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Generator Dublin, Dublin

2-star2 stars
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, 7, Ireland

Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Old Jameson Distillery
  • Free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Bar is awesome
Great amenities
Fairly good value for money

Generator Dublin, Dublin

from $95 CAD
  • Deluxe Twin
  • Private 4 Bed Room
  • 1 bed in 6 bed mixed dormitory Ensuite
  • 1 bed in 8 bed mixed dormitory Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Ensuite (Private Room 6 Beds)
  • 1 bed in 8 bed mixed dormitory- Shared
  • Family Room for 4
  • Bed in 4 bed Dorm
  • 5-bed Private Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 6-bed Female Only Private Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 8-bed Private Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 10-bed Female Only Private Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 1 bed in 6-bed Female Only Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • 1 bed in 10-bed Female Only Dormitory Room Ensuite
  • Deluxe King

What’s around Generator Dublin, Dublin


  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Dublin Castle - 14 min walk
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk
  • Trinity College - 21 min walk
  • Grafton Street - 22 min walk
  • Croke Park - 33 min walk
  • 3Arena - 44 min walk
  • Old Jameson Distillery - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 30 min drive
  • Dublin 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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 108 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1995
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


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

Generator Dublin, Dublin’s small print

Also known as

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


This property caters to guests ages 18 and over.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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.

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 sanitizer.

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

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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).

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 27 per day (open 7:00 AM to midnight)

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.50 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Generator Dublin, Dublin

  • Does Generator Dublin offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Generator Dublin does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Generator Dublin?
    Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Generator Dublin?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Generator Dublin?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • What is there to do near Generator Dublin?
    Recommended spots to visit include Old Jameson Distillery (1-min walk) and Dublin Castle (14-min walk), along with Guinness Storehouse (15-min walk) and Trinity College (1.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 425 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
ca3 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Downgraded my prepaid room for three nights
Booked and prepaid for my three days stay two months ago, when my family checked in during the midnight, six bed dorm provided to us, the room has 3 bunk beds with the storage box under the bed, no any other furnitures which I saw the pictures when I was booking. Talked to the front desk staff, he said this was the only room they can provide. In addition, no towels in bathroom, went down to the front desk again, he said, towels all gone until 6:00am. We didn'T take shower that night. The day after, we went down to ask for towels, it was charged 3 euro for each towel which was never mentioned in their posting with Had a couple of times during the showering, water suddenly getting too hot-need very careful. Very noise from door closing and talks. not good place for the family with young kids. Breakfast was good in both quality and price.
ca3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Would Stay Again
The atmosphere and ambience was good. I was impressed with their security measures: the use of a card to swipe to ride the elevator or enter the stairway. The lockers in the room were fantastic large enough to fit a suitcase, just remember to bring a pad lock. There were only a few aspects I was not too fond of, Firstly,, they do have storage for your luggage if you arrive before check in or stay past check out however it is a pay by hour or day fee. Secondly, the no bring food in policy along with the absence of a kitchen was not ideal. I understand that they do have a restaurant where they do serve food however when travelling with a budget in mind it is nice to have the option to purchase groceries.
M, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay at Generator Hostel Dublin
Great hostel. Great events and close to city centre.
Denise, ca1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
All good,
Scott, ca1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Noisy and Unsanitary
This was only my second stay in a hostel. The only other time I tried a hostel was in the same city as this one, at the same price and a short distance away. Generator Dublin, is however not comparable at all to the previous one. It was noisy and the bathrooms were not so clean.
Hubert, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Will return!
A great hostel with loads of facilities for when the weathers bad! Room was lovely and clean.
Jaimie-Lee, gb2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Awful experience. Very unprofessional. If I wanted to stay longer at this hostel. I would have booked longer to begin with.
Emran, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Awful experience
Emran, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The generator is a great place lots of facilities and entertainment really enjoyed my two night stay
Patricia, ie2 night trip

Generator Dublin, Dublin

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