Generator Hostel Amsterdam
The hip East Amsterdam neighbourhood just got even trendier with the addition of Generator’s most ambitious property to date, a historical brick building next to the popular, freshly renovated Oosterpark. Mauritskade 57, built in 1916 as the University of Amsterdam’s science department, is the city’s only upscale hostel, fusing the science lab aesthetic with modern, playful graphics and zingy colours.
Eating, drinking, and hanging out in hip re-purposed spaces
The hostel is home to a labyrinth of sprawling amenities, and, in true Generator form, it’s packed full of nooks and crannies where you can hang out. The core social space, named after famous Dutch writer Nescio, includes a café, open from breakfast to dinner, which provides grab and go items and a range of locally-sourced dishes. The Auditorium is open day and night as a laid-back lounge, with its original lecture-style seating and the professor’s desk repurposed as a quirky central bar. The Library also harks back to its original function, as an intimate space with historical wooden décor – the perfect place to unwind. The boiler room has become a secret underground speakeasy bar, and the tailored programme of events includes a coffee lab, beer tastings, Vanmoof bikes, movie screenings, and more.
Amsterdam accommodation with stunning park views
The building can accommodate 564 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms, and also has meeting and work spaces. The luxury Sky Suite Apartment, with its stunning views over the park, comes with two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, and TV. Starting rates are €18 for shares, €75 for private rooms, and €250 for the luxury suite.