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Generator Hostel Dublin

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28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in a 7 bed dorm room during St Pats. I actually had so much fun in the hostel, we stayed for 2 nights at their bar. Other people from Dublin came in because they had the best drink specials around. There was such a huge mix of people from all over the world. The staff are absolultey awesome and... More 

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay so much over the the St. Patricks fun and games. Thank you for your positive comments about our staff - they are awesome and work so hard to make our guests feel welcome. Hope you come... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel ticks all the boxes. It's in a perfect location (a 15 minute walk to the middle of town and in a quiet area.) The staff and very friendly, the beds are comfortable, the breakfast and bar area is of a decent standard. Didn't have a single problem for the few days that we stayed.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Delighted to hear you had a problem free stay and enjoyed all aspects. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd give it 3.5 if I could. I found the service on the reception to be totally lacking. The staff were rude and distracted - I realise by the very nature of it being a hostel, the staff are mostly short term, but they could be a bit more discerning. The staff who were on the counter during the St.... More 

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. I am disappointed to hear you found the front desk lacking in customer service, the majority of our staff are long term and we are very committed to providing constant training in customer satisfaction. I have passed on your comments to the front of house team in order... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a large group of friends and family, very comfortable beds, great location, friendly staff would definitely recommend, great value for money. The bar is a great place for socialising and the breakfast is nice. Tea and coffee making facilities in rooms would have made it perfect.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebrations here with us and thank you for leaving such positive comments about the staff and the hostel itself. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin very shortly. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations... More 

Peschiera del Garda, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, great atmosphere, top located , all the people at the reception were so nice!room and bathroom were large and clean.We were there for a hens party and we all loved the hostel. We had onre 6 bed dorms to ourselves with private toilet. With a short walk you can reach all the main spots.I warmly recomend this hostel... More 

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you and your party enjoyed your break here with us and thank you for the warm recommendation. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend taylahs phone was stolen and she was a right mess! The duty manager Jeremy got us settled in quickly and took us straight to the bar where they have a wicked atmosphere with a big screen playing the football plus a pool table ect. Rooms are clean and comfortable! Big lockers under beds!! Don't forget to bring your... More 

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Sorry to hear about your friends phone but glad you were made feel settled by our management team. Hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went recently for a 4 day trip with a group of 8 friends. We all loved the hostel. We had 2 x 6 bed dorms to ourselves. Spacious, clean, everything you need. The atmosphere was great in the reception / bar area. We had some evening food which was tasty! It's a great location, 10 min walk to the... More 

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for you recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you and your party had such an enjoyable stay and thank you for your positive comments. Hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the last week of December in 2014 just before Christmas. It was a very lovely place to stay. Close to city center by tram. Amenities (including grocery shopping) is near by. Great pubs near by as well.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Christmas break and hope to see you back again in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

stayed here with Dix friends for a hen weekend great location and friendly staff will def stay here again and tell all my friends about it great location right near shops bars and plenty to do both day and night

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will see you again in the near future for the next hen party. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an hotel which tries to be an hostel, basically an hotel with common rooms. It's big, clean and new but you pay for everything and the the staff is not really easy going, 4-6€ to let your lugguage, 3-4 € for the breakfast (i didn't know it and they waited I put a toast in my mouth to say... More 

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Firstly I have to disagree with you, we are not a hotel trying to be a hostel, a large proportion of our room stock is dorms therefore a hostel. We do provide a lot of food and beverage offerings in the hostel therefore we do provide a self... More 

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