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Generator Dublin

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Ireland
+353 1901 0222

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based on 3,434 reviews
Generator Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
Wed. 4/8
Thu. 5/8
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Provider Nightly total $21 $29
Expedia $34

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Distance to city centre

1.2 km

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Nearest airport


Distance to airport

8.9 km

Rooms available at Generator Dublin

Wed. 4/8
Thu. 5/8

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King bed
King bed
King bed

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  • Okay
    Oct. 2018

    Nice facility, manageable location but for a particular type of travel

    The facilities are modern and relatively clean. Rooms are well maintained and mattresses are pretty comfortable. The bar area is nice and live music is a plus. Building and rooms are also secure. Swipe cards are required to go anywhere and there’s security at the door.

    Upon arrival, the staff was more concerned with being cool than with being courteous. Morning staff was much better. What rubbed me the wrong way about this place is that they fail to provide any kind of secure storage for even the smallest of items. There are lock boxes under the beds, but require you bring your own padlock or pay a ridiculous amount of money to use the luggage storage in the basement. Plan ahead or snuggle your valuables. Also, no outside food is allowed. Strange for a hostel. The reason given is that plenty of food is available on site for purchase. Most things on the menu were expensive for a backpacker. The restaurants and supermarket across the way are the best options. Also, the provided shower gel dispenser is always empty and make sure you double check the toilet paper before you sit down. This place clearly has its eye on being trendy to attract the young, party crowd. It’s nothing similar to what backpackers are used to from every other hostel on the planet and fails to provide the community experience and chance to meet new people that solo travelers look for. Considering the price isn’t even on the lower end, there are better places in Dublin.

  • Good
    Aug. 2018

    Decent Place

    Location and atmosphere were fun.

    I can’t say too much here since it IS a hostel, but the walls and doors are very thin and you can hear the loud, drunk patrons coming in all night. It made for a good daytime nap, but not the best nights sleep.

  • Okay
    Mar. 2018

    Overpriced, unfriendly staff

    Location was really good and the place was very clean. If you wanted to eat meals at the hostel and spend a lot of your time there, it's a nice place for that, although overpriced as far as hostels go (even in Dublin). Definitely a party hostel but I was just surprised at how expensive it is.

    Staff were really unhelpful and made my stay somewhat negative.

  • Excellent
    Feb. 2017

    Fab value- great location

    Fabulous value for the money. €52 for two people in a spotlessly clean double private room w bathroom. Right in Smithfield steps away from great restaurants, cinema, pubs cafes and live Irish Music. Right above the Jameson Brewery Tasting Rooms. Laundry facilities, on site pub and cafe and luggage storeage. Room and bathroom were spotlessly clean, warm and quiet. Felt very safe also.

    Nothing. It was all good!

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2016


    The staff here is absolutely wonderful and very friendly! You can ask for suggestions on places to go and things see and to do and they give out detailed descriptions on what you should expect to experience at each destination! The Night Staff was equally wonderful! To my surprise the night guards/security we're very friendly and helpful and happy to give good directions to near by places. The bartenders are cheerful, funny and have great suggestions for local restaurants and nightlife activities. The reception team is outstanding! They are warm and welcoming and available 24/7! They can help you with any delemas or concerns may come up during your stay. On my next trip to Dublin I will stay at the generator and the staff has a HUGE part to play in desire to book a room with the generator again!

    The only things that I can complain about is the fact that the laundry room often has a line waiting because the dryers take too long to dry. Just for one load it can take up to two to three hours before your clothes become dry, but even then they may not be dry and this leaves people will still be waiting to take their turn while their clothespecially sit soaking wet. Also the bar could be open later.

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About Generator Dublin


Conveniently located, Generator Dublin allows for easy access to Dublin's best hot spots. Guests can also enjoy free internet throughout the property. The hostel has recently been refurbished and offers meeting rooms, a 24-hour reception and a coffee bar. In addition, the multilingual staff are available to provide local information. Guests are also able to enjoy a game of snooker in the stylish lounge bar. Generator Dublin offers 106 comfortable rooms that are ideal for backpackers on a budget. Bed linen and towels are available at a surcharge. Generator Dublin's in-house restaurant, Cafe and Restaurant, is a popular spot to enjoy a meal. Every morning a buffet breakfast is available in the breakfast room. The hostel is close to shops, dining and Dublin's nightlife. Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle are a brief stroll away.




Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi

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Amenities at Generator Dublin

Computer use available
ATM on-site
Car hire
Daily housekeeping
Family rooms
Feather pillow
Fire extinguisher
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Ironing service
Flat-screen TV
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Packed lunches
Smoke alarms
Hardwood or parquet floors
Special diet menus (on request)
Contactless check-in/check-out
Tour desk
Face masks for guests available
Bicycle hire
Physical distancing in dining areas
Board games/puzzles
Game room
Physical distancing rules
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
Evening entertainment
Key card access
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
No smoking
Kid-friendly buffet
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Express check-out
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
24-hour security
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
Pets not allowed
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Pool table
Coffee shop
Private bathroom
Private check-in/check-out
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
Night club
Storage available
Private parking
Free Wi-Fi
Ticket service
Reading light
Disabled access
Safety deposit box
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge/TV area
Shared toilet
Accessible by lift
First-aid kit
Table football
Snack bar
Socket near the bed
Body soap
Carbon monoxide detector
Toilet paper
Towels/sheets (extra fee)
Cleaning products
Upper floors accessible by lift
Vending machine (drinks)
Vending machine (snacks)
Walk-in shower

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Most popular landmarks

  • Jameson Distillery63 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral0.7 km
  • Guinness Storehouse0.9 km
  • Dublin Castle0.9 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral1.1 km
  • Dublin Writers Museum1.2 km

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