Generator Hostel Dublin
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28 Smithfield Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
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It's a huge hostel - the biggest I've ever seen - and it feels more like a hotel than the hostel culture I'm used to. That being said, I was pleased with the amenities and ... Read more
all-inclusive sort of feel to it- from the in-house bar to the repurposed wooden block tables with outlets in the reception lobby. It felt just anonymous enough that I wasn't smothered, but still homey and communal enough that I could meet fellow travelers. And it's on a quiet square in the city, away from Temple Bar, which I liked. I don't normally say this about big hostels, but I highly recommend it!

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Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms

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It's a huge hostel - the biggest I've ever seen - and it feels more like a hotel than the hostel culture I'm used to. That being said, I was pleased with the amenities and all-inclusive sort of feel to it- from the in-house bar to the repurposed wooden block tables with outlets in the reception lobby. It felt just anonymous enough that I wasn't smothered, but still homey and communal enough that I could meet fellow travelers. And it's on a quiet square in the city, away from Temple Bar, which I liked. I don't normally say this about big hostels, but I highly recommend it!

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Nottingham, UK

This hostel is THE place to stay if you're visiting Dublin on a budget! It's a really big building, and has the feel and facilities of a hotel, but for a hostel price. The staff were so friendly when I visited, from the people working at the reception desk, to the guys behind the bar. It's ideally located right next to the Jameson Distillery, and not too far out from Temple Bar. The hotel has a bar which serves good food, but alternatively across the road there is a huge health supermarket and a few cafes in the area too which are great for breakfast.

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Halifax, Canada

Secure; you can't get onto the floors without a key. You use your key in the elevator. There is a pool table and bar. There is a reading area. Great hostel to meet people but you can also just do your own thing. Light on the floors are motion activated so if no one is walking around no annoying hall lights. Very close to Guiness Brewery and many other Dublin must sees. Good price.

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Eindhoven, Netherlands

Lovely hostel near the city center. Had a great couple of days here. The bar is a good place to meet new people and fellow travelers!

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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The Generator hostels continue to be my favorite in Europe. The one in Dublin is in an amazing location that allows you to walk anywhere in the city. The hostel is very clean, friendly, safe, and fun. One of the Saturday nights that I stayed there, the hostel bar was so packed and fun that they kept it open until 6am!

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Redondo Beach, California, USA

definitely a party hostel with it's super busy bar.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Computer station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Grocery/convenience store
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Arcade/game room
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • One meeting room
Bed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
Media & Technology
  • Television in common areas
Housekeeping
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
Other Room Amenities
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 108
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 1995
Other Policies
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
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