Class you can afford
When it comes to Great Dane’s, I am the greatest. A great big hostel in the centre of Copenhagen with outrageous interiors, dining experiences to match any you’ve ever witnessed and an appetite for all that this Norse city has to offer. You’ll find me off Kongens Nytov, Copenhagen’s largest square. Come and pay me a visit. But here’s a word of warning. I’m anything but square. I am Generator Copenhagen, and I am much, much, much more than a hostel.
Wi-Fi on the Fly
Wi-Fi is free and fast when your using your own device. It’s on offer throughout most of the hostel in Copenhagen. Internet terminals are also available for a small charge. Everyone can now surf in the city?
Generator Bar in Copenhagen
Cocktails in Copenhagen don’t come any better than mine and there’s also a hostel happy hour. See you at the Generator bar from 3 pm everyday. What more can you ask for?
The adventure starts here, even when you’re lounging around in the hostel in Copenhagen. Open all day, everyday. Make new friends; meet old friends… pretty much do what you like…. It’s a lounge people.
Breakfast in Copenhagen. 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 café from 7am to 11am. Add some extra rise and shine to your day in the hostel in Copenhagen. And as an added bonus, save some change if you pay for breakfast when you check in!
Dinner is served. See you between 5pm and 9.30pm every evening. Did you knew that hotdogs and meatballs are traditional Danish dishes! Try them and sit down in the bar, also fingerlicking are our chicken wings, nachos and pizza’s. So enjoy a meal while making new friends, or watching the latest game on the big screen. We also cater for large groups and parties so get your order in now.
The night time is the right time for midnight snacks. With a host of vending machines in the hostel in Copenhagen to serve everything you could ever want at 3am. Hunger pains that go bump in the night are a thing of the past.
The New Generation of Rooms in Copenhagen
Power Shower Rooms in Copenhagen
Private showers with unbelievable powers are available on every floor, so there’s no excuse for not cleaning behind your ears… Backpacking or not!
Re-Generate 24 Hour Laundry
Looking great is what you’re all about. It’s a 24/7 job. Good thing that the laundry room is open for you to wash, dry and iron your kit into a suitably sanitised state 24/7 too then.
24 Hour Reception
Help is at hand with the 24-hour reception at the Copenhagen hostel. There’s always a very helpful person around to let you in, keep you safe, offer directions or best of all tell you the secrets of the Little Mermaid.
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.
Carrying valuables with you? Rent a secure private locker which will give you peace of mind at an affordable price.
The world is your oyster. From purchasing forgotten towels and toothbrushes to picking up a last minute souvenir, there’s a lot of help at hand in this little gem of the Generator.
Outdoor Patio Area
Kick back and chillax on deck of the large outdoor terrace. Comfy couches and sun loungers will give you plenty of space and opportunity to relax and mingle after a day churning the sights of the style capital.
From our blog!
Guest Blog by Wanderful World
Copenhagen on the Cheap 9 Free Things to Do This might sound crazy, but Copenhagen is actually not as expensive as it is made out to be. In fact, there are a number of things you can do for free there. Yes, free. Who’d have thought it? Because it is such a small city it is easy to walk from one side to the other which means that you can cut out any transport costs. Of course, if you want to head further afield to attractions outside of the city you might have to actually get your wallet out – don’t worry though, transport is particularly cheap and well-run. Madness, right? So, what can you do in Denmark’s capital for free? Walk, and walk some more – that’s what! Yes, I hear your collective groans, but there are so many quirky nooks and crannies around the city that walking becomes an adventure rather than a chore. Plus, if you’re there when it’s cold (i.e. most of the time), excessive amounts of walking is a great way to keep warm. 1. The Little Mermaid Ah yes, Copenhagen’s most famous landmark. For many, the Little Mermaid is greeted with disappointment but, if you’re there, you might as well check it out to see what all the fuss is about. Situated near the main cruise pier, not far from the old harbour of Nyhavn, a brisk stroll to the Little Mermaid is a city meets water experience that takes you to a more deserted part of Copenhagen. 2. The Latin Quarter The rustic Latin Quarter comprises a network of winding alleyways lined with interesting buildings and cute little cafes. Keep an eye out for the colourful courtyards that break off from the streets every now and again – they are like peepholes into the lives of locals. 3. City Bikes Tired of walking? No problem! Bikes are quickly becoming the most important form of transport in Copenhagen, and you can join the throngs of cyclists with the city’s free service. Yes, you have to deposit a single coin to release your bike, but you get it back as soon as you return it. Look out for the blue-and-white models and hit the streets with the best of them. 4. Walking Tour A great way to spend a day is to create your own walking tour itinerary that encompasses everything you want to see; you might wish to include the sixteenth century naval barracks, Rosenborg Castle, and the Amalienborg Palace in your route. If you want to go inside, however, you will have to hand over the cash, but the buildings’ exteriors make for spectacular viewing on their own. Walking tours are a great way to explore a city, and the Generator offers them in all of their properties from the 1st April to the 1st November – great if you can’t decide on a personal itinerary! 5. Christiania Copenhagen’s hippy district is a popular hit with tourists. You can wander around the colourful, artistic area amongst self-built houses, locally-run cafes, and some of the city’s most interesting people. 6. Soak up some Culture Entrance to museums can often be pricey, but Copenhagen has a deal for its culture-loving visitors; on one day of the week, the city’s galleries and museums open their doors for free. Wednesdays mark free entry to the Statens Museum for Kunst, the Hirschsprung Collection, and the Tøjhusmuseet, whilst Fridays mean the Københavns Bymuseum is free, and Sundays are the day to visit the Carlsberg Glyptotek if you don’t want to pay a penny. 7. Changing of the Guards If you find yourself at a loss, head to the Amalienborg Palace which sees the changing of the guards take place every two hours. Not exciting enough? Then head to the Rosenborg Castle at noon to see a whole bunch of new guards set off to take over duty accompanied by drums and a gaggle of onlookers. 8. Window Shop Along the Stroget The Stroget is Copenhagen’s shopping area. Doesn’t sound that impressive, right? How about the Stroget is Copenhagen’s shopping area and also the longest pedestrianized shopping street in the world? If you don’t want to part with any cash then don’t buy anything – easier said than done, though. 9. People Watch in Nyhavn Nyhavn harbour is probably Copenhagen’s most recognisable sight. The colourful cafes are the focal point of many a photo of the city, which means only one thing – it’s not cheap. However, you can find yourself a bench along the river, wrap up warm, and watch those who can afford a coffee go about their daily lives. Copenhagen has a reputation for its hefty price tag but, if you know where to go and what to do, you may find yourself spending a lot less than you anticipated! Author Bio: Lizzie, a culture-loving travel enthusiast, visited Copenhagen one weekend with the challenge of spending as little as possible. Guess what? She managed to do it whilst ticking everything off her list and staying away from McDonalds! You can find more tips and tricks on making the most out of a budget break over at her blog, Wanderful World.read more
Vintage Wonders – Copenhagen
Generator Copenhagen joined the wonders of vintage with a Boutique 2 Boutique exhibition from the 18th February until the 18th March. For 4 full weeks past trends, classic dresses and stylish hair pieces where displayed at the hostels’ own exhibition space. The classy mannequins attracted many curious Danes and travellers and Generator started the vintage mania with a classy get-together. Here is what the vintage lovers said… Viva Vintage! In February Generator Hostel launched an exhibition, where several of the city's second hand and vintage shops showcased their beautiful dresses. It seemed like a perfect opportunity for CPH treasures to show the flag. We have, after all, made a guide to all of the city's second hand shops, so why not? It was a special night for CPH treasures in many ways. We have never been out as a single unit in this way before, but it was really really cool! More more! Some days earlier had Pauli who is a owner of FN92 (one of the shops that exhibits) written to us and told us all each had to choose a headpiece from his business and then wear on the night. Oh yes - we felt very special. The good way special! With lots of excitement we popped up on Generator, and we were completely shined up Vintage Style! At the party we met so many interesting people from the Copenhagen Vintage world. We met so many cool people, - I was exited to meet the beautiful blogger Pia Storm who runs the Danish blog: Storms Magazine. A blog is totally dedicated to the timeless vintage universe. I love it! Besides, we both talked and partied with a lot of Generators guests. It's always great to talk with the city's tourists and that’s exactly why it was the perfect setup for me that night. Together with my girls at a party dedicated to what breathe. What more could I ask for? This blog is written by Julie Ingstrup, who initiated the website CPH treasures. Check also WETreasure - blogpost in Danish about Generator's vintage wonders, A Touch of Vintage by Matthew James Harrison and Love you Meantit by Michelle Exarhos. And if you cannot get enough of the vintage invasion at Generator Copenhagen, this is how it looked. [iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lZtFLM7jJ1Y" width="560" height="315"frameBorder="0"]read more