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Generator Hostel Dublin

Smithfield Square, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland, Distance from city centre: 1.2km

Rating: 79% from 27 reviews

  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 74%Staff
  • 87%Security
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Location
  • 78%Value for money
  • 79%Facilities

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  • Good hostel to stay at if you want a lot going on and have money. I was backpacking with little money and would not suggest going here. They have no kitchen and you cant bring in outside food. They have a restaurant, but it is over priced. They put a lot of money into having nice doors and silly things like that instead of using the money toward maybe offering breakfast or something that helps travelers like hostels are supposed to do. Generator is a hotel with dorms.
  • 71%
  • 26 May 2014 Owen Canada
  • Quiet, comfortable, clean!
  • 97%
  • 18 May 2014 antoinette USA
  • Only about a ten minute walk from the main street of Dublin. Cheap breakfast, not free, and clean showers (though I couldn't tell the difference between female vs male showers.) No lockout and security comes out at night to make sure everyone entering the building is staying there. Staff members were helpful but occasionally short tempered. Rooms were clean and other guests incredibly friendly!
  • 69%
  • 05 May 2014 Anonymous USA
  • i guess that dublins generator is the best hostel where i have been really!!!
  • 94%
  • 19 Apr 2014 Boris Slovakia
  • Very very swanky place. Not the kind of place to find a dirty backpacker. You have 2 options. 1) be in your room or 2) step off the elevator into a loud night club. They market their kitchen in way that might make someone think there are kitchen facilities for them to cook or heat left overs. Not true. You must buy cooked food from them. There is no 'common room' just a loud night club. laundry facilities is a joke.
  • 46%
  • 18 Apr 2014 Anonymous USA
  • loved that the bunks had their own outlets, such an awesome feature
  • 94%
  • 18 Mar 2014 Anonymous USA
  • nice, clean hostel. super-cheap (payed like 13$ per night in a 6-bed-dorm) you could walk to all the sights and to temple bar - and a sightseeing bus stop was right in front of the hostel. would def go again!
  • 77%
  • 03 Mar 2014 Bernd Robert Germany
  • The facilities were great, and I loved that there were lockers provided in the dorm room. Also I was really impressed with the bar area and cafe downstairs-- it was very welcoming. The only issue was that somehow the bed numbers got mixed up in our 8-bed mixed dorm. Other than that disruption, which may or may not have been the hostel's fault, it was a very nice place to stay!
  • 86%
  • 03 Mar 2014 Rachel USA
  • They are not always even friendly at the reception, sheets for our beds weren't always that clean
  • 71%
  • 05 Feb 2014 Sigrid Belgium
  • Very good hostel. I'd stay in Generator again for sure. Only problem is the wifi. I almost never had internet connection.
  • 91%
  • 08 Dec 2013 Ildiko Hungary
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