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1 room, 2 adults

Generator Madrid

1.5-star1.5 stars
Calle Silva, 1, Madrid, Madrid, 28013, Spain

Hostel with restaurant, near Gran Via Street
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  • room and location is worth the money spent. very accessibleFeb 2, 2020
  • It was a very tiny room for 4 people. The bunk beds were big enough for each individual…Nov 16, 2019

Generator Madrid

from $52
  • Deluxe Twin
  • Bed in 4 bed Dorm
  • Family Room for 4
  • Bed in Eight Bedded Mixed Room
  • Bed in Eight Bedded Female Room
  • Private 4 bed Room
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Generator Madrid


  • In Centro
  • Gran Via Street - 1 min walk
  • Royal Palace of Madrid - 8 min walk
  • Puerta del Sol - 8 min walk
  • Plaza Mayor - 9 min walk
  • Madrid Rio - 16 min walk
  • Principe Pio - 17 min walk
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) - 30 min drive
  • Madrid Principe Pio Station - 17 min walk
  • Madrid Recoletos Station - 22 min walk
  • Atocha Cercanías Station - 4 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Station - 1 min walk
  • Callao Station - 3 min walk
  • Noviciado Station - 5 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 129 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking * on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • To-go breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Generator Madrid’s small print

Also known as

  • Generator Madrid Hostel
  • Generator Madrid Madrid
  • Generator Madrid Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Generator Madrid Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Madrid


Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours during certain times of the year.

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

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Measures to reduce infection (Spain) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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 is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 20160746035

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 30.00 per day

To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Generator Madrid

  • Does Generator Madrid offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Generator Madrid does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator Madrid?
    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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Generator Madrid?
    Yes. Self parking costs EUR 30.00 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Generator Madrid?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Madrid?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Generator Madrid?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Generator Madrid?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Gran Via (8-min walk) and Casino de Madrid (12-min walk) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 197 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Super location and a nice stay.
Air conditioning wasn't consistent - Hot/cold all night. And, if you wanted towels, you had to pay 5 euros for them. Otherwise, it was a very nice hostel in a great location with good amenities. Would use them again.
us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Great stay
Great stay. Great location right in the middle of everything, friendly staff. Would stay here again.
us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Once is enough...
Not really a hostel vibe. Way more of a hotel feel. The whole place feels too cool for school. Some stuff was very petty like 10 am check out instead of 11 and no place to store luggage for free once you’ve checked out. Glad I stayed once, the rooftop is great! Doubt I will return to stay at Generator again when there are so many great places in Madrid. Places that gladly hold your luggage for you free of charge, so you can enjoy your day in the city and have free coffee and tea all day for guests.
Kira, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel in centre of Madrid
Great place in centre of Madrid
mark, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Modern and clean but Noisey!!!
Its a nice new slick hostel with private rooms. The night we were there our floor was full of a huge group of noisy teenagers making incredible noise till 4am. Not normal hostel “I’m drunk and noisy coming home” noise but totally unacceptable obnoxious noise. Went to front desk at 2am to complain. They sent someone up to have a look and it quieres down for all of ten minutes. Horrible night sleep. They gave us 10% off the stay which was almost an insult. Staff in general are nice but totally unable or unwilling to help. Bottom line 1: you go to a hotel to sleep and it was inpossible . Bottom line 2: buyer beware - they book large groups of kids so if you definitely want a reasonably quiet stay best look elsewhere. It’s a shame because it’s a very nice place with brand new stylish rooms and a great common area downstairs, all in a great neighborhood close to malesańa and chueca.
Thomas, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location of this hostel was fantastic - steps from a metro stop on the Gran Via and walking distance from the Royal Palace. Not as social as a smaller hostel would be - but the staff were great and the room was perfect.
Laurie, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Factor in Storage Budget
If you need to store your luggage either before or after checking in or out, remember that in Generator Madrid, you have to pay as you store them in a locker (small one is €2/hour and €7/day). I have backpacked all over the world for years and understand that free storage is not always found in hostels and that it is a source of income for the hostels. But I have also stayed at different Generators in different cities and they had free storage. Of course, each Generator is operated differently and it is unlikely that this will change for Generator Madrid but this share is simply to remind other people traveling to this one that they would need to expect to pay for storage here.
us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Hotel like quality and comfort
Generator is a nice hostel. Hotel quality almost. The bed was pretty comfortable and pillow and comforter. It was nice to have a separate shower and bathroom in the room. It got pretty hot and stuffy in the room at times. The breakfast was pretty good but you have to get there early to get more of a variety. Also it was kind of annoying having to wait in line at the reception desk to purchase a token. The reception seemed short staffed. I stayed at a Generator in Rome and it was much more efficient to have someone in the breakfast area to purchase it from. I think you have to request information about their services or a tour of the hostel to get information. I didn’t so nothing was explained to me. I think they could do a better job of marketing their services and events. The hostel hostel is in a great location within walking distance to the center and many sites. Metro is very close too. The staff overall was very friendly and helpful. I think they need to communicate with each other more though. It’s a new location so I think a lot of them might be new. I ate at the restaurant once. It was nice to have that option. They didn’t seem to have any daily specials or activities like the one in Rome. I was expecting more Spanish cuisine.
Sara, us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
If you are reading this review, you are probably attracted to the hotels hipster, industrial style - you will not be disappointed with this hotel choice. Our family of 4 with two kids loved it. Lots of young people, but also older fans of the minimalist style. Speaking of minimalist - the towels are not included and cost 4 euros each. Our family of 4 pulled off two days on one towel, a truly minimalist feat. The breakfast Buffett @ 7.5 Euros was the best food deal we had in our travels around Spain. It is open until noon, allowing us to have a very large early day meal, and then a second meal at dinner time. The coffee choices should please everyone, especially if you are looking for cafe Americana (which is hard to find in Spain.) The only disappointment was the roof top whirlpools, which were apparently closed for the season during our early October visit.The location near the "Times Square of Madrid" was good for everything: walks to the nearby plazas, walking distance to the magnificent Paseo del Prado, and hundreds of restaurants. There is parking under the hotel. We parked across the street in another underground lot with tricky parking spaces and a no-credit card surprise when we were leaving for the airport! A good place to stay - book early and bring a towel.
Bob, us2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Excellent and near the sightseeing!
We had a great time staying in this hotel, it's our first time staying in a hostel and it was awesome! Maybe because the hostel is new! Bars, restaurants, coffee shops are very close just outside of the hotel, convenient store and train station are across the street. Very convenient, we did the hop off hop on bus for 2 days but not worthit at allbecause everything is walking distance except for the green line which is route 2. When we come back to madrid, we will defenietely staying in this hotel again. We got the family room, 2 double beds and bunkbeds but since we are a family of 3, they fold the bundbed. Bathroom is nice, pillows is soft, bed is ok a little hard, the only problem with this hotel is that there is a guest across our room and so noisy and we can hear them around mignight, so there is no phone in the roon and i need to go down to the front desk to complain and they security come with me and knock the guest room and no problem at all. Highly recommend this hotel. Very easy to walk everywhere. Love our stay
K G, us3 night family trip

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