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2 rue Ferrier, 1202 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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2163 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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All great about this hostel . just wish there was some networking activities for international travellers.. :-)


Convenient location. Very big hostel. Wifi worked well. Would stay again, would recommend. All hostels in Geneva seemed somewhat pricey.


The hostel has a great location. They gave us a card for free public transport during the stay. It was very good overall. Totally recommend


Fantastic experience

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great value! They give free tickets that include your transportation in Geneva. The discount of Swiss army knife is also interesting. The place is very clean and nice. I really enjoyed my stay.


A nice hostel, with comfortable beds and good security. One complaint is the unisex bathrooms, which are a bit uncomfortable.


Excellent staying there. Good location next to the train station, lidl and the main places. Clean and quiet. All the staff was extremely helpfull and professionnal. Many facilities (shop, change, internet, kitchen, laudry, lockers, one light per bed...). A few minus: The 3p room was a bit small, like the kitchen. (amazing storage in the fridge on a safe style) Check out time 10am is a bit early. Not a party hostel. Nice place to relax and recover on a good matress, after a long day walk...


It is really rare that I give maximum points for some hostel, but now it is the case. Hostel is a more expensive (compared with those from EU countries), but you definitely get the value for money, plus (as it is a case in the whole Geneve) a free transport ticket. Fascilities are really good, plus it is safe. The only suggestion for the staff: the deposits (for lockers, AC/DC adapters,...) should be little bit lower.


Almost perfect hostel! It's like a hotel, actually. Very good rooms, kitchen and bathroom. Private compartiments at the refrigerator with lockers. Perfect shower and cleanliness! It's not very cheap but you should know that things in Switzerland are really expensive! The wi-fi works at the room but in the 2 days I stayed there it almost stopped ( extremely slow speed) in the evening ( 18h to 19h) I don't know why. But really nice hostel! I would certainly stay there again.


Good youth hostel, located not far from the train station, not the nicest neighborhood of Geneve, but with some good budget restaurants around. The atmosphere of the hostel is really homey, there are games and tv rooms where one can easily socialize. The bathrooms were spotless, cleanest dorm's showers I've seen. The 4 bed room was calm, I've had a good night sleep wearing earplugs. It is probably the most expensive shared room I've payed for, but acceptable in such an pricey city.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good hostel. Nice staff and good location. This is an above average hostel, recommendable!


Good basic accommodation in central location. Rooms were spacious and had sinks. It was good to have the use of a kitchen at the end of corridor. It's fine for a one or two night stay, but the atmosphere was not as nice as previous hostels I have stayed at. I did not like the fact that the toilets/showers were for both male and female. It would be easy to have separate toilet facilities.


Reception staff extremely helpful . I was having problems with an airline's emails/ online check-in/boarding pass procedures etc for the following day's flight and the staff took the time and used their PC to find a solution.

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