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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
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the four courts hostel the next night - much nicer staff there. The reading light in the room was a bonus I suppose. I also did not like the luggage storage - the machine ate my money, then I paid for 12 hrs after this. Other places offer complimentary storage.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked 2 4bed rooms. When we arrived only 1 of the rooms was available, as it was fully booked. There was a mix up with the firm I booked with and the hostel. The staff gave us all drinks tokens at the bar and said they'd sort something out. They offered to move 4 of us to a hotel suite... 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. It was actually me who you were dealing with and I would like to once again apologise over the mix up with your room and to thank you for being so understanding. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and we would look foward to seeing... More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very nice location, across the street there is a wonderful movie theatre ! cool open space to chill at ground floor we had a 6 dorms with private bathroom, clean and quiet not too expensive for such quality

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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 the hostel itself. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just finished our stay here. Regards the actual building, we stayed on the bottom floor and could here every bang, every footstep, every conversation. If I was looking for a door that was as noisy as possible Id go here, we barely slept between 1am and 3am from doors slamming shut and people walking the corridors. The staff were largely... 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. Unfortunately we cannot control how noisy other guests are but I do apolgoise that you found the staff unfriendly. Your comments have been passed to all front of house staff for review. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a classic chain group hostel which offers all the amenities of a hotel but meant more for the young traveller. There is a nice bar area and large lounging areas. Overall good place with a decent vibe. The hostel was located some distance away from some of the more touristy places but it was fine as the tram... 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 enjoyed your stay and thank you for all your comments. Hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All I can say is awesome! Absolutely loved my stay at the Generator! I was travelling alone after having been with a friend for five weeks so was a bit hesitant about heading off alone. However, The generator was the perfect spot! Super easy to get to from the airport (take the airlink bus all the way to the end... 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 all elements of your stay and thank you for your positive comments. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Waterford, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we arrived, welcome was not very friendly. Staff member checked us into wrong room first, and when asked where we were from, he gave no reply or looked uninterested. Was not very happy with our stay considering the amount we paid for the night.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review. I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay and I do apologise that your welcome wasn't as pleasant as you hoped. I have passed your review to all front of house team for review and to specify how we can improve our service. We hope to see you back in... More 

Berlin, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel had it all. Nice bar with a variation of drinks, clean showers and friendly staff that was quite helpful. We did not eat breakfast with the regular breakfast but bought coffee and a muesli at the coffee bar - it was very tasty and the muesli with the fruit was fresh. We as a group enjoyed the 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 stay so much and I have passed on your comment about the size of the room. Hope to see you all back again soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hostel is excellent. There is plenty to do without even leaving the building and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Every day there are different activities offered to get everyone involved. The rooms are a nice size and all of the facilities are nice and clean. Definitely highly recommended!

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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. See you soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Rapperswil, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Special Youth hostel, recommendable for Young People, also elderly guests are also very welcomed. Twins and single rooms available, but mostly up to three bedded rooms available. Restaurant, Bar, 24 hour reception. Tram Station nearby. Various activities offered, as i.e. Walking tours, Whisky tasting. Good other Restaurants around the hostel. Jameson Whisky Destillery around the Corner.

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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 thank your for making all your points - will definitely help future travellers. Hope to see you in the future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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