Generator Hostel Paris

Paris, France

Spanning eight of Europe’s cities the new Generator “Boutique” Hostel in Paris towers over the Place du Colonel Fabien, the eight-story hostel is the largest in it’s chain.


With Paris ranking as one of the top three travel city destinations in the world along with London and Berlin, the Generator Hostel can accommodate up to 920 travellers at a time! Stepping inside Generator’s Hostel you can see the eclectic style, directly influenced by the Parisian city. You are immediately welcomed with a warm greeting in the bar area which follows through the hostel to a chic cafe, 199 bedrooms, Moroccan themed chillout room and a rooftop terrace with views over Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur. Whether you are travelling solo or in a group the ambience of the hostel will forge new friendships in it’s relaxed and stylish surroundings.

The Generator Paris hostel has been specifically designed to reflect the cultural and artistic diversity of the city of Paris. The Design Agency, based in Toronto Canada took advantage of the local flea markets sourcing vintage luminaires mixing the chic furnishings with seven Tom Dixon luminaires ensuring the hostel is like no other in the city. Lighting designer, ARTEC and Generator wanted to create different atmospheres and scenes relating to the area and time of day. Helvar’s partner Integrale worked to design a specific solution based on Generator’s requirements, “the lighting controls have added the finishing touches to compliment the design and provide flexibility to help create the character and atmosphere of the hostel” said Nadine Ravarini, Business Development Director at Integrale.

The lobby, breakfast lounge, chillout room and basement bar are all controlled by Helvar’s lighting control systems. Working alongside a range of differing luminaires, including LED’s, the installed lighting control system has the flexibility to manage and control scenes in each individual area throughout the day and night. Using DALI drivers this gave the flexibility to enable the luminaires to be dimmed, leading edge or trailing edge dimmers were also used to set the scene.

Generator Hostel said “Helvar’s lighting controls are simple to use and enable us to control scenes in order to create the right ambiance for the well being of our guests. Being able to select and control scenes when required gives us greater flexibility with the system which has been a very important factor in this project”.

Paris, France