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

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#7 of 266 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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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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Donna wrote a review Jul 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
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What a blast. We loved everything about our stay here. It was the perfect location for all amenities. Staff,super helpful and friendly….especially our Jason. We were all totally gutted to be going back home,wished we were staying longer. We will definitely be returning…. Generator, watch out 😂👍🏻😂 See you soon
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
Responded 3 days ago
Ha! That's the kind of promise we want to see! What a really wonderful review to read; thanks so much! If you want Jason that much, I can pack him up and send him over to you! But you'll need to send him back each day' we'd fall apart without him...! Can't wait to see you again!
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claire q wrote a review Jul 2021
Galway, Ireland2 contributions3 helpful votes
Wonderful friendly and helpful staff. Brilliant location- within walking distance to all the shops and tourist spots. Reasonably priced good food in the restaurant. My teenagers adored the decor. Everything was super clean. The viewing tower is a wonderful way to watch the sunset over Dublin city. We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your kind review, Claire! Yourself and your family were a delight, and we look forward to having you all stay again. Thanks again, and take care of yourselves!
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Kiwi_bearx wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The staff here were all very welcoming and lovely and took the time to learn my name and have a chat with me when I walked through reception every day! Really made my stay even better. Unfortunately the food facilities weren't open until 2 days before I left but I'm sure it was wonderful to and the team I know was very attentive to their diners!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, and thank you so much for your really lovely review! We're really proud of our team here, and I'm delighted to see them getting some recognition for their work - and for just being kind people in general! I hope you get a chance to visit again now that we have our F&B department back open. Until then, take care and stay safe!
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hollygolightly2021 wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Really glad I booked a night here getting into Dublin so late. Was the perfect place to crash and I was made to feel very welcome. They said I could order in a take away and eat it at the reception. Bedroom was clean and quiet.
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hey Holly, Thanks so much for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope that you'll come back again soon. Until then, take care!
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sakibrazil65 wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Friendly staff great value for money everything on your doorstep including the teams......the staff couldn't be more welcoming a informed about the bars and clubs in and around the generator.......and I hear that the food is great when the restaurant opens up again
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Kevin Hannigan, Guest Services / Front Office at Generator Dublin
Responded Jun 6, 2021
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a great review! Thanks so much, and we can't wait to see you again, and hopefully get you a taste of our delicious food!
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PRICE RANGE
$65 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
generator hostel dublin hotel dublin
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.