Generator Hostel - Dublin

Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7  show map
 2 stars
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Generator Hostel - Dublin

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Generator Hostel is a 2-star property only 1.6km from James Connolly Memorial Statue, Trinity College Library Dublin and James Joyce Statue. The hostel, built in 1995, is renowned for its art deco architecture.

Area attractions near Generator Hostel include a cathedral, churches and a castle.

Just 10 minutes from Dublin airport.

Rooms

Generator Hostel offers 74 rooms fitted with a radio, free Wi-Fi, a safe and satellite TV for a comfortable stay in Dublin. Some non-smoking rooms have beds with reading lights, linens and personal lockers. Some rooms are provided with single beds, bunk beds and double beds. There are private bathrooms available. These bathrooms are featured with hairdryers and towels.

Eat

The dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served in the dining room. The lounge bar serves snacks. The property provides a kitchenette.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of EUR 4 per person per night. 

Relax

Generator Hostel has a spacious communal room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   74.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Jacuzzi
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Steam shower

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7

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City Center
  • Dublin
    900 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Heuston Train Station
    1.2km
  • Connolly Train Station
    2.0km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery) (cuisine: Irish)
    50 m
  • Christophe's (cuisine: French)
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    74

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or Double Bed
Size: 19m2
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Twin Room, Ensuite

Room facilities
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    Standard Dormitory Room
    Bed type: Beds in shared room or Bed in shared room
    Size: 19m2
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    BED IN SHARED ROOM STANDARD

    Room facilities
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      Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
      Bed type: Beds in shared room
      Size: 19m2
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      BED IN SHARED ROOM EN-SUITE FACILITIES

      Room facilities
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        Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Quad or 2 Bunk beds
        Size: 19m2
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        This room has 2 sets of bunk beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower.

        Room facilities
          Family Room
          Bed type: Quad
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          FAMILY ROOM CAPACITY 8

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          Private Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 19m2
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          Private Twin Room with a private bathroom, a hanging unit or locker, bed linen, and towels. Please note room may have 2 single beds or a set of bunk beds.

          Room facilities
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            Private Dormitory Room
            Bed type: Beds in shared room
            Size: 19m2
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            Single Bed in Dorm Room (Private Facilities)

            Room facilities
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              Private Quadruple Room
              Bed type: Quad
              Size: 19m2
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              Private Quadruple Room with a private bathroom, a hanging unit or locker, and bed linen.

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                How to reach hotel

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                Hotel Address:

                Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Dublin
                  900 m
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Heuston Train Station
                  1.2km
                • Connolly Train Station
                  2.0km
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Restaurants
                • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery) (cuisine: Irish)
                  50 m
                • Christophe's (cuisine: French)
                  60 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  12 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  74

                Hotel Awards

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                Best Family Hotels in Ireland

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • National Photographic Archive - 500 m
                • Dublins Viking Adventure - 700 m
                • Christ Church Cathedral - 700 m
                • Gallery Number One - 700 m

                Popular areas

                • Smithfield - 100 m
                • Italian Quarter - 700 m
                • Guinness Storehouse - 800 m

                Places of interest

                • Saint Michans Church - 200 m
                • The Four Courts Building - 400 m
                • Saint Audoen's Church - 500 m
                • Saint Mary's Abbey - 500 m
                • St Audeon's Church - 500 m
                • Nationalheiligtum Guinness - 700 m
                • Chapelizod Parish - 800 m
                • Smithfield: Old Jameson Destillery und Chimney - 800 m
                • Baldoyle Convent - 800 m
                • Famine Sculpture - 800 m
                • General Post Office - 800 m
                • Die Liffey - 800 m

                Amusement

                • Cook Street Park - 500 m
                • Blessington Street Park - 800 m
                • All Seasons Tree Care Ltd - 800 m
                • Busy Park - 800 m

                Museums

                Universities, Institutes

                • Temple Street - The Children's Hospital - 700 m

                Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

                • Dr Declan Murray - 800 m

                Theaters

                • Point Theatre - 800 m
                • Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival Ltd - 800 m

                Food and meals

                • Vicar Street - 600 m

                Local Attractions

                • Trinity College Library Dublin - 1.5km
                  College St, Dublin
                • The Book of Kells - 1.5km
                  Long Library, Dublin
                • St. Stephen's Green - 1.7km
                  at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin
                • Trinity College - 1.6km
                  Grafton St., Dublin
                • St. Ann's Church - 1.5km
                  Dawson St., Dublin

                Near the hotel

                • Smithfield Chimney - 20 m
                  Smithfield Village, Dublin
                • Four Courts - 370 m
                  Inns Quay, Dublin
                • Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin - 690 m
                  St. Michael's Hill, Dublin
                • Liberties - 680 m
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                • St. Michan's Church - 180 m
                  Church St. Lower, Dublin
                • St. Audeon's Church - 560 m
                  Cornmarket, Dublin
                • Christ Church Cathedral - 690 m
                  Christchurch Place, Dublin

                Restaurants Nearby

                • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery) - 50 m

                  Address: Bow Street

                  71% likes this, based on 39 reviews
                  Cuisine: Irish

                • Fresh - The Good Food Market - 70 m

                  Address: Smithfield

                  Cuisine: Irish

                • Bel Cibo Deli Pizzeria - 90 m

                  Address: Smithfield Market Square

                  51% likes this, based on 49 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian

                • Christophe's - 60 m

                  Address: Duck Lane, Smithfield

                  62% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                  Cuisine: French

                • Third Space - 100 m

                  Address: 14 Smithfield Market

                  71% likes this, based on 68 reviews
                  Cuisine: Irish

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  12 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  74

                Hotel Awards

                IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedDublinGenerator Hostel

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Family Hotels in Ireland

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                Generator Hostel Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Generator Hostel

                Individual guest reviews

                • Family with children
                  10.0

                  The beds were so comforatble and the linen very fresh, new and clean. The rooms are massive, plenty of room to move around in. The ensuites were large and always hot water. The staff were super friendly and very helpful with directions. Buffet continental breakfast was only 2.50 Euros and was perfect!! Rooms were quiet, you couldnt hear anything of the bar downstairs or from outside! The hostel is very secure by having card access only to the hostel itself and rooms. Highly recommended hostel!!

                  There were many computers that were out of action so the line for computers to use the internet was a long one which was made worse by young children taking up computers to play games or people watching clips on You Tube!! I think the hostel should put up signs about the computer usage or limit the amount of time people can be on the computers. Those of us with our own laptops couldnt connect ot the wi fi for our entire stay. This need to be addressed!!

                • Single
                  9.6

                  The location was great, with easy access to the tram line and the hostel was extremely nice.

                • Couple
                  10.0

                  The hostel was excellent - very cheap but clean and the room was lovely. It was very secure and the staff were very helpful.

                • Group of friends
                  9.2

                  everything!!!!!!!!!! Rooms are sooooo clean, bathroom also, staff is very, very nice, its perfect!! l would live there if l could!!

                • Group of friends
                  9.2

                  We payed 54 euros for two nights at this new hostel. It was amazingly fresh and really good value for the money. We stayed in a 2 bed ensuite room that had better standard than a budget hotel. There are big public areas downstairs with computers, wifi, pooltables and a large bar area. A basic but cheap breakfast is served for 2,50 euros until 11 in the mornings. It's a 15 minute walk to the center of downtown or five minutes by tram. I really don't have anything to complain about!

                • Family with children
                  7.8

                  Funky and fun.

                  No towels in the room and parking is tough.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  fantastic room, clean and I got what I paid for. Wanted to stay longer but there was no room on the day, staff were great in helping me find an alternative but it was no where near as good and was more expensive, plus I didn't get what I was promised when I arrived and they tried to charge me more. I was thankful generator did not do business that way

                  The rooms doors closed too loudly, both the firedoors from the lift and individual room doors. Too many people came in and out of the firedoors so they did cause a nuisance and could be clearly heard by all room occupants. It can be stopped by putting sliding stoppers on the doors so they don't slam. Also directions to the place need to be clearer as I had trouble finding the place. Perhaps directing people from smithfield station rather than putting the address as smithfield sq might help?

                • Group of friends
                  9.4

                  A chic and cool new hostel, just what Dublin needs. Every city should have one! My friends and I had an absolute ball and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hostel. Breakfast for €2.50 and reasonably priced alcohol sure what more would you want! Thanks to all the staff who were great!

                  Very warm in the bedroom

                • Single
                  9.2

                  Very cheap but very modern hostel.

                  Booked for three nights but the cleaners assumed I had left after two. Came back on the third day to find all my stuff gone from the room. Got it back though with many apologies.

                • Single
                  9.2

                  It was perfectly clean and all new. Staff was very nice and helpful. It is very close to the Dublin center.

                  People in the room arrived one by one until late in the night so it was a bit difficult to sleep though.

                • Older travelers
                  9.6

                  We were pleasently suprised, very clean, freindly helpful staff, excellent facilities and quiet on a night, I would highly recommend this hostel.

                • Single
                  5.4

                  It was very clean.

                  lack of heat, wash cloths, soap and shampoo and customer care.

                • Single
                  7.4

                  Very good location in the centre of Dublin for a good price.

                  I requested a 1 person room, instead I was given a 4 person room to myself. I did not enjoy sleeping in a bunkbed even though the bed was clean and comfortable enough.

                • Couple
                  8.8

                  Price, close to centre

                  not enough furniture to clothes

                • Family with children
                  7.8

                  The atmosphere of the hostel was lovely- i particulrly liked the lively bar and cafe.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Generator Hostel - Dublin Dublin location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland, 7

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Dublin
                  900 m
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Heuston Train Station
                  1.2km
                • Connolly Train Station
                  2.0km
                • Bus stop
                  300 m
                Restaurants
                • 3rd Still Restaurant (The Old Jameson Distillery) (cuisine: Irish)
                  50 m
                • Christophe's (cuisine: French)
                  60 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  12 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  74

                Hotel Awards

                IrishHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedDublinGenerator Hostel

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Family Hotels in Ireland

                Use Badge