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Generator Dublin, Dublin

2-star2 stars
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, 7, Ireland

Art Deco hostel with bar/lounge, near Old Jameson Distillery
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Awesome vibe
Bar is awesome
Fantastic service
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Generator Dublin, Dublin

from $94
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  • 1 bed in 6 bed mixed dormitory Ensuite
  • 1 bed in 8 bed mixed dormitory Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Ensuite (Private Room 6 Beds)
  • 1 bed in 8 bed mixed dormitory- Shared
  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • 1 bed in 4 bed mixed dormitory Ensuite
  • 5-bed Private Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 6-bed Female Only Private Dormitory Room Ensuite
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  • 1 bed in 6-bed Female Only Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 1 bed in 10-bed Female Only Dormitory Room Ensuite

What’s around Generator Dublin, Dublin


  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Old Jameson Distillery - 1 min walk
  • Four Courts - 7 min walk
  • Vicar Street - 11 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 14 min walk
  • Phoenix Park - 15 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin (DUB) - 23 min drive
  • Dublin Heuston Station - 15 min walk
  • Dublin Connolly Station - 24 min walk
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 27 min walk
  • Smithfield Station - 2 min walk
  • Four Courts Station - 5 min walk
  • Museum Station - 9 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 108 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Group Booking Policy: For bookings of 10 guests or more, this property charges a nonrefundable deposit equal to 100% of the full cost of stay. The property will contact guests within 24 hours after booking to receive payment.
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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1995
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Generator Food - This café serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Generator Dublin, Dublin’s small print


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

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Also known as

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Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 369 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Reasonable accomodations at a reasonable rate
​As a family of five, it is difficult to find accommodation in the UK for us that doesn't require us to get a 2nd room which is very costly. The Generator offered us the ability to have a room for 6 and all be able to sleep in the same place so that was very convenient. The only issue we had was a broken mattress which we moved to a different bunk which was not a problem since we didn't need the 6th. Towel hooks in the bathrooms and table or bench to be able to keep one's clothing toiletries, etc. are really needed while showering unless you like to pile things on the floor. The towel rental is 3€ each which is also a little bit expensive but if you can't travel with towels as we could not then it is a necessary purchase. It is very warm in the rooms and even with the window open, the room's temperature was uncomfortable at times. The duvets would have been great had it been cold, so the option of a top sheet would have been great. We did not partake of the breakfast, as it seemed costly and we were able to go across the street to Fresh and get tea and pastries and a hot breakfast bar for cheaper. Do not bring in outside food or drink, as it will be confiscated by the security guard.
usFamily trip
Fair 4.0
Poorly ventilated rooms and no bathrooms anywhere near the rooms made it an unpleasant stay. The premises are kept quite dark to hide how run down the place is.
Thomas, us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Pricey for what you get
While the shared areas downstairs are nice and exceptional, the sleeping room was like most hostels. The window locks were broken so we could not fully shut them. For the price, I would have expected more (we had a private ensuite room).
usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fancy location
Great huge hostel in a fancy environment. Don't expect to relax. The beds are big and new. At the basement there's a bar. It's crowded with people of all the ages and from all around the world.
us2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Not good
Bed wasn’t clean and the survice is slow
Willam, us1 night trip

Generator Dublin, Dublin

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