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"As good as a basic hotel but half the price. Really central, lovely and warm. Clean. Would have liked a bath mat and to be able to make a cup of tea b ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the overall value at Generator Copenhagen. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Nyhavn. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 bars and a restaurant are available. Built in 2011, this 2-star hostel has 175 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi.

  • All rooms offer showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and 2 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served weekends for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include concierge services, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes bicycles to rent
  • Guests have great things to say about the value of their stay and the location
  • Within a 10-minute walk of Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle

Superior Twin

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£56* Per night/room 19 Apr - 20 Apr

Private 4 Bed Room

Bed Count 4 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior King

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room for 4

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

6 Bed Private

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Generator Copenhagen ratings based on 87 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Generator Copenhagen

Everyone (28) Couples (15) Business (1) Students (1) Family (8) Friends (20) Other (11)
4 out of 5
As good as a basic hotel but half the price. Really central, lovely and warm. Clean. Would have liked a bath mat and to be able to make a cup of tea but that’s cause I’m British!

Posted by , from Uk on 10 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Feb 2020 by Armand, Generator Copenhagen

Hej Kate, Thank you for your review and rating. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our central location and good prices. We also appreciate your suggestion about bath mat. We will look into it and maybe that is something we can add in the near future. Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure having you here!

5 out of 5
Very clean and well run Hostel, very central an the staff are very helpful and friendly. Great trip to Copenhagen....

Posted by on 18 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Oct 2019 by Armand, Generator Copenhagen

Hej, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly cleanliness, central location and friendly staff. Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure having you here!

2 out of 5
Too small toilet and very small shower, the sink was in the room, very inconvenient room arrangement.

Posted by , from Helsinki on 1 Aug 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Aug 2018 by Alison

Dear Anna, thanks for staying with us and for leaving your feedback. It's important for us to hear how your stay was, and if there is anything we can improve on. Please know that you can always see our 24h front desk team and we will do our best to sort out any inconvenience you may be experiencing. We will take your feedback on board and hope to see you next time for another great stay. All the best, Generator Copenhagen

4 out of 5

Simple yet good

Pros: Good value for Copenhagen area
Cons: Room is very basic, although I understand it is a hostel and that is the concept. Simple and cheap
Location: Few minutes to the station, close to nice shops and lots of places to eat.
The hostel is located near to the station. It has a nice communal area around the reception with a bar and lots of seating. Perfect area for socialising. The room was very simple but comfortable and clean. Okay for 1 night, we arrived at 11pm and checked out at 10am the next day to move onto a hotel in a different part of Copenhagen for 3 nights. Staff at the desk were polite and competent

Posted by , from London on 19 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jan 2018 by Alison Davis, Front Office Manager

Dear Colin, Thank you for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us particularly the staff friendliness and central location. We would love to have you back in our lovely hostel, and one more time to enjoy all that we have to offer.

4 out of 5

Great hostel, Perfect central location

Hostel in perfect central location, everything within walking distance from main attractions, transport and shops. Staff were very friendly and helpful with all questions. Only downside was there isn't a kitchen to make/cook own food and I thought bar area would stay open a bit longer but other than that it was fantastic. I would definitely go again.

Posted by on 9 Jan 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jan 2017 by Lee

Dear Craig, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave your review-it means a lot to us.We hope to see you again in the future.

5 out of 5

Excellent Hostel, fun patio, great food!

Highly recommend as the location is central, hostel is clean and finished to a high standard. The shower had great water pressure, the bar had good beers and liquors and food was good too. 10/10.

Posted by , from London,UK on 12 Sep 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct 2016 by Alison

Dear AC, it was our pleasure to have you here with us. We appreciate your excellent feedback and hope to see you next time! On behalf of the team, a big thank you

4 out of 5

Cheap Copenhagen accommodation

Pros: It was close to the city centre and cheap
Location: The accommodation is close to the canals, and a trip on the canal can be easily booked.
The hostel is close to the main shopping streets, and close to the canals. The hostel is a cheap and comfortable accommodation option in a city with expensive hotels.

Posted by , from Dublin, Ireland on 28 Aug 2016

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3 out of 5

Lovely, central location but there are downsides.

The staff overall were wonderfully friendly and helpful. The problem were the doors which slam far too easily. Whilst this is absolutely not the fault of the hostel staff, there seems to be a great deal of inconsiderate behaviour from a number of fellow guests. Slamming doors at 2am and symphonies of snoring were some of the massive drawbacks of staying here. It was like sleeping on a farmyard quite frankly! I am also still recovering from the shock of seeing a very large, hairy naked man wandering around the room. After four nights of severely disturbed and interrupted sleep, I am going home for a rest. On the upside, Copenhagen is a beautiful city and accomodation is typically highly expensive. If you can contend with some of the things I've described in this review then it's certainly an economical and very central place to stay.

Posted by , from Scotland on 26 Aug 2016

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4 out of 5

A great base for a family stay in Copenhagen.

It's a great relaxing place to stay. The ability to arrange a late check-out at short notice meant we were able to spent more time in Copenhagen before our flight home. This was an added bonus.

Posted by on 1 Sep 2015

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5 out of 5

Great stay

Booked a private 4 bed room and it was awesome! We were running the marathon so needed a decent rest the night before and there was no noise and comfy beds. Great bar area to get a few beers down before heading out. Would definitely stay again!

Posted by on 4 Jun 2015

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About the Generator Copenhagen

Location Adelgade 5, Copenhagen, 1304

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at Generator Copenhagen. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Generator Copenhagen was completed in April 2019. This Copenhagen hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 175 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2011
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Copenhagen (CPH-Kastrup) (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Train station: Copenhagen Norreport Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Kongens Nytorv Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Generator Copenhagen offers 175 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Shower
  • Hairdryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast on weekends from 7 AM and noon.

Generator Coffee Shop – On-site coffee shop.

Generator Bar – On-site pub. Open daily.

Icebar – On-site bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that guests under 18 years old are not permitted in the dormatory rooms.

For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: DKK 75 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: DKK 350 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.