At Generator Hostels, you get boutique style without breaking your budget. We’re the fastest growing hostel brand in Europe because we bring affordable luxury and awe-inspiring social experiences to travelers and locals in Europe’s coolest cities

Our rooms are decked out with beds designed for a proper night’s sleep, en-suite bathrooms, fast and free wifi and an events programme that’ll keep you and your friends busy. Our interiors are all about contemporary art and design. And with hostels in Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, London, Venice and Paris, Generator is the only choice for people who want to travel in style.

1997

#Genlife begins with the opening of London.

2002

Berlin Prenzlauer Berg opens its doors.

2007

After spotting its potential, Patron Capital invest in the brand.

'A fundamental gap in the market was identified, there were no large operators in the hostel market and no one was interested in upgrading the hostel experience.'

Josh Wyatt, Patron Capital, Hospitality and Leisure Partner

2007 – 2012

Two become five with the openings of Copenhagen, Dublin and Hamburg.

2013

We said hello to Barcelona, Berlin Mitte and Venice.

Autumn 2013

Lab x Generator – city films series. Generator teamed up with Lab Magazine to create a series of short city films about Barcelona, Venice, Dublin, Berlin and Copenhagen.

Summer 2014

Introducing Regenerate14. We challenged a set of creative minds, selected by Lab Magazine, to curate a one-of-a-kind collaborative experience about social sustainability.

Autumn 2014

Amsterdam here we come – Opens March 2016

Anwar Mekhayech, Creative Director, said: 'The Netherlands is such a deeply experiential place – steeped in history and cultural traditions as well as a strong contemporary design culture. The Dutch emphasis on practical whimsy, the beauty in natural flaws, connections to landscape, cycling and folk art provided fantastic inspiration for Generator style's mix of high and low, old and new, and local notes. Each area will be a fun and welcoming with characteristic Generator style, woven with inspirations from tulip fields, monochromatic Delft patterns,abstracted Dutch landscapes and canal houses.'

November 2014

Sound of Paris – Teaming up Jerry Bouthier from Kitsuné, our Sound of Paris competition was all about highlighting some of the freshest musical talent in the city.

Generator Paris opens

ELLE France – "Welcome to Generator, the largest youth hostel in the capital, with no fewer than 920 beds. The idea that lies behind the hostel project? Create innovative traveling for the "Millennials".

CONDE NAST TRAVELLER (US) 'Paris’ Coolest New Hotel is actually a Hostel'

Sound of Paris winner announced – After weeks of watching the entries come in, our winner Jade Parkoo was announced. Listen to her top tracks on our Sound of Paris playlist.

Spring 2015

Gen X Beat – We teamed up with BEAT Magazine to bring you 3 inspirational events in 3 different cities, featuring some of the music industry’s most successful acts. Each act gave an inspirational talk, followed by a Q&A session and, of course, an after party to wrap up proceedings.

Summer 2015 – Boiler Room

Spring 2016

Amsterdam Opens 

Anwar Mekhayech, Creative Director, said: 'The Netherlands is such a deeply experiential place – steeped in history and cultural traditions as well as a strong contemporary design culture. The Dutch emphasis on practical whimsy, the beauty in natural flaws, connections to landscape, cycling and folk art provided fantastic inspiration for Generator style's mix of high and low, old and new, and local notes. Each area will be a fun and welcoming with characteristic Generator style, woven with inspirations from tulip fields, monochromatic Delft patterns,abstracted Dutch landscapes and canal houses.'