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Reviews of Generator Dublin

Hostel | Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 7

85.1% Overall Rating

428 out of 457 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/04/2014)

Izzy Pulido thinks…

"Generator Dublin is definitely the nicest hostel I've ever stayed at. It really functions as a central location with a great bar and cafe and you have internet and a great location at your disposal.…"

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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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85.1%

Overall Rating

428 out of 457 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Generator Dublin'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
80.8%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
84.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
90.4%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jamie Lamb

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2012 Jamie would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic facilities, all pretty much brand new. Helpful staff, great location

Disliked: Lacking some meal options. Maybe some party nights at the bar, as the London Generator does most nights

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel i've stayed in!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

30 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good value, brand new.

Disliked: I'm of the opinion that a hostel should be no more than 100 beds. This hostel is GIGANTIC - the biggest I've never seen. For that reason, it lacks the atmosphere that many other hostels have. You feel strange talking to people here because everyone is off in their own little space.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome facilities and value for money. Staff were also very helpful. Walking tour left from here too which was handy.

Disliked: Everything was pretty good. It's not right in the center but pretty close and doesn't take long to walk anywhere.

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

Sam Jones

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2011 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, the beds where the comfiest i've ever been in, really good location easy walk of everything!

Disliked: Nothing

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

Ben Donaghey

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 December 2011 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and helpful! The hostel is in a great location in a great city, it is right next too the Jameson distillery and a 5 min walk from O'Connell street and Temple Bar. The breakfast is good value, the rooms are clean and spacious and the bar is very good.

Disliked: Ben left no negative feedback.

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

Ross Honour

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2011 Ross would recommend this property

Liked: just a great atmosphere!

Disliked: breakfast not included unlike their Berlin counterpart.. mens toilets had no indication of where they were and ended up being on a different floor to where we were located

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly modern and nice facilities - more like a hotel than a hostel. Good location, clean rooms and bathrooms, enjoyed the lounge area with all the comfy chairs and books.

Disliked: Showers could have been a tad cleaner, but that's really just nitpicking. Also you have to pay for towels, locks, adapters.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was clean. The standard was higher than a normal Hostel. It was more like a Hotel. Very friendly staff and cheap and good breakfast. The bedrooms were very nice, clean and I slept very good.

Disliked: Nothing realy but maybe their shoudl be some power point in the bathroom to blow dry your hair.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooms, clean and safe. Location isn't too bad but you do have to walk 10 mintues to reach main attractions. Staff were really friendly and helpfully and the place is really relaxing. It was quiet when we were there however I bet the atmosphere in the bar would be great with a crowd. Overall a great hostel, would definitely stop there again!

Disliked: nothing to dislike

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its brand new, very nice, very comfortable, a high quality hostel

Disliked: it is very very big, and so perhaps doesnt have the communal feel of some smaller hostels. that said, i still met some great people in my room.

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

Christiana Moos

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

23 October 2011 Christiana would recommend this property

Liked: better than a hotel! really awesome architecture and design for an amazing building

Disliked: it was really far from temple bar area

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

Matthew McAndrew

With my spouse / partner

City break

23 October 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi, great facilities

Disliked: nothing

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

Melissa Tournier

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2011 Melissa would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, hot water, warm and comfy beds

Disliked: Washing could b cheaper

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

19 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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

Marcus Augustus Burghardt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

11 October 2011 Marcus Augustus would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect hostel. I got a promotional price, so the hostel was perfect. Really organized and modern.

Disliked: Everything was perfect.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

09 October 2011

Liked: clean and functioning room/bathroom

Disliked: noisy equipment in room, low-quality breakfast, advertised free WiFi only offers a heavily restricted Internet access, staff not very friendly

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very nice, lockers in rooms, bar and computers downstairs, clean rooms, private bathrooms

Disliked: no kitchen, expensive laundry

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap breakfast, football and rugby on big screen,

Disliked: bar didnt open until 6pm! check out 10am!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

03 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice atmosphere, Free internet, secure. Pluggs nad light in bed.

Disliked: All staff seemed really nice, but the first gentleman I talked to just seem tired and can't be brothered and came accross a bit rude. I didn't really want to stay after having that experience, but soon change with friendlness of other guests and staff Paying for locks which if you didn't buy you property was at risk. Lockers under the bed a good idea but a bit squashed. Thought more commputers as it was a long wait.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Lindsay Boyd

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2011 Lindsay would recommend this property

Liked: main lounge area is good spot to meet people

Disliked: the shower was clogged with someones hair clippings

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping

01 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and new, good breakfast (2.50EUR extra, but worth it). Good internet.

Disliked: Ventilation in the rooms is bad, and as the ceilings are low being on the top bunk one will have serious trouble breathing, unless close to a window. And seriously, no toilets on the same floor one is staying at? Sounds like a joke. In general this place has very little character and staff are pretty much robot like. Cheap to stay at, but thats about it.

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

James Robert Smith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 James Robert would recommend this property

Liked: I couldn't honestly beat the price as well as the cleanliness.

Disliked: The location was little bit off the path, but not too far from anything.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great friendly staff. Very very clean!

Disliked: Nothing everything was fantastic


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