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Reviews of Generator Dublin

Hostel | Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 7

87.1% Overall Rating

452 out of 485 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/07/2014)

"it was in close proximity to the centre city. It had comfortable beds and showers and toilets that were cleaned several times daily. good value for money."

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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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87.1%

Overall Rating

452 out of 485 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator Dublin'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
85.6%
Value
84.0%
Safety
90.4%
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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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beds Lockers Lounge Bar Area Friendly Staff

Disliked: Shower was clogged, but they fixed it within the hour

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

Giovanna Fong

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

05 March 2012 Giovanna would recommend this property

Liked: Charming! A wonderful venue of historical jameson breweries ' origin site. Cosy lobby/bar/meeting point with Wi-fi, computer hubs, irish brew beer, TV showing Skynews, Big projector correspond to disco music. I do not really need to go out to temple bar for drinks. Also, they have sandwiches, snack machine downstair. I will definitely come back some time.. Lovly place! Perhaps when the monthly horse trading right outside the square.

Disliked: I have to go out for breakfast 2nd day as it is missing omlett / boiled eggs! They have a good scandinavia machine. But coffee is just not right! The machine is not hot when they made coffee????

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

Rebecca Toland

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

05 March 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: for the cheap prices i expected some run down back ally hostel. I was so pleasantly surprised...it's clean and modern with a boho alternative twist. computer room, lobby, bar and pool tables all in an open and friendly space...really great. The drinks were cheap and the clientelle was all nationalities and all ages.i will definatly return there.

Disliked: the strength of the internet wasnt great but that is all i can say bad about it. really enjoyed my stay.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and quietly. i've slept as weel as far time

Disliked: it's not very close to the city center, and yo have to walk 1 or 2km for all, except the supermarket if you don't want pay the luas (more than 2€)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safety boxes and lockers were great. Enjoyable atmosphere. Fun to stay in the hostel and to explore the city. Nice bar.

Disliked: The breakfast was not worth paying for. Should be either complementary or more to offer and charged.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely clean modern rooms, great bathrooms/showers, great bar downstairs, good breakfast, location very convenient and staff very helpful.

Disliked: -

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

Brianna Ortiz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2012 Brianna would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and I felt safe. They had a bar and snack bar. Great environment and easy access to other parts of town both by bus and walking.

Disliked: Brianna left no negative feedback.

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

Muhammad Irfan

As a family with children

City break

26 February 2012 Muhammad would recommend this property

Liked: Value for money, unexpectedly brilliant location, rooms sitting area and value for money pretty cheap. I wish to have couple of days stay in there but i got leave early. Thanks

Disliked: Bit loud music late niight.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jing zhang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2012 jing would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and quiet. Standard apartments.

Disliked: wifi not free. Force me to change rooms when I re-checked in for a few more days when the old dorm room is not booked. Staff not so helpful.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere. Clean. Brilliant security on the door. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable beds and decent sized room. Cannot fault this place!

Disliked: Dislike that you cannot take food up to your room even though it is advertised as a hostel!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, spacious, friendly

Disliked: Location is somewhat far from the activities of Dublin


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