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2 rue Ferrier, 1202 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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2223 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Excellent position, helpful staff and simple but clean room makes this hostel a good spot for those willing to visit Geneve without being spoiled by 5 start hotel.


It's just like living in a hotel, so worth the money!


I would very happily stay at this hostel again. The location is central, and situated right next to a cute cafe that sells very reasonable coffee! My only complaints would be that the wifi was quite weak (it wouldn't work in the room; we had to go into the common area to access the internet) and that one of the receptionists was somewhat rude. Otherwise, the facilities were great, the room clean, and the bed comfy.


Wouldn't really review this place as much more than 'adequate'. Clean and okay location but not a whole lot of atmosphere and staff were fairly impersonal.


Good location and good facilities, especially day lockers and in-room lockers. Very good recycling options. Unfortunately there is no breakfast tho there is a kitchen every floor - but you cannot use the fridge unless you get a key. Wifi on all floors and connection was good.


A good budget place to stay in expensive Geneva. Conveniently located near to Cornavin station. Very clean throughout, large lockers in the dorm rooms. It would be better if the kitchen was much larger. No problem in recommending to others.


Location is good, yet a bit far away from the old town core. It's still walking distance but it will take a good half hour (if you're a walker like me). The kitchen could have more equipment, but the lockers (1 in fridge, 1 in cupboard) are nice. Bedrooms are tight, at least mine was.


Great hostel would stay again


Do NOT hesitate to go there even for a long time... Nice and kind staff... Thank you city hostel Geneva...


We really enjoyed our stay, the hostel was clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities were all brilliant. The atmosphere was laking a little, I think that the sofa room could be made a little more inviting so more people are inclined to come to movie night and meet others. The value for money was perfect, it was in prime location with everything you want to see in Geneva within walking distance or the train station a 10 minute walk. Loved it.


Not a bad hostel. Lacks a little ambiance, and the showers are very small though.


Room mate were nice and shared a lot with them.


The hostel was located in a great area in relation to the train station. The rooms were a bit small and the bathrooms were tight for a whole floor, but all in all, great place.


Staff is really helpful and friendly. They helped us a lots with high tolerance. Facilities are good. Clean toilet and bedroom. we feel comfortable to stay here.


It seems like a lot of money to fork out for a hostel, but compared to the rest of Geneva it is a bargain. It is a very friendly place - great for a good night's sleep because it is not a party hostel. The free public transport card comes in very handy if you want to visit CERN or the United Nations, and they have a decent enough book exchange and lounge in the basement. Maybe I just struck extraordinarily nice roommates, but I had a lovely stay.


The staff was very rude. Additionally, reception was closed when needed most during the middle of the night and morning. I almost missed my train when trying to return a power adapter because reception was closed. It's unacceptable to not have an open reception, EVER!!! Additionally, all common areas were locked at night, so you were stuck in your room until late morning. I had someone snoring in my room and could not seek refuge.


The people here are great very helpful, the rooms are basic breeze block wall type affair so not pretty but nothing to fault. The biggest challenge is there is little social center for the place other than tv near reception. areas exist but are in random locations or are not that nice to hang out in. i think they know this though so the 8pm movie is a nice way to meet people


Ideal location near train station


The location isn't very good because it's in an area of town that isn't very friendly or safe. If I was alone, I wouldn't feel safe walking back at night. Otherwise, it's pretty good. The rooms are nice, clean and private. The beds are fairly comfortable and the bathrooms are clean.


Perfect spot to stay. It was very clean and had private rooms and spacious bathrooms.

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