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Generator Hostel Dublin

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28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Facilities were great, food was mint and staff were very helpful. Was much more like a hotel than a hostel which we thought was great while still being able to meet new people in our room and have a few nights out etc. Only downside was that on saturday night the party in the hostel bar blasted music until at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super clean, and well maintained hostel. A nice buzzing vibe with great decor. A lot more upmarket than other hostels in Dublin. Might feel a little far from the city Centre when you're a tourist, but Smithfield is not far from temple bar or O'Connell st. Really enjoyed my stay.. staff were helpful. The only drawback was that there were... More 

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Wigton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent informative staff, fantastic rooms with plenty of storage space. Breakfast was very good and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend for all. Located next to the Jameson's Distillery and about a 20 minute walk from Temple Bar.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very helpful front desk staff. Activities planned each night to help visitors meet other guests and have fun. Comfortable and clean beds. Lockers to store stuff. Bring a padlock. Easy to book online. It would be nice if they had some food available for coming in late at night. Like some pre-made sandwiches or ichiban noodles would be good. Overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff was very responsive over email prior to my stay and helpful upon arrival and for booking tours. The hostel was in a good area as well, not too far of a walk from any of the main attractions. Didn't explore or use the facilities on the first floor, but they looked fun. I stayed in an 8 or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a family and had two rooms all to ourselves. The place was clean and had a good vibe. Some of the staff are very good and will do what they can to help. Others on reception, not so much. The location was good, near enough to the city centre. If you remember that it's a hostel (no... 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. Great to hear you found your room clean and liked the vibe of the hostel. We hope you come back again in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved staying at the Generator. It's home away from home. Everyone is really friendly and the rooms and bathrooms are all very clean. This place has such a great feel, and I loved that it's situated not far from town or the Jameson whiskey distillery. Would recommend the Generator every time!!

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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. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for your recommendation. We hope to see you back very soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was like a college campus all in one hostel! Fun atmosphere and the drinks and food were a plus. Very clean and nice building. Hot at night in the rooms though. I would definitely book with them again. Oh and they're right by Jameson ;)

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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 enjoyed your stay and availed of the food and beverage options. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of us stayed in an 8 bed room and for the price, was amazing. The shower and toilet rooms were clean and in g.w.o, the bed was comfy, decor contemporary and the only downside I can possibly find is that the 1 window in the room didn't open too well and the room got very hot and sweaty! The... 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. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and made use of all the food and beverage outlets. Hope you and your party will come back again in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this place is the staff, they are absolutely wonderful and always take you seriously no matter the problem or the age/gender you are. The thing that happened during mine and a friend's stay was disgusting, we were staying in a group room, which meant that we were staying with four other people, all guys and all... 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 that you enjoyed your stay overall. Our staff do take all complaints/worries very seriously so delighted to hear how they resolved your issue. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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