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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation Penalty
- From confirmation: 25% of the stay to be charged
- 30 days out: 90% of the stay to be charged
- 7 days out: 100% of the full stay to be charged

Deposit Due of total booking value
- Upon confirmation: 25%
- 30 days out: 75%

Additional Terms and Conditions

Reservations for 10 people or more will be considered group bookings. Special group terms and conditions will apply (please contact our team for more information)

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

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Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Generator Dublin

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

The recently-opened Generator Hostel Dublin is a 'very stylish hostel' which our reviewers frequently compare favourably to a hotel, with one Hostelworld user saying it's 'like a fine hotel for a college travellers', while another says it feels like 'a nice hotel for the price of a hostel'. This spacious and modern boutique-style hostel is 'comfortable, clean and beautiful' according to our guests. There's an on-site bar and café as well as 'excellent' keycard security.

Property Description

Generator Dublin is a design hotel-hostel located in trendy Smithfield, adjacent to the Jameson Distillery and just a short walk from Temple Bar. Guests can choose from shared dorms to private rooms, offering something for everyone. Complete with 24-hour reception, free wifi, cafe, bar and restaurant, Generator is a fun and affordable choice in Dublin.

Generator is one of the best-loved and most award-winning lifestyle brands in accommodation, and since it opened its doors in Dublin in 2011, it has continued to grow and gain new fans!

With its state-of-the-art facilities, top quality rooms, a central location, fun atmosphere, and friendly staff, Generator offers everything you could be looking for – and all for the right price!

We have tons of free stuff for our guests, including free bed linen, free towels in the single and twin rooms, a walking tour, lockers in the dorm rooms (remember to bring your own lock!) and Wi-Fi!

There's free events happening every night, with drinks promotions and specials, karaoke, DJs, quizzes, pool competitions, drinking games, madcap monthly theme parties and more. Don't forget our regular movie nights in our in-house cinema room!

We're a 24hr hostel which means there's laundry facilities, reception, a lounge and games room, pool tables, TV and great-value snack and drinks available all day and night. What more could you possibly be looking for?!

Our fun and friendly staff are on hand 24hrs to give you advice and recommendations on where to go, and to point you in the direction of all of Dublin's hotspots and hidden gems.

We're within short walking distance of some of the city's most popular visitor attractions including the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, Trinity Castle and the Jameson Distillery (so close - its right next door). And if you want to see them all at once, you can! Thanks to Generator Viewing Tower’s 360° view of the city 170 feet high, you can experience all that Dublin City, Dublin County, and beyond, have to offer – all at the same time!

For those interested in Dublin's exciting nightlife scene, the famous Temple Bar district is within 10 minutes' walking distance from our hostel, where you will find some of the city's best nightclubs, bars and restaurants. But make sure to ask at reception for advice on some of the best, lesser-known pubs, too!

With handy transport links on your doorstep at the Generator, you're in easy reach of everything that the city and the rest of Ireland has to offer.

Please be advised:

Photo ID required for Check-In.
In case of no show or late cancellation, the total amount of the full booking will be charged unless the property is informed of late arrival by the guest.

Please note that for free cancellation bookings, all credit cards provided at time of booking may be charged 7 hours prior to arrival.

Breakfast not included.
International breakfast available upon request: €7.50
Every day from 7am-12pm

We would welcome a dog on property but only when staying in a private room/dorm, and subject to a €5 fee per dog per night.

Please Note: Bookings for 10 beds for 2 nights or more are considered group bookings. Group Terms & Conditions will apply (please contact the hostel for additional information). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2022
    My friend and I traveled around Ireland for a week. We stayed in lots of hostels, and this was by FAR the best one. It felt more like a normal hotel experience rather than a youth hostel. It was really big, and the pub on the ground level was pretty cool. Felt very safe (they had lots of safety measures in place—keycards to access rooms and elevators, bouncer at the door, etc.). The 6 person room was really nice, each bed had its own reading light and outlet, and we had our own bathroom.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Aug 2022
    Would absolutely recommend this hostel - and the pub crawl! Staff was always super friendly and helpful, dorms and showers were clean, great place to stay.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    27 Jul 2022
    One of if not the nicest hostiles I have stayed at. Dorms were nice with private bathroom in the room. Giant underbed locker to lock stuff up (make sure you bring your own lock). The beds were not the comfiest but did the trick. In terms of cleanliness it was immaculate. Staff was very friendly and willing to answer any questions I had and provided great advice on where to go out in town/ what to do. Great social scene, large area to hang out, bar for drinks and coffee. 10/10 would stay here aga
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Aug 2022
    Generator Dublin was very clean. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. The location is within walking distance of Dublin tourist sites.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Jul 2022
    Great place to stay. Not so much a traditional hostel. No kitchen facilities I could find, very expensive coffee vending machine (over 3 Euro for a machine coffee). Its a beautiful clean hostel with a fun bar and activities. It was great for seeing Dublin. It most certainly is a money making machine though, but you get all the cool fancy lobby and stuff along with the high price.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Jul 2022
    The hotel is good, it's really close to the tram red line and the place is nice But to get there, that area is not really that good looking Also, love the fact that many rooms have the toilet and the shower inside, so it's like a hotel
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jul 2022
    Clean room and bathroom and nice people. Wouldn’t stay here again though… it’s fine for a night or two but location isn’t great and it gets pretty loud at night and unbearably hot in the dorms.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    04 Aug 2022
    Where to start... bar area is awesome, multiple pool tables and areas to hang, however they sell their own food and do not allow outside food nor have a kitchen. The room was quite rough, in a room of 8 I was stuck with 3 locals from Dublin who were essentially homeless and living out of hostels, the room had quite a bad odour (seemingly from the 3 garbage bags of clothing the corner). On my last night one the locals was escorted off the premises by security for starting a fight downstairs
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    25 Jul 2022
    Room was very noisy and was able to hear everyone hanging out in hallway and other rooms. Pub connected to it have no vegan or vegetarian options. Location is nice and there are a lot of restaurants and sight seeing nearby.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    25 Jul 2022
    I was charged 4 times the cost that was specified by Hostelworld. They have not paid me back yet after almost two weeks. The charges were made online without me signing off on them.
    Sweden, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi



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Generator Dublin says

The recently-opened Generator Hostel Dublin is a 'very stylish hostel' which our reviewers frequently compare favourably to a hotel, with one Hostelworld user saying it's 'like a fine hotel for a college travellers', while another says it feels like 'a nice hotel for the price of a hostel'. This spacious and modern boutique-style hostel is 'comfortable, clean and beautiful' according to our guests. There's an on-site bar and café as well as 'excellent' keycard security.