Hotel Diary: Generator Barcelona
It's safe to say Barcelona was EPIC ... we're engaged!! Right now we're just soaking it in but you know I'll be sharing all the deets with you guys.
Still working on my Barcelona Travel Diary (it's going to be good). In the meantime, if you're planning a trip to Barcelona I highly suggest staying at Generator Barcelona -- we had the most amazing time (keep reading for the 411). They also have tons of other locations around Europe that look pretty cool.
Initially I thought we would stay at an Airbnb in Barcelona but after doing some research it was really hard to find a great spot for only 2 people that wasn't insanely pricey. That's when I stumbled upon Generator Barcelona which is a hostel / hotel concept. They have private rooms with private bathrooms (like a normal hotel) and floors with shared rooms and shared bathrooms; it's a great combo. AND the price point is very reasonable - so much so that we even recommended it to our friends who stayed there a few nights as well!
It's always tough going to a new city because you have no idea where to stay, what areas are good/bad, or what's central, so I was SUPER pleased with the location of Generator. It's right down the straight from Passeig de Gràcia which is one of the main streets in Barcelona and acts as lifeline to pretty much everywhere in the city! We walked everywhere except for a few cab rides home after long days of adventuring.
As soon as I walked in I fell in love with the place. The vibe is similar to Ace Hotels with a minimalistic approach that's perfectly styled... all throughout the branding is really strong which is something that I totally dig. There's a connecting bar/restaurant that serves up super yummy food and drinks - get the sangria for sure - and some hangout spots throughout with a pool table, swing chairs, photobooth, and more. It's a really fun spot!
We stayed in a private room with a balcony and it couldn't have been better. Just enough space and outfitted with ALMOST everything we needed (had to borrow a wine opener from the bartendender downstairs). THE VIEWS - we could literally see Sagrada Familia from our balcony. I mean, is there anything better than sitting on your private balcony, drinking Spanish wine, and looking out at Barcelona? I think not!
Guests also get free Spanish Breakfast in the morning for every night of their stay! Peep the photo gallery below for the menu.
A + A Faves
The top three things we each loved about Generator Barcelona!
1. Aesthetic is cool - super modern, hip, and young
2. Breakfast was surprisingly delicious! My faves: spanish omelette, ham, and the fresh croissants
1. Hospitality - everyone was SO warm and inviting!
2. Aesthetic - I really geek out on cohesive branding haha
3. The value! I can't believe the price point for what you get; it's got to be the best spot in Barcelona.
Because of the hostel portion the clientele skews young, however, we saw a few families there with teenagers and all I could think about was that their parents were so cool and I hope I stay at places like this when I have kids - hah!
See more shots from the hotel below! Thank you so much Generator Barcelona for having us - hopefully we'll be back soon. Back in a few days with my Barcelona Travel Diary. xo - Ash