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Generator Hostel Dublin
Ranked #3 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Stayed 2 nights. best value private room with ens. Great breakfast avail for only 4 € pp. Staff frienfly and extra helpful! Cleaners exceptional and linen pristine! Location 1 min walk to Green Bus, tram and Jamiesons Distillery! We are now booked for London too!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Catie W
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Management response:Responded June 27, 2012

Dear Catie,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on the Generator Hostel Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Hope you enjoy your stay in London.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is one of the best places iv ever stayed at, the staff are brilliant and helpful, as a well heeled world traveller i can't recommend this place highly enough, Maureen, lukaz, karen and the rest of the staff are some of the nicest guys i'v met, so congrats to the generator hostel and spread the word that this place is a must for any backpacker.......

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank martinmoore6
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2012

Dear Martin,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on the Generator Dublin Hostel. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for your positive comments about our staff and the hostel itself.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We paid €40 for a double with private ensuite. Nice and clean, very basic but ok value for money. Not noisy at all. The breakfast was good for €4 each. Wouldn't want to pay any more than we did but it was close to everything, which is what you need!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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2  Thank SageBarnOwl
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on the Generator Dublin. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.

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Maureen Meegan
Operations Manager

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Reviewed June 16, 2012

This was the first hostel i had ever stayed at and i wasn't sure what to expect, this hostel was more like a hotel, with a bar, cafe, key cards,ect. as someone who is new to travel it was perfect for me. the rooms were spacious and clean. everything was under key card so i felt safe, you couldn't even use the lift without one. The bar was affordable, and when i was ready for bed i the soundproofing in the rooms was so good couldn't hear a thing from the bar. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Michelle M
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2012

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back in Ireland in the near future.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
Operations Manager

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Reviewed June 14, 2012

This was my first stay in a European hostel, and I'm happy to say I was not disappointed! My friend and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the place and would love to return the next time we visit Dublin!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank ChrisS91
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Generator Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and liked the atmosphere.

We hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
Operations Manager

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

clean, warm, a good hostel as Dublin goes. Only mixed dorms and a nightclub downstairs but was quiet and had a good nights sleep before heading to the airport. Out of town but close to tram stop to pop in and out. Would recommend travelling by tram to get there from the station as the area between is not the best late at night.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank libmeisterflex
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Generator Dublin. We value every review as it gives us a great indication of how we can best meet the needs of our guests.

We welcome you back to Dublin in the near future.

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Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here recently with 13 guys on a stag party. The venue is in a great location 15 mins from the buzz of temple bar and o'connell street. It's fresh, modern, kitted out with everything you could possibly need from a bar, lots of lounging around space and well laid out bedrooms. Would definitely recommend this place if your spending a few days in dublin.

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2  Thank Anthony G
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
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Additional Information about Generator Hostel Dublin

Address: 28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: $23 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Dublin 2*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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