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Generator Amsterdam

Hostel with restaurant, near Artis

  • Free WiFi

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Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam, 1092AD, Netherlands
8.0.Very good.
  • The ladies that work at the cafe are nice. Bed is too short for anyone 6 ft 1 or more.…

    Jun 10, 2020

  • I like generator hostels generally. This was good overall but I do not want to make my…

    Feb 19, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Non-smoking
    • Air Conditioning

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 168 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Nightclub
    • Breakfast available
    • Self parking

    Feel at home

    • Private bathroom
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Elevator

    What’s around

    • In Amsterdam East
    • Artis - 9 min walk
    • Hermitage Amsterdam - 20 min walk
    • Rembrandt House Museum - 23 min walk
    • National Maritime Museum - 23 min walk
    • Heineken Experience - 25 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Bed in 4 bed Dorm
    • Private 4-bed Room
    • Superior Twin
    • Private 4 bed Deluxe Room
    • Deluxe King
    • Bed in 4 bed Female Dorm
    • Bed in a 4 bed Deluxe Dorm
    • Bed in 6-bed Dorm

    What’s around


    • In Amsterdam East
    • Artis - 9 min walk
    • Hermitage Amsterdam - 20 min walk
    • Rembrandt House Museum - 23 min walk
    • National Maritime Museum - 23 min walk
    • Heineken Experience - 25 min walk
    • Nemo Science Museum - 26 min walk
    • Rembrandt Square - 27 min walk
    • Flower Market - 30 min walk
    • Rijksmuseum - 31 min walk
    • Madame Tussauds - 32 min walk

    Getting around

    • Schiphol Airport (AMS) - 17 min drive
    • Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station - 13 min walk
    • Amsterdam Amstel Station - 25 min walk
    • Amsterdam Science Park Station - 5 min drive
    • Korte 's-Gravesandestraat Stop - 5 min walk
    • Alexanderplein Stop - 6 min walk
    • Beukenweg Stop - 6 min walk
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    Mauritskade 57, Amsterdam, 1092AD, Netherlands

    At a glance


    • 168 rooms


    • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
    • 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 not allowed


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Onsite parking available only on request
    • Onsite self parking (EUR 27.50 per day)
    • Onsite parking limited

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the hostel

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

    Things to do

    • Bicycle rentals on site
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Nightclub

    Working away

    • Meeting rooms


    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage


    • Elevator
    • ATM/banking
    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Low-height counters/sink

    Languages Spoken

    • Dutch
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Shower only

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi


    • Daily housekeeping

    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 feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges 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.
    • A 6.422 percent city/local tax will be charged

    Optional extras

    • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 9 for adults and EUR 4.50 for children (approximately)

    ParkingPay at property

    • Self parking costs EUR 27.50 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).


    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

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

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 27.50 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Yes, Cafe Nescio offers international cuisine and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Elkaar (5-min walk), Bukowski (6-min walk), and Marits (7-min walk).
    • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Holland Casino (5-min drive) is nearby.
    • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy amenities like a nightclub and a garden.
    8.0.Very good.
    • 8.0.Very good

      Brilliant value for money stay

      The generator is always a fun place to stay. This amsterdam one is no exception. It’s in a good location, close to tram stops and is situated on the border of a beautiful park. It has friendly staff, a good vibe, good food and is reasonably priced. Rooms are basic but clean. Would definitely recommend.

      David, 4 night trip, Jan 6, 2020

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    • 2.0.Poor

      The facilities charge you for every single thing. I feel like they're trying to pay their enormous rent by over-charging for everything. The rooms are small. And the bunkbeds do not feel safe - you have to be very careful because I seriously cut up my leg on the ladder.

      Maria, 2 night trip, Dec 29, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Friendly and clean accommodation. Close to public transport. Am used to accommodation where payment is for entire service. Here, only the bed shower and toilet provided in price. Towels extra - as this was not detailed in listing they did provide for free when I explained my expectation. Breakfast great 1st day, awful the 2nd day - so chef skills very variable.

      Karen, 2 night family trip, Dec 6, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      it's easy to find, a little bit of walk to the station. but overall it's very convenient. Very friendly staff , and clean room.

      X, 2 night trip, Nov 4, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Really great hostel, very clean and organized. I love how they had a restaurant/bar within the hostel to grab food whenever you’re hungry. Check-in and check-out was seamless and overall a good experience.

      2 night trip, Oct 31, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      I like the size of the park surrounding the property! And also I enjoyed seen these family who were bringing their children to the park for amusing time. Many flock of birds were getting their drinks at the fountain all these precious moments make my stayed at the Governor very enchanting!

      Anny, 6 night trip, Oct 28, 2019

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Nice area with a quirky property. Clean and basic but decent for a few nights sleep. Food wasn’t bad when you could get it. The issue with this property is there are events on and during these times they either close parts of the property without warning or, the issue that happened with us, they close the kitchen to prioritise the event so there is no food. Their website says time and time again that you cannot bring your own food but don’t worry you will never go hungry as they have a cafe and restaurant. Well, when you close these to prioritise non residents over and above residents then this isn’t true. It means late at night when you want to feed your kids, you can’t unless you go out. I spoke to their duty manager who said she didn’t agree with the policy but it wasn’t her decision. I spoke to the cook who said the event was the priority. I emailed head office and they ignored. I tweeted their active twitter account and no response. They have their own communication app and I messaged on there - no response. Disappointing. So, quirky and clean but service is at times poor and they seem to care more about events which provide them additional income than their residents who have already paid.

      4 night family trip, Oct 28, 2019

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Not great

      The hotel was not very good. The rooms are small and do not include basic items like towels and soap, the food at the restaurant was not very good and there was a club in the basement that was very loud and made it difficult to sleep. If you are looking for a place to party this might be a good option, however if you are looking for a nice hotel to rest after a long day of travel, I would not choose this hotel.

      Roger, 4 night family trip, Oct 22, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      nice staff, clean, friendly community

      Amanda, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 6, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Lovely stay. Small room

      Great service from the reception staff. They sell all sorts that you might have forgotten to bring. We stayed in the private 4 bed room (1 bunkbed and 2 singles), it was a lot smaller than I expected in comparison to the photos. The rooms doesn't come with the essentials, like shampoo, shower gel and towels. The mattress was more comfortable than expected from first impressions. The cafe serves really nice breakfast. There is plenty of space to relax and chill in the building. There was a club downstairs open the Saturday night, we didn't attend but we heard it whilst coming into the building and slightly from the room on the first floor.

      3 night trip with friends, Oct 4, 2019

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