Generator Hamburg is a hostel located in the heart of the city, opposite Hauptbahnhof station.


Generator Hostel Hamburg puts guests right in the centre of the beautiful city, the second largest in Germany: right next door to Hauptbanhof station and Carl-Legien-Platz, with quick access to the limitless sights and sounds. Whether near or far, everything to see is easily within reach with public transport placed conveniently close by.

Hamburg is an ancient city - there are few skyscrapers here, but many architectural wonders including an enormous collection of landmarks, churches, canals and bridges to outshine that of any European city.  While Generator Hamburg hostel provides a bar, café and more on-site, there’s an unmatched selection of culture awaiting guests beyond the walls. In fact, Hamburg boasts over forty theatres, over sixty museums and well over 100 music venues and clubs.

Generator is ready to accommodate solo holidaymakers and couples as well as groups of friends, families and strangers. It offers clean and contemporary private rooms, shared rooms and all-female dorms with great amenities: from WiFi to bike hire, laundry to luggage storage, and more.

In case of no show of a non-refundable reservation, all nights will be cancelled with penalty unless the property is informed of late arrival by the guest.

Food and Drinks

Helter Skelter -With street-food inspired dishes, local craft beers on tap and regular music events. open:

  • Sunday - Thursday 16.30pm – 1.00am
  • Friday– Saturday 12.00pm – 2.00am

Other facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Female only Dorms
  • Travel Shop
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Chill Out Areas
  • Bike Hire
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Event Space
  • Terrace


19th century buildings

20th century buildings

21st century buildings

Breakfast (at additional cost)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Historic Property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Luggage storage

Linen included

Common room

Security lockers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (additional cost)


Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

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Travel Info

Address: Steintorplatz 3, Hamburg, Hamburg20999, Germany

Check In: 16:00 (4:00pm) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)


  • Coming by plane, take the S1 S-Bahn line from the airport. It will cost €3.10 and it’ll take 25 minutes. Get off at Hauptbahnhof station. It’s a short walk from there to the hostel.
  • Travelling by taxi from the airport, it’ll cost around €30 and it’s a 20-minute drive to Generator Hamburg.
  • Coming from Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), take the Kirchenallee Exit and Generator is across the street!