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Family Room for 4 | 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

997 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Child-friendly activities
Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Dublin, 7

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In City Centre Dublin
  • Guinness Storehouse - 15 min walk
  • Trinity College - 21 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 23 min walk
  • Dublin Port - 42 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 9 min drive
  • O'Connell Street - 10 min drive
  • Croke Park - 11 min drive
  • Grafton Street - 7 min drive
  • 3Arena - 7 min drive
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 26 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


  • The Cobblestone - 2 min walk
  • Cinnamon Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Urbanity - 2 min walk
  • Proper Order Coffee Co - 3 min walk
  • Token - 3 min walk

About this property

Generator Dublin

Generator Dublin features a nightclub and puts you 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Guinness Storehouse and 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Trinity College. 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)


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

  • 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)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • 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) 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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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 7 for adults and EUR 3.75 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 5 per pet, per night


  • 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).


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

Also known as

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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 9 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Generator Dublin on 26 February 2023 start from S$135, excluding 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. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Generator Dublin?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 5 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Generator Dublin?
Yes, there's free self parking.
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). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
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. Nearby restaurants include Token (3-min walk), Frank Ryans (3-min walk) and Cafe Oasis (4-min walk).
What's the area around Generator Dublin like?
Generator Dublin is in City Centre Dublin, a short 2-minute walk from Smithfield Station and 14 minutes' walk from Dublin Castle. Travellers say that the hostel is in a great location.







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Property conditions & facilities




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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8/10 Very good

Great stay.
One night stay. Handy for Temple bar, nice quiet area. Tea and coffee making facilities would have been very helpful.
Sarah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Henri, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good central hostel/hotel location
The Generator is in a great location in Smithfield which is short walk from Temple Bar, the main shopping areas and tourist areas. There are lots of restaurants and cafes very close to the hostel/hotel itself. Although advertised as a hostel, we got more of a hotel feel with our stay in one of the Deluxe King rooms which was spacious, very clean and modern looking. The en-suite bathroom was also ample and could have fitted a small bath tub. However, there were a few broken tiles on the outside of the shower. On another downside, we didn’t think the room was well soundproofed as we could hear noisy neighbouring guests which was a little annoying. Also for one of the night’s stay, the radiator pipes made a fairly loud noise throughout the night. If you driving, be aware that there is no free car parking as advertised on and other travel sites/apps. There is a discounted car park very nearby that you can use. If you want to be close to the centre of Dublin and want a good value for money hostel or hotel, this would be a very good option.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Colin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It was within walking distance to anything you want to do in the city. Anything else there are many options for transportation and guided tours to locations in the city or anywhere in the country. The only negatives are there isn’t much in the way of privacy within the hostel, and coffee and breakfast isn’t available till at least 7am, Sunday it’s 8.
Patrick, 4-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

They did exactly as promised
John Scott, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The management was extremely rude & even vicious
Heru, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

I had a great week at this property centrally located and real easy access to the tram lines and bus. Temple bar and brazen head just a few hundred meters walk.
DAVID Robert, 7-night trip
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