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Generator Hostel Dublin Reviews

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland

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86%

Rating
1693 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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91%

A large hostel, which like everyone says, is more like a hotel. Great location and great facilities - everything of interest is within walking distance. The staff is nice and professional. Though I felt the young feel of a hostel atmosphere was missing, still a great place to stay if you're in Dublin for a short while because of its brilliant location and facilities. There is a nice cafe and pub in the basement, and a large common area to socialize. Would definitely stay here again.

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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 nice and professional staff during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

97%

This is an ideal Hostel for student travelers, as it is in a great location to the city center, safe, and has a great vibe.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (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 enjoyed great vibe while during your stay at the hostel. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

100%

loved this place. great atmosphere & value for money. Excellent location and very clean.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your Recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear that you loved the hostel during your stay. We hope to welcoem you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

86%

Atmosphere and food (while a tad bit pricy) are both amazing. The only thing that irked me a bit was the lack of restrooms on each floor, rendering morning routines a bit complicated. No place to put clothes I'm the shower either. I was only there for 2 days so it was fine - relatively close to city center, perfect for the airlink 747 to and from the airport, walking distance to mostly everything (I didn't spend a dime on trams). And get the Chicken Burger! Good portions and cooked brilliantly.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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

91%

This was by far the nicest hostel I have ever stayed in! It seriously felt like a new hotel. The atmosphere is extremely chill and definitely a place where you can have a good time even in the hostel. The beds are extremely comfortable! The only problem I had was that you have to pay to get a lock in order to lock away your belongings. Other than that The Generator was amazing!

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great hostel - if you stayed at a generator before you know what to expect. The location is not bad and easy to find but not necessarily the closest to all the attractions. However, it is easily in walking distance. They have lockers and sinks in the rooms.


71%

I wouldn't call this a hostel it's totally a hotel... Totally a place I'd take my parents if we wanted to travel Europe cheap.... Soooo huge soooo clean really really nice... Kinda far from all the hustle and bustle if your young you want to be in temple bar which this is not. However awesome common area so big the bar is a literal bar cafe literal cafe.... Party atmosphere for sure but so big no community Atmosphere...perhaps better for big groups and not smaller ones looking to make friends


94%

Upon arrival on Good Friday (a day of national prohibition in Ireland) we saw that our hotel was one of few which had an up and running bar and also a band and a DJ on. It was such a good atmosphere all night! Also, we were informed that our party of 5 had been upgraded to one of the 10 bed hen suite's which included a spacious, social area, dressing table and large table with a Jacuzzi bath. It was a lovely surprise, will definitely return to Generator Hostels. Thank you!

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Excellent staff; knowledgeable and friendly. Mattress I slept on seemed old (could kind of feel a spring). Aside from that, I enjoyed my stay there but I would say it could be better. Considering the location, the staff and the building it's a solid deal. I would recommend it to others.


91%

This was the first hostel I stayed in and I was very pleased. The atmosphere was awesome and the staff was very helpful and friendly. I would stay at another Generator Hostel in the future

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (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 enjoyed the awesome atomosphere and freinfly staff during your stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. KInd Regards

97%

We loved our stay. Stayed in a lot of hostels. Generator was the best. Good room, good facilities, nice staff and a relaxed atmosphere. When i am in Berlin i will go for The Generator. Thanks Ronnie van Venrooij

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

80%

Really great hostel and loved the common area! Rooms were nice and clean. Only two complaints is the bathroom was on a different level than the rooms and had to pay to store luggage. Minor complaints and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Dublin!

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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 look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

97%

This place is just awesome! The staff is amazing and very helpfull. They have a small restaurant with good pizza and burgers downstairs. They also have an AMAZING bar and the atmosphere there is perfect. Rooms are clean and have lockers. You may need to change floors to use the bathroom tho. Location is pretty good, 5-10 minute Luna's drive to the center. I recommend it.


91%

Very friendly and helpful staff. Food is good but a bit expensive. Then again Dublin is an expensive city so in the end the prices are acceptable ... Really nice common area with a cool bar. I Would stay again in generator.

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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 friendly and helpful staff. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

83%

very large hostel, catering to the youthful and solo souls. great atmosphere with ample seating in the lounge and bar area, decent grub from the kitchen adjacent to reception. staff are a bit proud, being a big hostel it's understandable that it gets tiring catering to so many people every day. and the honest attitude shows in the lack of interest to be engaging and hospitable. rooms are typical, bathrooms hospital-like. for the price it's alright.


83%

Our first hostel experience and it was very nice. We had a nice bright 6 person room and it was perfect for our stay. Felt more like a hotel and had tons of good amenities. I would definitely stay at one again, it's just a little further out of the city center than we thought and it's a bit of a longer walk into town but all in all it was good!

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Very clean bathrooms and rooms! Everyone was very friendly and over all I had a very enjoyable time!

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

94%

Lovely hostel, very accessible and near to all tourist sites! Hop on hop off bus stop just down the road. lovely room and good atmosphere, lovely cafe attached reasonably priced and tasty!

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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 look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

89%

great place good party on sunday nite with IGLOPOL DEBICA FANS!!!!!!!!!

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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 good party and great place during your stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

71%

hostel was clean easy to find and facilities were good. Constructive feedback would be that the staff when checking in could provide more information in terms of explaining where everything is etc. for example where you can get breakfast or where you can find out about activities (bar crawl. If you are traveling alone it's quite difficult to meet people in the bar area unless you are naturally extroverted, it would be also beneficial to have a kitchen area where you could prepare your own food.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We do not offer a kitchen because we offer awide range of food thru our cafe and bar bites menu daily. I have passed your info onto the relevant departments in regards to your comments. We hope to welocme you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

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