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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I absolutely loved this hostel. It was super trendy, had a great bar, offered free breakfast (and you could upgrade your breakfast for like 5 euro), and had a really cool atmosphere. The rooms were super clean, the bathroom was nice, and they offered a free towel (such a life saver). I honestly have no complaints. It also shares a...

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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 loved the hostel and your stay and thank you for all your positive comments. We hope to welcome you back to Dublin in the near future. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Swansea
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I have never been a fan of the idea of a hostel but on a recent group trip I was talked into the idea. We opted for a four bed private dorm room with ensuite. I know, it isn't the full on dorm/hostel experience but it was so cheap so why on earth not make the most of the facilities...

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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 recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back very soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This place is a pretty legit place to stay! I can see why some people say it has a hotel not a hostel kinda feel.. but I like that kinda thing!! Everything is nice and clean, the beds are comfortable and the staff is very nice! However I did get sick something bad from the restaurant downstairs.. Maybe it's a...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Lovely Dublin people good hostel recommended please stay here in Ireland this hoistel has everything that you want from the moment you walk in best hostel I have stayed at Good rates No complaints ........... Only comment bit far from beach but we knew that

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Warm friendly welcome, impressive communal area with plenty to see/do..rooms were clean and comfortable... No negatives whatsoever..live bands, seperate dining area, games lounge, decent priced drinks at the bar, loved it!

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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 stay so much and thank you for your positive comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Excellent location , clean and thats it. But i think they are more focus on the bar than the hostel experience . I went before St Patricks day and they told me that night they had a big celebration(like the entire country) and it would be crowded and drinks will be expensive , i asked how much and the guy...

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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. Glad to hear you found it clean and liked the location. I am sure that the staff member was just trying to inform you that it was expensive and booked out for your benefit but I do apologise if you think they didn't care. We hope to see...

Ireland
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I would not stay here again for the following reasons: There were no kitchen facilities. I was informed that hot food consumed on the premises has to be provided by the in-house cafe/restaurant. There was only a sink in the six-bed dorm. Showers/toilets were on the next floor! The showers/toilets were generally unclean with blood-stained tissues at the sinks on...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review. As we have ample food and beverage facilities for our guests to enjoy we do not have a self-catering kitchen. We also have dorm rooms with a bathroom included that might have suited you better for a small price extra. The public showers are cleaned 3 times a day and checked regularly...

Manaus, AM
Reviewed 20 March 2016

I simply love this place.. Has a great location, clean ambient (rooms, lobby and bathrooms), has a restaurant and a pub.. I stayed here for 2 weeks and I would go back everytime to have some pints and enjoy the music. You have restaurants and markets right outside, and the Jameson Brewery is just outside the door, a great place...

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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 recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your two weeks here and we hope to see you for a pint very soon. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We've stayed here several times and we love it! It's trendy and there's a great atmosphere. The rooms are stylishly decorated. Lovely food too. For its location and quality it is very cheap. I've always enjoyed myself when I've stayed here so definitely be back!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the recent review on the Generator Dublin. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the positive comments. We are delighted that you will be back. Kind regards Maureen Meegan Operations Manager

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 March 2016

First of all, yes, it's a trendy hostel, so it looks nice and has a lot of activities. I initially booked a mixed dorm, but I arrived very early in the morning and realized majority of guests checking out were males, some in big groups. So I requested to change to an all-female dorm, and the staff was kind enough...

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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 room and got to stay in an all female dorm. We allocate female dorms according to the amount of people requesting it so you should always be able to reserve one unless the hostel is fully booked. As we have over 540...

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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: RM116 - RM911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Dublin 2*
Number of rooms: 106
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“Private rooms on the 4th floor seemed very quiet considering this was a hostel”
 of 5 bubbles Saintphil23, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book up and try it for yourself”
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“get ground level and avoid the lifts, grocery store across the square with good food and drinks.”
 of 5 bubbles vancity123, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bring a towel, or else you have to "rent" one for a couple of euros.”
 of 5 bubbles BlondeWithADog, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Nice staff, great atmosphere and has a nice bar inside!!”
 of 5 bubbles AgustinLagresta, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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