Geneva Hostel, Ginevra

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I really can't complain!

A relatively modern, spacious hostel, it was quite busy when I visited, the beginning of August 2015! Still, they provided sheets, the bathrooms had locking full doors to toilets, showers there was a sink near the restaurant for water ... I didn't make it to the free breakfast because I misread the time, but what I saw looked decent! I heard towel rental was 2chf ... A daytime locker the day I checked out was another 2chf, which I considered a great deal for my two heavy bags. I was free to explore until my evening flight! Check out the reading room on the top floor if you like quiet! They have free Internet in certain areas. And of course, getting to use the public transportation for free is a great opportunity to see the parks and major sights. Nice museums too!

Age 29 | USA


It is safe (electronic-secured big lockers, entry only to entitled persons), clean, good service, and after all affordable. For the price of ca. 35$ you get breakfast, free wifi, a day-ticket for Geneva-Transportation system (including a boat-tour with the yellow boats). Summary -- simple and outstanding.

outstanding affordable nice
Age 55 | Germany

Great place to stay

A modern hostel located in a nice safe area, only few minutes walk to the main station and the famous Geneva Lake, it is well equipped, clean, and the best part about it is the Breakfast. Well there are only two hostels in the city to choose from. It is highly recommended.

Age 46 | US

Not too shabby

Really enjoyed the inexpensive stay. I don't have too much to say here other than I have no real complaints. The breakfast wasn't all too great, but then it only cost 45 CHF/night so I'm not complaining.

Age 24 | USA

Excellent breakfast

Wish it could be cheaper. Free transportation is nice.


Worst Hostel of the Trip

After staying in eight other hostels, this one was by far the worst. The staff was rude when trying to ask questions and split our group up into two separate rooms saying we had only reserved beds and not a room for the hostel. On top of that, the room we stayed in had bugs everywhere. I am glad we only had to be there one night.


Noisy and stinky

I have just got home after staying three nights in this hostel. I have traveled to lots of countries and always stayed in hostels. Never before I stayed in a place so noisy like this one. I paid for a private room, so you figure how dorms will be. The place is huge and attracts big groups. The noise level increases after midnight when the reception closes. Groups tend to stay talking very loudly in the floors and doors slam all the time. Drunk guys tend to knock on the doors just for "fun." This happened twice when I was there. Basically no one respects that is already very late and some people would like to sleep. The hostel is clean, but there is a very bad smell in the lifts and in the bathrooms. That's really disgusting and lots of people were complaining about that. It seems like there is something rotten somewhere, but, as I said, the bathrooms were clean. perhaps very old pipes that needed urgent cleaning? The good part is the breakfast which is very good. You get cereals, yoghurt, bread, juice, and something hot to drink.


Admittedly, stayed here with our family. I reserved a room for four with bathroom facilities on the phone. When we arrived we were assigned a room for six without bathroom facilities. It is clean here, and the breakfast is ok. But the staff doesn't seem particularly thrilled to be working here. Everything is under lock and key -- a swipe card (key), that is. That means that doors slam shut round the clock at seemingly ten-second intervals. This kept my husband and me awake -- our two sons didn't hear anything. We weren't able to get a parking space because their parking lot was full, but for 10 swiss francs could park in a locked garage. Not a bad deal. The location is very good. The rooms are extremely austere. The staff gave us a map of the city and we were each given a pass to use on the public transportation system for the two days we were in town -- quite a good deal, I think.

American but live in Germany

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Location and Contact




Address: Rue Rothschild 28-30, Ginevra, Ginevra, Svizzera

Geneva Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Geneva Hostel Geneva
Phone Number: +41 022 732 62 60
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel



Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby


Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange


Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: 01:00 (1 AM)

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 06.30-10.00 Uhr/


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