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Generator Amsterdam

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Front of property
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Bar (on property)
Interior entrance

Overview of Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Dam Square

8.2/10 Very good

922 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam, 1092AD

Guests rated this location 8.6/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • ATM/banking services
  • Vending machine
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Amsterdam East
  • Heineken Experience - 26 min walk
  • Dam Square - 31 min walk
  • Rijksmuseum - 33 min walk
  • Van Gogh Museum - 35 min walk
  • Leidseplein - 35 min walk
  • Vondelpark - 36 min walk
  • Anne Frank House - 41 min walk
  • RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre - 45 min walk
  • Artis - 1 min drive
  • Madame Tussauds - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) - 22 min drive
  • Amsterdam Science Park Station - 5 min drive
  • Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station - 14 min walk
  • Amsterdam Amstel Station - 25 min walk
  • Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop - 5 min walk
  • Alexanderplein Stop - 6 min walk
  • Beukenweg Stop - 6 min walk


  • Bar Bukowski - 6 min walk
  • Café de Jeugd - 8 min walk
  • PARK Café-Restaurant | Hotel Arena - 5 min walk
  • De Biertuin - 8 min walk
  • De Groene Olifant - 6 min walk

About this property

Generator Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam features a nightclub and puts you just a 5-minute drive from Rijksmuseum. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Cafe Nescio, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers like the overall property condition and central location. Public transportation is just a short walk: Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop is 5 minutes and Alexanderplein Stop is 6 minutes.


Dutch, English, French, German, 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 industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 168 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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 allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 75 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Onsite self parking (EUR 30.00 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Communal living room
  • Nightclub
  • At least 80% of food locally-sourced
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community & sustainability
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Lockers available


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


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

Special features


Cafe Nescio - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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.
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 6.422 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 9.50 for adults and EUR 4.50 for children


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per stay


  • Self parking costs EUR 30.00 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

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; 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).


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Generator Amsterdam offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator Amsterdam 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator Amsterdam?
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 Amsterdam?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Amsterdam?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 30.00 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Amsterdam?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Generator Amsterdam?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Holland Casino (5-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Generator Amsterdam and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator Amsterdam?
Yes, Cafe Nescio offers international cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Generator Amsterdam like?
Generator Amsterdam is a short 5-minute walk from Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop and 7 minutes' walk from Artis. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.



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6/10 Good

Stuff in small rooms tower bunk beds?? The cafe coffee shop was GREAT Roomsbfelt wat too dormish
1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Panayiotis, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

János, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice but only at a low price.
The Generator is actually a hostel for students of the local schools with a floor of hotel rooms sitting on top. The makes the stay vibrant and young but not relaxing and quiet. The checkin process is digital, slow and laborious. The food is great if you like the quality fast type. The rooms were very basic with no safe, no TV and no toiletries (except some shower gel). It’s a distance from the centre of Amsterdam but several teams stop close by. It’s also situated in a beautiful park. Consider the price for the rooms I felt this was a x3 markup for the type and style hotel.
Anthony, 4-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

The horror bedroom
When booking the hotel, at NO TIME was it informed that it was necessary to make additional payment for some basic items: towel, toilet paper, soap for showering, that's right, we didn't have these items that are basic, when questioning the attendant, she said that there was nothing I could do and that I should have looked on their official website and that this information SHOULD be on as I booked there. The photos in the ad do not reflect the quality of the rooms, we stayed at the hotel for 4 days but on no day they went to clean the room, they just went in and folded the toilet paper. We were very frustrated with the hotel facilities as well as the fact that we had to pay ADDITIONALLY for towel, toilet paper and bath soap. The word that best describes the stay was terror. When questioning the possibility of cancellation, they informed me that if I canceled I would lose the entire amount paid. Anyway, I don't recommend the hotel and even an uber that caught me pointed out that I'm not the only guest to complain, I even believe that should ask for a minimum of quality to offer the hotels on the site. In addition, the bed was not made, that's right, a sheet and blanket was folded for me to make my bed. pitiful. As a curiosity, the following values ​​are practiced: Toilet paper €3 Towel 5€ Soap €2
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very good location, the property is inside a park, very good to take a walk any time of the day, the building it's pretty cool, there are locker which you can rent for your luggage and they also rent bikes, for only 16 euros de entire day, the best way to explore the city, there are a mcdonalds near by as well as a mini market. The shared rooms are good, light in the bed as well as a power entry. They rent towel for 4 euros and sell other amenities.
Vitor, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Eduardo, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place & friendly staff!
Selina, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good I stayed several times.
Marko, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just great.
Marko, 1-night trip
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