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2 rue Ferrier, 1202 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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84%

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2265 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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74%

Nice hostel, annoying location. About 10 min walk from train station, and you can walk to the lake, but far from any other sights. They give you free bus passes though, so you could bus around. The area of town it is in is busy, and very dirty and smelly. Not a place to spend time. Also I slept on the 3rd floor dorm and the temp didn't drop below 80'F all night, so it was an uncomfortable sleep.


80%

I had a nice stay here, but it felt a bit more like a hotel than a hostel. Not much by way of community activities activities. But the location can't be beat - right in the middle of town and walkable to all major points of interest in Geneva. Prices were really high, but Switzerland is a pricy country so it's to be expected. Would stay again if I wasn't traveling solo.


91%

Friendly staff, knowledgeable, multilingual, made my stay efficient and fun!

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Flabbergasted at the immaculately clean bathrooms. Merci!! Also, excellent mattress and crisp, clean sheets. I appreciated the addition of the fan as it was a very hot night . Encore, merci beaucoup!

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice and clean and smack bang in the city centre. Had a Lovely stay.


83%

I only stayed here briefly for one night and it was pleasant enough. I can see how the atmosphere is not social but I didn't have a problem with it. The rooms and facilities were basic but meet my needs exactly so no complaints.


97%

Great location, close to all the main attractions. It was nice to have three person dorms with a kitchen on every floor.


74%

Was a fine place to stay in Geneva, not really great for meeting people though as no-one goes to the common areas


63%

Looking for a safe place to sleep? It's perfect. Travelling alone? I'd look for another place. The hostel is a bit too big and full of groups so you're not going to make too many new friends here.


60%

Felt more like a cheap hotel than a hostel. Doesn't really have many facilities. There weren't many other choices though when looking for hostels! However the location is very close to the train station and they have free luggage lockers which were very useful.


74%

No air conditioning in rooms.There is a lot of street noise at night.Difficult to sleep.

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Good place with perfect facilities. Very quiet place suitable for leisure purpose.


91%

Excellent hostel! L'auberge est excellente! Very clean and good accommodations. Highly recommend!


100%

Great hostel!


94%

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.


100%

Great staff, great cleanliness, and great security!


69%

A decent place to stay for a night in Geneva but was very sterile in atmosphere.


83%

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


83%

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.


71%

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.


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