Where to Stay in Berlin City Center – Generator Hostel Mitte Review

Where to stay in Berlin city center

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Traveling to Berlin soon? Looking for a place where to stay in Berlin city center? You find the right place!

Generator Hostel in Berlin Mitte is the perfect choice for a place where to stay in Berlin city center.

The hostel has a perfect location, it’s arts-focused and vibrant.

Where to stay in Berlin city center

Photo: generatorhostels.com


The hostel is located in the heart of Berlin. Alexander Platz is within 15 minutes walking distance. The area is very nice and calm. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes around. Right next to it is Oranienburger Strasse S-Bahn station, which is well connected with the other trains.  

The hostel is easily accessible from the Schönefeld and Tegel Airports.

From Schönefeld Airport take the S9 to Ostkreuz and then change for S5 or S7 to get off at Friedrichstraße station. From there is a 10-15 minutes walking distance or you can change once again to S2 (Oranienburger stress) or U6 (Oranienburger Tor). They are both a few steps away from the hostel. Another proof that it’s the perfect place for where to stay in Berlin city center.


During my stay in the Generator Hostel in Berlin Mitte, I’ve stayed in a female shared dorm. The room and the bathroom were clean. The beds are comfortable and the pillows are super fluffy. There is a locker space for each bed where you can keep your valuables. It would be useful to wear a padlock.

Where to stay in Berlin city center

If you’re looking for more privacy and little luxury you can get a private room.

Also, don’t worry if you forget something. You can get towels, shampoos, toiletries sets, etc from the reception.

Where to stay in Berlin city center

Photo: generatorhostels.com

The bar, cafe, and breakfast room

The bar has a really nice atmosphere and interior. I like it very much although I’ve used it a couple of times for breakfast and didn’t really get the chance to visit it in the evening. But there were always many people spending their evenings there. I think the bar it’s very social and if you travel alone you can find many like-minded people there to have a beer with. 

Where to stay in Berlin city center

Where to stay in Berlin city center

Beer anyone?

As a coffee lover, I must say that they have a very good coffee. Because I was there during the ITB fair my mornings started with a coffee, muesli, and juice for a breakfast in a hurry. Of course, that is not everything that they offer. For breakfast, you can also take a croissant or a muffin, or order pancakes or scrambled eggs. They’ve also had sandwiches and salads. And if you want you can also order lunch for on the go, which will include a sandwich, chocolate and a bottle of water.

Where to stay in Berlin city center

My everyday breakfast

The breakfast room area is very nice and stylish. I love the paintings on the wall, very creative and artsy. I’ve used the area many times for work, it’s quiet and comfortable for that matter. Maybe now is the time to mention that they also have fast Wi-Fi, which of course is great, nowadays the good internet connection is a must.

Where to stay in Berlin city center

Photo: generatorhostels.com

The staff

Oh, the staff…

The Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte team is awesome. They were all super kind and friendly and helpful. You know it’s not that much about the place but more about the people. The Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte team made my stay so nice.

Where to stay in Berlin city center

Welcoming 🙂

My flight from Berlin to Sofia was canceled so I’ve asked them for their support. I found another flight from Hamburg and decided to fly back home from there. And because they are a big hostel chain with locations in many European cities, they also have one in Hamburg. And because I was very satisfied with my stay with them in Berlin, I’ve wanted to stay again with them in Hamburg as well. I’ve asked them to call Hamburg and book a bed for me, which they also did. Thank you for this Whitney (Berlin) and Janosh (Hamburg).

So, are you still wondering where to stay in Berlin city center? Wonder no more!

You can book your stay at Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte here.

I would stay with them again anytime! 

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Katherine March 24, 2017 at 11:08 pm

What an awesome-looking hostel! I’m all about hostel stays, some of them (like this one) can be really great AND cheap. When I’m spending most of my time exploring and not in my hotel room, I don’t see the point of booking an expensive room.

Bilyana March 25, 2017 at 7:51 am

I’m totally agree with you. 🙂

The Spirited Sloth March 25, 2017 at 2:04 am

Wow, this looks really really nice. I have had more than a few terrible hostel experiences, so all in all this looks way above and beyond! Berlin is definitely on my travel wish list for this year.

Becky Angell March 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

This looks perfect, I am looking to visit Berlin very soon and I love the look of this hostel. Thanks for the informative post 🙂 I am going to pin as well so I remember!!

Amanda March 26, 2017 at 8:09 am

What a fantastic looking hostel! The private rooms look great too. I love that hostels are starting to become more hip and art full then they used to be. Makes traveling on a budget much more appealing nowadays!

Matt March 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Great looking place, nice to see they have a decent cider in the bar too, not that I would be drinking cider in Germany, that would be like going to Bordeaux and drinking orange juice. If I ever get to Berlin I’ll check out this post again for sure. Stashed in Berlin stuff!

dannie March 26, 2017 at 5:28 pm

That place does look pretty nice. I’ve never stayed at a hostel before. Are they popular with families or is it more of a backpacker thing?

Bilyana March 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

If you get a private room I think it would be suitable.

Marlene Marques March 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Looks like a great place to stay in Berlin. Loved the decoration, with all the wood. Nice tip! Thanks for sharing.

Victoria Watts Kennedy March 27, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Generator is such a great brand – they have so many amazing hostels!

Micki March 27, 2017 at 8:38 pm

Looks like a great place! I have never stayed in a hostel, but maybe one day I will give it a try. I especially love the awesome staff!

Mackinaw Road March 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm

Looks like a fab hostel- love the decor!

Stella the Travelerette March 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm

This looks like a great and affordable place to stay. It’s always good to find a cheap and clean place in Berlin. I’m glad the staff and the coffee were so nice too!

woody world packer March 27, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Looks like a great place to stay. Although we wouldn’t pick a hostel anymore as we are now travelling with our little family, the fact that they have private rooms, might change this, as it looks great! Been to Berlin before, and definitely will return some day as I love the city.

Wanderlust Vegans March 28, 2017 at 6:57 am

Our friend stayed at this hostel as well and he had nothing but great things to say about it. He met so many cool people there that he was raving about it. He really liked the bar there. We’ve stayed in Mitte before and it is a great part of town for visiting Berlin so we would recommend the area as well.

Christopher James Mitchell March 28, 2017 at 8:19 am

Fantastic! I’m headed to Berlin this summer and this seems like a prime contender to get my business! Great stuff!

Megan Rose March 28, 2017 at 8:34 am

That is the most amazing hostel I have ever seen! When I travel with my husband, we normally like hostels because we want to spend all our money on awesome activities and not just a bed. That being said, we still go for a private room. This one looks great!

Ana Ojha March 31, 2017 at 6:54 pm

The hostel looks really neat and amazing. Though I have never stayed in a hostel before but it looks like a great deal!

Archana Singh March 31, 2017 at 7:22 pm

The hostel looks pretty neat and chic! I won’t mind staying here.

Džangir November 24, 2020 at 12:37 pm

I visited Berlin this year. I was at a hostel close to Alexanderplatz. But this one looks amazing. So next time I’m there I’ll try it out

Bilyana November 24, 2020 at 1:05 pm

I’ve been to Berlin 5 times already and each time I have stayed in a different place. The generator hostel, however, has to be one of my favorite ones!


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