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Generator Hostel Dublin

2.0 of 5 28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

When I walked in I was greeted by some of the kindest and most helpful people in the world. The rooms are very clean and modern. Location is perfect, not too close or too far from the city centre. And the Smithfield area is has so much with a fabulous independent film cinema, a grocery store, two good restaurants for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't normally leave reviews but I feel this needs to become known. Hostel and accommodation aside the cafe service here is so below par it is ridiculous. I had breakfast here 2 or 3 times during my stay. Each time I was never greeted with a good morning let alone a hello. Nobody looked like they wanted to be... More

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antwerpen
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trendy modern reception and bar.Staff is very helpfull. Comfortable beds in a spacy though very noisy room. clean Take granola with berrys for breakfast, stay away from the expensive full irish breakfast. Location is ok for visiting Dublin.

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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 delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the recomendation for the homemade granola with berries. Check out one of our other Generators across Europe you won't be disappointed. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Glengarriff, Irland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i suppose everybody who goes to a hostel has earplugs in his luggage. armed with those useful devices you can be sure this is a first place accommodation for price conscious tourists (check prices before booking, we five "girls" sharing the room payed from 30 to 70 euros - the cheapest was the girl who had booked just two days... More

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

Dear guest, Thanks you for leaving your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed all elements of your stay and thank you for leaving such a detailed review. I am sorry to hear about your kindle - I do hope the duty manager investigated it for you at the time. Hope to see you back very... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off at the generator for a drink and a sit down after covering some miles in Dublin. The staff were lovely and the cocktails were just as nice, two for ten euro!! We hadn't realised it was a hostel, just thought it was an Internet cafe/bar... So cannot comment on the rooms or facilities, but the bar was... More

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

Dear Danielle, Thanks for putting up a review on the Generator Bar. Great to hear you enjoyed the cocktails and found the staff friendly. We are open to the General public for food and drinks as well as providing accommodation. Hopefully you will come back to Dublin in the future and stay with us. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Gavle, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, once young and adventures would have loved this place if I travelled with friends for a party holiday. It has a good location but not great since it´s not located in "the center" but not far away, and for people like me who enjoy walking it´s perfect. They sell breakfast/dinner and have a cool bar with activities. Not to... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review, very helpful helpful for future guests. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and got to see the city. Hope you get a chance to return to the Dublin Generator, next time try sample the food - all homemade and delicious! Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Madrid
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is no so far from temple bar, about 15 minutes by walking, but it is a very new place, clean and cheap. Wifi is free, there is a goog bar to drink beers. Negative points: no microwave to heat your own food and breakfast is expensive. Taxi from hostel available for 20€ is a very good option.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on the Generator Dublin. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the place clean and cheap. Check out one of the other Generators around Europe for similiar experience. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Dublin with my husband without our kids. Generator is easy to find, nicely located, clean, modern. Staff were friendly and helpful. Generously we got a breakfast even on the day of arrival:) We paid for a double room with breakfast but got 3 single beds in the room - which we didn't mind and didn't make a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for your recent review on Generator Dublin. Great to hear you and your family had a good stay and delighted you found the staff helpful. Hopefully you will return to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like all generator hostels this is a commercial, well run place to stay. Staff not always that helpful but nice enough. I booked a 6 bed dorm and after I checked in I went up to my room that was 10 beds, they said I'd been "upgraded" once I explained that I didn't consider it to be an upgrade they... More

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for you review on the Generator Dublin. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and glad that the staff helped you and moved you back to the 6 bed dorm. Check out our other Generators across Europe you wont be disappointed! Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Wales
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again a nice stay at the Generator in Dublin, clean place, clean room and nice staff. It is great to see they now have lockers to keep your luggage safe instead of a locked room. One tip for you the room gets very hot!!!!! bring a fan if you can haha! We will be coming here again!

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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. During our recent heatwave we did infact purchase fans for our guests to use - probably after your stay. So hope to see you again in Dublin - and if its hot don't forget to ask for a fan.... More

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Address: 28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Dublin 2*
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