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"Great room for the price. As good as any 3 star hotel in Paris. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 19 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

Hostel near Canal Saint-Martin in Paris

In Paris

Within a 15-minute walk of this Paris City Center hostel, you'll find Canal Saint-Martin and Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Les Halles and Centre Pompidou are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Terrace, bar/lounge

This hostel features a bar/lounge, a coffee shop, and free WiFi in public areas. Business travelers can take advantage of the laundry service. A terrace, a grocery/convenience store, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi

The 199 guestrooms offer free WiFi, showers, and desks.

Deluxe Twin Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$96* Per night/room 7 Jun. - 8 Jun.

1 Bed in a 6 Bed mixed dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Bed in 4 Bed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Private 4 bed Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bed in a 8 Bed mixed dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Generator Paris ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Generator Paris

Everyone (7) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Great room for the price. As good as any 3 star hotel in Paris.

Posted by on 19 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan. 2020 by Macarena

Bonjour! Thank you for your kind review. It is great to see that you have enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

4 out of 5
No soap or shampoo in the bathroom. No phone or tv.

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Jan. 2020 by Mustafa

Hi Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Our housekeeping team does work hard to keep everything looking at its best for guests. Our policy is to monitor the rooms and clean any rubbish. If you require extra cleaning, you can always mention this to our fabulous team at the reception. We would love for you to give us another chance next time.

4 out of 5
Short and sweet🙂. Friendly staff and tidy. Would love to come back. Very close to city sites with the lures of efficient transportation.

Posted by , from New York on 17 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep. 2019 by Malwina

Hi Abbi, Thank you very much for your feedback! We are thrilled to hear that you have appreciated your stay at Generator Paris as we do our best to make our guests' experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. We hope to see you soon. Malwina@Generator Paris

3 out of 5
Way out of the city center. Overpriced drinks with unfriendly bartender. 1 bartender for club to serve entire hostel. 6 euros to rent a towel. The place has a nice rooftop bar that closes early.

Posted by , from USA on 27 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Generator Paris

Pros: Very clean. Good security.
Location: Close to transportation. Some good eating places nearby.
Staff very friendly and helpful! I am an older lady who stayed in a shared room and felt very comfortable.

Posted by , from Las Vegas on 17 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov. 2017 by Malwina

Hello Susan, thank you very much for you nice comment, we are glad that you made a nice experience at our place and we hope to see you soon! Best regards from Malwina&the GenTeam

4 out of 5
Nice oops but very small, no table or Smth like this =\

Posted by , from St. Petersburg on 19 Oct. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Nov. 2017 by Margot & the GenTeam

Hello Denis, Thank you very much for your great comment. Indeed, if you want a table inside your room, next time do not hesitate to book a private room with terrace, they have more furniture, more spacious and more than anything, they have a terrace with an amazing view on Montmartre. We hope to see you again,

3 out of 5

Easy to access hostel

I shared a room with 7 other girls. Some were very rude, others respectful. The beds weren't very comfortable, but that's what to expect from a hostel. The showers all have black mold in them, in the corners. Three different women at the front desk tried to sneakily steal money from me. The first gave me my change and told me, "I gave you a little extra, because we don't have the exact amount." Not true, she shorted me, I corrected her. The second day, I paid for a rental towel. They charge 10 euro, but give 5 back if returned. I paid with a 20 and patiently waited for my 10. She insisted I only gave her 10, eventually giving me my change. The third shorted me only 1 euro on a buffer charge. I don't think that all three were just human error. I do believe they are trying to steal and hope you don't notice or speak up. The location was very easy to access by metro and only about 10-20 minutes from everything you want to see. All staff speak English, which is nice too. My last night, my room key stopped working. I literally went up and down the 5th floor five times working with the same individual, until finally another escorted me and got me in.

Posted by , from Eugene, Oregon on 31 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

good location

Good hotel, everything was quite great, except for the lamp right at the bed located almost above the head. Can hit your head, if not being careful.

Posted by on 22 Jun. 2016

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4 out of 5

What happened?

First stay: easy check-in, clean facility, decent food selections, decent but small drink selection, nice terrace experience, convenient lounge and laundry and locker storage, great housekeeping, friendly and helpful staff, and luckily mostly considerate roomies in an all-women's room. Next stay: private room. Clean room. Long check-in at 2pm. Fave wine gone from menu. Frequent food options on menu out of stock. Beers in club often out of stock (one night only 2 remained). Elevator to the terrace was malfunctioning. 2 out of 3 washers in laundry room were out of order. And the one room/bed mixup that i witnessed during my first stay became 3 in the same room when I changed to an all-women's room for my last week in Paris. We had one woman knock on our door at 12:30am/1am to finish resolving a room mixup with a woman in our room. I don't know what happened but things seemed different in the hostel. More food appeared in rooms and our neighbors were smoking pretty obviously one night. That said, the cleanliness of the bathrooms was still very good. The front desk staff persons were still friendly. The location was very convenient. I met lots of great people with great stories, watched some world cup rugby, and enjoyed a bit of table tennis. The beds have lights and outlets; bring an eye mask if you can't sleep with a neighbor's light on til late hrs. Also, note that the club music can be heard for sure up to the 5th flr.

Posted by , from Fargo, ND on 5 Oct. 2015

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2 out of 5
I had to wait 28 minutes to check-in. I arrived around 9:45Pm. After a long flight that’s the last thing you want to do. Plus while i was waiting, 2 people came back because there was somebody in the bed they were given!

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Nov. 2019 by Mustafa

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to score your experience at Generator Paris. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not up to your expectations. Could we kindly ask you to share your experience in more detail, so it can be shared with our management team in order to improve our level of service. We do our best to make our guests' experience as pleasant and memorable as possible. We would love for you to give us another chance next time.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Generator Paris. This Paris hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 199 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Paris Gare de l'Est (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Colonel Fabien Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Generator Paris offers 199 air-conditioned accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to noon.

Cafe fabien - This brasserie specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Onsite venue #2 - bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Guests arriving after 10:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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 onsite parking is available. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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: EUR 7.50 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Generator Paris Hostel
  • Generator Hostel
  • Generator Paris
  • Generator Paris Paris
  • Generator Paris Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Generator Paris Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Paris
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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.