The award-winning, brand-new Generator Hostel is located next door to the Jameson Distillery. It offers budget en suite accommodation and a late night bar.


Generator Dublin is located in the hip Smithfield neighbourhood, adjacent to the Jameson Distillery and just a short walk from Temple Bar. The hostel’s open social spaces and café and bar, with its reclaimed wood, exposed brickwork and original stonework, give the place an unruffled industrial feel.

From the Irish music belting out of Temple Bar pubs to the elegant splendour of Georgian terraces and squares, the city has many fascinating faces, every one of them ready to greet with a welcoming smile and a pint of Guinness.

Rooms are available for every type of traveller: from solo flyers and couples to friends, families and strangers. Each suite is warm, clean, cosy and equipped with great amenities including free WiFi, towels and more! Female-only dorms specially equipped with complimentary extras to make a stay as comfortable as possible, while the architecture and interior design go ever so easy on the eyes.

Generator Dublin also boasts a shared room with a hot tub if after a more luxurious hostel experience – ideal for a girls or boys weekend.

Food and Drinks

Cafe and Restaurant High ceilings, exposed brick and a grand mural make this a popular haunt with locals and travellers alike. The hostel’s popular breakfast menu has some real gems.

  • Group / pre-sold breakfast; 07:00-10:00
  • Breakfast; 08:00-12:00
  • Lunch; 13:00-15:00
  • Dinner; 15:00-21:45

Bar The hostel’s bar is heavily influenced by its surroundings, Jameson-bottle chandeliers. Leather-tufted chesterfields and orange stools help create an atmosphere that’s renowned throughout the city. With a reputation for hosting some of the best events in town, the bar's a hot destination in its own right.

Kindly note food purchased outside the hostel cannot be brought in or consumed in Generator Hostel Dublin.

Other facilities

  • Cinema Room
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Event Space
  • Discounted Jameson Tours
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Travel Shop
  • Bar
  • Cafe


Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

No parking onsite

No smoking

Minimum age 18

Historic Property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Common room

Central heating

Food and Drinks


Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

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Travel Info

Address: Smithfield Square, Smithfield, D7 Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Dublin7, Ireland

Check In: From 2.00pm  Check Out:By 10.00am

Valid photo ID is required for check-in - passport or drivers license only.


  • Arriving by bus, take the Airlink 747 bus to the city centre. Catch it from outside both airport terminals every 15 minutes. It costs €6 for a single or €10 for a return. Get off at Ushers Quay and it’s a short walk to the hostel from there.
  • Taking a taxi from the airport it will take 25 minutes to get to the Dublin hostel and cost about €30. Or book a return taxi to the airport at reception for a special €22 flat fee.