A New Generation for Hostels!

Good Morning!

So, with holiday season coming around again, I’m sure most of you are starting to think about breaks away, including myself. Now as a designer I am always keen to stay in cool and quirky places which are in abundance in most cities but with a very large price tag. However, when I discovered the uber cool Generator Hostels, I was just in awe. These hostels have been around for a while starting in London, but it is only in recent years that they have really upped their game.


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The Generator Dublin opened its doors in 2011, shocking the budget hospitality industry, with a very cool and unique interior.

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One of the things that I really love about these hostels is that they really imbrace the culture of the city that they are located in. A fine example here is the very cool Jameson bottle chandeliers, which I believe the designers commissioned in New York of all places.

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Quirky details can be seen all over the hostel like this cool internet station.

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The London Generator has just reopened its doors after an £8 million refurbishment and all we can say is WOW. Why would you pay hundreds of pounds a night in a London hotel when this is located bang smack in the middle of London.

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I love all the little details but I wouldn’t fancy meeting this guy in the middle of night….. (below)

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The Copenhagen Generator is probably my favourite interior out of the 3. I really love the furniture that has been used, along with the mix of materials.

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I feel that this is the least themed of the hostels, so there is much more of a hotel feel here. I just think that it appeals to more than the travelled backpacker.

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These very stylish hostels have so far set up in Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Venice and the above mentioned, so if you are planning a trip to any of these places, it might just be worth checking them out.

Until next week….

Be Creative

The Think Contemporary Team.

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