are your greatest artistic influences? I really like Merijn Hos a.k.a. Bfree, a dutch artist who makes really cool work. He keeps playing around (in a good way) and you can see he's having fun while making things. I got to talk to him in my 3th year of school and his work and way of living where a true eye-opener for me. What motivated you to enter this competition? The fact that this competition combines the two things I love the most: Illustrating and Barcelona! Drawing for this competition made me remember all the good times I had in Barcelona. It made me feel really good Eduard Sacrest (aka RICE) My name is Eduard Sacrest. I come from a little city from Girona, called Olot. I’m actually living in Barcelona; I’m studying fine arts in University of Barcelona. I work hard in order to get my images across to many people, not only from Barcelona but also from abroad. This is my intention. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? Freddie Mercury. I just give him a big, big hug of gratitude for all he done in the past, and nowadays. He is my real hero. What inspired you most to pursue an artistic direction? The people, always the people, cause I believe that a change is possible, if we stay all together and fight from inside for our rights and our freedom. Is there an underlying message to your art? Are you attempting to communicate something? Yes. It depends on the work; actually I’m working in a series of stencils of street children. I want to portray the invisible, marginal part of society, to show it. I want to make it visible, because I feel invisible too sometimes. I would like to fight for the freedom of people, for human rights, cause all we are beautiful, and I try to transmit it on my work. How does Barcelona inspire you? Is just question of looking around of you, when you are in the street, on the train, in the University. My senses are opened to capture anything. Elisa Battiston Hi, my name is Elisa Battiston….and I was born in Udine, Italy. I have a bachelor in Educational Science from the Univesrite'degli Studi de Bologna in 2007. I worked in this area for few years and then I got a scholarship to go to Uruguay, where I had the opportunity to perform an artistic residence and cultural interchange. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? My hero is “myself from the future”! And I want to ask “myself from the future” if, in the future, I am happy and doing what I love, because if I am not I gotta change it now! Complete this sentence: Life is wonderful My personnal and professional life are guided by my dreams and thoughts and by the idea of showing it to the world. Who are your greatest artistic influences? I don't have one person that influences me, but I do like to follow the street-art movement and I’m also influenced by the childhood innocence. In your own words, how would you describe your style? I can define my style by saying this phrase: "Take a bit of street-art and mix with childhood illustration; put some pieces of paper, lots of smiles, fantasy and freshness. Shake it all and serve in a plan surface.” Gustavo Cipriano (Balrog) Gustavo Henrique de Oliveira Cipriano, Brasileiro, Designer Digital, formado no Brasil, “Viajante”, Designer gráfico artista plástico e grafiteiro. What’s the place in the world you would most like to visit before you die? Marroco, Russia, Germany, Egito In your own words, how would you describe your style? Caótico, poético, sublime, sujo. A busca da poesia no caos e do sublime na sua essência. What is your preferred subject and why? A vida, por apresentar infinitas possibilidades de materializar sentimentos através das cores e formas. Is there an underlying message to your art? Are you attempting to communicate something Sim, sempre. Nos traços, nas massas de cores. Em todos os meus trabalhos uso as cores azul, significando o sublime e o elemento agua, e o vermelho, o amor e o elemento fogo. Desta forma, procuro equilibrar ambos no ciclo da vida. Laura Garcia Laura Garcia, 32, Mexico City. Graphic Design/ Illustration. Mexico/Barcelona. Freelance Interpreter. What’s the place in the world you would most like to visit before you die? The Alhambra. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? My hero would be MC Escher and I would ask him to come to the Alhambra with me. Life is just a ride. Who are your greatest artistic influences? The thing that has inspired me to pursue an artistic direction has been the support of everyone that likes my art. Is there an underlying message to your art? Are you attempting to communicate something? My artistic influences have changed throughout the years. I have a huge influence from Mexico, the colors and shapes that the native Huichol use in their art are amazing. I love Dr. Seuss´s illustrations, M.C. Escher, Gaudí, street art, sacred geometry... I love little details, little “easter eggs” left everywhere for me to find. I also love music, I hear it everyday all the time. Music has influenced me a lot too. I love old school reggae. …… More than a containing a message, my pieces are for the enjoyment of the observer. I love to make eye candy. How does Barcelona inspire you? Barcelona is a very stimulating place for the mind, the eyes and the spirit. If you learn to observe as you walk through the city you can find amazing details everywhere. It has inspired me long before I came here. The little details found everywhere exercise my mind and my imagination. Michaela Xydi Love in Barcelona matters, that’s why I love this city. There are many ways to prove your love, in every sector all over the world. In Barcelona there is no reason to doubt it as you can see it everywhere, all the time. People look happy, open and spontaneous more than every other city I’ve visited or lived, and this is what makes me see so much beauty in Barcelona. Besides everything happens underneath such a beautiful great blue sky. Where you are from, what/where did you study? What do you do for a living? My name is Michaela Xydi, I am Greek and at the moment I am working as a graphic designer/ photographer at Metropolitan Magazine. I’ve studied both business and photography. I completed a bachelors degree in HRM in Manchester UK and my Masters studies in Creativity and Advertising in Barcelona, I also took many courses in photography on many categories in Barcelona for approximately 4 years. Your hero calls you one day and allows you to ask them one question – who is your hero and what would the question be? My hero is Friedrich Nietzsche and my question to him would be: - “Why do people think lies makes other people happier? Complete this sentence: Life is rich regardless money. In your own words, how would you describe your style? Conceptual, Surrealistic. What is your preferred subject and why? Philosophy and psychology, there is always something more then what you see and touch and I want to know what that is. People use their minds quite well. Happiness and thought, is the balance in between mind and heart. Artistically, something you have never tried but always wanted to? Definitely one day I would love to write a book, saying what people have provide me through their behaviour I saw on the pictures I made. What excites you about Generator as an exhibition space? Generator Hostels are the Hostels with more artistic identity than many others I’ve seen or visited. When something with such a strong and personal style gives me the opportunity to be part of that, it becomes more than an opportunity rather an experience! Want to see our other finalists' masterpieces? Check out 'Why I love Barcelona' - Finalist pieces part 2. * Featured artwork and artist quotes are an extract of submitted final pieces and interview questions. In some cases the submitted artwork had to be altered to fit website requirements.read more