it's full steam ahead for generator. the design-led – and dare we say fun-infused – hostel chain has opened cool properties in europe's most buzzing destinations at an accelerated pace, and now stockholm too has joined the list. the new property occupies a former office building in norrmalm, a downtown area of the city, and features 796 beds in 233 suites, premium private rooms, and shared hostel lodging, all spread over 11 floors. and for those who love to live large, a studio apartment with a private kitchen and living is readily available. similarly to other generator hostels, the new outpost is infused with funky design elements courtesy of toronto-based practice and longtime collaborator designagency, and thanks to a series of alluring communal spaces, it's bound to be the neighbourhood's new social hub as well.
the welcoming and spacious lobby boasts quirky pops of colour and oversized pendant lighting, and is open day and night for guests and vistors alike to hang-out and chill. another place to rub shoulders over a drink and a bite is the ground floor café and bar. open daily, it's where to go for either breakfast and brunch or lunch and dinner, featuring a menu by chef david gard. a full-fedged restaurant, called standalone, and featuring a setting inspired by the swedish capital, and serving global street food, will open on the premises later this year. when duty calls, one floor up a lounge and convertible communal spaces are situated. needless to say that stockholm as your next destination to explore just got a little more real. location: torsgatan 10 [norrmalm].