I have a confession.....hostels never appealed to me and after watching the film itself, I was adamant that hostels will never be a thing for me. Until recently, when a little email dropped in to my inbox from Generator Hostels and all things kind of took a bit of a turn and my mind has changed.
Generator Hostels isn't like your traditional style hostel because they combine luxury, affordable rooms with unique social events for the travellers and locals in cities they're based in. All events are locally inspired and carefully curated combined with extraordinary food and beverage offerings along the way. With branches in Europe's coolest cities such as Barcelona, Copenhagen, Venice, Amsterdam and more, each site is unique and masters the technique of social experience for all their guests.
Let me take you along with me to the London branch and we can delve in a little deeper.....
Generator London was previously a police station, so the team decided to redesign the property with local reclaimed timber, exposed brick work and hot-rolled black steel to give the hostel an industrial feel. Bold graphics, vibrant colours and famous British cultural icons reflects London’s cosmopolitan vibe.
Only a short stroll from Covent Garden, Regent’s Park and the British Museum, the hostel is convenient and easily accessible. All properties include a range of room types from shared to private bedrooms, chill out areas, bars, cafes and spaces available for private hire. The award-winning interior of each hostel alone is already something that is appealing to travellers, coupled with the convenient locations they are based in and the social offerings, what more could you want.
The main focus for Generator is on their social areas. Within the London branch, a large proportion of the hostel is designed for their chill out spaces which also includes a cinema room and the idea behind this concept is to get travellers out of their rooms/dorms and socialising with other travellers. I found that the hostel atmosphere itself had a young, urban and vibrant vibe to it which was ever so cool.
The whole concept by Generator is unique, cool and quirky and makes hostel accommodation much more fun and comfortable. Late this year, they will be opening two new branches, one in Madrid and one is Miami, super exciting times ahead indeed!
Have you stayed in a hostel before? If yes, what was your experience?