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Generator Hostel Dublin Reviews

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland

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86%

Rating
1867 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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80%

Loved the hostel and all the diffeeent type of people that i met. Great stay at generator hostel only problem was it would get hot in the rooms. Maybe just just little fan or something would make it better.


100%

I loved staying here. It is aimed toward a young crowd looking to have a good time. The only negative is the bathroom door automatically closes and there is no fan, which results in a damp warm climate perfect for mold.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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

51%

If you are used to staying in really dirty hostels then you will love this place. However, I am used to smaller clean hostels with a sense of community, so I was not a fan of the property. This place is pretty much a mix between a hostel and a hotel. Had I known I would have paid less to stay in a real hostel or more to stay in a real hotel. There is no kitchen, so if you are on a food budget I would avoid this place. Lastly, the hostel is about a 15 minute walk to the heart of Dublin.

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

91%

Awesome experience in Dublin most of the staff were extremely helpfully and nice would stay here again

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • HscHunter
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 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 the staff were extremely helpful during your stay. We hope to welcome back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

89%

It is well located and the staff were lovely. But it is far too big. There are so many guests and the common areas (bar plus cafe plus more) are so large that it's difficult to find people again after you've met them once. It reminded me of nandos - it presents better than mcdonalds but in the back of your mind you know that it's still slick fast food. It does a lot of things very well and I have no specific complaints but it feels slightly soulless.


80%

The place is great - really above and beyond most hostels. I didn't feel like it was a very "single-friendly" environment. I am traveling alone and it was very difficult to meet others traveling alone at this hostel. No homey common room, no free breakfast. I would have greatly appreciated if they had put me in a room with other singles.

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

89%

Our stay at the Generator Hostel in Dublin was really great. The hostel is very large and has tons of amenities. The only downsides of our stay there were that the bathroom was kind of small and had no counter or shelf space, and that there was no kitchen. I am under the impression the Generator Hostel wants you to buy food and drink from them and not bring your own in, which was kind of a pain for travellers on a budget.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. We do not allow hot food to be brought into the building as we offer a wide range of food thru our café and bar bites menu daily. Kind Regards

97%

This was the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. The whole place is very welcoming and comfortable.


80%

Most hostels have a free luggage room to store luggage for a few hours after you checkout; having no choice but to pay for a locker was annoying

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

71%

Not happy that they didn't have luggage storage if you arrived early. My flight arrived early in the day before check in and I had to pay for a locker. Also not very close to most important places but close enough to walk. Also the dinner bar closed at 10 which was really annoying as it would be closed by the time I got back for each of my day tours and everything else near by would also close then. Rooms were way to hot, also lots of sloppy drunk people and older guests. Showers need cleaning!

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin We value all the feedback that we can get from our guests and your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments. Kind Regards, Bruno Campos - Front Desk Supervisor

100%

Great, fun place to stay. Loud music downstairs so be ready to dance. I visited a quiet restaurant next door for some quiet time to read. Loved the location very close to the LUAS, but also close enough to walk to town. Delicious coffee in the morning & good breakfast options!


89%

The bar and cafe at the hostel were fantastic, great ideas for a simple breakfast, lunch or dinner and a pint. The rooms were really clean with great locker space for your bags. Each bunk had its own personal light and 2 outlets for charging anything through the night which was extremely convenient. The bathrooms down the hall were all clean every time I went there.


89%

Young hip place with a bar, pool tables, cafe, food, music, etc. You could tell they wanted you to stay & spend money there (instead of going out & exploring the town). Location was a few blocks from the main downtown area of Dublin (but the location near the Jamesson Whiskey Distillery made it easier to find). The room & bathrooms were clean...and blocked-out downstairs' noise. Place was big with lots of floors & lots of facilities (i.e. no waiting for bathroom).

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (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 your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind regards Bruno Campos - Front Desk Supervisor

97%

The facilities are excellent - very clean and new! The beds are comfy and the 6-bed room was not at all too cramped. I loved that each bed had its own set of outlets and nightlight - you won't have to waste any time glaring at that guy who's been hogging the outlets for two hours! The location is very central, so you'll never need to spend money on taking the Luas/bus. The downstairs lounge had a lively and fun vibe, but the bedrooms were peaceful, so you can choose between the two!

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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

77%

Great hostel in a great location but at a cost of more than a month's rent for a weekend was a bit steep.

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 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 enjoyed your recent stay. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind regards Bruno Campos - Front Desk Supervisor

63%

They actually charge €6 a day to use the luggage room.

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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 value all the feedback that we can get from our guests and your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind regards, Bruno Campos - Front Desk Supervisor

83%

Super comfortable place to stay in Dublin. Loved the cinnamon cafe just down the street!

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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%

This hostel is very large very clean. It's a bit far from the city center, about 20 minute walk. I travelling alone and this hostel a impersonal. It was just big for its staff to be super chill. Instead, they were rather aloof and just acted like "the boss". Very clean though, great facilities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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 value all the feedback that we can get from our guests and your comments have been passed on to the relevant departments. We hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin. Kind regards, Bruno Campos - Front Desk Supervisor

69%

Nice looking hostel with pretty good facilities, however i would not stay again. This is less hostel more hotel with roommates. Security was a bit over the top. They have a security guard outside checking cards and saw them running around at different times through the night. Not the laid back atmosphere i was looking for at all. Didn't like that i couldn't bring in my own alcohol or cook my own food. Hostel living is meant to save money, but here they don't make it easy.

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Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Hostel Dublin. For safety reasons, after 11pm only residents are allowed in the premises that is why we have security guards at the door checking the key cards. Generator Hostels have a full bar, cafe and restaurant serving food and drinks throughout the day, that is why no alcohol or hot food purchased outside is allowed in the hostel. Kind regards, Bruno Campos - Front Desk Supervisor

80%

Much less like a backpacker's hostel and more like a hotel & bar. So not very homey but modern and stylish.Expensive as far as hostels go. In particular, the bar was more expensive than most places, even those in Temple Bar. Location is a 20-30 min walk from Temple Bar and the rest of downtown, but it is right next to the Old Jameson Distillery and close to St. James' Gate.


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