Where to stay in Copenhagen: Generator Hostel

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You guys know I’m already a big fan of the Generator Hostel chain.

What’s not to like?

Modern buildings, central locations, variety of rooms, great nightlife and cheap dining options. Honestly, it doesn’t get better than that. Including at the Generator Hostel Copenhagen.

Generator Hostel Copenhagen: The Location

The hostel is located between two of the city’s handiest subway station – Kongens Nytorv and Nørreport‎, on a quiet side street. From there, it’s very easy to reach grocery stores, pharmacies, cafés and bars. In complete honesty, this is the perfect location. Copenhagen is a very walkable city with a compact center, making it easy and quick to get just about anywhere and the Generator is right in the middle of that.

Great places nearby:

  • Atelier September café Gothersgade 30
  • Haché hamburger restaurant Rømersgade 20
  • Botanisk Have garden Øster Farimagsgade
  • Roseborg Palace Gardens
  • The Coffee Collective café Torvehallerne, Vendersgade 6D
  • Grød porridge bar Linnésgade 17
  • Somods Bolcher traditional candy maker Nørregade 36
  • And of course, Nyhavn is just around the corner

Generator Hostel Copenhagen: The Hostel & Rooms

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The hostel is, unsurprisingly, very modern, spacious and well decorated throughout, with funky pieces of local art here and there. The rooms are spread over 5 floors, with the first floor dedicated to all things bar, wifi, tv and hanging out, with a GIGANTIC common room that overlooks a nice terrace for the warmer months.

One of the things I love about Generator is the whole spirit about it – there are several activities organised throughout the week. While I was there, I had the chance to take part in Hangover Sunday, where popcorn is served and a movie is on (how did they know I loved the movie 50/50?)

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Also, I will forever be thankful to Generator for introducing me to Somersby apple cider, perhaps my favorite thing about Denmark now. My life hasn’t been the same since.

Generator Hostel Copenhagen: The Rooms

I was assigned a twin ensuite private room on the 6th floor, with gorgeous views on the neighborhood, and a prime spot for sunsets. I can only imagine how nice it must be in the spring and summer when the trees and flowers are in bloom.


To say I was totally in love with this room is an understatement – I barely ever left on some days! While I love hostel life (especially at Generator), cheap prices and a fun atmosphere, I value my privacy to no end. I can be quite the grumpy person in the morning, and trust me, you do NOT want to be around me then (nor do I want to be around you).

So this private room was just perfect. Silent, calm, modern, spacious, with ample storing space and a spotless bathroom were just what I needed.

The wifi signal was also very good during the day, but not so much at night – however that’s a problem I’ve faced with all hotel/hostels that are particularly large. One connection can only serve so many people!


I would definitely recommend the Generator Hostel Copenhagen, for both solo female travelers, couples or large groups. The hostel really does fit the bill, in just about every way. They offer a wide range of accommodation options to fit every budget. Whatever you choose, you won’t regret it!


I had to resort to using the hostel’s photos because my camera had an unfortunate meeting with the pavement. They are very representative of the hostels amenities and spaces.

4 Comments on Where to stay in Copenhagen: Generator Hostel

  1. Amber
    March 31, 2014 at 8:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I have stayed at this hostel also. My family is from Denmark but on my last visit I wanted to stay in the city centre to wander on my own. I love Copenhagen, and this was such a clean, friendly and central hostel! I’m glad you enjoyed it there :)

    • Marie-Eve Vallieres
      April 1, 2014 at 9:31 am (3 years ago)

      I completely did. One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in! Glad you liked it too ;-)


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