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Generator Dublin
Generator Dublin
Generator Dublin
Generator Dublin
Generator Dublin
Generator Dublin
Generator Dublin

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7.9

Very good

132 reviews

132 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 600 meters from city center
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Smithfield Chimney

20 m

Old Jameson Distillery

40 m

Smithfield Square

60 m

Jameson Distillery Bow St.

60 m

Little Italy

180 m

Popular landmarks
Temple Bar

820 m

Guinness Storehouse

920 m

Irish Whiskey Museum

1.3 km

Marsh's Library

1.5 km

Trinity College Dublin

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
Market Pharmacy, Smithfield

130 m

1escape Health Club

140 m

Charter Medical Group

150 m

Family Health Clinic

170 m

Cobblestone

170 m

Generator Dublin

Smithfield, Dublin City Center, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 7 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Dublin City Center part of Dublin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Guinness Storehouse. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

60 meters to Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Check-in [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Announcements by hotel (1)
Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Golf course [on-site]

Game room

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.9
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportDublin Airport (DUB) - Ireland
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at Generator Dublin

1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 8 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • City view
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 6 bunk beds
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed or 6 bunk beds
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Family Room For 4
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 bunk beds and 2 single be...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Generator Dublin?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Generator Dublin?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Generator Dublin has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dublin with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Generator Dublin?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Generator Dublin. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 8 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at Generator Dublin?

Generator Dublin features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Generator Dublin?

Generator Dublin does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Generator Dublin?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Dublin Heuston Train Station, 1.1 km away from Generator Dublin.

What restaurants are nearby Generator Dublin?

Generator Dublin’s neighborhood is Dublin City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Christophe's, Sparks and Cinnamon Cafe.

What popular shopping places are close to Generator Dublin?

Located in the Dublin City Center area, Generator Dublin is close to great shopping choices like St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Little Green Street Gallery and Bridge Gallery.

What are popular attractions near Generator Dublin?

Generator Dublin’s location in the Dublin City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Generator Dublin?

Generator Dublin is located within Dublin City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Iveagh Gardens.

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What people love about Generator Dublin

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This was probably the most lively and social hostel I stayed at while in Ireland."

    Quinlan

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    August 28, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "It was good value for money, good location, I felt safe, and we had a problem with our toilet but the staff attended to it quickly."

    Anna

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    July 28, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location for tourist."

    BINYAM

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    July 18, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 434 Dublin properties
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Value for money score
7.9/10
Location score
8.2/10
Cleanliness score
8/10
Service score
8.2/10
Better than
86
%
of Dublin properties
Better than
82
%
of Dublin properties
Better than
82
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of Dublin properties
Better than
81
%
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Overall rating:

7.9

Very good
132 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
Comfortable great place
louise from Australia
Solo traveler
More about Generator Dublin

More about Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin

Whatever your reason for visiting Dublin, Generator Dublin is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. The true local flavors and culture of Dublin are yours with a stay at Generator Dublin, located just 910 m from the famous Guinness Storehouse.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Generator Dublin. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Dublin can be assisted with taxi and car hire services available. Parking is provided for guests by the hostel.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat offered at Generator Dublin. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
You can also get small travel items and sundries at the convenience stores without having to leave the Generator Dublin. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Generator Dublin are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service and air conditioning. You can stay fresh and clean with towels provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Generator Dublin, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hostel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. Once there, be sure to check out karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub for some in-house nighttime fun.
Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Generator Dublin has a range of activities that will meet your needs. You won't need to go far to experience fun water sports, with the convenience of canoes provided. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's golf course on site and hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.
You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 93% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 93% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

9 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Game room
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Dog-friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shower
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Location
Smithfield, Dublin City Center, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 7
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - Ireland
    8.9 km
  • Belfast International Airport (BFS) - United Kingdom
    146.1 km

Public transportation

  • Dublin Heuston Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Drumcondra
    2.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Market Pharmacy, Smithfield
    130 m

Shopping

  • St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre
    1.4 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Jameson Distillery Bow St.
    60 m
  • Temple Bar
    820 m
  • Guinness Storehouse
    920 m
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
    1.3 km
  • Marsh's Library
    1.5 km
  • Trinity College Dublin
    1.6 km
  • The Little Museum of Dublin
    1.6 km
  • St Stephens Green
    1.7 km
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
    2.0 km
  • Kilmainham Gaol Museum
    2.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Smithfield Chimney
    20 m
  • Old Jameson Distillery
    40 m
  • Smithfield Square
    60 m
  • Jameson Distillery Bow St.
    60 m
  • Market Pharmacy, Smithfield
    130 m
  • 1escape Health Club
    140 m
  • Charter Medical Group
    150 m
  • Family Health Clinic
    170 m
  • Cobblestone
    170 m
  • Little Italy
    180 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 16 year(s).

Others
  • When booking for 10 or more persons, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out from10:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)8 EUR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 106
  • Year property opened2011
Property announcements

Due to COVID-19 circumstances, the property is implementing additional measures to protect the safety of guests and staff. Some services and amenities may be limited or unavailable. Please contact the property for more information.

Reviews of Generator Dublin from real guests

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7.9
/
10
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.7
Location8.2
Service8.2
Value for money7.9
High score for Dublin
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9+ Exceptional (20)
8-9 Excellent (12)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (19)
Jun - Aug (15)
Sep - Nov (16)
Dec - Feb (10)
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10.0
Exceptional
SUBIN from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 8 Bed Room ensuite bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Great hostel!”

The staffs were friendly and the room was very clean and tidy. Even though each room has own toilet, there were also shared toilet and shower facilities enough, so I could be comfortable in morning. Nice hostel! Don’t hesitate it!

Reviewed April 04, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Lara from Spain
Solo traveler
Bed in 8 Bed Room ensuite bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Exceptional”

A great experience with the team of this hostel. I had a mishap outside their facilities and they have helped me in absolutely everything, they have offered me coffee and food, and they were very attentive to me at all times. a team of 10!

Reviewed April 13, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Kia from United States
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

great hostel and friendly staff in the heart of dublin”

had a great time at generator. the staff were super friendly and fielded all my stupid questions (there’s a girl at the front desk who’s cute too ;) this place runs like a well oiled machine - so the name is quite fitting. comfortable and clean beds with outlete. great bar area and lockers for luggage storage. highly recommend. thank you generator <3

Reviewed April 18, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Donna from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Clean, safe, room”

All tbe facilities, new hostel. As oys large, expected 'noise' but could be worse! Staff friendly and helpful. Reasonable prices for all facilities.

Reviewed July 05, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Samir from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Top place to go”

People working there are friendly and helpful, the place is clean and nice. 15 mn walk from where everything is going on. Very nice place for a short stay, worth every cent paid.

Reviewed June 03, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
louise from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Perfect”

Comfortable great place

Reviewed June 20, 2019

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Dear Louise,thanks so much for the great review!!!! We are super pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back very soon :) Many thanks,Generator Dublin

Responded June 30, 2019
Generator Dublin
10.0
Exceptional
BINYAM from Ethiopia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2022

Exceptional”

Great location for tourist.

Reviewed July 18, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Yvar from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room shared bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

The right place”

Just a 15min from the center center, this city hostel is the right place!

Reviewed May 10, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Jihye from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

good value for money.”

free printing out service, nice bar, super clean and spacious toilet and shower.

Reviewed January 19, 2019

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Hi Jihye, Super duper stoked to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and we can't wait to see you back here in the future! Cheers, Reception Dublin

Responded March 15, 2019
Generator Dublin
9.2
Exceptional
Hannah from Canada
Solo traveler
Shared room (Dormitory max. 6 beds) - Shared bath
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Great for a short stay”

Only spent a night before catching an early flight. Staff were awesome and facilities were perfect.

Reviewed November 02, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Ricardo from Sweden
Group
Private Quad Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Great value for money”

Great location, great staff and clean rooms. The only problem is that the room felt a bit small, but that shouldn't be a problem unless you plan on spending too much time in the bedroom.

Reviewed April 25, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Thirada from Thailand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Excellent”

Overall good. But the room I got totally different from the picture in agoda website. a bit disappointed. I think lady wash room are not safe for women. I had a shocked experience during my stay. There was a guy enter into lady shower room while I was there ! He drunk and said that men wash room are full that's why he came here !!!!!! (O.O) no body in the lady wash room. only me !!! I ran out and go down to reception, later the guard went up to check but he left already. Hostel cannot check anything because there is no CCTV in front of the lady wash room and even they have it is too dark to see / to get clear picture. I recommend the hostel think about install CCTV !

Reviewed June 26, 2019

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Dear Thirada,thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I'm saddened to hear about certain aspects of your stay.We take security very seriously here at Generator and I take your feedback on board. There should certainly never be any males in a female only space and I will be investigating that further. I hope that you enjoyed your stay overall and we very much hope to see you back in the future. Thanks again,Generator Dublin

Responded June 30, 2019
Generator Dublin
8.4
Excellent
hans from Argentina
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Recommend it ”

Very nice and clean. Staff is very helpful. Bad thing they don’t have kitchen and they charge you if you wanna leave your bag and come back later for check in. I recommend it besides the location is not amazingz

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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Hi Hans, Awesome to read that you loved your stay here and we can't wait to welcome you back in the future! Kind Regards, Generator Dublin

Responded March 15, 2019
Generator Dublin
8.0
Excellent
James from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Ok for older Travelers”

I'm a geezer and the Generator is aimed at the young. But It still worked for me. the location is great, a little out of city center, but still walking distance. I had a private room, but didn't read the description carefully when I booked and at check-in, learned that it was a shared bathroom on another floor! Try that after a 3 Guinness night! But it's all part of the adventure. They have rooms with private bathrooms which I would opt for.

Reviewed June 25, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Eugene from Ireland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Excellent”

Price not include breakfast

Reviewed October 26, 2019

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6.8
Good
Emily from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Good”

Pros: Modern building. Large room, spacious, clean fresh linen, good size ensuit for number of people in room. Cafe and bar, lounge, pool tables. Staff very helpful when I needed help. Cons: Found the ensuitbathroom not very clean even though I think cleaners came each day, ie the the basins and surrounding and in the three nights I stayed the shower mats were not changed and were quite dirty. The basins were both blocked meaning they ended up filling up and were like this for a day and a half. Dust around the bunk bed frames. Was a bit disappointed when I asked for help with the locker as I had forgotten my code and when the staff member found it he said very loudly back to me in front of of about 15 other guests which didn’t exactly make me feel like my luggage would be totally safe, pretty unprofessional. Also found some of the cafe staff in the very cold as though you were a bit of a nusence. Also music normally played at a big party or club very loud and in the mornings.

Reviewed October 07, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Karim from France
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Noisy! ”

People screaming all night long on corridors, and no one from the staff came to ask them to stop...

Reviewed August 21, 2019

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Dear Karim,thanks for taking the time to leave your review.I'm sorry to hear about the noise issues that you experienced - please just come to reception in the future and we will deal with it right away.Thanks again,Team Generator Dublin

Responded August 29, 2019
Generator Dublin
6.8
Good
Morten from Denmark
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Hansen”

I’m too Old for This kind of accomodation, the fact that everything had rainbow Colours was a bit to informal, as politics should not be so explicit with accomodation

Reviewed June 10, 2022

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5.6
Nathaniel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 4 Bed Room ensuite bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Noisy”

The place is noisy , people shouting, screaming and running the whole night and not 1 staff stop them. My roommate were having a snoring contest all night. Bed not comfortable. You have to pay to leave your luggage. you have to pay for towels. It's my first time booking a hostel and that is not for me.

Reviewed September 08, 2019

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4.0
Peter from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in September 2021

Not the best choice”

Is you are traveling with a backpack you need your sleep. Its cheap and the staff, if available is friendly, but it’s to warm inside, too noisy, too crowded and not clean. If you don’t mind this its a nice nabourhood with bars, restaurants ans lot to do. For me… I just need some sleep.

Reviewed September 26, 2021

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