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Generator Hostel Dublin

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 88 Specialty lodging in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic place! I was a little concerned about staying here as I'm over 40 (ahem) but was holidaying with a friend and my daughters - we had a four bed (that is, two bunk bed) room, and from the minute we walked in, we just loved the Generator. Amazing chilled atmosphere - great staff - fabulous (and reasonably... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Generator Hostel for a big ultimate frisbee tournament in Dublin. We were hundreds of players at the hostel - but in midst of all the chaos the staff did a pretty good job of keeping track of us. Unlike many other hostels I've experienced, both check in and check out was easy. The rooms are nice... More

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Cessnock, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in Dublin generator for 3 nights in a 6 bedroom dorm with my fiancé we had a great time walking distance from the main attractions and the hostel was super clean with staff that helped with all of our questions and went out of their way to help us exchange money after hours =]

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Miami Springs, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I absolutely loved everything about this hostel. The price, location, staff, and everything else was just amazing. I visited the hostel during St. Patrick's festivities in 2013 and I must say everything was luxury for a hostel. I would stay every every time. I loved it.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was pretty rad. We stayed in a private room for 2 nights and were super happy with our decision. It's very clean and modern, totally unique for a hostel. There was a cafe where you could get breakfast and sandwiches and late night munchies as well. While we were there there were 2 world cups game going on,... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I traveled to Dublin with a group of friends and we had an amazing experience with this hostel. We stayed for four nights and had a blast. it was about twenty minutes away from the airport by cab and the cab driver had no issues finding the place. The decor was trendy and appealing to our group of college students.... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the recent review you posted. Glad to hear you and your party enjoyed the food, staff and the decor. Check out one of our other European destinations if you are planning another college trip otherwise you are more than welcome to come back to Dublin. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

Tampa, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here 2 nights (not back to back) on a week long trip. It was by far the nicest hostel out of all of them that I stayed at while in Ireland! I was traveling solo, and stayed in 6 bed dorm rooms, one all female and the other mixed and everyone was very friendly. The rooms are clean,... More

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

Dear Missy, Thank you for your review, really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all the positive comments. I hope you enjoyed our 12 days of sun here in Ireland - nothing like Tampa!! Hope to see you soon for another visit Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

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38 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our travel in Dublin but we came back for a second stay in Generator. Overall a good experience - it is a modern and clean place to stay. For the first time we had a double room that was quite spacious and quiet. On our second stay we were in a four bed room - but although we... More

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

Hi Jasmin, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay however I do apologise that you did not receive towels on your second visit. As there is 540 people staying here at any one given time we have to provide electronic lockers - the cost for the large lockers is... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just returned from my second stay at the Generator Hostel in Dublin; my first time was last October. Both trips I stayed in a six-bed female dorm on the second floor for 4 nights. The first time I was travelling solo and the second time I met a friend there. On my most recent trip I arrived after midnight... More

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

Dear Guest, Wow, thanks for such a great review. We love to hear about people coming back for return visit's. I have passed your comments on to the team here - much appreciated! Please let me know if you are planning another trip! #Genlove back at you. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 1 night in July as I wanted somewhere cheap as I was on my own. The bar and lounge areas are fab and the staff on reception were very helpful. I really like the location as it was near the bus stops for both the airlink and the hop on hop off bus. Plus there was... More

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

Dear Louise, Thank you for taking the time to post your review - very informative for other fellow travellers. Really glad to hear your first experience of staying in a hostel was an enjoyable one. Next time check out one of our private rooms - very comfortable and reasonably priced! See you soon. 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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