Accommodation that’s practical, well-located, stylish and well priced? Let us introduce you to Generator for the ideal Valentine’s break…

When you think of hostels, you’d be forgiven for imagining basic rooms packed with bunk beds, messy shared bathrooms and zero personality. But this doesn’t have to be the case – as shown by accommodation company – Generator. Generator combines affordable luxury rooms with unique social events to meet fellow travellers, keep in budget but also stay somewhere you actually want to spend time. In honour of this, we have put together our top five Generator accomodations to explore this valentine’s day where you can stick to a budget, do a whole load of sightseeing, and head back to somewhere beautiful at the end of the day. What more could you want?

Explore the canals and culture of Amsterdam

Generator Amsterdam Valentines day break ideasNo matter the weather, there is something to do in the bustling city of Amsterdam. Be sure to take the cities most popular mode of transport – bike – (or the tram if it’s pouring down) and see the famous sights including the National Monument and Dam Square. If you’re keen for a bit of art culture, head to the Rijksmuseum where you can admire over 400 masterpieces by some of the world’s greatest artists. And for something a bit more cool and contemporary, head to The Electric Ladyland, a Fluorescent Art Museum in the centre of the city. Generator Amsterdam is located in the hip, up and coming eastern side of the city overlooking Oosterpark and provides guests with a beautiful café, two lively bars and a chill-out area which often hosts local music and social events for guests and locals alike.

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Immerse yourself in history, cocktails and relaxation in Barcelona 

Generator Barcelona Valentines day break ideasBarcelona is a well known destination for all aspects of a break away – culture, nightlife and beach relaxation. The Generator in Barcelona in located right in the centre, so makes the perfect base for exploring. Be sure to check out Gaudi’s iconic Casa Batllo apartments before going to the spectacular Sagrada Familia. As the day wears on, enjoy a cocktail on the beach before feasting on local delicacies at Generator Barcelona’s bar and mezzanine chill-out lounge. Those looking to enhance their Generator experience with a little more luxury for this special occasion can book a terrace room or a penthouse apartment and enjoy panoramic views of the whole city.

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Relax in Beautiful waterfront accommodation in Venice 

Generator Venice Valentines day break ideasThere is nowhere quite like Venice a short break, with not only their famous sights and monuments, but also their quaint cobbled streets, secret squares and backstreets where you can find independent stores, restaurants and tucked away gelato to try. Known as the ‘floating city’ it is celebrated for its architecture, so be sure to take a trip to St. Mark’s Basilica or the Grand Canal – both iconic landmarks. And no trip to Italy would be complete without sampling a selection of delicious Italian foods and Venice is no exception. Wander to the many vibrant food markets full of fantastic Italian cuisine for a taste of real local delicacies. The Generator accommodation here is lined with mosaic floors, a glass chandelier and intimate chill-out areas, every room has a stunning view of the gardens, Lido, Grande Canal or the iconic San Marco.

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Hang out in Hamburg

Generator Hamburg Valentines day break ideasGenerator Hamburg is more than just a cool place to stay – it was also once the recording studio for The Beatles before they hit it big time – and is located right in the heart of the city. The space is now a real favourite neighbourhood hangout, with a bar and great lounge areas packed with art from local artists, exposed brick walls and floor to ceiling windows. Hamburg itself is known for its selection of great bars, live music, culture and the world-famous port and waterfront. On your visit be sure to take a stroll along Nikolaifleet, Hamburg’s prettiest canal and explore St Pauli, well-known for its street art, artsy stores and quirky cafes. For the best views of the city, the observation deck at St. Michaels Church is not to be missed.

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 Discover all there is to do in Copenhagen 

Generator Copenhagen Valentines day break ideasLocated in the centre of the city just off the Kongens Nytorv Square, Generator Copenhagen is a haven in the heart of the city. With Tim Bjorn illustrations, a large outdoor terrace restaurant serving authentic Scandinavian food and comfortable chill-out areas to relax after a long day of exploring, it’s an ideal base for your trip. You are just a stone-throw away from a number of beautiful parks and can take a day trip to the castles just outside the city, or if winter activities are of interest, enjoy ice skating at the rink by Fredriksberg Runddel. Of course, a trip to Copenhagen isn’t complete without visiting the iconic Little Mermaid statue on the banks of the Langelinie promenade. With everything from live jazz to punk, Michelin-star restaurants to cool street food options, there is something for couples, singles and groups of friends in Copenhagen this Valentine’s Day.

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