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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin

2.0 star property
Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Jameson Distillery Bow St.

7.8/10 Good

977 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Child-friendly activities
The price is €179
Price available on 28/07/2022
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
For families
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Arcade/games room
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Corner/local shop
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Vicar Street - 11 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 14 min walk
  • Olympia Theatre - 15 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk
  • Phoenix Park - 15 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 17 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 17 min walk
  • The Spire - 17 min walk
  • Trinity College - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 23 min drive
  • Connolly Station - 25 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

About this property

Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin features a nightclub and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Dublin Castle and 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.

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 accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 108 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
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Off-site parking within 328 ft (EUR 27 per day), from 7:00 AM to midnight

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Concerts/live shows
  • Karaoke
  • 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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1995
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room
  • Nightclub


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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

Languages spoken

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

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 for adults and EUR 3.75 for children (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 5 per pet, per night


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 27 per day (328 ft away; open 7:00 AM to midnight)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety 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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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


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

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10/10 Exceptional

Dicky, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Matthew, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Alison, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay 👌
Very friendly staff, nice modern hostel with good facilities, bar, pool tables, and other games and fun activities. Washing machines and dryers are modern. Overall very happy with my stay.
Thomas, 1-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

Horrible experience
The room was right next to the bar where they played loud music until 1 am on the weekends. Even with earplugs it was impossible to sleep. On week days they started playing music early in the morning instead. In addition to this there was black mould on the walls in the shower and you have to pay extra to get a towel (not even a hand towel is included). I didn't try the breakfast since it was not included, but it looked quite bland. There are a few places around for those who want to get some good irish breakfast. Would NOT recommend this place to anyone.
Martin, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quick and comfortable stay
Greeted by super friendly staff. Minor mixup with reservation quickly resolved by staff. Very comfortable stay - quiet room, well kept and had all amenities of a normal hotel. Would recommend.
Mai, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Maria Paz, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Tracy, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hui Yee, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

I would stay here again!
The Generator Dublin is a clean hostel that has everything a traveler needs - clean rooms, lots of amenities like a restaurant, game room, wifi, and storage lockers for rent. Security is very good - need a key to enter the property and a key to enter the elevators. Only thing I would say I wish was different was there are no ceiling fans in the rooms and the bathroom in the 6 female dorm I stayed in had the toilet and shower together. Therefore if someone was taking a shower you can't use the toilet. But they did had toilets by the lobby that were clean and always available. Also - this hostel is a little far from where most day trip buses leave by the Spire. However, this area is great for travelers who don't want to hear the rowdy noise of Temple Bar area.
Rachel, 1-night trip
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