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Albens Railway Station
Ambilly Railway Station
Annecy Railway Station
Annemasse Railway Station
Bellegarde Railway Station
Bellignat Railway Station
Bonneville Railway Station
Bons en Chablais Railway Station
Brion - Montréal la Cluse Railway
Cluses Railway Station
Culoz Railway Station
Évian les Bains Railway Station
Gare de Cornavin
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Gare des Eaux-Vives
Groisy-Thorens la Caille Railway Station
GVA-Cornavin Train Station
La Chaumusse-Fort du Plasne Railway
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Rumilly Railway Station
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St-Claude Railway Station
St-Julien en Genevois Railway Station
St-Laurent (Jura) Railway Station
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Valleiry Railway Station
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Geneva is one of the world's most global cities. Home to the United Nations and the Red Cross, Geneva is a great place to take in unique international culture. The city is, however, a financial mecca, and is not surprisingly ranked the fourth most expensive city in the world. Not only will travelers spend loads on food, transportation, and souvenirs, but even Geneva hostels can also be quite costly.
There are very few hostels in Geneva and they are usually priced on the high end. These hostels are primarily located in what's called the Rive Droite. Geneva surrounds the beautiful Lake Geneva and borders the Rhone River, providing the entire city with gorgeous views of the water. The Rive Droite (right bank) is the newest part of the city located to the north of Lake Geneva. This part of the city is connected over the Rhone River by several bridges making it easy to access the Old Town on the left bank, known as the Rive Gauche. Public transportation is very convenient in this highly-modernized metropolis, and can easily get you within walking distance of most of the sights. However, Geneva is a great walking city, especially the Old Town, so save your money for fondue and forget the tram.
Can't miss attractions include Cathedral St. Pierre, and it's amazing archaeological crypt, Parc des Bastions, the Jet d'eau, and the Museum of the International Red Cross. Geneva is also a great place to enjoy the water. The city has a number of beaches and many boat tours offering the most remarkable views of Geneva, the lake, and the surrounding Alps.
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City Hostel Geneva
"City Hostel Geneva is a reasonable hostel, but due to its size, it can seem quite impersonal. It is also used by large groups who can be noisy. Equipment is old but functional and the place is quite
"A hostel located 10 minutes from the main train station of Geneva. A couple minutes more will bring you to Lake Geneva. The hostel has a feeling of institutionalism; it is abnormally clean and very
Geneva Airport Bed & Breakfast
"…We offer two rooms in a house close to: -The Airport, The train station, City Transportation, IATA, United Nations and other international organizations , Shopping The rooms are offered on Bed a
"A warm, welcoming, and lovely stay -- highly recommended! - A warm, welcoming, and lovely stay -- highly recommended!" … "… ironing, FREE internet corner, currency exchange, shoe shine, car rental, tour desk and fax/photo-copying machine. Our friendly international staff will extend a warm welcome to all guests and endeavour to make your stay as enjoyable as possible whether you are on a business or leisure trip. Booking terms and...
"…Hotel Moderne is a 3-star hotel where you will enjoy a very good quality of service in a warm family atmosphere. An Italian and a Japanese restaurant welcome you 7 days per week. Hotel offers you a
"I would stay here again - Hotel St. Gervais is very well located. Easy walking distance from all the downtown sights. Rooms are well maintained and clean. The staff are all friendly. Only complaint w
"…To be found at the hotel are 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort w
"Set in a prime location of Geneva, Hotel Eden puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. To be found at the hotel are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park. Designed for comfort, selected guestrooms offer internet access – wireless (complimentary), air...
Ramada Encore Geneva
"…Our restaurant is open during the week days from 11:30 to 21:00 it offers you some flexible formulas from its great buffet or from its “à la carte” dishes. Bar "The Hub”: The bar is opened from 8am
Hotel Residence City Zen.
"…86 km², while the area of the Canton of Geneva is 282 km², including the two small enclaves of Celigny in Vaud. The part of the lake that is attached to Geneva has an area of 38 km² and is sometim
Hotel La Colombière
"…Check In Time: 14:00 Check Out Time: 11.00 Cancellation Policy: 72h All Major Credit Cards Accepted Breakfast Not Included Taxes included" …"…de France 3. Continue onto Route de Ferney
La Cour des Augustins - Boutique Gallery Design Ho
"Tucked away in Geneva’s Latin Quarter, La Cour des Augustins is an innovatively designed hotel with a distinctly urban style. It modernises the boutique hotel concept, combining architectural heritag
Geneva Travel Tips & Suggestions
Geneva is depressing.
This is the best place that I've been.
Geneva is a place to chill out. You need to have money to enjoy this little jewel and therefore it's for the older crowd. It's very clean and quite safe and can be boring over a long stay.
The streets are almost startlingly clean, the lines are straight and crisp, mocking the wave-like undulations of Rome's Via Nazionale, where I live. Windows are crystal clear and close completely (if you've ever been to Italy, you know what a change that is). The trams slip along the street smoothly and silently, smirking with Swiss superiority at the rumbling roaring buses of Rome. And not a hint of graffiti in sight. I almost wanted to throw some litter on the ground to make myself feel more at home. I didn't. I first chose Geneva for this expedition based on a description in a Robert Ludlum novel. The image he created of the Swiss sun shining off Lake Geneva against the backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Alps has stuck with me. "Glittering" was I think the word he used. Upon further research, I've seen that other Swiss cities like Zurich or Bern are considered more appealing to the tourist, yet I can't regret my decision, as capricious as it was -- Geneva does indeed glitter. Unlike some European cities that are best showcased at night (see Madrid), Geneva loves the sun, and the sun loves Geneva. Situated on both sides of a long fingerlike harbor on Lake Geneva, it's a city based around water, as all great cities should be. Something about the human soul needs the peace that water brings, and Geneva's lake is happy to provide it. Surrounded by mountains that reflect as beautiful snow-bottomed stalactites, colored by a clean light emanating from the crisp unpolluted skies, the lake provides an ever-changing visual appeal. When you think Geneva, think of the lake. Also working in the city's favor is its international character. I began a project of photographing each ethnically representative restaurant or shop along the main street, but I gave up after about fifteen, somewhere between the Egyptian kebab palace and the Neapolitan trattoria. The place seems almost American in its multinational feel. Then of course there are the people, the most important factor in judging any city. Polite, reserved, yet seemingly genuinely happy. In contrast to the passionate tortured souls of Italy, Genevans give the impression that they are pretty much content to be alive. Very pleasant people. Nothing to stir the fires of the heart, but refreshingly pleasant. No description of Geneva would be complete, however, without mentioning money. The prices are shocking, astronomical. A Big Mac value meal at McDonald's runs about $10 US. (It may or may not have been super-sized. I have a bad habit of saying "oui" to anything a cashier asks me.). And that's the cheapest food you can get. Some day I would like to try a real Swiss fondue, but I just couldn't bring myself to shell out twenty bucks for a blob of cheese. We can only hope that the exchange rate for the Swiss Franc calms down a bit in the future, because I would like to return. I would like to return, which means Geneva accomplished all that can be expected of a place in a two-day trip. It made me want to come back to Switzerland. Next time, I'll bring more money.
— Eddy Boston
Geneva is not a big tourist city. You can see most of its attractions in one or two days. For nightlife, try the area around the train station or in the Paquis section.
— Robert S.
I have been living in Geneva for 7 months, and it feels like forever! Expensive, difficult housing, absolutely no night-life, And the most depressive thing is you always feel like an alien. People come and go makes you always meet new people, but always loose some in the same time. Its not even a city, its a giant airport.
I visted Geneva to see some friends I had met while travelling. And yet, Geneva left me cold. The locals I met were very very hospitable, but I think the town as a whole is very austere. My travels in the rest of Switzerland were fantastic, but I'd have to say, give Geneva a miss if you're looking for atmosphere or are on any kind of budget. I stayed there, yes, but I sure as hell could not afford to. I have done pretty extensive travels in Europe, and Geneva was by far the most expensive city I have ever been to. Switzerland was my favorite contry. Go figure. Perhaps the Genevans can be thought as having a more French mentality than a Swiss one.
I never knew depression until I stayed in Geneva. It looks beautiful but it is so sterile and the local mentality is austere and exclusive. Calvin made the locals believe that they constantly live in purgatory. My advice: visit it - because it is beautiful - but don't let it effect you.
Geneva is small, but friendly, clean, and pretty. I'm staying there for the summer, and I can tell you that it can be difficult to find fun places to party at!! Try Chat Noir in Carouge (but it's far from the hostel) or the club SYP or the Alhambar. Every year at the beginning of August there is an 8 day festival thats pretty cool, but really there aren't that many things to see other than an incredible number of parks, the UN, and a few random museums. Also in summer there are free outdoor concerts about twice a week.
Geneva is nice but very upscale. Definitely take the train around the lake to nearby Leysin and stay at the Hiking Sheep. If you get there for a summer celebration, you can watch the fireworks from a cliff looking over the lake.
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