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Reviews of Generator Dublin

Hostel | Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 7

85.1% Overall Rating

429 out of 458 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

429 out of 458 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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65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Louisa Vreeswijk

Alone

City break

16 February 2013 Louisa would recommend this property

Liked: Very trendy and well decorated bar!

Disliked: Small room, much too hot, bad equiped kitchen (only open at night), pretty far from temple bar, groups of Schoolkids

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
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great price, clean, tidy. Young vibe. Does exactly what it needs to do

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Alyssa McGuire

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2013 Alyssa would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful atmosphere

Disliked: No seating area in private room, poor draining system in washroom

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: staff weren't very helpful, it would be nice if they pretended to like their job. cocktails weren't very good. bar wasn't very friendly or lively.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Andrew Bukowski

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2013

Liked: It was very big and had clean rooms. Was a decent location but nothing much in the area to do. Close to the tram line tho.

Disliked: There was no free breakfast and for 4 euro you got a really bad breakfast. Wifi was very bad, And the staff just said it happens.

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

S Walburg

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2013 S would recommend this property

Liked: This is the best hostel in Dublin, by far. Everything is well suited to a hostel traveller's needs.

Disliked: The only thing I would recommend is for the cleaners to work just a little bit harder. In general it is a very clean hostel, especially when you compare it to othr hostels in Dublin. But let's just say if I was management I would ask the cleaning staff to work a little bit harder. Like I say though, and I have been to quite a few hostels in Dublin, the Generator is by far the best one.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very unique hostel. Healthy number of people there in the off-season. Very secure. Feels like a hotel but the lounge is very social and the rooms and bathrooms are shared obviously. Not expensive despite all the positives!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean n comfortable

Disliked: Wifi is a bit slow n the travellers staying at the same rm r not friendly n impolite

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very modern, very safe and secure.

Disliked: The staff were NOT friendly, or especially helpful. They were always grumpy. Created a very cold atmosphere in the hostel. There were no activities in the evening and so it was very difficult to mingle with others and make friends.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: unfriendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Paul McCoy

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

15 January 2013 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: This far exceeded my expectations - it was centrally located,very clean and had a good vibe

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff, getting in before you are checked in can be a bit confusing before you realize there is a small button beside the door to buzz in but once checked in everything is easy! You need your keycard to get anywhere which means the building is very safe plus nice big lockers underneath beds! The room is very clean including the bathroom and the showers are great! It's in a great location just a 7 minute walk from the Temple Bar district

Disliked: Nothing!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

12 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big, clean, tons of electrical outlets, good bar... all round good place!

Disliked: The location isnt quite in the centre

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

Amy Wong

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 January 2013 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: It was modern, clean with a friendly but cool vibe.

Disliked: Amy left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

danielle leece

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping

08 January 2013 danielle would recommend this property

Liked: Very modern, great beds (own nightlight and plug sockets). Safe area. Right next to luas line. Big lockers. Very nice common area.

Disliked: About a 15minute walk to temple bar so its not very central. No soap or hand towels provided in bathrooms.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bar and common area

Disliked: The bathroom facilities were not on the floor that I was staying on

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

Holstein Wong

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2013 Holstein would recommend this property

Liked: Good location with a supermarket across the road, easy to find from LUAS station. A straightforward walk to O'Connell St. New and clean bathroom facilities. Powerpoints and lights on each bed.

Disliked: Shared dorms had very little floor space so made the room feel a bit cramped.

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

Tobias Ostermaier

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals

02 January 2013 Tobias would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel, friendly staff, cool bar

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Juliana Pavan Dornelles

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2012 Juliana would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very nice. Good location, nice decoration and nice pub.

Disliked: The only thing I disliked is that in my room, the private bathroom haven't been cleaned, it was awful! On the other hand, the shared bathroom is very clean.

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

Sarah Rowe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 December 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe and secure, good in-room underbed storage, large common spaces

Disliked: Definitely a large hostel aimed at groups rather than single travelers. Location wasn't great - 20 or 25 minutes to Temple Bar

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

20 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The really nice bar and lobby looked like an hotel more than a hostel.

Disliked: The long walk to the bathrooms. Especially when in bed if having to go to use the bathroom. The noisy guests in the room, who have no consideration for other people trying to sleep. Turning on the lights when others are sleeping. Making phone calls and speaking in Spanish at 5am in the room. No manners basically or thought for others.

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

Lance Alden

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2012 Lance would recommend this property

Liked: It was a super cool place. Rooms were great. Each bed had its own outlet and reading light, my room had its own bathroom as well. All the common areas were really cool to hang out in.

Disliked: It was a little far from Temple Bar, but still "stumbling distance". I wish this Generator had more of a party atmosphere, but unfortunately most people go to temple bar to party. This place has great potential .

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The price: 10€ ! The cleanliness (rooms, bathrooms, ...) , the building architecture, nice staff, Breakfast available + dinner to go for very reasonnable price Seriously the best hostel I've ever stayed in !

Disliked: Nothing !!

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

Haley Jones

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2012 Haley would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was well decorated and for the most part very clean. It had a good atmosphere, and felt nice enough to be a hotel rather than your typical hostel. Beds were incredibly comfortable and great for after a long day of walking. The free wifi was much appreciated. I never felt unsafe nor did I fear for my property being stolen. The locker bins and the luggage room were great. Great value for price.

Disliked: The hostel was slightly farther away from main attractions of the city, such as the National Gallery, than I had expected, but if you have good walking shoes it's not a problem. There aren't many places to eat nearby, which for a solo traveler at night can be intimidating. Showers slightly moldy and difficult to figure out how to turn on, but was a very minor issue. It seemed like the hostel was more geared towards groups of travelers as opposed to solo travelers. I had hoped it would be easier to meet people, but everyone seemed to either cluster in their very large friend groups or else only went to the common space to check their email in peace.


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