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Generator Paris

9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien, Paris, Paris, 75010, France

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Canal Saint-Martin
  • Free WiFi
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  • Had a pretty good stay overall, rooms were spacious and the bar /restaurant area was…Oct. 20, 2019
  • The shared bathrooms were dirty and most had broken doors and other fixtures - the female…Oct. 17, 2019

Generator Paris

from A$97
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Private 4 bed Room
  • Deluxe King - Terrace Studio
  • 1 Bed in a 8 Bed, mixed dorm
  • 1 Bed in a 6 Bed mixed dorm
  • 1 Bed in a 10 Bed mixed dorm
  • Bed in 4 Bed Dorm
  • Room, 6 Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Room, 8 Beds, Private Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 8 Bed, female dorm
  • Family Room
  • Deluxe King
  • Deluxe Queen

What’s around Generator Paris


  • In Paris City Center
  • Les Halles - 30 min walk
  • Centre Pompidou - 31 min walk
  • Grevin Museum - 33 min walk
  • Zenith de Paris - 34 min walk
  • Hotel de Ville - 35 min walk
  • La Machine du Moulin Rouge - 38 min walk
  • Galeries Lafayette - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) - 34 min drive
  • Orly Airport (ORY) - 35 min drive
  • Paris (BVA-Beauvais) - 55 min drive
  • Paris (XCR-Chalons-Vatry) - 124 min drive
  • Paris Gare de l'Est - 13 min walk
  • Paris Nord Station - 17 min walk
  • Paris Gare du Nord - 17 min walk
  • Colonel Fabien Station - 1 min walk
  • Bolivar Station - 6 min walk
  • Jaures Station - 6 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 199 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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 in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Onsite venue #2 - bar.

Generator Paris’s small print

Also known as

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


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • 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.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Generator Paris

  • Does Generator Paris offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Generator Paris does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Generator Paris?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Generator Paris.
  • Are pets allowed at Generator Paris?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Paris?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Generator Paris?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Gumbo Yaya (2-min walk), La Maison (3-min walk), and La Fontaine de Belleville (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 1,008 reviews

Good 6.0
Ok option if you are booking late
Good rooms and beds and near metro but you have to pay for luggage storage, there is no kitchen and sometimes no toilet paper.
Johnathon, au5 night trip
Good 6.0
The McDonalds of hostels
Spent 6 nights in this large hostel which lacked character and felt too geared toward profit making. The beds are quite good and have usb ports and a shelf for each bed. Toilet, shower and sink in the room and it was good that they were separated. There are supermarkets and ATMs very close but the main tourist sites are not within walking distance and will be 20-40 mins by metro. The hostel is right opppsite a metro station and is within walking distance of a couple other stations on other lines too. The main issues were that: sometimes the showers ran out of hot water, the front desk and cafe/ bar were sometimes understaffed, there is no kitchen and the menu for eating within the hostel is mainly western rubbish at high prices. The toilets ran out of toilet paper at times too.
Johnathon, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good value
It good value considering prices in Paris!!
luis, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Standard hostel, couple of negatives but ok
Hostel was average, nothing really to speak great about. The location is far from main attractions such as Eiffel Tower if you are planning to visit. Food very expensive for a hostel and you can’t bring your own food which is silly as people are normally staying in hostels to save money. Bed mattress was relatively clean but actual bed (the metal part) had hairs and rubbish. If you wish to stay be prepared to compromise on a couple of things. My room was also mixed up a couple of times resulting in lots of changes but the staff were helpful.
gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great Hostel, where is the kitchen?
Can I rate my roommates on how awesome it was that they woke up super early just make all the noise in the world, nice shower maybe turn on all the lights, open up all there bags maybe slam the shelves a few times. Meanwhile thinking awesome now that I’m wide awake they will finally leave the room and check out, nope they sat in bed with there light on putting on make up for 45 minutes, here’s the kicker, they went back to bed and slept all day. ( shout out to people who suck)
us3 night trip
Good 6.0
My stay
The room rules are not that nice. It is very clean the staff is friendly. In the front of the hotel I’ve seen strange people who made me feel not safe. It is very close to the subway Colonel!
Cristea, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Was nice but they don’t clean the rooms and bathrooms good, it stinks
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
It was a great location and easy enough to walk to from Gare du Nord. We stayed with our 2 kids in a family room and it suited our needs as a place to come back to at the end of a day/evening sight seeing. It can be quite noisy in the evenings with the noise of other guests however this is a hostel and it’s just what we expected.
gb4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Top Notch Hostel
Another Fab Generator. Consistent around Europe. Great beds and amenities Top notch hostel
Mark, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Fui furtada!
O hostel é limpo e agradável. Os funcionários são educados, exceto uma brasileira que acabou faltando com a educação uma vez. Todos os dias eu trancada as milhas coisas na gaveta com o cadeado que eu levei. O restante do pessoal do quarto deixavam as coisas do lado de fora. Um dia deixei algumas coisas fora do locker e foram parar em uma sala de achados e perdidos. Estranho pois disseram que as coisas estavam na cama do meu amigo que fez checkout e não na minha... o tênis que deixei também fora do locker desapareceu depois do serviço de quarto ser feito. Questionei na recepção e eles disseram que alguém poderia ter levado e que não podiam fazer nada. Estranho... entendo que não devemos deixar as coisas fora do locker porém eu já estava lá há 5 dias e nada tinha sumido, o dia que o serviço de quarto foi feito o tênis desapareceu. No mais, é um lugar interessante pra quem quer interagir com pessoas de todos os lugares do mundo mas não aconselho passar mais que duas noites em um quarto com 10 camas. Há opções mais em confortáveis pelo mesmo preço.
Thays, us5 night trip with friends

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