Generator Hostel Dublin

Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7  show map
 2 stars
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Generator Hostel Dublin

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

No parking

Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

TV

Television in lobby

Elevator

Overview

The modern Generator Hostel Dublin offers fashionable guestrooms. With accents of original architecture, the hostel was built in 1995 and renovated in 2011.

This hostel is located in a trendy area, 1.6 km from RDS, River Liffey and Trinity College. The hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Third Space offering dishes of Irish cuisine.

10 minutes by car from Dublin airport.

Rooms

Rooms are appointed with contemporary detailing. Equipped with a seating area, satellite TV, a dressing area, an iron with ironing board and climate control, the rooms offer beds with lockers, reading lights and individual power sockets. Rooms are fitted with single beds, double beds and bunk beds. The hostel has en suite bathrooms with hairdryers and towels.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is offered at the bar. Irish dishes are served in the lounge restaurant. The modern café bar features live music and free Wi-Fi.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of EUR 4 per person per night. 

Services

Guests are welcome to use a business center, a convenience shop and an elevator for general purposes.

Relax

A play area, walking tours and a safety deposit box will make a stay in Dublin a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   106.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Mirror
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7

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City Center
  • Dublin
    900 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Heuston Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery) (cuisine: Irish)
    50 m
  • Christophe's (cuisine: French)
    60 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    106

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Rooms and availability

Generator Hostel Dublin photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Standard|SINGLE STANDARD

Generator Hostel Dublin photos Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
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Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 2 Beds in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Shared Room with shared facilities

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Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room, 2 Beds in shared room

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    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Radio
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Bed in 6-8 Bed Mixed Dormitory (Shared) Room - Breakfast included

Generator Hostel Dublin photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 2 Bunk beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|QUADRUPLE STANDARD

Dorm Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
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Room Description:

Shared Facility|1 bunk bed mixed dorm (6 bed) ensuite

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    8 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM CAPACITY 6

Private Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Quad Room Private Facilties

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • National Photographic Archive500 m
  • Gallery Number One700 m
  • Dublins Viking Adventure700 m

Popular areas

  • Smithfield100 m
  • Smithfield100 m
  • Italian Quarter700 m
  • Italian Quarter700 m

Places of interest

  • St. Michan's Church200 m
  • Saint Michans Church200 m
  • The Four Courts Building400 m
  • Saint Mary's Abbey500 m
  • St. Audoen's Park500 m
  • St Audeon's Church500 m
  • Saint Audoen's Church500 m
  • St. Mary's Abbey500 m
  • St. Audoen's Church500 m
  • Nationalheiligtum Guinness700 m

Amusement

  • Cook Street Park500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Chimney Viewing Tower100 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral700 m

Museums

  • Old Jameson Distillery100 m
  • James Joyce House of the Dead400 m
  • National Museum of Ireland500 m
  • Dublinia Museum700 m
  • The National Leprechaun Museum700 m
  • Dublinia & The Viking World700 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Temple Street - The Children's Hospital700 m

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Dr Declan Murray800 m

Food and meals

  • Vicar Street600 m

Local attractions

  • Trinity College Library Dublin1.5 km
    College St, Dublin
  • The Book of Kells1.5 km
    Long Library, Dublin
  • St. Stephen's Green1.7 km
    at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin
  • Trinity College1.6 km
    Grafton St., Dublin
  • St. Ann's Church1.5 km
    Dawson St., Dublin

Near the hostel

  • Smithfield Chimney10 m
    Smithfield Village, Dublin
  • Four Courts370 m
    Inns Quay, Dublin
  • Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin700 m
    St. Michael's Hill, Dublin
  • Liberties690 m
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  • St. Michan's Church180 m
    Church St. Lower, Dublin
  • St. Audeon's Church560 m
    Cornmarket, Dublin
  • Christ Church Cathedral690 m
    Christchurch Place, Dublin

Restaurants nearby

  • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery)50 m

    Address: Bow Street

    71% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish

  • Fresh - The Good Food Market70 m

    Address: Smithfield

    Cuisine: Irish

  • Bel Cibo Deli Pizzeria90 m

    Address: Smithfield Market Square

    51% likes this, based on 49 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Christophe's60 m

    Address: Duck Lane, Smithfield

    62% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: French

  • Third Space90 m

    Address: 14 Smithfield Market

    71% likes this, based on 68 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    106

Hotel Awards

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Generator Hostel Dublin Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Generator Hostel Dublin

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 550 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The beds were so comforatble and the linen very fresh, new and clean. The rooms are massive, plenty of room to move around in. The ensuites were large and always hot water. The staff were super friendly and very helpful with directions. Buffet continental breakfast was only 2.50 Euros and was perfect!! Rooms were quiet, you couldnt hear anything of the bar downstairs or from outside! The hostel is very secure by having card access only to the hostel itself and rooms. Highly recommended hostel!!

    There were many computers that were out of action so the line for computers to use the internet was a long one which was made worse by young children taking up computers to play games or people watching clips on You Tube!! I think the hostel should put up signs about the computer usage or limit the amount of time people can be on the computers. Those of us with our own laptops couldnt connect ot the wi fi for our entire stay. This need to be addressed!!

  • Single
    9.6

    The location was great, with easy access to the tram line and the hostel was extremely nice.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The hostel was excellent - very cheap but clean and the room was lovely. It was very secure and the staff were very helpful.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    everything!!!!!!!!!! Rooms are sooooo clean, bathroom also, staff is very, very nice, its perfect!! l would live there if l could!!

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    We payed 54 euros for two nights at this new hostel. It was amazingly fresh and really good value for the money. We stayed in a 2 bed ensuite room that had better standard than a budget hotel. There are big public areas downstairs with computers, wifi, pooltables and a large bar area. A basic but cheap breakfast is served for 2,50 euros until 11 in the mornings. It's a 15 minute walk to the center of downtown or five minutes by tram. I really don't have anything to complain about!

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Funky and fun.

    No towels in the room and parking is tough.

  • Single
    9.2

    fantastic room, clean and I got what I paid for. Wanted to stay longer but there was no room on the day, staff were great in helping me find an alternative but it was no where near as good and was more expensive, plus I didn't get what I was promised when I arrived and they tried to charge me more. I was thankful generator did not do business that way

    The rooms doors closed too loudly, both the firedoors from the lift and individual room doors. Too many people came in and out of the firedoors so they did cause a nuisance and could be clearly heard by all room occupants. It can be stopped by putting sliding stoppers on the doors so they don't slam. Also directions to the place need to be clearer as I had trouble finding the place. Perhaps directing people from smithfield station rather than putting the address as smithfield sq might help?

  • Group of friends
    9.4

    A chic and cool new hostel, just what Dublin needs. Every city should have one! My friends and I had an absolute ball and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hostel. Breakfast for €2.50 and reasonably priced alcohol sure what more would you want! Thanks to all the staff who were great!

    Very warm in the bedroom

  • Single
    9.2

    Very cheap but very modern hostel.

    Booked for three nights but the cleaners assumed I had left after two. Came back on the third day to find all my stuff gone from the room. Got it back though with many apologies.

  • Single
    9.2

    It was perfectly clean and all new. Staff was very nice and helpful. It is very close to the Dublin center.

    People in the room arrived one by one until late in the night so it was a bit difficult to sleep though.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We were pleasently suprised, very clean, freindly helpful staff, excellent facilities and quiet on a night, I would highly recommend this hostel.

  • Single
    5.4

    It was very clean.

    lack of heat, wash cloths, soap and shampoo and customer care.

  • Single
    7.4

    Very good location in the centre of Dublin for a good price.

    I requested a 1 person room, instead I was given a 4 person room to myself. I did not enjoy sleeping in a bunkbed even though the bed was clean and comfortable enough.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Price, close to centre

    not enough furniture to clothes

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The atmosphere of the hostel was lovely- i particulrly liked the lively bar and cafe.

How to reach hostel

hostel Generator Hostel Dublin Dublin location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7

Get directions
City Center
  • Dublin
    900 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Heuston Train Station
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery) (cuisine: Irish)
    50 m
  • Christophe's (cuisine: French)
    60 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    106

Hotel Awards

IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedDublinGenerator Hostel Dublin

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Ireland

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