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Generator Hostel Madrid

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hostel opened its door in June, 2018, and is less than 10 minutes' walk from the Puerta del Sol, which is the central point of the city
  • Many of Madrid's most famous sights and attractions -- such as the Prado Museum, Retiro Park and the Plaza Mayor -- are within walking distance of the hotel
  • "The young team are welcoming and helpful with impressive knowledge of Madrid’s cultural, gastronomic and nightlife scenes", says  The Telegraph


Opened in April, 2018, The Generator Madrid is a stylish hostel in the centre of Spain's vibrant capital. The property is 100 metres from the Gran Vía -- "the grand boulevard lined with towering belle-époque facades that climbs up through the centre of Madrid" (Lonely Planet).

The property is less than 10 minutes' walk from the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. This impressive 18th-century building is open to the public (except during state ceremonies) for tours of the banqueting rooms, the throne room, the residential areas and the Royal Armoury (fees apply).

Two of the city's main squares are also less than 5 minutes away on foot: 17th-century Plaza Mayor -- "one of the prettiest open spaces in Spain" (Lonely Planet) -- and Puerta del Sol, which is Madrid's most central square and contains the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree -- a sculpted version of the city's coat of arms.

Back at the hostel, The Generator "is a fun no-frills place [...] with dorms, industrial design, a groovy rooftop bar and a friendly vibe", says The Telegraph. Originally built in 1930 the former gas station is now a 6-storey building designed with the Generator touch but sprinkled with local flair.

Kick back on the hostels' rooftop terrace with a cocktail after discovering all Madrid has to offer or chill-out and make new friends in the café. Facilities include also 2 hot tubs and a private parking.

Generator Madrid's rooms are bright and combine classic and modern elements. All of them are equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom with a shower. In the Twin Rooms you can find free toiletries, towels and a hairdryer.

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  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Currency exchange / ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Additional details: Car parking is subject to availability and charged at 30€ per night.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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