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Generator Amsterdam

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Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Dam Square

8.2/10 Very Good

899 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $91
Price available on 11/28/2022
Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam, 1092AD

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Amsterdam East
  • Heineken Experience - 25 min walk
  • Rijksmuseum - 32 min walk
  • Dam Square - 32 min walk
  • Van Gogh Museum - 35 min walk
  • Leidseplein - 36 min walk
  • Anne Frank House - 41 min walk
  • Vondelpark - 10 min drive
  • Rembrandt Square - 11 min drive
  • Flower Market - 9 min drive
  • RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) - 23 min drive
  • Amsterdam Science Park Station - 5 min drive
  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station - 14 min walk
  • Amsterdam Amstel Station - 25 min walk
  • Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop - 5 min walk
  • Alexanderplein Stop - 6 min walk
  • Beukenweg Stop - 6 min walk


  • Elkaar - 5 min walk
  • Bukowski - 6 min walk
  • Marits - 7 min walk
  • Louie Louie - 7 min walk
  • Het IJsboefje - 7 min walk

About this property

Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam features a nightclub and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Rijksmuseum. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Cafe Nescio, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers like the overall property condition and central location. Public transportation is just a short walk: Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop is 5 minutes and Alexanderplein Stop is 6 minutes.


Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 168 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Onsite self parking (EUR 27.50 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Nightclub
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Low-height counter/sink


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Energy-saving features in guestrooms
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Cafe Nescio - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.00 per person, per night, up to 21 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 6.422 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 9.50 for adults and EUR 4.50 for children (approximately)


  • Self parking costs EUR 27.50 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Generator Amsterdam Hostel
Generator Amsterdam
Generator Amsterdam Amsterdam
Generator Amsterdam Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Generator Amsterdam Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Amsterdam

Frequently asked questions

Does Generator Amsterdam offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator Amsterdam does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Generator Amsterdam?
As of Nov 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Amsterdam on Nov 28, 2022 start from $91, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator Amsterdam?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator Amsterdam?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Amsterdam?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 27.50 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Amsterdam?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Generator Amsterdam?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Holland Casino (11-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Generator Amsterdam and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator Amsterdam?
Yes, Cafe Nescio offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Elkaar (5-min walk), Bukowski (6-min walk), and Marits (7-min walk).
What's the area around Generator Amsterdam like?
Generator Amsterdam is a short 5-minute walk from Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop and 7 minutes' walk from Artis. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

János, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice but only at a low price.
The Generator is actually a hostel for students of the local schools with a floor of hotel rooms sitting on top. The makes the stay vibrant and young but not relaxing and quiet. The checkin process is digital, slow and laborious. The food is great if you like the quality fast type. The rooms were very basic with no safe, no TV and no toiletries (except some shower gel). It’s a distance from the centre of Amsterdam but several teams stop close by. It’s also situated in a beautiful park. Consider the price for the rooms I felt this was a x3 markup for the type and style hotel.
Anthony, 4-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

The horror bedroom
When booking the hotel, at NO TIME was it informed that it was necessary to make additional payment for some basic items: towel, toilet paper, soap for showering, that's right, we didn't have these items that are basic, when questioning the attendant, she said that there was nothing I could do and that I should have looked on their official website and that this information SHOULD be on as I booked there. The photos in the ad do not reflect the quality of the rooms, we stayed at the hotel for 4 days but on no day they went to clean the room, they just went in and folded the toilet paper. We were very frustrated with the hotel facilities as well as the fact that we had to pay ADDITIONALLY for towel, toilet paper and bath soap. The word that best describes the stay was terror. When questioning the possibility of cancellation, they informed me that if I canceled I would lose the entire amount paid. Anyway, I don't recommend the hotel and even an uber that caught me pointed out that I'm not the only guest to complain, I even believe that should ask for a minimum of quality to offer the hotels on the site. In addition, the bed was not made, that's right, a sheet and blanket was folded for me to make my bed. pitiful. As a curiosity, the following values ​​are practiced: Toilet paper €3 Towel 5€ Soap €2
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good I stayed several times.
Marko, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Just great.
Marko, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

No regard for personal items.
It is clean and modern and ticks all hostel boxes but is majorly overpriced. Almost the same price as a 4 star hotel however I heard great things about Generator and thought I would try. You are instructed to bring your own towel which after the first night in my private 4 bed room with friends, It was taken. Reception blamed it on housekeeping (which never came to our room) but no action to actually compensate me for my personal property being taken nor a brand new replacement. Spoke to 3 different receptionists who all were trying to get me out of the line rather than help me. The offer was a cardboard quality overused towel given as a replacement which is not okay. Handover between receptionists is shocking. If the instruction is to bring personal items like towels and soaps then dont steal them off your guests! There wasnt much of an atmosphere that we purposefully booked for so would rather stay at a hotel closer to the centre where I wont have to worry about my personal belongings being taken.
Gregory, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

I loved the fact that it is a hostel with 24/7 check in. Came in at 12:30 am and checked out at 10 am. Worked out perfect. Super nice roomates too. Would come back again without any hesitation
Axel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hostel, I stayed several time. The proximity and area I like and the bonus of the property is it’s in a park which on a summers day is exceptional.
Marko, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Warm greeting by staff, clean rooms.
Scott, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charged twice.
I had stayed in this hostel on 2nd August and was charged twice for the room. First through and in person at reception. I reported about this issue while check-out and they said they have issued the refund. Still didn't get the refund to my bank account. I am not happy with servive and I have send you a mail. Can look into this issue and solve this please.
Rashid, 1-night trip
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