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Generator Dublin

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Family Room for 4 | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin

2.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Map
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, 7

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDublin Castle14 min walk
  • Popular LocationGuinness Storehouse15 min walk
  • Popular LocationO'Connell Street17 min walk
  • AirportDublin (DUB)23 min drive

Room options

About this area

Dublin

Generator Dublin is located in City Centre Dublin, a neighborhood in Dublin, and is in the entertainment district and near a metro station. Guinness Storehouse and 3Arena are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Jameson Distillery Bow St. and Dublin Castle. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Croke Park or Aviva Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including winery tours and outlet shopping.

What's nearby

  • Jameson Distillery Bow St. - 1 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 14 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Smithfield Station - 2 min walk
  • Dublin Drumcondra Station - 4 min drive
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Cobblestone - 2 min walk
  • Cinnamon Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Urbanity - 2 min walk
  • Proper Order Coffee Co - 3 min walk
  • Token - 3 min walk

About this property

Generator Dublin

Family-friendly hostel in City Centre Dublin, rejuvenated in 2019
At Generator Dublin, you can look forward to a nightclub, a grocery/convenience store, and concerts and live shows. The onsite café, Generator Food, features brunch. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and an arcade/game room, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hostel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and a billiards/pool table
  • Multilingual staff, a TV in the lobby, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 109 rooms offer amenities such as free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Eco-friendly toiletries and showers
  • LED light bulbs and daily housekeeping

Languages

Dutch, English, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Offsite parking within 328 ft (EUR 27 per day), from 7:00 AM to midnight

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 7 for adults and EUR 3.75 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Generator Food

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Evening entertainment
  • Foosball table
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Meeting room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • Biodegradable coffee stirrers
  • Biodegradable drinking straws
  • Double-glazed windows
  • Games
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Renovated entire property - April 2019
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Shower

More

  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Energy-saving features in guestrooms
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LED light bulbs

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 5 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 7 for adults and EUR 3.75 for children (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 27 per day (328 ft away; open 7:00 AM to midnight)
  • Pet fee: EUR 5 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property caters to guests ages 18 and over.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Generator Dublin pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 5 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Generator Dublin?

As of Dec 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Dublin on Dec 11, 2022 start from $104.23, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Generator Dublin?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Generator Dublin?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Generator Dublin?

Check-out is at 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Generator Dublin located?

This family-friendly Dublin hostel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Jameson Distillery Bow St., Dublin Castle, and Guinness Storehouse. Trinity College and Grafton Street are also within 1 mi (2 km). Smithfield Station is only a 2-minute walk and Four Courts Station is 5 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Generator Dublin and receive a full refund?

Yes, Generator Dublin offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Generator Dublin cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

7.8

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 343 out of 983 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 35%
Rating 8 - Good. 374 out of 983 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 38%
Rating 6 - Okay. 164 out of 983 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 17%
Rating 4 - Poor. 58 out of 983 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 44 out of 983 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

8.0/10

Cleanliness

8.1/10

Staff & service

7.3/10

Amenities

8.0/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Excellent

John Scott
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
They did exactly as promised
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/10 Terrible

Heru
Business traveler, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The management was extremely rude & even vicious
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

DAVID Robert
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had a great week at this property centrally located and real easy access to the tram lines and bus. Temple bar and brazen head just a few hundred meters walk.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

4/10 Poor

Raysa
Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
location good , very noisy
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Chloe
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really enjoyed my stay, the hostel overall was really nice, great facilities and options. But it was extremely hot in the bed rooms, opening windows or doors and having an fan didn’t help at all. Some of the other guests were rude in regards to room etiquette. The person on the bunk below me decided the middle of the night was the perfect time to grind all of his weed and make joints. The staff was super accommodating, and responded to every need. You CAN ask for another pillow:)
Stayed 10 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Abby
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay
Everything was wonderful. We were right downtown in Dublin so everything was a walk away, including parking! Service was great.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jessica
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and safe, great area good walking distance to many popular areas and food closeby. Large lockers and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely stay again!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Christopher
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice place
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

SPENCER
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Noisy until 3am
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Laura
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Read the Reviews
Read the reviews and pay attention to them. I knew there was a bar on the property, and some people complained about that. My dorm room faced the street and despite house rules, people would stand out front and talk, drink, and sing until all hours of the night. It was hot and we had to keep our windows open. The smoke came into the room and the noise made it difficult to sleep. The room was not cleaned when other guests left, dirty towels were left in the room but we ended up using them for bath mats due to the shower filling the bathroom floor with water. One gentleman at the front desk was friendly and nice enough to schedule me a taxi for the next morning.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022