Generator Dublin

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Bar (on property)
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Shower, eco-friendly toiletries

Overview of Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin

2.0 star property
Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Jameson Distillery Bow St.
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

1,003 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is €144
Price available on 26/06/2023
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, 7
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Arcade/games room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Arcade/games room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Corner/local shop

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 17 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 17 min walk
  • Grafton Street - 23 min walk
  • Trinity College - 23 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 27 min walk
  • Croke Park - 31 min walk
  • The Convention Centre Dublin - 35 min walk
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 38 min walk
  • 3Arena - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 22 min drive
  • Connolly Station - 24 min walk
  • Dublin Tara Street Station - 27 min walk
  • Dublin Drumcondra Station - 28 min walk
  • Smithfield Station - 2 min walk
  • Four Courts Station - 5 min walk
  • Museum Station - 9 min walk


  • Urbanity Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Light House Cinema - 1 min walk
  • The Cobblestone - 2 min walk
  • Boojum - 1 min walk
  • Token - 3 min walk

About this property

Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin features a nightclub and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Guinness Storehouse. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Generator Food, which serves breakfast and lunch. Other highlights at this Art Deco hostel include a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff. Public transportation is only a short walk: Smithfield Station is 2 minutes and Four Courts Station is 5 minutes.


Dutch, English, German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 109 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 75 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room
  • Nightclub
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • Double-glazed windows
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • No plastic soft drinks bottles
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Eco-friendly toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Energy-saving features in guest rooms
  • LED light bulbs

Special features


Generator Food – This café serves breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 10 for adults and EUR 5 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 25 per pet, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property caters to guests ages 18 and over.

Also known as

Generator Hostel Dublin
Generator Hostel
Generator Dublin
Generator Hostel Dublin Hotel Dublin
Generator Dublin Hostel
Generator Dublin Dublin
Generator Dublin Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Generator Dublin Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dublin

Frequently asked questions

Does Generator Dublin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Generator Dublin does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Generator Dublin?
As of 4 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Dublin on 26 June 2023 start from €144, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Generator Dublin?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator Dublin?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 75 lb per pet. There's a charge of EUR 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Dublin?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Generator Dublin.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Dublin?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Generator Dublin and nearby?
Generator Dublin has a nightclub and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Generator Dublin?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Generator Food.
What's the area around Generator Dublin like?
Generator Dublin is in City Centre Dublin, a short 2-minute walk from Smithfield Station and 15 minutes' walk from Guinness Storehouse. Travellers say that the hostel is in a great location.







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8/10 Very good

Susan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Always stay at Generator when in Dublin
Hip, fun and spectacular. Great location with restaurants, grocery stores and the best pub in Dublin, the Cobblestone.
Lorraine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good hostel type hotel
We had a private room which was very clean and had a comfortable bed and a decent shower room with toiletries. It's a basic hostel type hotel. It's well organised. There's a good continental breakfast buffet for EUR10. There's entertainment, games room and bar if you want it and it's not too noisy.
Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Value
Great private room. Lovely atmosphere in the hotel, bit out of the way in Dublin but lovely restaurants for breakfast etc in the area.
Antony, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

This place has a lot of potential def needs a revamping. Front desk agents and security great people and very helpful.
Nicole, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charlie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Generator Hostel does not disappoint. It is always in a centrally located and safe part of the city. The room is clean, the price for a stay is decent and staff are friendly and helpful Generator Hostel is always my hostel of choice.
Dennis, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Surprisingly clean, friendly staff, and overall great location. Bus stops/train, the Jameson Distillery, restaurants, and a local grocery store are just a few minutes walk away. Highly convenient. Good experience. *In addition to the free storage lockers in your room, there's plenty of lockers available for rent below the bar for your luggage*
Virgilio, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

BRAD, 3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Obvious sick guest
The guest weren't checked for covid. One girl stayed up all night coughing and vomiting, never wore a mask. Upon my return home, i tested positive for covid. I managed to go from when covid first started, travel to london, hawaii, alaska, etc without catching covid, and one guest i believed gave me covid
ARNETHA, 2-night trip
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