Dublin hostel voted third best in the world!

It seems Dublin is a big hit with tourists these days – between being voted the fifth friendliest city in the world, one of its coffee shops being listed as a ‘must see before you die’ and being hailed as a ‘foodie heaven’, it’s sounds like the perfect holiday destination!

Now, to add to the list, The Generator Hostel in Smithfield has been ranked no. 3 in a list of the best hostels in the world!

When we imagine a hostel, we think of the grubby kind – but The Generator is nothing like that. With over 500 beds, it showcases cool graffiti and chandaliers made from old Jameson bottles. The bunks have their own lights, power points and secure storage space too – it’s practically five star!

The hostel is part of an upmarket chain of hostels in European cities, and the general manager of the Dublin hostel said he wasn’t surprised by the accolade:

“We're delighted to be recognised, but not surprised.

“We offer something for everybody, from the budget all the way to the business traveller. The social spaces are bustling with activity. In a hotel, guests rarely interact. You could never say that about Generator Dublin.”

Well, the next time we’re on the hunt for a place to stay for the night, we’ll definitely be giving this place a go!

And if you're travelling abroad this year, you should check out the entire top ten list of hostels worldwide:

  • Generator Hostel London, England
  • Meininger Hotel London Hyde Park, England
  • Generator Hostel Dublin, Ireland
  • Anker Hostel Oslo, Norway
  • Nihao Taipei, Taiwan
  • 40 Berkeley Boston, USA
  • Centre Esplai Hostel, Spain
  • Eurohostel Helsinki, Finland
  • Eurohostel Glasgow, Scotland
  • Camping Village Roma, Italy