Sunday, 24 January 2016

Hostel Review: Generator Copenhagen


This week, we spent 4 nights in Denmark before travelling to Sweden, and stayed at Generator Hostel in Copenhagen. This was our first time in a hostel, so we were both excited to find out if this kind of accommodation lives up to our expectations or rather disappoints us.



Location

In my opinion, this is the best thing about this hostel - the location was perfect! It's about 10 minutes walk to Nyhavn, Rosenborg Slot is just behind the hostel, and everything is easily accessible, as Norreport is about 10 minutes away, from where you can get to e.g. Klampenborg, and Kogens Nytorv is like 5 minutes, from where you can get to the airport and to Malmö as well. Every main sight in Copenhagen is in walking distance. Just around the corner, there's a cheap supermarket (Aldi), and there are also numerous cafés, restaurants and bars.

Rooms

This is a huge hostel, with 6 floors, and our room was on the 3rd. You can take the stairs, but there are elevators too. We had a shared bedroom for 8. There were 4 bunk beds, one toilet with a sink, two showers (separated), and a sink with a mirror in the room. It looked nice, and the beds were also comfortable, with power sockets (EU adapter), a reading lamp, and a storage box beneath for your stuff. The noise from the bar area can be heard at night a little, though, it wasn't disturbing, and with earplugs in, it was perfectly unhearable. The street outside was really quiet.


Chill Out Zone

Now, this area was awesome! It was spacious, with lots of very comfortable sofas, armchairs and hammocks, a pool, table soccer, photobooth, and a bar. The interior design took our breath away!

Facilities

Free WiFi turned out to be real! And it also worked well. Linen is provided, and you can also get towels and padlocks (not included in the price). There were also free city maps which we really loved, and there was also a luggage room. You can even rent bikes here! There were events held every night at the lounge, and free walking tours began every morning.
  I was pretty sad that there wasn't a kitchen, because I like to prepare my own food, but you can have breakfast at the bar. We didn't try it, so we don't really know anything about it.

Cleanliness

The hostel was clean, though, nobody ever came to clean the rooms during our stay, only the trash was emptied, but that's it. It wasn't a problem for me, as the room wasn't dirty or anything, but knowing that during our stay 12 different people used the toilet several times, and it wasn't once cleaned.. 


Staff

Most staff members were kind and friendly. There were some probelms on the day of our arrival, and the staff members kept passing the case between each other, so it became more chaotic, but they were helpful and nice.

Price

As Denmark is VERY expensive, it was difficult to find a place we could afford. Generator wasn't cheap, that's true, but compared to other accommodations, it wasn't pricey at all, and we could save lots of money thanks to its great location, as this way we didn't need to use the public transport inside the city.



Overall, we had a great experience staying at Generator, though, I still prefer holiday apartments, but this was definitely a good choice. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Copenhagen, especially younger people or the young at heart.
I was really happy that even without trying, we could meet lots of new people, and have a good talk.



Have you been to Copenhagen? Have you stayed at any of Generator's hostels? Do you have a favourite hostel?







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