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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for two nights while I was in Dublin, and had a great experience. Check in took a while, however there were lots of other guests checking in at the time so it was understandable. The whole atmosphere of the place was really cool and industrial. They do have a breakfast included option, but you have to book... More 

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

We stayed here for our two nights in Dublin and we enjoyed our stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable though they are basic (no soap or hair dryer). There was no "Do Not Disturb" sign to hang on the door, which is a bit annoying because we don't always like our hotel rooms being cleaned. There is a nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hostel is very nice and kept clean, all the staff wear also very helpful. The breakfast was overpriced and terrible.Tthe quality of the breakfast was a joke, i would understand if it was included but it was 10 euro and the toaster wasnt working and the cutlery was dirty. The dinner menu was small and decent priced but they... 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. We appreciate all your comments and I apologise that you didn't enjoy your breakfast experience - I have passed information to the relevant department for review. Again thank you for taking the time to post your review. Regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved it. Good central location, easy to find, wonderful facilities. The staff were wonderfully helpful and F&B options were affordable. Shower facilities were well maintained and the bed was comfy with a nightlight and 2 power sockets. All in all, a home away from home and the best hostel chain I have stayed at.

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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 liked the hostel and enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to see you back in Dublin very soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best experience out of 2 other hostels that i stayed in (Dublin area) Location- excellent. Most things are in walking distance in Dublin anyway, but this hostel was well located for all the touristy things. Price- very reasonable, especially if booked in advance (price will go up noticably on weekends). Food- breakfast was great; very fresh and plenty of options.... 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. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience here, pity you had to move when we were full! Thanks for all your informative and positive points and we hope to see you back in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant location for walking or catching the tram into Dublin centre. Room was very clean, beds were really comfortable & shower was excellent. Would definitely stay in a generator hostel 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. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your positive comments. We hope to see you back again in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel has a great lounge and a perfect location. Close to the city center, and the Luas (public transportation - tram). I stayed on the third floor, and there was no bathroom, so i had to go uptairs in the midle of the night to pee, or take a shower. It isnt allowed to take food or drinks to... 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. Thank you for all your comments and great to hear you enjoyed the bar. We hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with friends a few weeks ago prior to starting a stag weekend. Great location and staff friendly. Had a few drinks in the bar before heading into Dublin for the night. On returning, showed our keys to the door staff (good to know its a secure hostel). Beds were comfy. will stay here again next time visting 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. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the hostel secure. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as part of a St Patrick's day contiki tour. It is epic!! Way better than the London generator hostel! I was particularly happy that each bed in our room had it's own light and sockets for charging! It's so so social, the bar and restaurant downstairs were fantastic, they had a really delicious vegetarian burger! The standard... 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 over the St Patricks week. Hope to see you next year for round two! Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hostel for young people, and probably the best in Dublin. The rooms were clean, the reception staff were quite helpful and the bar was awesome. they charged high rates during the weekends in April, but on the midweek days, the hostel offers excellent value! no kitchen but the cafe has decent food and there are plenty of... 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. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the staff helpful. We hope you will visit again soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager More 

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