Paula Goldstein

This must be the Place Generator Paris

Paula Goldstein
This must be the Place Generator Paris

When someone mentions the word Hostel, ugh is my first reaction. After trying to forget memories of weird stays and shared bathrooms on school trips as a kid. I was very much Hell No! To ever going backpacking due to the idea of having to stay in them.

So when I friend suggested I tried the new Generator Hostel in Paris, when I was looking for a non bankrupting place to stay in the City of light and tiny but extortionate hotel rooms, lets just say I was a little skeptical.

Yet out of desperation I sucked it up, got myself a private room (yes you have the option of not sharing with 10 strangers) and was VERY pleasantly surprised, rooms are cleaned every two days of your stay, there is a very cool bar and great restaurant and all for under 100 euros a night.

It's nestled in the heart of Paris' up-and-coming 10th arrondissement. Canal St Martin which although a stones throw from most of Gay Paree's tourist spots feels like you staying in the real Paris with real Parisians

Companion - Go alone or Go with friends hostels are made to be inclusive.

Drink - 

Safety - Having spent years working for a French magazine I soon understood, Paris itself is not the safest city as a woman alone however I felt more than safe in the Generator itself it feels very professional and adult for a hostel.

Mini Bathroom Products -  Bring your own, this isn't the Ritz. But there are nice fluffy towels.

Wifi - Yes and it's Free which is rare for Paris.

Pack - A perfectly chic dress from french brand Rouje and its cold stick a polo neck sweater under it. And some Baudelaire if you are looking to catch the eye of a prospective french lover,.

Must - You must is croissant from the local bakery Du Pain et des Idées or why are you even in Paris?

Awful - It's still a hostel it can feel a little rowdy at times and it is certainly basic.