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Generator Dublin

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8.2
Fabulous
6027 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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 caf? 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 360 degree v iew 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.

GROUPS
Any reservation of 10 people or more per night will be considered a group with different terms and conditions. Groups reservations can only be made through our reservations team, and Generator reserves the right to cancel it otherwise

BREAKFAST
Breakfast not included.
International breakfast available upon request: 10€ per adult and from €5 per child
Every day from 7am-12pm

PET
We would welcome a dog on property but only when staying in a private room, and subject to a fee per dog per Stay. Only Dog under 75lbs./ 34kg

Reviews & Ratings

8.2
Fabulous
6027 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.9
  • Location
    8.5
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    7.9
  • Cleanliness
    7.6
  • Value for Money
    7.7
  • Facilities
    7.9

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Latest Reviews

4.9
Rating
Apr 06, 2024
The location is good for getting into the city. The facilities are are OK but for the food.. its really expensive. The cafe always seemed to not be serving food and the bar had music that was way to load.. why does the music need to be that load?? Its very inconsiderate for other guests who don't need that noise. The fact you have to pay for your own padlock and key for the locker is ridiculous.
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Male, 18-24
8.0
Fabulous
Apr 04, 2024
The staff were wonderful, and the bathrooms were clean and had plenty of space for everyone. The significant downside of this hostel is that my group had the unfortunate scenario of being in the one bottom floor room next to the karaoke bar. The room has no sound proofing or ventilation, so it was very warm and loud most of the night. I think being in any of the other rooms not on the ground level would be fine, but that one on the ground floor should not be used by the hostel.
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Female, 18-24
7.4
Very Good
Apr 02, 2024
Overall the hostel is nice and affordable! It’s a “party hostel” therefore if you aim for relaxed conversations in a common area this not the place. Bathrooms were clean, rooms were big, staff was nice. There is no kitchen nor any cooking supplies. It can get very loud at night.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

Nominations

2016

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2015

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

2013

Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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