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Generator Hostel Dublin

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local looking for a quick bite we stumbled into Generator one sunday during a vintage market and were very impressed with the fare on offer. Very reasonably priced lunch dishes that were both creatively presented and very tasty. We will be back to try some more. Smithfield area seems to be on the up again with numerous new... More

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

Good afternoon, Thanks for your recent review on the Generator Dublin - great to hear you had a nice visit and got to sample our creative menu and hope you enjoyed the fair, check out fb/smithfieldmarketsquare for photos of the event, you might see yourself! Pop in again we are open for lunch Mon-Fri as well - you won't be... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only needed a nights stay in Dublin and this worked out very well. We got a private room for 4 which was clean and quiet. The lobby/cafe area is nicely done and the staff were very helpful with our luggage. It's a 10-15m walk into the main part of town so not bad at all really. Would recommend if... More

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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 you enjoyed your stay and great to hear you found the staff helpful. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Such good value - everything was great. Stayed in a mixed 8-bed, solo female traveller and felt totally safe. Free lockers under bed, individual lights and a screen near your pillow so some feeling of privacy. It was really hot in there but in fairness I went during a major heatwave so this is probably not the usual!... More

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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. Glad to hear you liked the hostel and found it clean and friendly. Our heatwave is well and truly over so hopefully when you come back it will be a bit cooler. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Alberton, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was quite nice and comfortable,I didn't see other hostels in Dublin,but when comparing the prices,Generator is more on the Overpriced side. This may be because there was a lot of offerings on the property,including entertainment.It would have been good value if breakfast was included in my rate. Great work to everyone,staff were absolutely fantastic and very responsive!

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review on the Dublin Generator. Really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and most importantly found the staff very responsive. Hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Bern, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great modern hostel. Be advised that this is a huge hostel and there are many many people staying here. The rooms are huge, clean and the beds were awesome. The bathroom was clean and spacious as well. Note that the hostel is located a bit away from the city center, which will result in a 15 minute... More

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

Dear Simon, Thanks for the nice review and for recommending Generator Dublin to others. Really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Check out our other Generator's around Europe next time. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Dudley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us girls went in for my friends 40th birthday, was a bit worried about the hostel as never stayed in one before...... Wow how fab was it, the staff was friendly the rooms were spacious and clean, the bunk beds were really comfortable. I would def recommend the Generator 56 euros for the whole weekend, the bar was... More

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

Dear Rebecca, Wow thanks for your great review on the Generator Dublin. Delighted to hear you and your party had a great stay and found it value for money. Hope you will return for another event in the near future. Again thanks for taking the time to post your comments. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool hostel! In my opinion only one disadvantage (location) should be mentioned. You need to spend 15-20 minutes to reach city center by foot, but everything else are on the top level! The rooms are very spacious in comparison with other hostels, so you will have the good sleep.

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

Dear Slava, Thanks for your recent review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the hostel cool. Check out our other European hostels you won't be disappointed!! Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this due to such good reviews. That was a mistake... The room stank of beer, there were bread crusts on the floor in the corner, two bed lights didn't work, the lobby was noisy and it generally felt like we were being housed inside a bar. We complained, but there was no other room available. Even after the window... More

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

Dear Sophie, Thank you for posting your review. We are disappointed to read your comments about the room, Generator has a very high level of cleanliness so I will look into why your room was not up to standard. Can you forward me on your reservation details to maureen.meegan@generatorhostels.com so I can investigate further. Again, thank you for informing me.... More

Surat Thani, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Generator and could not be more satisfied with my experience. The price was great for an ensuite dorm, the room and bathroom were clean (and quiet), there were cages under the beds to lock up my stuff, and the bar downstairs was fantastic! I never woke up early in the morning, so I'm not sure if there's... More

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

Dear Blake, Thanks for your recent review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and you had a few lie in's. Great tip its well worth spending a few extra euro to book a room with an ensuite. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and friendly hostel with sink and mirror in room - cubical's for showers and loo's separated both male and female just a short walk from the room. Bar had a great atmosphere with pool tables and computers. Staff were friendly and helpful, some pubs near by but not a far walk into the center to enjoy some of the... More

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

Dear Liz, Thanks for the review, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the staff friendly. Check out one of our other Generators throughout Europe for your next break - you won't be disappointed! Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

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Address: 28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Dublin 2*
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You’ll find Generator Dublin in the heart of Smithfield Square in central Dublin. This newly fashionable area located between the developing museum district and the Four Courts District has plenty to do and see. Next door you’ll find the Jameson Distillery, one of the most popular attractions in the city. Dublin is a compact city and the best way to explore is on foot, so you don’t miss a thing. You’re a short walk from the infamous Guinness Storehouse with its un-missable 360 degree gravity bar, Temple Bar and the Spire. But while you are here make sure you soak up the atmosphere of the hostel. It’s a destination in its own right. Head to the bar and chill out areas and get yourself a well deserved drink or two and soak up the most eclectic and authentic entertainment for miles around. We have recently added a wide range of specialist craft beers both from local and afar. We’ve also great beds for sleepy heads and of course you’ll be enjoying Dublin life in the most stylish and authentic surroundings. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private en-suites with innovative mod cons. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay speak with any member of our team, their city expertise will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. We’ll see you there soon. ... more   less 
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