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Smithfield Square, 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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Updated 10/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#12 of 277 in Dublin
Location
4.1
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.1
Value
4.1
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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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Taxi service
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
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Alfredo Ciordia Zabalza wrote a review Yesterday
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The hostel “Generator” is really nice and the help of the staff i.e. Carlos from “Generator” was very helpful and professional. He informed me about the best touristic places either in Dublin as well as the rest of the island e.g Galway, Belfast…, as well as what to do during the night, places and pubs to have a good meal or take some Guiness beers, etc.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
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Hey there, Thanks for the lovely review! We will pass on the note about Carlos and we are delighted to hear you were accommodated so well! All the best, Generator Dublin Team
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Rodrigo Delfim wrote a review May 24
Limerick, Ireland13 contributions1 helpful vote
The hostel is very expensive, the shower isnt working and the bathroom no clean, I honestly hoped more quality because is very expensive. Staff is good, very polite. The breakfast with juice is not good and a couple of options to eat.
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
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Hello rodrigod941, Thank you very much for your review! We hope to see you again soon :) Kind regards, The Generator Team
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rodrigodelfim wrote a review May 24
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The shower isnt work and I adivced the staff. The bathroom is not good! The price is very expensive but the hostel isnt good, sorry. Good local in Dublin, staff is polite but I hopped the better hostel.
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
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Hey Rodrigo, Apologies for the upset during your stay here. We never want to see any guest having a difficult experience while staying here. Our staff always get on to and fix any issue that is mentioned to them as fast as possible. Once again, apologies for the difficulties but we are sure if you return - you will find the great Generator experience we are known for! Generator Dublin Team
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Dynazenon wrote a review May 23
Navan, Ireland1 contribution
Nice enough spot located near the city centre in Dublin. Wonderful staff and some nice facilites available such as luggage areas to store important items and entertainment from the bar, pool tables and dart boards. No real quiet area outside of the rooms themselves but even then the walls seemed pretty thin with noise from both the place itself and outside slipping in. If you needed someplace decently priced to stay near the city centre, I'd say go for it.
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Hello Dynazenon, Thank you so much for your review! we very much appreciate it :) We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Generator Team
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felipe91ca wrote a review May 23
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The concept of the hostel is good. However, it is pricey and definitely not worth the money. The bedroom was not very clean and the bathroom was full of hand soap since the container was leaking. The breakfast was really poor with a very limited selection. Also at the reception we had some issues and they did not want to give us the breakfast token since they were reading their system wrongly. We had to prove with the receipt that we had paid in advance for the breakfast and then they accepted giving them to us.
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Hello felipe91ca, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback! Our sincere apologies for the confusion about breakfast, we will pass on your comments to the appropriate team to improve the experience for future guests. We hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, The Generator Team
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Nuno G wrote a review May 23
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I really enjoyed my stay in Dublin. Everything important is in walkable distance. The employees are friendly and helpful. You can even go up onto a small tower for 5 euros and have a nice view over the city.
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
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Hello 220nunog, Thank you much for your very kind review! We really appreciate all your comments :) Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Generator Team
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Spike wrote a review May 22
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Staff good, very pleasant and mainly helpful. Beds reasonable sleep ok. Shower Average. Toilets- urine on floor unmopped for over 12 hours, literally waded through it. Reported- @ 5pm still there 8am.
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
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Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, We are glad to hear staff were of help but we are sorry to hear overall you didn't have a pleasant stay, we have passed on the comments to our team and can assure this is not the norm here, our apologies. We hope to welcome you back in the future. All the best - The Gen Team
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JimmyJones333 wrote a review May 21
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Nice place, too bad they had large puddles of shitwater in the bathroom every night. It was so gross and the staff was not particularly friendly. Other than that it was a nice location and I guess fine.
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Responded 4 days ago
Hello Jimmy. Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and have passed on your comments to our maintenance team to have a look into the bathrooms. Generator Dublin
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ines757 wrote a review May 21
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
I had a terrific time at the hostel. I truly enjoyed my time there. I met amazing international travelers and the accommodation was spectacular. The room I stayed in was big, clean and very well organized. The staff was super nice and friendly. I recommend this place 100%.
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Hello Ines! Thank you very much for such an amazing review. We are over the moon that you had such a good experience with us and we really enjoyed having you. We hope to see you again here some time soon. Until then, we hope that you are keeping well! Generator Dublin
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Bridgetmm_2022 wrote a review May 20
Denver, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
The location is good, close to a market, Jameson & Guinness. We were kind of far from Grafton St (shopping) and a lot of the bars/clubs (but that’s on us because we chose this location). The staff is great! Incredibly nice and helpful. Our issues stem from the rooms. Their storage containers are incredibly loud, no matter how slow you move or quiet you try to be. You will wake everyone up every time you have to open it. The other big issue is a doors. They slam even if you manually try to softly close them. The walls are paper thin so you can hear everyone else on your floors door slam also. Overall, location and the space itself was pretty cool. We hardly slept due to the issues above and the construction outside our widow. Sunrise was 5am and the construction definitely started before then.
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Hello Bridget! Thank you so much for your review. We are always open to hearing guests feedback in order to improve. We are glad that you had a good experience with our staff and that you made great use of the attractions surrounding us. Thank you very much for bringing the issue of noise and construction to our attention. Be sure that we will take this seriously and pass it on to the relative members of staff that are best to deal with the issue. We hope you come and stay with us again some time in the future. Keep well! Generator Dublin
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PRICE RANGE
$52 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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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 PHX Bistro, Urbanity, and Lavanda Restaurant.
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), Guinness Storehouse (0.6 miles), and 14 Henrietta Street (0.4 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.