Ratings based on 324 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

The room is sparsely decorated.

Posted Dec 22, 2016
Pros: location
I like the decor of the main eating hall and drinking area where lots of orange coloured lanterns are hanging from the ceiling. I felt that the rooms can have slightly more decorations in them as it is a huge contrast to the decorations in the common areas like dining area and main hall.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 25, 2016 by nuria, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate it. Nuria Molina, Nuria Molina, Assistant General Manager
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 26, 2016
No room cleaning. No clean towels daily. No Tv, No where to store items. Shower was awful. Only good thing was bed was comfortable
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 28, 2016 by Mamoun Habi, Finance and management trainee. , Hotel Management
Hola! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on the Generator Barcelona. We were very disappointed to read that we have not met your expectations on this occasion. We hope to see you again in the future to show you how amazing Generator Barcelona can be. Kind regards.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Novi, United States of America

Nice hotel and good location

Posted Nov 7, 2016
Clean room and many restaurants are around. Common shower room was closed for a couple day which was inconvinent, but other than that all good!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 9, 2016 by Mamoun Habi, Finance and management trainee. , Hotel Management
Hola! Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we appreciate it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Danbury, CT USA

Nice Neighborhood

Posted Aug 27, 2016
Nice hotel, nice neighborhood and great to walk around in. I recommend this place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 30, 2016 by Mamoun Habi Finance and management trainee, Hotel Management
Hola! Thank you for this nice review, we hope to see you soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Awesome staff

Posted Jul 22, 2016
I would definetly recommend Generator Hostel for anyone who is traveling around Europe. The staff is awesome and the rooms are just perfect.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 25, 2016 by Mamoun Habi, Finance and management trainee. , Hotel Management
Hey! Thank you for your recommendation. We love it when our guests enjoy their stay and feel the Generator experience.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from manchester, england

Great value for money! Modern and good location!

Posted Jul 5, 2016
Two 19 year old friends on a budget holiday; it was very modern with excellent facilities and had a lively vibe all the time! The bar and social areas were great and the staff were very helpful! Over all had a fab time and would definitely come back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 6, 2016 by Mamoun Habi, Finance and management trainee. , Hotel Management
Fantastic!! It makes us so happy to receive comments like yours. See you soon #Genlove
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Bristol, UK

The best you can get at the price in Barcelona

Posted Jun 14, 2016
Pros: The price vs. others in the city, location in a quiet residential area and the facilities available, e.g. the bar.
Cons: Value for money, room quality and staff friendliness
Location: The Sagrada Familia is nearby which is nice. There are good transport links to everywhere else or 20-25 minute walk to the old city.
Barcelona is very expensive so I thought this was a great deal for a private room. It was clean and the hostel was lively, we met plenty of other travellers in the bar on my partners birthday. The other people can make it noisy but you should expect this in a hostel. Towels and soap are provided in the private rooms. In terms of the room, it was as a good as a budget hotel/B&B, apart form a lack of iron or hairdryer but I could deal with that. The location may seem a long way away from the main sites but its only around 25 minute walk to the old city, it looks much further, and just round the corner from the Sagrada Familia. The public transport keeps the place well connected too and you can reach the beach in 10 mins on the metro. Now for the downsides. Our room had a horrible smell in the bathroom which wouldn't go, even though the housekeeping people came to clean part way through the stay. Also the lighting in the room was awful, you needed the light on all the time because the small window looked onto a tiny courtyard and we were only on the 3rd of about 8 floors. No light came in at all, which was extremely disappointing given the price we paid for the room. The beds were also pretty uncomfortable but this could just be personal preference. Finally most of the staff are really grumpy. There was one helpful lady who happened to check us in and out but the others often spent more time talking to each other than helping and they didn't make me feel comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 20, 2016 by Mamoun Habi Finance and management trainee, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for your stay and review about Generator Barcelona. We assure you that your complaint and feedback will give the opportunity to remedy any problem that may exist and help to improve our service further. Hope to seeo you soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Canada

Loved this hostel!

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Pros: People, atmosphere, location
Location: Near different Gaudi sites and close to Metro. Also close to Gracia neighbourhood/Passeig de Gracia. Can walk to Las Ramblas/Placa Catalunya in 30 min
Really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, this was one of the highlights of my trip! Location was great - really close to metro and Gracia neighbourhood, as well as variety of Gaudi sites (walking to Casa Batllo, Casa Milo, Sagrada Familia). Vibrant social atmosphere, got to meet lots of different travellers which was super great for a solo traveler. Rooms were really clean and bunks were comfortable. Lockers are conveniently under the bed. Rooms and bathrooms are a bit small, but still OK (depending on how tall you are I suppose). I would come back here in a heartbeat!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 8, 2016 by Mamoun Habi Finance and management trainee, Hotel Management
Hi, Thanks for your feedback after your recent stay with us at Generator Barcelona. It's great to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and you liked our atmosphere. Hope we see you back again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from montreal

Posted May 19, 2016
Amazing staff. Amazing drinks. Good location Try out the taco place right across the street- pikio taco. Best nachos and tacos EVER.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 24, 2016 by Mamoun Habi Finance and management trainee, Hotel Management
Hello! Thank you for your review. I’m delighted to hear that you found our team to be both attentive and helpful, and that you like the atmosphere. Thank you so much as this is exactly what we’re aiming for. Best Wishes.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 15, 2016
Surprised by cleanliness and comfort of room. Very quiet rooms.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 17, 2016 by Nuria, Hotel Management
Hola! Thanks for sharing your experience at Generator Barcelona. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Regards, Nuria Molina, Assistant General Manager