Blix stayed at Generator Hostel a few weeks ago while visiting Stockholm. And it’s safe to say, we’re a fan.
Combining affordable luxury with unique social events for the travelers and locals all around Europe, Generator Hostels are synonymous with vibrant, hip and suave. And Generator Stockholm is no exception!
Generator Stockholm is located in the Norrmalm district of Stockholm, a short 5-10 minute walk from the main train station. This is where all the airport coaches (Flygbussarna) and trains (Arlanda Express) run from, so its super easy to find your way from there.
The hostel is located in a new, huge building with 233 rooms and has an impressive ground floor chill-out lounge, restaurant and bar, along with lots of spacious social areas.
Although the hostel is located near public transportation, you can walk to popular neighborhoods such to Gamla Stan (Old Town) and Sodermalm. Stockholm’s main shopping precincts, bars and nightclubs are about 15 min walk away.
Super friendly, knowledgeable staff who will immediately make you feel home. They seemed to truly love providing a great service, and were always ready to give a good recommendation on where to eat, walk, go and see – so you can enjoy the Stockholm as a local.
If it’s your first time in Stockholm, do not hesitate to ask for recommendations at the reception, and grab lots of tourist booklets. We arrived to hostel just after midday, pretty tired and hungry, and needed a nice cosy place nearby to fuel up and plan our weekend stay.
They’ve told us to check out Sthlm Brunch Club which was just 5 minute walk from the hostel. Hands down, it was one of the best brunches we’ve ever had – and with all those candles, wooden furniture and low lights it couldn’t have been any more Scandi than that..
A lot of thought has gone into the design and rooms to make the best use of the space while keeping as private as possible, that’s for sure. Interior designing is one of a kind. Sounds like Ikea, hey!
We stayed in 4-bed dorm room. Beds come equipped with bottom sheet, duvet and pillow. There are privacy boards alongside each bunk, plenty of hooks and mirrors in the room.
There are two power points per bed: a European plug and a USB socket, which was very handy for charging the phone. There are also private guest rooms featuring a private bathroom with shower. All rooms come with a city view.
A restaurant, cafe and 24-hour reception – so you can always crawl back to hostel at 4am from a night out without a fear of being locked out 🙂
Free WiFi is available at this hostel.
OUR RATING: 5/5 – Great atmosphere, warm staff, central location & a superb breakfast
For more travel tips and reviews, check out our Insider Guide to Stockholm here