As a travelblogger I get invited to the most luxurious hotels and villa’s- and it definitely fits the DG Brand- however, there are exceptions of our team visiting hostels when we absolutely love a brand and the GEN Brand, we just truly adore.
If you are looking for affordable luxury, the Generator Barcelona is the place to be for you. Did you know that the Gen offers shared rooms + private rooms. YES, Private rooms and even grand suites!
Can you imagine being in a vibrant hostel where you can meet fellow wanderlust’s and travelers in the common area’s but still can have the privacy in your own room? Well, in the Generator in Barcelona this is all possible !
-Penthouse with terrace
-Private twin room
-Private premium twin room + terrace
-Dorm room (female only)
HOW TO GET THERE
The hostel is quite easy to reach by public transportation!
From airport El Prat you can take the Aerobus from both Terminal 1 + 2 to Placa Cataluna. From hear you can take the L3 Metro to Diagonal and you can walk for about 7 minutes to the Hostel- this will cost you 8,10 euro in total (aerobus + metro). For the lazy travelers amongst us you can also take bus 39 from metro Diagonal and you will stop exactly in front of the hostel!
I stayed in a private premium twin room with a terrace. Just my look- exactly when I came it was pouring rain and I could not enjoy my terrace to the fullest- however, I must say that the terrace was quite spacious and lovely and I can imagine when you come back during the spring or summer that it is an amazing place to chill and enjoy the city view!
The terrace with 2 sun chairs and hang out chairs!
My room in general was quite spacious. I had a comfy twinned, a desk if I wanted to do some blogging and a separate shower/toilet area. The bathroom was so beautiful, I wanted to take a million pictures- haha! I loved the tiles on the wall of the bathroom, it really gave it an extra ‘Barca Vibe’ and it was super cute! (a perfect place for tons of selfies girls! :))
The shower was more comfortable than many other hotel showers and for a hostel I was truly impressed. The Generator Barcelona really shows you that you can have the luxury of a real 3/4 star hotel within a hostel.
What I also loved about my room besides the terrace, the huge windows and the beautiful bathroom was the red carpet on the wall and the full-size length mirror so you can check your outfit before hitting the town. The room was beautifully decorated- a minimalistic style but still colorful and warm.
Breakfasttime was super lovely. You had different fruits, pastries, bred and your sandwich meat together with fresh milk and yoghurt- great hostel breakfast, definitely! There was also a coffee machine where you could make your own latte that would help you to wake up before your shopping spree 🙂
When checking in you will get coins that you can hand to the hostel staff in charge of the breakfast. It is an all you can eat buffet so feel free to get more croissants if you are still hungry after the first round.
THE HOSTEL STAFF
I did not have a lot of interaction with the hostel staff as I was more out exploring by myself. The ladies at the check in were nice but I must say, the true star of this story is the security guard. He was super helpful and friendly and told me a lot about the background of the hostel and also a bit about him self and it was pretty cool. He truly gave great information about the city and hostel and said that he loved interacting with international travelers so when visiting the Gen Barca, make sure to visit my friend and have nice chat with him too!
THE HOSTEL VIBE
I don’t even know where to start. Everything about this hostel was great. The common area’s, the bar, the breakfast room, the swing chairs, YES SWINGCHAIRS
where I spend quite some time. The upstairs hangout lounge, the pooltable- there is so much going on. You won’t get bored in this hostel.
There is just so much to do.
There is also an activity desk where you can go for all your Barcelona questions.
I had a nice chat with a lady who worked at the hostel. She approached me during breakfast to ask what I was going to do that day. It took me a while to figure out she worked for the Gen, I thought initially that it was just a friendly fellow traveler. Hahaha.
But she was super nice and could give great information about the city and that was highly appreciated since I did not visit Barcelona for a while.
I can say this hostel is definitely for different types of travelers. For female budget travelers; super safe hostel- there are female only dorms. For families; there is a nice penthouse where you can stay with your entire family- twin rooms; city trips for friends/ lovers!
I can recommend it to many different people, lets say, to everyone! I even met several families that stayed at the hostel- it is an affordable option on having a nice spacious place for your self in the mid of the city center.
For current prices and information please visit http://www.generatorhostels.com