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Generator Hostel Dublin Reviews

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland

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86%

Rating
1953 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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77%

Good palce for those with money. The price of dorms literally tripple over the weekends so be warned. Staff was very helpful. Bathrooms and dorms were kept impeccably clean. The lockable chests for your bags underneath each bed as well as the power sockets for each bed is an excellent touch. Professional bar was nice and not overpriced. Unfortunately no kitchen and complimentary breakfast. They do have an in house cafe from which you can buy meals.


91%

My friend and I always love staying at Generator hostels! They set such a great environment for any young traveller. The bar was a little expensive - but you meet so many great people. Location was great! Recommend to everyone!

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

100%

I really don't have anything bad to say about this hostel.. I've never stayed in a hostel before, as I was pretty nervous about shared rooms, security, etc. this hostel works more like a hotel. You can choose if you want an all female/male form or coed dorm, or you can choose to have a private room. There's 24/7 security, and you have locks on all doors. lockers for your stuff. Staff friendly, and very clean accommodations. Would definitely come back!

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very clean, great facilities and a fun atmosphere. I'd recommend this to everyone.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the great facilities and fun atmosphere during your stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

91%

I always enjoy staying at a generator hostel. All the time I meet awesome people to hang out with while I am traveling.

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you always enjoy staying at Generator. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

57%

very durty, loud, few toiletts, ended up going to another place


86%

Way better than staying at the sky backpackers hostel!

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

97%

Hands down best hostel I stayed in while in Ireland...great atmosphere going on in the bar daily events, super clean. Only problem was all of the laundry facilities were broken. But otherwise such a great place to stay and you meets some awesome people

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that this was the best hostel that you stayed in in Ireland. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

60%

Guys, I get it - it's a hostel and there are no private baths for every person. But men's bathroom on 2nd floor _ONLY_? Come on, at least one per floor... There are hostels in the middle of the Red Light District in Amsterdam, which are cheaper and offer bathroom per room.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Loved the Generator! I feel the Generator Dublin is what a hostel should be - clean, cozy, with helpful amenities like wifi, a cafe downstairs and awesome security. I stayed in a Female 6 bed room and it was super clean, the lockers were helpful and, while there was some noise outside our window of people on the street down below, it wasn't anything a pair of earplugs couldn't handle.


97%

We absolutely loved our stay at the generator in Dublin. It was very clean, great location and we just loved our little double room.


63%

I've always been very happy with the generator hostels. The Dublin location is really nice and in a great area of town however I did not like the staff at the generator Dublin. The Asian lady behind the front desk is extremely rude. She completely messed up my reservation so me and my other guest were never able to stay in the same room and my other guest ended up having to pay more than she should have do to the mix up with the reservation. This lady was also rude to other guests as well.


100%

wonderful time here. no air con but weather was brilliant and our window opened. a party was happening the first night we got there and music played until about 1 but it was fine.


83%

Figure out the locker situation! Downstairs there were either no lockers available or the ones that were took my 3 euro and didn't give it back. Also talk to your staff about relations with guests. Merry staff member except one was very short and seemed impatient with me, and I felt nervous to come up and ask for anything. Also if you're staying in a mixed dorm, the continental breakfast IS NOT free, it's 3 euro. Just things to be aware of.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. I have passed your info in regards to your comments onto the relevant departments. Kind Regards

74%

The Generator in Dublin is a really fun atmosphere with a lively bar in the lobby. There was something going on down there each night whether it was live music, a dj, or some type of party. It's a little removed from the most popular areas of the city, as it is on the other side of the River Liffey. The rooms are spacious and comfy beds though.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

69%

This is a good hostel if you're looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay that's a bit away from the city center. There is a bar downstairs that would be good for meeting people if you're a solo traveler. The people I met here all seemed very friendly. That said, this place is a decent walk from the Temple Bar area, which means its even further from nightlife at places like Camden street. Staff was helpful, but less so than other hostels I've been to.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

80%

Nice, except for the heavy mold in the bathroom!

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

No free luggage storage (lockers £3/6hr, £4/12hr). Generator's is very well established and offers many services and tours. The dorms were just like sharing a hotel room: very clean and spacious.


80%

Was a good experience. The room was too small. The smallest (hallway) of a room I have ever seen in a 6 bunk dorm in europe. But otherwise, great staff and atmosphere made it worth it. recommended.


89%

Great atmosphere and lovely people! Highly recommended for those traveling alone

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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