Hostel travelling can be a bit hit or miss. There are lots of decent places out there, but also plenty more places where you will be welcomed by endless corridors of peeling green paint, mouldy bathrooms and barren windowless dorms.
The Generator Hostel brand are changing all that, by bringing together affordable luxury, art, design and unique social events under one big roof.
The idea began 20 years ago and took off so well that the company now have twelve branches across Europe in some of the world’s most exciting cities. The most recent addition was in Amsterdam, but other locations include Rome, Paris, Stockholm, London, Venice, Barcelona, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Dublin and two in Berlin.
They pride themselves on being ‘design-led’ and manage to give beautiful historic buildings a stylish revamp without being too over the top. There are secret bars nestled in basements and a wide variety of events and parties held on a regular basis where travellers and locals can meet and mingle.
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It seems desire for luxury at lowish prices is massively on the rise. Poshtels such as this, along with flashpacking and glamping, are all the rage. However, whatever raises the standard has got to be a good thing and what better way to relax after a long day exploring a big metropolis than in an oasis like this.