Generator Opens Boutique Hostel in Barcelona

European hostel brand Generator has announced the launch of its newest design-inspired boutique property in Barcelona, Spain.

Generator Barcelona was originally built in 1963, with this renovated building now both a hostel and hotel. It is located just a five minute walk from two main metro stations, Diagonal and Verdaguer in the heart of the trendy Gràcia neighborhood. It was redesigned under the guidance of Generator’s chief designer Anwar Mekhayech, from Toronto-based The Design Agency, and part of the design team working with Soho House and Shangri-La. It is the first Generator property in Spain.

Rooms on the upper floors include private terraces offering views of the city skyline (including the Sagrada Familia) and across to the Mediterranean. This is said to be a move that Generator has done to bring contemporary design for those keen to explore this city synonymous with Gaudi.

Generator Barcelona’s facilities include: free Wi-Fi, a stylish lounge and communal area open 24 hours a day, a bar open from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, a café, laundry facilities, and a range of rooms including privates, twins, doubles and dorms (female only and mixed), all with en-suite bathrooms.

There are boutique hostels already in Berlin East, Copenhagen, Dublin, Hamburg, London and Venice, and more on the way this summer in Berlin Mitte.