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Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland

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976 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Facilities were excellent, comfortable beds, very cleanly

  • 10th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fell like a big school dorm. Not the ideal place to go if you're travelling by yourself, no atmosphere or nice common room. A lot of people over 45 and school groups were staying there - weird mix.


The hostel itself is very clean and modern (the floors are very creaky and loud though) and the breakfast was great, but the line was so long and so slow. There were too many large groups staying at the hostel, a lot of school trips which ruined the atmosphere. Some staff members were nice but a few were quite rude. It was also unfortunate that there were no cooking facilities - only a microwave which was unavailable most of the time.


It was quite nice except for the matress.. It wasn't very good (foamed plastic?) but good enough for one or two nights.


We paid for a 6 bed female dorm, but I was actually a 12 bed dorm with two different doors.


The breakfast was really good. The hostel is a little expensive and you also have to pay for towels and for the locker after your checkout, which makes the trip even more expensive.


Can't get wifi from rooms. Showers only stay on for 30s at a time. But overall good value and clean facilities and rooms.


This is definitely one of the better hostels I have stayed in. Staff is helpful. You have your individual lockers so you don't have to worry about leaving your luggage. Free breakfast is really good and filling. Wifi is free in lobby. Hostel is close to the lake. Overall, stay was really nice!


Nice clean hostel, everything you need!


Very kind staff. Showers were unhygienic, though.


Staff at reception wasn't very friendly. Not much atmosphere, especially because there was a huge high school field trip lodging there during our stay. Rooms we're very nice though.


Staff was really helpful and it seemed quite a nice hostel, however, the atmosphere wasn't the greatest. Everybody seemed like they're doing their own thing, no communication or anything to encourage people to get together. Bar was closed too.


Best place in Geneva but expensive!


Great that there are big lockers that can fit a backpack and even a large case in. Helpful that the security card gives access to rooms, lockers and bathrooms, but unhelpful that it cut off at exactly 10am as i was going back and forth between my locker and the room to pack my stuff and leave, meaning I was locked out of my room. 10-20 mins grace would be nice given the price! Bathrooms were not as clean as I would expect for a hostel of this price. Breakfast 6-9am and a long queue.


An unfriendly welcome. Wifi not functioning. We were able to buy an hour of internet (3 CHF) on the computers but the internet was not working there either and we were not informed of this before buying it with my limited number of Suisse francs. There was also little flexibility - no possibility of buying just 20 minutes of internet. There are few places for people to relax as the kitchen area is closed in the evening. I liked having the large lockers - this made it feel more secure.


Bedrooms: clean, charging stations at every bed, but no Wi-Fi in the rooms. Yuck. Also, lockers were inconveniently in the hallway. Location: very close to Lake Geneva and a public fitness park, but otherwise in a boring, underwhelming part of town. Close to train station though! Atmosphere: overrun by noisy 14 year olds on group trips. also lots of older people. Few people in 20s. Socially kind of dead. Other: free transit passes and breakfast were great perks!


Kind of an odd place. It really reminded me of a prison complex. The staff was helpful, but also a bit rude. There were lots of families and older people here - do not come expecting a fun party atmosphere..


Breakfast was above average for a hostel. Great security with individual lockers outside of the rooms. Wifi was very unreliable and stopped working for an entire day I was here and doesn't work in rooms. I would't recommend staying here if you are wifi dependent...not that there are many options in Geneva.


The hostel is very clean and secure and located centrally. The free transport card is helpful as well. Breakfast is good! Overall there is a strange atmosphere. It's not a great for meeting people or socializing and it does not have a kitchen to cook your own meals.


Its more of a Hotel , but looking at Geneva its the best option you can get. One of the reasonable place to stay.

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