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Generator Hostel Dublin
Ranked #3 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

This is by far the nicest hostel I have been to yet! It has a very modern and hip atmosphere and literally seems like a nice hotel! The bathrooms and room and super clean and staff is so nice.
A staff member Jeremy was extremely helpful and kind towards me. He offered any help and did it in the nicest way. Made me feel very important and welcomed. He made an effort to have a conversation and an interest in my travels. He was such a delightful person and definitely swayed me into booking with the generator again in future cities! Thanks Jeremy and the dublin Generator :)

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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank your for all the kind words about the staff.

We hope to see you back in Dublin very shortly.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

I stayed in this hostel for one day, but i used for 3 day your lounge, this professional hostel is biggest in all, good cleaness, equiped kitchen, good bedroom and very well localized. i recommend and i will stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank uekawa
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Really cheap price for where we were and a really well run hostel. Went as part of a hen party so we shared a dorm with 12 of us in...was a tad cramped but beds comfy and secure storage for each bed, two toilets, two showers and a spa bath.

The staff were all really friendly and helpful from the security on the door, to reception to bar staff.....all good. Prices for food and drink in the hostel are very competitive for Dublin with plenty of offers.

The place has a real buzz and a real mix of people and ages...we saw older people, families and students all staying there who all seemed as happy as we were.

The security is very good and unless you are a guest you are not getting in, in the evening. Made you feel secure.

Will definitely use generator hostels again....really good experience.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank bensup
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted that you and your party enjoyed your stay and felt safe.

Hope you avail of one of our other Generator properties around Europe.

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Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

I just got back from a hen do in Dublin with a large group of girls. Was my first time staying in a hostel but was pleasantly surprised. Hostel was clean with all the facilities you could need. We stayed in a 12 room with a hot tub! Staff were very friendly - special mention to jonny the bar man for his cocktail making session and also Phil the security guard for making sure us girls were safe! Staff could not of done more for us and we were particularly impressed with the level of security on the hostel front door and also in the lift (you can only go to a floor if you have a key card). Would recommend to anyone looking for a safe, friendly, well priced place to stay in Dublin.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and its great you felt safe and secure - that is our main aim.

Hope to see you back in Dublin.

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Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

15 of us stayed for two nights for my hen do! What an amazing place, would recommend to anyone thinking of coming to Dublin! More like a hotel than a hostel! We stayed in the ladies jacuzzi suite and it was fabulous! Lots and lots of plugs for our girly things, spacious and very very clean! The staff were so helpful and accommodating! Staff on reception only to happy to help us! Bar staff what a great CRAIC! Big thanks to Jonny for our brilliant cocktail making session! Sorry for telling your boss to go and buy us some cranberry juice! The night security were brilliant, it was an extremely safe place! Big thanks to Phillip who was brilliant making sure we got back to our room when we were a wee bit worse for ware! I will def be back! Already looking into a trip to London and booking the generator hostel there! Thanks so much everyone!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Kelsey-Lianne S
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all the nice comments.

We hope to welcome you back to Dublin for the next trip - It was no problem to get your cranberry juice :)

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Maureen Meegan
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

we booked a 6 bed dorm and ended up in a 12 bed dorm... it was very spacious though, with own whirlpool :) - not quite a thing u need in a hostel.
the bar downstairs is a great spot to catch upwith other travellers.
We could not figure out how the breakfst thing works, never heard abt the option to pay it upfront online. but then again, there r plenty of places around where u can get ur coffee. the coffeeshop next to the bar is good but a bit pricy for travellers on a low budget.
With a little walk you can easily reach the inner city.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted that you and your party enjoyed your stay.

We hope to welcome you back to Dublin soon.

Kind regards

Maureen Meegan
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend have just got back from here and have already said when we go back again we wont be staying anywhere but here!
We had a 6 bed shared female dorm which had its own bathroom as well! Each b3d had a light and plugs fornqll your charging needs and it was all very clean!
The only problem i would say is that on your last day u jave to be checked out by 10am buy when u arrive u cant get into your room until 2pm! This just meant we sat arpund the lobby and that which, to be fair wasnt a major issue but it would be nice if that extended it to at least 11?
All in all though fab timr, great place, great bar and cafe as well!!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Generator_Dublin, Manager at Generator Hostel Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review on the Generator Dublin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again on your next trip.

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Maureen Meegan
Operations Manager

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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Dublin
Price Range: £16 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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