8.1

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8.0

Excellent

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Excellent location - 600 meters from city center
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
Generator Dublin

"I will recommend this place to frens."

Yang - June 25, 2018
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Generator Dublin

Smithfield, Dublin City Center, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 7 - See map
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Nightclub

  • Ticket services

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Dublin every 17 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportDublin Airport (DUB) - Ireland
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at Generator Dublin

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed or 6 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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  • 8 bunk beds
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6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 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
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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  • 4 bunk beds
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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  • 2 single beds
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Entire Private Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
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10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 10 bunk beds
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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 Stir Cafe and Bar.

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?

Guests at Generator Dublin can easily visit Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar located in the Dublin City Center area.

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

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very friendly staff and guests."

    Dana

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    May 17, 2018

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Was worth every penny I spent."

    Bavani

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    September 23, 2018

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff friendly and helpful."

    Donna

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    July 5, 2019

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8.1

Excellent
3,429 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Facilities
7.7
Location
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Clean, and made some nice friends.
Bavani from Singapore
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More about Generator Dublin

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Generator Dublin is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Dublin. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Generator Hotel and Hostel is renowned for its quality services and friendly staff, and Generator Dublin lives up to expectations. The property offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, taxi service, ticket service, 24-hour front desk.

Generator Dublin is home to 106 guestrooms. All are tastefully furnished, and many even provide such comforts as linens, locker, heating, shower, shared bathroom. The property's recreational facilities, which include billiards are designed for escape and relaxation. Enjoy a great location and services to match at Generator Dublin.

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9.6

Exceptional

"Absolutely loved staying here!!!"

Dana

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Reviews of Generator Dublin from real guests

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Cleanliness8.0
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Location8.0
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Value for money7.9
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7.6
Very good
Catherine from Canada
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Great Location!”

The location was fantastic, the room was clean, very expensive for a hostel, but this is Dublin...very expensive everywhere.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to review Generator Dublin. We are happy to hear that the location was fantastic during your recent visit. Kind Regards

Responded October 20, 2018
Generator Dublin
8.4
Excellent
Greta from Australia
Group
Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

More hotel than hostel ”

Pros: - close to town - walking distance to everything - very modern and clean, quite cool fit out - cool bar area with pool tables - clean beds with power points Cons: - no communal kitchen, so you can’t prepare/store your own food. Must purchase from onsite restaurant at regular prices (no discount for staying there) - staff won’t store luggage, you need to pay to store in lockers downstairs. They wouldn’t even hold it a few hours while we waited to check in, as check in wasn’t until 2pm. So we had to pay to store our bags twice - upon check in and checkout. Found this a bit odd and off putting when all hostels and most hotels provide this service FOC - bathrooms for girls and boys are not on every floor. You may need to go up/down a level to access a bathroom to shower or toilet

Reviewed October 19, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to review Genersator Dublin. We do not offer as kithcen becasue we offer a wide range of food options from out bar bites and cafe menu daily. The mens showers ar eon the second floor and the womens shower is on the first floor. thier are bathrooms on both floors that are unisex. Kins Regards

Responded October 20, 2018
Generator Dublin
5.2
Isaura from Mexico
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Not even a cup of coffe ”

I arrived at Generator hostel in Dublin at 4 am at morning because of my flight! In reception literally kick me out. They told me “You can not be here until 14hrs” and close the door in my face. They didn’t want recive my baggage neither. Internet connection stops every 5minutes!! The worst in my hole travel life. NEVER AGAIN GENERATOR

Reviewed June 12, 2018

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Thank you for your recnet review of Generator Dublin. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit. we will talk to our team to allow us to beeter accommodate you and other guest on their next trip to Dublin. Kind Regards

Responded October 20, 2018
Generator Dublin
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
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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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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8.0
Excellent
chen from China
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

nice price for a hostel ”

location near center(across the river),convinient buses and tram.it's not perfect but worth money.

Reviewed April 02, 2018

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. Thank you

Responded May 24, 2018
Generator Dublin
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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8.0
Excellent
iching from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Grest but 20 mins walk from center”

Pros is clean and vibrant. Cons is a little bit far away from center.

Reviewed March 02, 2018

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. Thank you

Responded May 24, 2018
Generator Dublin
7.6
Very good
Yang from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

good place to stay with rational prices”

bed clean. bathroom floor is dirty, no regular cleanup. but overall is ok. weekend stay is not comfort because the people are yelling (or celebrating?) at downstairs bar. (drunk tenant or customer screaming at hotel entrance). very closed to train station (smithfield luas stop). I will recommend this place to frens.

Reviewed June 26, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to review Generator Dublin. You can have your room cleaned every day by requesting so at reception. We are sorry to hear about the drunken guest at front doors. Kind Regards

Responded October 20, 2018
Generator Dublin
9.2
Exceptional
Alan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed (Mixed)
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Clean”

Room and toilets are clean. Since it is next to a bar, it does get noisy until midnight.

Reviewed July 19, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to review of Generator Dublin. We hope you enjoyed your recent visit. Kind Regards

Responded October 20, 2018
Generator Dublin
6.8
Good
Natalie from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 9 nights in March 2018

Good”

I loved the generator—great location and staff. Only drawback was no kitchen/place to store food or make a tea/coffee.

Reviewed April 01, 2018

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. Good to hear you had a good stay. Thank you

Responded May 24, 2018
Generator Dublin
8.4
Excellent
MATTEO from Italy
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Very nice hostel”

It's big, there are a lot of people of all ages but mostly young, having fun at the pub/restaurant downstairs. The toilets were in good conditions. The area is good, you can easily walk anywhere, the bus to/from the airport is a few minutes away, you can find cafes and eateries in the square where the hostel is located. No complaints at all

Reviewed November 11, 2018

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Dear Matteo,thanks so much for your feedback and for staying with us.It was a real pleasure having you here and we very much hope to see you again soon!!! All the best,Generator Dublin Management

Responded November 12, 2018
Generator Dublin
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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8.0
Excellent
Alan from Ireland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in September 2018

Very good”

agoda put me in a female dormitory is was a fu****g cock up. I booked a single room They do not do single rooms .

Reviewed September 17, 2018

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Thank you for taking the time to review Generator Dublin. We are sorry to hear about your recent visit. Kind Regards

Responded October 20, 2018
Generator Dublin
9.6
Exceptional
Dana from United States
Couple
Deluxe Twin
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Exceptional”

Absolutely loved staying here!!! Very friendly staff and guests. Located within parking and shops!!! Loved the vibe and atmosphere.

Reviewed May 17, 2018

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay and review of Generator Dublin. Glad to hear that you had a fantastic stay. Thank you

Responded May 24, 2018
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
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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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
10.0
Exceptional
Tang from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Basic Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

perfect hostel.”

Everything is perfect, just no free lugguage storage.

Reviewed December 20, 2018

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We hope to see you in the near future. Thank you again Best Regards Reception

Responded December 20, 2018
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