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Generator Dublin
2 stars

Generator Dublin

Smithfield Square Dublin 7, Ireland, Dublin 7, Ireland
+353 1901 0222
C$ 57

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based on 7,317 reviews

Generator Dublin
Wed 19/6
Thu 20/6
Room type
Nightly total
Standard Room
C$ 57
Deluxe room
C$ 129
Double room
C$ 185

About Generator Dublin

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Dormitory Room for 6 with bunk beds with shared external bathroom and toilet. Includes bed linen and individual lockers. The perfect room for you and your crew. - 3 bunks – 6 beds - Private bathroom - All bunks include a light feature, personal shelf and under-bed lockers - Pillow, duvet, linen all supplied - Towels available at reception for a small fee"

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Amenities at Generator Dublin

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Night club
  • Laundry service


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Designated smoking area


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Storage available

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Foosball table
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Night club

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Reading light
  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of Generator Dublin

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10.0 Wonderful
It's peaceful. But if you can have locks on the storage locker for extra security. Next time I will need a bottom part of the bunkbed
6.0 Okay
Pros:The facilities are modern and relatively clean. Rooms are well maintained and mattresses are pretty comfortable. The bar area is nice and live music is a plus. Building and rooms are also secure. Swipe cards are required to go anywhere and there’s security at the door.
Cons:Upon arrival, the staff was more concerned with being cool than with being courteous. Morning staff was much better. What rubbed me the wrong way about this place is that they fail to provide any kind of secure storage for even the smallest of items. There are lock boxes under the beds, but require you bring your own padlock or pay a ridiculous amount of money to use the luggage storage in the basement. Plan ahead or snuggle your valuables. Also, no outside food is allowed. Strange for a hostel. The reason given is that plenty of food is available on site for purchase. Most things on the menu were expensive for a backpacker. The restaurants and supermarket across the way are the best options. Also, the provided shower gel dispenser is always empty and make sure you double check the toilet paper before you sit down. This place clearly has its eye on being trendy to attract the young, party crowd. It’s nothing similar to what backpackers are used to from every other hostel on the planet and fails to provide the community experience and chance to meet new people that solo travelers look for. Considering the price isn’t even on the lower end, there are better places in Dublin.
8.0 Very good
Pros:Location and atmosphere were fun.
Cons:I can’t say too much here since it IS a hostel, but the walls and doors are very thin and you can hear the loud, drunk patrons coming in all night. It made for a good daytime nap, but not the best nights sleep.
5.1 Fair
Pros:Location was really good and the place was very clean. If you wanted to eat meals at the hostel and spend a lot of your time there, it's a nice place for that, although overpriced as far as hostels go (even in Dublin). Definitely a party hostel but I was just surprised at how expensive it is.
Cons:Staff were really unhelpful and made my stay somewhat negative.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Fabulous value for the money. €52 for two people in a spotlessly clean double private room w bathroom. Right in Smithfield steps away from great restaurants, cinema, pubs cafes and live Irish Music. Right above the Jameson Brewery Tasting Rooms. Laundry facilities, on site pub and cafe and luggage storeage. Room and bathroom were spotlessly clean, warm and quiet. Felt very safe also.
Cons:Nothing. It was all good!
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The staff here is absolutely wonderful and very friendly! You can ask for suggestions on places to go and things see and to do and they give out detailed descriptions on what you should expect to experience at each destination! The Night Staff was equally wonderful! To my surprise the night guards/security we're very friendly and helpful and happy to give good directions to near by places. The bartenders are cheerful, funny and have great suggestions for local restaurants and nightlife activities. The reception team is outstanding! They are warm and welcoming and available 24/7! They can help you with any delemas or concerns may come up during your stay. On my next trip to Dublin I will stay at the generator and the staff has a HUGE part to play in desire to book a room with the generator again!
Cons:The only things that I can complain about is the fact that the laundry room often has a line waiting because the dryers take too long to dry. Just for one load it can take up to two to three hours before your clothes become dry, but even then they may not be dry and this leaves people will still be waiting to take their turn while their clothespecially sit soaking wet. Also the bar could be open later.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Based on the price point we got it at, it was a great stay. We stayed in a 6 bed unit which was surprisingly comfortable. The hotel bar was good, and great atmosphere while the Eurocup was on. Overall the place was always clean, lots of staff around which was nice. The demographic was crazy... People of all ages which was fantastic! It couldn't be closer to Jameson. Great bars and restaurants around it as well. It's about a 15 minute walk to temple bar area. 10 minute walk to Guinness.
Cons:The bar as good as it is, a bit of a tourist trap... It shouldn't be €5-6 for a pint... The rooms were hot as hell, the window barely opened and only at the end of stay did we find out we could request a fan... Not much else to complain about.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:Easy to feel included and apart of something as a solo traveller. The staff and environment in general make the hostel have a home like feel. Convenient plugs and lights with every bed. Good food at breakfast and for lunch/dinner. Close enough to walk to city center, temple bar area etc but far enough that you feel safe because you don't have to deal with drunk strangers, and the loud streets of the city centre.
Cons:Beds were comfortable but creaked. Every time you turned or moved, the whole bed would creak and move. Also it was very hot at night due to having a very small window in the room.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The hostel was very clean and well kept. Had a bar and cafe which made it much easy to find to find food and drinks. The food was reasonably priced. I don't see why I wouldn't use Generator again whether it was in Dublin or somewhere else.
9.6 Wonderful
Pros:I got upgraded to an all female ensuite room, which was fantastic, bright and big. All the bathrooms in the whole building were clean from what I saw, fantastic bar, friendly staff, loved my stay! Each bed came with a huge lockable storage box, if you didn't have your own lock they were 5 euro at reception.
Cons:The regular rooms were very small and cramped and windowless.


Smithfield Square Dublin 7, Ireland, Dublin 7

What's nearby

  • Jameson Distillery63 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral0.7 km
  • Guinness Storehouse0.9 km
  • Dublin Castle0.9 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral1.1 km
  • Dublin Writers Museum1.2 km
  • General Post Office1.2 km
  • James Joyce Centre1.4 km
  • Abbey Theatre1.4 km
  • Grafton Street1.4 km
  • Trinity College1.5 km
  • Trinity College Library1.5 km



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


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Essential information about Generator Dublin

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 122

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 92
Cheapest month to stay with an average 67% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 84% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at Generator Dublin

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Generator Dublin, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in April and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Generator Dublin, plan to stay on a Sunday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Generator Dublin was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 65, while the most expensive was C$ 65.
  • How long should you stay at Generator Dublin? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Generator Dublin

  • Where is Generator Dublin located?

    Generator Dublin is located at Smithfield Square Dublin 7, Ireland in Inn's Quay - Four Courts, 1.2 km from the centre of Dublin. Jameson Distillery is the closest landmark to Generator Dublin.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Generator Dublin?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Generator Dublin.

  • Does Generator Dublin offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Generator Dublin offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Generator Dublin from the airport?

    Generator Dublin is 8.9 km from Dublin. Generator Dublin is 116.3 km from Holyhead Anglesey.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Generator Dublin hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Generator Dublin in Dublin and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Generator Dublin and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Generator Dublin.

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Value for money


Distance to downtown

1.2 km

Nearest Airport


Distance to airport

8.9 km