Get an overview of this hotelHip hostel on Smithfield Square, with free WiFi

Beside Jameson Distillery

Generator Dublin is on Smithfield Square, next to the Old Jameson Distillery. Guests can walk 4 blocks to reach the River Liffey, or hop on a tram at nearby Smithfield Luas Stop for a 10-minute ride to the city centre. Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park are a 20-minute bus ride from the hostel.

Eatery plus entertainment

The hostel has an industrial-chic vibe, with public areas featuring exposed brick and reclaimed wood-paneled walls. A 24-hour lounge showcases DJs and bands in the evening. Guests can enjoy a meal of Irish pork sausage in the café, chill in the cinema room, and head to the pub for a creamy Guinness.

Budget digs and free WiFi

The hostel has private and shared rooms, with polished wood floors and simple decor, to suit a range of visitors. Free WiFi is available throughout the building, so guests can jump online wherever they please. City View rooms come with free toiletries and bottled water.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hostel include a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Art Deco hostel also offers tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff. A total renovation of this property was completed in January 2011.

Generator Hostel Dublin is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 108 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Year Built 1995 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Housekeeping - once per stay 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 16


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • This property does not allow children.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 16 years old.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

This property caters to guests ages 18 and over. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Towels/sheets: EUR 2.00 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 4.00 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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National Rating

This property is a registered Holiday Hostel within the meaning of the Irish Tourist Traffic Acts.

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