$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Generator Hostel Dublin

2 stars
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
9 reviews
Dublin Visit

I enjoyed the Generator Hostel Dublin and would recommend it to others. Great atmosphere and lots... See full review

  • Shane S
  • Jun 24, 2013
new year in dublin

this was excellent value for money close to town nice staff See full review

  • strombowli
  • Jan 6, 2013
This Generator Hostel is located next door to the Jameson Distillery and Smithfield LUAS tram station. It offers affordable en suite accommodation and a late night bar. Each morning traditional breakfasts are available at the Generator Hostel Dublin. Light snacks are available from the bar and there are regular entertainment evenings, including movie nights and quizzes. Guests can relax in the 24-hour lounge and free Wi-Fi is available in all pubic areas if the hostel. There are also internet terminals available for a small charge. The hostel has a 24-hour reception and provides laundry and ironing facilities for guests. Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse are within a 10-minute walk. Temple Bar is just 2 tram stops away. Facilities - Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, All Public and Private spaces non-smoking. Towels are included in twin and single rooms only. Room Policy: All guests under 16 years of age are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories with Guests that are not part of their group/party. Guests under 16 years must book a private room.

Hotel Map

53.3478 -6.2782
Area served
Dublin.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
This Generator Hostel is located next door to the Jameson Distillery and Smithfield LUAS tram station. Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse are within a 10-minute walk. Temple Bar is just 2 tram stops away.

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Generator Hostel Dublin Rooms

Dorm (8 beds) Ensuite
Dorm (8 beds) Ensuite Room Policy: All guests under 16 years of age must book a PRIVATE ENSUITE ROOM with persons over 18 years of age who are in their group. They are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories or shared facilities rooms with guests that are not part of their group/party.
Private Twin Ensuite
Two Single beds with basic amenities. Room Policy: All guests under 16 years of age must book a PRIVATE ENSUITE ROOM with persons over 18 years of age who are in their group. They are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories or shared facilities rooms with guests that are not part of their group/party.
Dorm (4 beds) Ensuite
Dorm (4 beds) Ensuite Room Policy: All guests under 16 years of age must book a PRIVATE ENSUITE ROOM with persons over 18 years of age who are in their group. They are not permitted to stay in shared dormitories or shared facilities rooms with guests that are not part of their group/party.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Old Jameson Distillery: 0.1 mi
  • Father Mathew Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • James Joyce Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • James Joyce House of the Dead: 0.2 mi
  • Smithfield: 0.2 mi
  • Four Courts: 0.2 mi
  • St Audoen's Church: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History: 0.3 mi
  • The Coombe: 0.3 mi
  • National College of Art and Design: 0.3 mi
  • Wood Quay: 0.4 mi
  • Betty Newman Sculpture: 0.4 mi
  • Dublinia: 0.4 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Fishamble Street: 0.4 mi
  • Old Jameson Distillery: 0.1 mi
  • Father Mathew Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • James Joyce Bridge: 0.2 mi
  • James Joyce House of the Dead: 0.2 mi
  • Smithfield: 0.2 mi
  • Four Courts: 0.2 mi
  • St Audoen's Church: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History: 0.3 mi
  • The Coombe: 0.3 mi
  • National College of Art and Design: 0.3 mi
  • Wood Quay: 0.4 mi
  • Betty Newman Sculpture: 0.4 mi
  • Dublinia: 0.4 mi
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Fishamble Street: 0.4 mi
  • Grattan Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Henrietta Street: 0.5 mi
  • Antique Quarter Francis Street: 0.5 mi
  • Grangegorman: 0.5 mi
  • National Leprechaun Museum: 0.5 mi
  • St. James's Gate Brewery: 0.5 mi
  • Kings Inns: 0.5 mi
  • Old Library and Book of Kells: 0.5 mi
  • Gallery Zozimus: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Exchange: 0.5 mi
  • The Project Arts Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Guinness Storehouse: 0.5 mi
  • Olympia Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Gaiety School of Acting: 0.6 mi
  • National Photographic Archive: 0.6 mi
  • Dublin Castle Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • The Ark: 0.6 mi
  • The Garda Museum: 0.6 mi
  • The Bad Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Heuston Station: 0.6 mi
  • St Patricks Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Original Print Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Meeting House Square: 0.6 mi
  • Monster Truck Gallery and Studio: 0.6 mi
  • Dame Street: 0.6 mi
  • Chester Beatty Library: 0.6 mi
  • Button Factory: 0.6 mi
  • Marsh's Library: 0.6 mi
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios: 0.6 mi
  • Arnotts: 0.6 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (9)

Ratings and reviews for Generator Hostel Dublin

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.9

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Shane S
Omaha, Nebraska
Jun 24, 2013

Dublin Visit

I enjoyed the Generator Hostel Dublin and would recommend it to others. Great atmosphere and lots of young travelers. An in house bar open after hours and a coffee shop in house for the morning. Perfect location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Just a short walk to Temple Bar area where you will find great bars and local fun!

Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
strombowli
wales
Jan 6, 2013

new year in dublin

this was excellent value for money close to town nice staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sandyellen80
Portsmouth, RI
Aug 4, 2012

Great place to stay!

This place is located perfectly in the heart of Dublin. Easy access to everything from the Hop On, Hop Off bus to the Jameson Distillery and tram nearby. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The only thing that didn't work well was the key card, but that was fixed quickly and such a minor thing it didn't really matter after this great trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
IrNj
New Jersey, USA
Jun 28, 2012

Great time!

3 of us booked a room with 3 beds for 2 nights, and when we checked in they gave us a room with 2 bunk beds since that's all they had. We definitely didn't mind the extra bed! Love the first floor layout, the bar has a nice ambience, lots of comfy couches to sit on and do your own thing or socialize. It's right by the Luas too which is awesome. The room was very clean, the sheets and pillows and comforters seemed to be new and fresh. We had a great time. Just think checkout time should be 12 instead of 10.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LyndaM92
Limerick
Jun 25, 2012

Brilliant! Loved it.

The hostel was beautiful, very modern, great location, only a few stops from the city. Very handy! Staff were very polite, beds were extremely comfortable, rooms were very clean, over all, perfect. Would definitley go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lovely cafe across the road

Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jov'
Business
London
Jun 19, 2012

Nice clean and cheap hostel

Modern, clean, basic furniture but good value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bjlopeztx
Dallas, TX
May 6, 2012

A hostel, yet still disappointing.....

Located in the up and coming Smithfield neighborhood Dublin, I selected the Generator Hostel because of its great reviews and reasonable pricing. This was my first time staying in a hostel and I expected and overall no-frills experience. However, I was still left disappointed even with low expectations. The Generator has a very club-like feel with spacious bars, neon lighting, and trendy fixtures. The lobby and ground floor is the best feature of the Generator with a breakfast cafe, bar, internet computers, pool tables, and vending areas. As told by the staff, the Generator property is less than one year old. However the property feels much older and unkempt. There are floorboards loose throughout the property and the fixtures are worn. The guests room are where the property really shows wear. The location is was also a sticking point for me. On the positive side, it is close to the Luas tram stop, the Jameson Distillery, and some restaurants in Smithfield Square. However as far as most City Centre attractions, shops, and restaurants, it is about a 1.5 km walk to nearly everything. We stayed in a private room with an en suite bath. It was a room with two bunk beds to sleep four guests but we had it for just the two of us. The bunk beds were surprisingly comfortable with cozy linens and individual lighting for each cove. Other than the cozy beds, there were few positive notes about the guest rooms. The bathroom was by far the worst feature of the Generator. There was ZERO counter space to place any items down. The towels had to be retrieved from the front desk, even in the private rooms. No wash cloths were provided. there was also only two hooks to hang towels in the very bare bathroom. The shower was tiny and the tile was filthy. There was visible mold up the walls of the shower tiles. The floor of the shower was stainless steel which felt cold and dirty. The shower faucet was fussy and water pressure was weak. The water temperature was unpredictable and generally cold. I understand that this is a hostel but there was no place to set down items, not even a cabinet and certainly no closet to hang your clothes up. The staff at the Generator was somewhat friendly although guests are basically treated as numbers, not guests. You have to request just about every amenity from the front desk which let long waits at the counter. The staff essentially did the minimum job possible and was barely helpful most of the time. The did have laundry units available for guest use although it was very steep at 7 Euros per use. The daily breakfast was much more reasonable at 4 Euros. Overall, I wouldn't recommend staying at the Generator Hostel. Unless you favor a very-budget, no frills experience, the Generator Hostel is mostly a hassle. Our stay was not very comfortable and the location is inconvenient to most City Centre attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carmc
Business
Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Feb 23, 2012

Overnight Stay in Dublin

Simple, clean Twin ensuite room for a great price. Friendly place and good location. Couldn't get better for the price we paid..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Generator Hostel Dublin

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
anonymousintheuk
Westminster, London, UK
Oct 29, 2011

If you require sleep steer clear of this place!

I stayed at the Generator hostel in Dublin with some mates from London. It seems alright until the night time. We could not get a wink of sleep from something banging all night long! If you require sleep steer clear of this place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Temple Bar, the crack was unreal!

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