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Generator Hostel Dublin
Ranked #5 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

I stayed at Generator Dublin for a week last December and had a great time. The hostel has a great location, it's very easy to get there from the airport and to the city centre. It's also clean, quiet and organized and the staff is super friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable, there are reading lights and storage space in the room. The only thing that I would suggest they do is put some shelves in the bathroom, that way you would have somewhere to put your toiletries, and clean it more often, or at leat take out the garbage. I think they do that just when someone checks out. Breakfast is not included in the price but it's very cheap and you can have a good selection of food. Although you cannot cook there, Dublin is a pretty affordable city when it comes to food. The atmosphere is also great, there's a bar on the main floor, and an area where you can hang out. I'd definitely recommend this hostel and if I ever go back to Dublin that's where I'm staying!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank luluca
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 13 February 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on your stay at Generator Hostel Dublin I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Many thanks for your feedback and we will ensure we look into improvering our offering.

Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Everything you expect a hostel to have, this place has it! Great backpacker atmosphere! Have only stayed in one other hostel as good as this! Great staff and really comfy beds!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark J
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 13 February 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on your stay at Generator Hostel Dublin I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
General Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Stayed here recently with my sister in a twin room. Great location on the tram line. Easy access for the bus to the airport. So cheap to have breakfast, all you can eat for €4! Will stay again later in the year!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank James_Lee2011
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 1 February 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on your stay at Generator Hostel Dublin I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Hostel is very modern and clean. We stayed in a spacious twin room. Common areas are comfortable. Staff are friendly, knowledgable and happy to help. If you are hestiant about staying in a hostel - don't hesitate to stay here... It was the best hostel we stayed at.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank onetreehill8
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 19 January 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on your stay at Generator Hostel Dublin I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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292 reviews
173 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights and the place is so clean it still seems like it has just been open. Booked to stay in a trip room but was given an 8 bed dorm all to ourselfs which was nice as this gave us plenty of space to put our things. The hostel was secure , having to use your room key to get in and out and was about a 15 - 20 minute walk to temple bar. The rooms were very clean and the bar had some good drinks offerd. would stay here again if visiting dublin

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jayda L
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 15 January 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on your stay at Generator Hostel Dublin I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
General Manager
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This hostel was a bit too modern for my taste. When i walked in i felt like i was in some sort of cheap club with all the colorful light and awful music playing. The staff was ok but nothing fancy about them. The room itself was alright. I was in a 6 bed dorm with very unfriendly peoples so it didn't make it better. The beds were great. With each a little light and plug socket, its was well made. The bathroom was not the greatest. It was smelly not very clean.
The location is good tho, close to the tram and a short 5 min walk to the airport bus stop.
I would recommend it if you want to meet young peoples but for sure ill never go there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Guillaume084
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 9 January 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking time to complete a review on your recent stay at Generator Hostel Dublin, I am sorry the Hostel was not to your liking, I would however not agree that we are like a “Cheap Club” the Hostel has been very well received by our guests.

I will off course pass on your comments to the Housekeeping team and will ensure we pay more attention to the cleaning of our rooms.

Thanks again for your feedback!

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
General Manager
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Cardiff, Wales
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

Generator is a brand new addition to the Dublin hostel scene, so new that it still smells freshly painted. The hostel is a huge complex spanning several floors with a wide range of accommodation options, with each bed coming equipped with a light, a mains socket and a locker. The showers are clean, the bedding is clean and generous and the beds are comfortable. There is also a massive cafe/hangout area - which is secured by the use of a key card system only allowing guests in to the premises - and free Wi-Fi with good coverage across the building.

Clearly Generator, by starting out large, have been able to achieve some significant economies of scale and have, so doing, created a decent hostel. The only slight downside is the not-so-central location - it is built in an area that, according to old Lonely Planets, was heading for some major redevelopment but was clearly hit by the credit crunch with some developments unfinished and units unfilled - but Dublin is so small that everything is a 20 minute walk, or 5 minute tram ride.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank saesneg
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Generator_Dublin, General Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this review, 9 January 2012
Dear Guest

Thanks for taking the time to complete a review on your stay at Generator Hostel Dublin I am really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks again and hopefully we can welcome you back in the very near future.

Kind Regards

Tom Devaney
General Manager
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Property: Generator Hostel Dublin
Address: 28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 105 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Generator Hostel Dublin 2*
Number of rooms: 106
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 
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