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Generator Dublin

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Bar (on property)
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Shower, eco-friendly toiletries

Overview of Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin

2.0 star property
Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Jameson Distillery Bow St.
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $131
Price available on 6/11/2023
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, 7
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Arcade/game room
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • Convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Arcade/game room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Grocery/convenience store

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 17 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 17 min walk
  • Grafton Street - 23 min walk
  • Trinity College - 23 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 27 min walk
  • Croke Park - 31 min walk
  • The Convention Centre Dublin - 35 min walk
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 38 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 22 min drive
  • Connolly Station - 24 min walk
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 27 min walk
  • Dublin Drumcondra Station - 28 min walk
  • Smithfield Station - 2 min walk
  • Four Courts Station - 5 min walk
  • Museum Station - 9 min walk


  • Urbanity Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Light House Cinema - 1 min walk
  • The Cobblestone - 2 min walk
  • Boojum - 1 min walk
  • Token - 3 min walk

About this property

Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin features a nightclub and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Guinness Storehouse. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out Generator Food, which serves breakfast and lunch. Other highlights at this Art Deco hostel include a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff. Public transportation is just a short walk: Smithfield Station is 2 minutes and Four Courts Station is 5 minutes.


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)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 109 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 75 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Pool table
  • Foosball
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Nightclub
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture & ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 10 for adults and EUR 5 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
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).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property caters to guests ages 18 and over.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Generator Dublin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator Dublin does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Generator Dublin?
As of Jun 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Dublin on Jun 11, 2023 start from $131, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator Dublin?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator Dublin?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 75 lbs per pet. There's a charge of EUR 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Dublin?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Generator Dublin.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Dublin?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Generator Dublin and nearby?
Generator Dublin has a nightclub and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator Dublin?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Generator Food.
What's the area around Generator Dublin like?
Generator Dublin is in City Centre Dublin, a short 2-minute walk from Smithfield Station and 15 minutes' walk from Guinness Storehouse. Travelers say that the hostel is in a great location.







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8/10 Very Good

Sophia, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Susan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Always stay at Generator when in Dublin
Hip, fun and spectacular. Great location with restaurants, grocery stores and the best pub in Dublin, the Cobblestone.
Lorraine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good hostel type hotel
We had a private room which was very clean and had a comfortable bed and a decent shower room with toiletries. It's a basic hostel type hotel. It's well organised. There's a good continental breakfast buffet for EUR10. There's entertainment, games room and bar if you want it and it's not too noisy.
Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Value
Great private room. Lovely atmosphere in the hotel, bit out of the way in Dublin but lovely restaurants for breakfast etc in the area.
Antony, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

This place has a lot of potential def needs a revamping. Front desk agents and security great people and very helpful.
Nicole, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charlie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Generator Hostel does not disappoint. It is always in a centrally located and safe part of the city. The room is clean, the price for a stay is decent and staff are friendly and helpful Generator Hostel is always my hostel of choice.
Dennis, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Surprisingly clean, friendly staff, and overall great location. Bus stops/train, the Jameson Distillery, restaurants, and a local grocery store are just a few minutes walk away. Highly convenient. Good experience. *In addition to the free storage lockers in your room, there's plenty of lockers available for rent below the bar for your luggage*
Virgilio, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

BRAD, 3-night trip
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