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Reviews of Generator Dublin

Hostel | Smithfield Square, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 7

85.1% Overall Rating

430 out of 459 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/04/2014)

"Everything, not like what I thoughts hostles would be clean safe and very comfortable."

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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

430 out of 459 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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Susan Ingledew

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 April 2014 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: Real cosmopolitan feel about the place - loved the funky furniutre in lobby.

Disliked: Nothing

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
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, not like what I thoughts hostles would be clean safe and very comfortable.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Izzy Pulido

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2014 Izzy would recommend this property

Liked: 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. Smithfield Square is only a 15 minute walk away from the Temple Bar area, 20 minutes from Grafton Street and right next to the river. The hostel is literally right next door to the Jameson Distillery and 15 minutes from the Guinness Storehouse. I felt like I didn't have to go out into the city if I was too tired because the place was so lively.

Disliked: The only thing I have to comment on about the place is a lack of space. Staying in a completely booked 8-person bedroom made me feel claustrophobic. And there was a lack of luggage space, alloting people's personal belongings to be stored in a caged box no bigger than a small coffee table. Two of the guests in our rooms couldn't even fit their luggage in the box! Also this is not the place to meet new friends as it is so big so you lose the community feeling that most hostels offer.

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

Emily Kassel

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2014 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: The people at the front desk were helpful. I liked the extra security, such as the keycards and extra staff. The lunch was excellent.

Disliked: I wish lunch was served on weekends too. Also, the laundry machine was pretty ridiculous. We had to pay 14 euro total because one dryer coin wouldn't dry our clothes. When we complained about this, the front desk still charged us for the extra coins.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2014

Liked: -

Disliked: unkind and impatiant reception desk mass processing party guests

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Business / conference
Work / volunteering

03 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, safe, clean

Disliked: No kitchen

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

Rachel Chudley

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 April 2014 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bedrooms, frielndly staff, great location, fantastic food!

Disliked: Shower had 1 setting - scalding hot. Only negative about the hostel

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Design of bar and café, wifi, amount of bathroom facilities, lockers, clean and new beds that allow privacy (I especially liked the lamp and the plug), sink in room

Disliked: Location for included breakfast downstairs felt "third class" and uncomfortable compared to cafe upatairs, room without window or airing possibility (and with 8 people in it, it starts to get really hot and smelly at some point), toilets not cleaned enough, possibility to eat own food/kitchen with fridges (Its still a hostel, students don't have the money to buy overpriced meals every time they feel hungry)

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

25 March 2014

Liked: Clean, central, pretty quiet, and all the facilities are in very good repair. A well organised and well maintained hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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myles stack

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 March 2014 myles would recommend this property

Liked: friendly helpful staff .very clean

Disliked: hard to find anything to complain about

100.0%
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Emily Muscroft

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2014 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, good location, great beds with personal lights and outlets, secure locker for each person

Disliked: Emily left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Keith Buchanan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2014

Liked: Nice, secure

Disliked: Food offered at the hostel lacks variety, no self catering facilities makes it very hard on the wallet

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

patrica stevens

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals

10 March 2014 patrica would recommend this property

Liked: The bar food was really nice . Clean and good atmosphere

Disliked: 6 dorm was a bit small room 26.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Eunnuri Lee

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2014 Eunnuri would recommend this property

Liked: super clean, great facilities

Disliked: the location found out to be the most dangerous area in dublin

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

arline jacobson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2014

Liked: reception staff friendly and helpful. good beds...

Disliked: only ONE toilet per floor, with about 30 rooms. all the toilets and showers are on one floor - so if you wake up at 3 a.m. and have to puke or piss, you better hope no one is using that one toilet because you might have to travel several floors to get to an available toilet. the showers are nice but there is no shelf or bench and only ONE hook, so you have to put your things on the (wet) floor. that security guard is unfriendly and seems almost menacing, the way he just stands around watching everybody. and as I said earlier, how can you have a hostel that restricts food to its restaurants?

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A communal kitchen would be nice

Disliked: Lack of kitchen, seeing the staff drunk seemed unprofessional

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

Trevor Matthews

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2014 Trevor would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location. Food and Drink at the bar/cafe.

Disliked: There was a lot of people- the hostel environment wasn't present, or intimate enough.

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

Connor Christensen

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Connor would recommend this property

Liked: Great setup with the bar and dance floor and everything. Always something to do, and always someone to talk to. If you didn't enjoy your stay its your own fault.

Disliked: Doesn't feel as much like home as other hostels. The Generator is more commercialized and less personal as far as staff are concerned. That would pretty much be my only complaint.

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Amelia Collins

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2014 Amelia would recommend this property

Liked: All Generator hostels seem to go above and beyond in staff, amenities, and overall cleanliness. I would always choosr Generator and Dublins is no different.

Disliked: Amelia left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice

Disliked: colours

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sophie Carr

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: generator was more like a quality low cost hotel rather than a hostel. Can't recommend it highly enough

Disliked: Wifi needs improving

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

David Verdu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

26 February 2014 David would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds, good rooms

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

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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

19 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and really cool atmosphere, ideal for youth and not only

Disliked: everythin ok, he showers are a bit tricky

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

03 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent cafe and bar Free WiFi

Disliked: Unruley guests ruined my stay -- drunk guests in my room kept me awake all night Breakfast wasn't great

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property was amazing - well situated in a quiet but central location, 5-10 minutes walk from the massive Jervis Shopping Centre, Connelly Street, and various sights and shops just over the Liffey. The inside was well designed if a little maze-like, paint looked new and welcoming. Carpets and bedding were clean and presented nicely. The room I stayed in was not overcrowded with either beds or people, and there was plenty of secure storage space. Bathrooms were kept cleaner than most public toilets, which takes some doing, considering the number of people that must be using them each day.

Disliked: The only thing I didn't care for so much was the abrupt manner of the staff. They were helpful when I had questions, but minimally. They don't seem like they enjoy their jobs very much.


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