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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Nice and clean hostel fifteen minutes walk from city center. Noisy at times, you can hear everything that happens outside the hostel and in the hallway. Breakfast is quite minimal; coffee, tea, juice, eggs, bread, cheese and cereal. Luas and Dublinbikes stations as well as hop-on hop-off bus stops are just around the corner.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you found the hostel nice and clean. The €4 breakfast is just a continental breakfast but we do have an a la carte breakfast that you can purchase as well in our café. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future....

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This hostel was extremely clean, the beds are really comfortable, and the atmosphere is perfect. The hostel has an activity going on every night- be sure to check out the beer tasting tour on Mondays! The location isn't bad either- you can basically get to anywhere you need to go within 15 minutes, and there's a great breakfast joint right...

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and of course our daily activities - more to come!! We hope to see you back in Dublin very soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Greencastle
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Great location with incredibly friendly staff. All the rooms are v clean and the bed are comfortable. Bit expensive but has been worth it for me every time. I love the bar and café area. Security is always tight here also.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the staff friendly. We hope to see you back again in the future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

The service is good. Staff are nice, rooms and bathrooms are clean. But as hostel lover I do miss a kitchen and common areas more cozy and accessible. It's also really good situated, only a few minutes walking from town centre and has a Luas stop 2min from front door.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay overall and found the service and staff good. The hostel is large that is why we provide food and beverage outlets for guests to avail of therefore no kitchen. Again, thanks for your comments. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

River Edge, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

My first stay at a hostel and has made me a believer! LARGE! This place is even equipped with a movie theater. If you want to stay in for the night, you're sure to find something to do in the Generator.

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear your now a believer and enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back in Dublin very soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Really good hostel if you are with a group. Rooms are better than average hostels and had a en suite between the 6 beds. Well stocked bar and the food is really good, we got through plates and plates of the wings! Also in a good location, walking distance from temple bar and the Jameson's distillery is behind the building....

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you liked your room and you even managed to get through a few plates of wings!! The bar has a few good offers in relation to house drinks - any 2 house spirit plus mixer for €10 is pretty good however I do apologise that...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My partner and I went out with one his mates to check out the Generator since we received an email from Yelp saying that they had one of the best burgers in town. Customer Service (Shane...) was seriously hilarious and spot on. He did everything he possibly could to make our time there enjoyable - since we're from Dublin and...

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on your experience in Generator. Delighted to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your burgers and pints, and great that you experienced a proper Generator greeting!! We hope you will pop in real soon for another excellent burger. See you soon. Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We already knew the Generator chain and we were enthousiast about the quality/price rate, the style and the services. If you are not so young you need to adapt a little bit. Furniture is very basic and climbing and getting down from the top bed is not easy. But at the end you have everything you need and a very...

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay overall. The only rooms that have a separate basin is the dorm rooms which do not have a bathroom but there is an abundance of public toilets/showers that are never busy to avail of. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I was excited for the comfortable beds, the shower because it wasn't a push one, and because generator hostels tend to be really nice. But when one of the people in the room threw up everywhere, it was so unclean! We got someone to clean the puke up initially, but it was so gross because they left pukey towels there...

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GeneratorDublin1, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Firstly I would like to apologise that your room was left in the state it was, I have started a full investigation with the housekeeping team. Would you mind sending the dates of your stay and rough times of the incident to Maureen.meegan@generatorhostels.com. I can assure you that...

Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Three of us stayed here mid week in March. The two private rooms were basic but clean. I think €88 for a twin private is enough tbh. If you paid anymore I think you would be pretty disgruntled. I have seen the same room for a Saturday at the end if April going for €280 and I personally find this...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. Unfortunately prices do fluctuate according to market demands but the earlier you book the best price will be available. However I am disappointed to hear of your check in experience - this is not the Generator way and I apologise for that. I have passed your comments to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You’ll find Generator Dublin in the heart of Smithfield Square in central Dublin. This newly fashionable area located between the developing museum district and the Four Courts District has plenty to do and see. Next door you’ll find the Jameson Distillery, one of the most popular attractions in the city. Dublin is a compact city and the best way to explore is on foot, so you don’t miss a thing. You’re a short walk from the infamous Guinness Storehouse with its un-missable 360 degree gravity bar, Temple Bar and the Spire. But while you are here make sure you soak up the atmosphere of the hostel. It’s a destination in its own right. Head to the bar and chill out areas and get yourself a well deserved drink or two and soak up the most eclectic and authentic entertainment for miles around. We have recently added a wide range of specialist craft beers both from local and afar. We’ve also great beds for sleepy heads and of course you’ll be enjoying Dublin life in the most stylish and authentic surroundings. Choose from a great selection of rooms, from Dorms, to Quads, to Private en-suites with innovative mod cons. Fast and free Wi-Fi is all yours too. To get the most out of your stay speak with any member of our team, their city expertise will help you devise an itinerary that will take you to all the hidden treasures this dynamic city has to offer. We’ll see you there soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Generator Hostel Dublin

Address: 28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: €24 - €182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Dublin 2*
Number of rooms: 106
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