Generator Dublin

Neighbouring the Jameson Distillery, Generator Dublin can be found in the emerging district of Smithfield Square conveniently close to central Dublin. Utilising raw materials like exposed brick and stone, glass, black steel and recycled fixtures, the property boasts an air of uniqueness that only Generator can offer. Have a drink in the bar beneath our one of kind Jameson bottle chandeliers and specially curated art pieces, chill in the lounge complete with leather tufted chesterfields and fluorescent orange Tom Dixon stools or go for a visual experience in our cinema room. Choose a shared room, quad or private en-suite, with LED reading lights and Wi-Fi at your fingertips. Book now.

Fast & Free Wi-fi

Available across all areas of the hostel so you can always stay connected.


Open 24 hours. Relax, unwind and socialise as late or as early as you like. Sports fans, we show most games on the big screen.

Inspiring Events

Live music, DJ’s, art collaborations and unmissable hostel events featuring the best local talent.


Head down to the cafe between  8am – 12pm for a freshly made breakfast from €4.00. We’ll even rustle you up a traditional Irish breakfast… weekends only.


#Genmunch. A choice of authentic and locally influenced food available between 12pm – 10 pm every day in the hostel.


Got the munchies? Graze from our vending machines any time of the day.

Great Rooms

We’ve got a wide selection of contemporary privates, twins and shared rooms with crisp white linen and lockable storage all available at great rates. Twin rooms come with complimentary towels. Our Barcelona, Mitte and Venice properties are all en-suite.


Private showers on every floor of the hostel. En-suite room options also available.


Open 24 hours a day. For a small fee, you can wash (€3.50), dry ( €3.50) or both (€7.00)

24 Hour reception 

Reception is open 24 hours a day with a Duty Manager always around to help.

Luggage store

Secure storage room in the hostel to keep your luggage safe from €2.00.

Good people

Our hostel staff are incredibly friendly, multi lingual and know the city inside out. They’re on hand to help with anything you need, just ask.

Travel shop

Come to our travel shop for city tour tickets and more. We’ve also got a free guided walking tour available daily.

Finding Generator Dublin couldn’t be easier. We’re right next to Jameson Distillery on Smithfield Square and less than a 3-minute walk from Smithfield Tram stop.

From the airport

By Bus – The Airlink 747 is your link to the city center. You can get on the Airlink express from outside both airport terminals every 15 mins for only €6 single or €10 return. You need to get off at Ushers Quay. The hostel is a short walk from the stop.

By Taxi – Certainly you can also take a taxi from the airport. It will take 25 minutes and cost about €30.

… and here’s a little tip for all you hostel globetrotters. Book your return taxi to the airport at reception for a special €20 flat fee.




Address: Smithfield Square,
Dublin 7,

Phone: 00353(01) 901 0222
Fax: n/a
Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @Gen_Dublin

Instagram: n/a

Open: 365 days a year