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Generator Dublin

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28 Smithfield Street, Dublin Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#11 of 261 Specialty lodging in Dublin
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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. -- Please note that due to the global pandemic, some venues, amenities, and services may have been eliminated or scaled down for the safety of our guests and staff. Please contact the hotel should you have any questions or concerns.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Self-serve laundry
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grzegorzigras wrote a review Oct 2020
Muine Bheag2 contributions1 helpful vote
very clean, cosy, quiet, 4th floor - 418 room - 4 beds - fish painting on the wall. Very quiet and silent night - view on the chimney. Good service and personnel - bought point of Heineken - was lovely and fresh - so happy to come back. Greg Igras
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Lukas Kantor, General Manager at Generator Dublin
Responded Oct 30, 2020
Thanks so much for your lovely review! You're more than welcome back whenever you wish :)
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LivSharif wrote a review Oct 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark68 contributions8 helpful votes
Was only here for one night, but immediately Klaus in reception made me feel very at home and welcome. During my entire stay Klaus was there and he was always super helpful, happy and just in every way the kind of staff you wish to have around when you are staying somewhere away from home. Room was nice and cozy and overall it was very clean! Unfortunately bar and restaurant was closed due to Corona, but no doubt this place has a lot to offer during normal times. Neighbourhood was also great, with short walking distance to center and tram. Only negative for me was the bed/mattress which was a bit hard for my taste - but for one night it was alright and I got plenty of sleep. Would love to come back and hopefully meet Klaus again :-)
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Lukas Kantor, General Manager at Generator Dublin
Responded Oct 3, 2020
Hej Liv :) Thank you very much for the great review! We hope to see you soon again. Og lov endelig at komme paa besoeg :)
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fgarbe293011 wrote a review Sep 2020
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My stay has been lovely. Premise is close to town and easy to reach out. Free parking around the building. Nice rooms and clea bathroom. Comfy bed and nice bed stuff. Highly recommended to everyone want to stay around the city center at a reasonable price
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Lukas Kantor, General Manager at Generator Dublin
Responded Sep 20, 2020
Thanks for the kind words! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope that you'll come back again soon :)
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Rayraylucitt wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had a wonderful time, the staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean beds are comfy. The restaurant was closed due to covid so I cant comment on that. We will definitely be back. Thank you 😁😁
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Responded Sep 1, 2020
Thanks for the kind words! You and your family were an absolute delight, and we'd love to see you all back here again sometime soon :)
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Brenforth16! wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed here with some friends. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. We found all the staff we encountered to be very friendly and knowledgeable. Very reasonable rates also. Plenty to see and do around you. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lukas Kantor, General Manager at Generator Dublin
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Hey there! Thanks so much for the kind review; we're delighted you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we'll get to see you again soon :)
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$65 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
106
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Frequently Asked Questions about Generator Dublin
Which popular attractions are close to Generator Dublin?
Nearby attractions include The Cobblestone (0.1 miles), St. Michan's Church (0.1 miles), and The Brazen Head (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Generator Dublin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Generator Dublin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Generator Dublin?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Generator Dublin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lavanda Restaurant, Urbanity, and PHX Bistro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Generator Dublin?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Generator Dublin?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Generator Dublin?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (1.4 miles), Trinity College Dublin (1.0 miles), and Guinness Storehouse (0.6 miles).
Is Generator Dublin accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.