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Generator Madrid

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Rooftop terrace
Outdoor spa tub
Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room for 4 | Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Generator Madrid

Generator Madrid

1.5 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Gran Via Street

8.6/10 Fabulous

263 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $71
Price available on 12/12/2022
Calle Silva, 1, Madrid, Madrid, 28013
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Computer station
  • Communal living room
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Madrid 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
  • Prado Museum - 23 min walk
  • El Retiro Park - 24 min walk
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia - 12 min drive
  • Puerta de Alcala - 13 min drive
  • WiZink Center - 13 min drive
  • Casa de Campo - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) - 26 min drive
  • Madrid Principe Pio Station - 17 min walk
  • Madrid Recoletos Station - 22 min walk
  • Madrid (XOC-Atocha Train Station) - 30 min walk
  • Santo Domingo Station - 1 min walk
  • Callao Station - 3 min walk
  • Noviciado Station - 5 min walk


  • Ginos - 2 min walk
  • Café Varela - 2 min walk
  • Tiki Taco - 2 min walk
  • Mashita - 2 min walk
  • Asador de Aranda - 2 min walk

About this property

Generator Madrid

Generator Madrid features a rooftop terrace and puts you just steps from Gran Via Street. The rooftop bar is a great place to grab a drink, and guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Level Bar, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor are within just a 10-minute walk. Fellow travelers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Santo Domingo Station is steps away and Callao Station is 3 minutes.


Catalan, English, Italian, Portuguese, 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 regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
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
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 129 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with 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


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, up to 33 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


  • Secured onsite self parking (EUR 30.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness center

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Coworking spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2017
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Communal living room
  • 2 spa tubs
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Catalan
  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices))


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

Special features


Level Bar - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.
La Terraza - This rooftop bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7 for adults and EUR 3.50 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 5 per pet, per day


  • Secured self parking costs EUR 30.00 per day

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).

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, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Generator Madrid offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator Madrid 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 Madrid?
As of Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Madrid on Dec 12, 2022 start from $71, 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 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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator Madrid?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 33 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 5 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Madrid?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 30.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Madrid?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Generator Madrid?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino de Madrid (12-min walk) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator Madrid?
Yes, Level Bar offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Generator Madrid like?
Generator Madrid is in Madrid Centro, a short 1-minute walk from Santo Domingo Station and 8 minutes' walk from Puerta del Sol. Travelers give top marks for the hostel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Definitely book Generator!
I love the late checkout ability, it is at an additional cost (€15 for private rooms, €5 for dorms) that allow you to checkout at 1pm instead of 10am. The rooms (both private and dorm) were very clean and super comfortable. Front desk staff were great, both day and night time. My only critique would be the restaurant thy is downstairs, little confused as to how this operates. There isn’t wait staff to order from and isn’t a clear marker for where you can order. Other than that, placement of this hostel is great for being right downtown and the closest subway is about a 5 min walk.
Keisha, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Juan Carlos, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Sajad, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Generator hostels are good.
As a Generator chain's Hostel it has a good accomodation and service. The staff always attend to your necesities. Clean rooms and common spaces and good bar.
5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Abigail, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hsieh, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

I was notified at the front desk that the A/C wasn't working, but there was a portable A/C unit placed into the room as a substitute. I spoke with the other guests in the room who said that the A/C had not been working for quite a while, so I would have preferred Generator Madrid to send out any email warning people as such days before hand so I could have made other arrangements. Since my bed was located around the corner of the other beds and away from the A/C unit, I received little to no A/C to my side. This made my stay overall very uncomfortable, and unbearable unless I was in my underwear. Apart from that my stay was as you'd expect in a hostel. There are drawers underneaths the beds to keep valuables, with the option of adding a lock.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cristian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

JOHN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great lication
Very good experience, a lot of teenagers but behaved pretty good, the best is the location, next to Gran Via and the Metro station of El Callao, very convenient!
ANTONIO J., 2-night family trip
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