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Generator Amsterdam

Hostel with 2 bars/lounges, near Artis

  • Free WiFi

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Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam, 1092AD, Netherlands
8.2.Very good.
  • The ladies that work at the cafe are nice. Bed is too short for anyone 6 ft 1 or more.…

    Jun 10, 2020

  • I like generator hostels generally. This was good overall but I do not want to make my…

    Feb 19, 2020

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 168 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In Amsterdam East
  • Artis - 21 min walk
  • Heineken Experience - 25 min walk
  • Nemo Science Museum - 26 min walk
  • Rembrandt Square - 27 min walk
  • Flower Market - 30 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Bed in 4 bed Dorm
  • Private 4-bed Room
  • Superior Twin
  • Private 4 bed Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe King
  • Bed in 4 bed Female Dorm
  • Bed in a 4 bed Deluxe Dorm


Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam, 1092AD, Netherlands
  • In Amsterdam East
  • Artis - 21 min walk
  • Heineken Experience - 25 min walk

What’s around


  • In Amsterdam East
  • Artis - 21 min walk
  • Heineken Experience - 25 min walk
  • Nemo Science Museum - 26 min walk
  • Rembrandt Square - 27 min walk
  • Flower Market - 30 min walk
  • Madame Tussauds - 31 min walk
  • Rijksmuseum - 32 min walk
  • Dam Square - 32 min walk
  • Royal Palace - 33 min walk
  • Amsterdam Museum - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • Schiphol Airport (AMS) - 20 min drive
  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station - 14 min walk
  • Amsterdam Amstel Station - 25 min walk
  • Rokin Station - 5 min drive
  • Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop - 5 min walk
  • Alexanderplein Stop - 6 min walk
  • Beukenweg Stop - 6 min walk

At a glance


  • 168 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Nightclub

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Low-height counters/sink

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Cafe Nescio - This café specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nescio Auditorium Bar - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 27.50 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 8.5 per person (approximately)


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector 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; 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).

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • 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.
  • A 6.422 percent city/local tax will be charged

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.


  • Yes, Generator Amsterdam 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.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 27.50 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, Cafe Nescio offers international cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Elkaar (5-min walk), Bukowski (6-min walk), and Marits (7-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Holland Casino (10-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars, a nightclub, and a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Brilliant value for money stay

    The generator is always a fun place to stay. This amsterdam one is no exception. It’s in a good location, close to tram stops and is situated on the border of a beautiful park. It has friendly staff, a good vibe, good food and is reasonably priced. Rooms are basic but clean. Would definitely recommend.

    David, 4 night trip, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The facilities charge you for every single thing. I feel like they're trying to pay their enormous rent by over-charging for everything. The rooms are small. And the bunkbeds do not feel safe - you have to be very careful because I seriously cut up my leg on the ladder.

    Maria, 2 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly and clean accommodation. Close to public transport. Am used to accommodation where payment is for entire service. Here, only the bed shower and toilet provided in price. Towels extra - as this was not detailed in listing they did provide for free when I explained my expectation. Breakfast great 1st day, awful the 2nd day - so chef skills very variable.

    Karen, 2 night family trip, Dec 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    it's easy to find, a little bit of walk to the station. but overall it's very convenient. Very friendly staff , and clean room.

    X, 2 night trip, Nov 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really great hostel, very clean and organized. I love how they had a restaurant/bar within the hostel to grab food whenever you’re hungry. Check-in and check-out was seamless and overall a good experience.

    2 night trip, Oct 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I like the size of the park surrounding the property! And also I enjoyed seen these family who were bringing their children to the park for amusing time. Many flock of birds were getting their drinks at the fountain all these precious moments make my stayed at the Governor very enchanting!

    Anny, 6 night trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Nice area with a quirky property. Clean and basic but decent for a few nights sleep. Food wasn’t bad when you could get it. The issue with this property is there are events on and during these times they either close parts of the property without warning or, the issue that happened with us, they close the kitchen to prioritise the event so there is no food. Their website says time and time again that you cannot bring your own food but don’t worry you will never go hungry as they have a cafe and restaurant. Well, when you close these to prioritise non residents over and above residents then this isn’t true. It means late at night when you want to feed your kids, you can’t unless you go out. I spoke to their duty manager who said she didn’t agree with the policy but it wasn’t her decision. I spoke to the cook who said the event was the priority. I emailed head office and they ignored. I tweeted their active twitter account and no response. They have their own communication app and I messaged on there - no response. Disappointing. So, quirky and clean but service is at times poor and they seem to care more about events which provide them additional income than their residents who have already paid.

    4 night family trip, Oct 28, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not great

    The hotel was not very good. The rooms are small and do not include basic items like towels and soap, the food at the restaurant was not very good and there was a club in the basement that was very loud and made it difficult to sleep. If you are looking for a place to party this might be a good option, however if you are looking for a nice hotel to rest after a long day of travel, I would not choose this hotel.

    Roger, 4 night family trip, Oct 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    nice staff, clean, friendly community

    Amanda, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 6, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely stay. Small room

    Great service from the reception staff. They sell all sorts that you might have forgotten to bring. We stayed in the private 4 bed room (1 bunkbed and 2 singles), it was a lot smaller than I expected in comparison to the photos. The rooms doesn't come with the essentials, like shampoo, shower gel and towels. The mattress was more comfortable than expected from first impressions. The cafe serves really nice breakfast. There is plenty of space to relax and chill in the building. There was a club downstairs open the Saturday night, we didn't attend but we heard it whilst coming into the building and slightly from the room on the first floor.

    3 night trip with friends, Oct 4, 2019

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