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Reviews of Generator Dublin

Hostel | Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 7

86.7% Overall Rating

465 out of 501 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/11/2014)

"It was quite good value for money, good social areas and the place does have quite a bit of character"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen

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86.7%

Overall Rating

465 out of 501 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator Dublin'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
85.6%
Safety
89.6%
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88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is nice, modern and friendly, clean and I can reccomend it!

Disliked: Only one thing, you have to pay the breackfast...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious communal areas, clean and well-maintained, right next to Luas (tram), most staff friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The wifi is desperately, shockingly poor! Some rooms had towels and shower gel, some did not (consistency please for fairness).

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

08 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was amazing. Rooms were practically like a hotel. Awesome beds and a good atmosphere!

Disliked: Literally, nothing was bad about the place.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Peter Leikas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2012 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were fantastic at The Generator and the hostel had many features which appealed to my friend and I, including pool tables, cinema room, late night snacks available, awesome bar and a great vibe. Padlocks were available to lock your belongings in a locker under your bed.

Disliked: The only thing that we disliked was under age guests in the hostel. None the less, we were out most of the day which didn't effect us too much. Also there wasnt any kitchen facilities, however the staff were happy to microwave meals for us which was a big help.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hannah Kannen

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2012 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Good price

Disliked: Hannah left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

cecilia anabella dalceggio

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2012 cecilia anabella would recommend this property

Liked: I liked it

Disliked: You could hear the sounds of the bar from the bedroom

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Graham Bunyan

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

02 April 2012 Graham would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic, ok location, clean, friendly staff, good vibe and feelBut we wanted a hot tub room!!!

Disliked: None

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff and amazing rooms for a hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Daniela Conti

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2012 Daniela would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were son kind and friendly, they´re the best! It´s big and clean, and i had a great time!

Disliked: Daniela left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the atmosphere but I wish there had been a kitchen so wer could cook there. The staff was very friendly!Everything was very clean! I liked the bar in the lobby that stayed open late!!

Disliked: I thought it was more like a hotel, not the hostel environment. There were many kids and adults and families, not like at normal hostels. It was also a bit of a walk from the city center, but very close to the jameson distillery! I don't like how there wasn't a kitchen.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has a really nice ground floor with large seating areas, a bar, mini cafe, pool tables, computers, etc. It looked really open and inviting. The beds were well designed with each having two outlets of its own to charge your things with and a reading lamp.

Disliked: It was a bit far from the areas we were exploring.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The value of this property stood out most. You paid for extras, as you do at hostels, but the rooms were well worth the price. It felt very private even though it was big and lively. It was nice being so close to Jameson - that made a good landmark and a nice tourist attraction.

Disliked: The way we went about finding the property, made it a bit difficult to find. It is also a bit far from what felt like the "center" of things. But it is very close to the river, which is quite nice. The neighborhood felt safe but a bit of a walk - to anywhere from there.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Catherine Painter

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2012 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean, good facilities, good location.

Disliked: Kitchen is not open to guests!!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It´s clean and new!

Disliked: No kitchen at all!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andrea Galea

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2012 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: It's a nice clean hostel, big, good facilities.

Disliked: Some staff are pretty rude

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Gauge Levesque

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 March 2012 Gauge would recommend this property

Liked: Really liked te atmosphere, layout and design of building Sweet beds Sweet bar area

Disliked: No kitchen!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Elise O'Leary

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2012 Elise would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, felt safe and as that the staff knew what they were doing. The location is good if you're going to spend a bit of time in Temple bar and is also right near a tram stop.

Disliked: Elise left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Diggins

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 March 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: The Generator bar was great, staff was friendly, and there are many different amenities.

Disliked: It is one of the further hostels from the Temple Bar area but everything is still walkable.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

20 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was like staying at a hotel, but without all the unnecessary extras.

Disliked: It would have been nice if there were a few more free services - like 1 hour worth of internet, places to fill up drink bottles etc. It's these things that make the hostel a little impersonal.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jessica Sopp

Alone

Events / festivals

20 March 2012 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Really comfy beds, great lockers underneath beds. Great to have sink and mirror in room. Bar is great and nice lounge area.

Disliked: Its one of those mega hostels so can feel a little impersonal. The girls bathrooms are on 1st floor and boys on 2nd floor so it's a pain if you're not on the corresponding floor.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

inigo diego fernandez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 March 2012 inigo would recommend this property

Liked: Its atmosphere, you can meet many people because it is big and has a bar!

Disliked: I dont dislike anything about it, maybe the down side is that it is not in the very center of dublin, maybe a 10 min walk! But its a great hostel

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, spacious, well decorated room. Free wi-fi

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazingly clean, tons of room, great location (easy walk to everything). Friendly staff. More like a hotel than a hostel. Best hostel experience.

Disliked: It was great.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Elena woiciechowska

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2012 Elena would recommend this property

Liked: The beds and also how clean it was.

Disliked: The staff were not really helpful. I got placed in a room with a bed that was not the same as everyone else's, it was a small cot. When I asked to switch my bed to another one they told me every single one was taken. That bed stayed empty for two nights. I don't think it was fair to pay the same amount and the staff refused to help.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

giovanni sabatino

With friends / other travellers

City break

08 March 2012 giovanni would recommend this property

Liked: salvo qualche piccolo inconveniente legato alla pulizia è un'ottimo ostello, di ostelli così se ne vedono pochi, posizione centrale e una struttura eccezionale per essere un semplice ostello...ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo

Disliked: giovanni left no negative feedback.


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