Im travelling through Europe over Xmas and New Years. We are doing a Contiki tour, but also need to book accommodation for London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona. here are 6 of us traveling together, so we would like to get either a 6 room dorm or two triple share rooms at cheap hotels.
We have been looking at the Generator hostel in both London and Berlin. The rooms look clean, they seem to be in good spots and they have 6 bed private rooms. Does anyone have an experience they can share with me about these places?
As for Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona, we haven't started looking, so any recommendations are certainly welcome. We are trying to budget for around 30 euro per night. If it is a bit over thats ok, as long as the place is decent.
Post by madamtrashheap on Feb 4, 2009 18:45:45 GMT -5
The Generator in London is in a good location (a 5min walk to Euston, 7 to Kings Cross/St Pancras and 10min to Russell Square) and is a popular spot at any time of year. The rooms are basic but clean, the bar is fun and their breakfast is pretty good too. The Generator in Berlin is in the eastern part, about a 7 min tram/Schnellbahn ride from Alexanderplatz so easy to get to everything. Again, clean standard rooms and it has a good reputation. Another Berlin hostel to look at is Circus - it's v popular and gets good reviews and recommendations, particularly from the GFE crowd.
what I've heard from the Generator in London, is that it is a party place, so if you want to have an early night, maybe not the best place to stay. I stayed at another place, but I will not mention it as I can't recommend it.
For Berlin I can recommend the Circus in Berlin, it is really good.