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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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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quality room, close to Airlink Bus stop, luggage storage available

Disliked: A bit far away from major sights

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

Taryn Johnston

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 May 2012 Taryn would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was clean and tidy and had a really good atmosphere. The beds were really comfortable and it was excellent value for money.

Disliked: There was no washing facilities or self contained kitchen. The security boxes under the beds were WAY to noisey to pull in & out on the woodern floors in the mornings & at night when people were sleeping, maybe some carpet under them would've helped. The boys & girls toilets/showers were on two different levels so girls had to go to level 1 & boys to level 2.

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

VIRGILIJUS ILCIUKAS

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 May 2012 VIRGILIJUS would recommend this property

Liked: More than expected.Lovely place,groovy atmosphere,nice staff and there is hostel.

Disliked: Sometimes is a little bit complicated to find WC.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: safety guards; location; 4€ nice breakfast

Disliked: some rooms had an individual shower, some didn't: no price differences

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, the modern, young style, breakfast.

Disliked: There is no kitchen and the internet is not for free.

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

Sandra Lundquist

With friends / other travellers

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

24 April 2012 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: Stylish and tidy!

Disliked: Maybe to modern for my taste. But its a really nice place

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

23 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, spacious common area, safe. Lots of facilities (lots of computers, books, laundry room, cinema, bar, pool tables).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Maiara Ruppenthal

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Visiting friends or family

22 April 2012 Maiara would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel it's really good.

Disliked: Maiara left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

21 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: spacious

Disliked: staff unhelpful, bin wasn't emptied the dorm room during my stay

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
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's so clean and well-ordered!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Plushest hostel I have ever stayed in, staff are great, apparently this used to be a 5 star hotel before the owners turned it into a hostel, would recommend to anybody a stay here

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

As a family with children

City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: De tweepersoonkamer op de 4e verdieping was zeer mooi, de bedden uiterst comfortabel met goede matrassen, kussens en donsdekens en fris bedlinnen.Een mooie badkamer met goede douche, de wastafel wat klein. De kamer is geschilderd in frisse kleuren, er is goede verlichting en een mooie "fotowand" .Echt een mooie kamer voor de prijs die we betaalden. Het onbijt is degelijk en de ontbijtruimte heeft een speciale mooie architectuur. Jong en aantrekkelijk. De mensen aan de receptie zijn zeer vriedelijk.

Disliked: Weinig tot geen "opbergruimte" in de kamer, ook geen haakjes of kapstokken. De vier- en zespersoonskamers zijn zeer klein.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable, no hassle, secure.

Disliked: We changed our booking in a non-obvious way (cancelling one night in the middle of a 5-night stay), and their systems were obviously not ready for that, so we got a lot of trouble when we tried to get back after the cancelled night. It worked out eventually, but the staff wasn't especially friendly at the time.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012

Liked: It was definitely safe and secure.

Disliked: Not sue why this place has a 88 rating, I have stayed at hostels all over the world and this was probably the least enjoyable one. For starters, the place is HUGE, it's like a college dorm building. Staff were simply "doing their job" not really very friendly Worst part is the nickle-and-diming you to death. Everything costs extra, you can't even get a cup of coffee without paying 4 euros for the breakfast "special". There are rude signs up that any guest caught with their own alcohol will have it confiscated. Of course, that's so you will have to buy your drinks at their overpriced, very neon-and-shiny disco bar. All in all I found the place to be sterile, bleak and not a good place to meet others.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the appearance of the hostel is just like a hotel!! the room is clean and tidy!! Lift is provided to access floors and a locker is provided for storing the personal belongings!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Marzio Valdambrini

Alone

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2012

Liked: The common spaces are huge and the whole structure is brand new renovated. There's a bar inside and pool tables.

Disliked: The main point is that this hostel has no kitchen. It's also not allowed to bring food in the place. Internet is not for free, if you don't have your own laptop.

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

Ignacio Armani

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 April 2012 Ignacio would recommend this property

Liked: Highy recomended!!

Disliked: Nothing

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.


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