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Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland

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81%

Rating
570 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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94%

Didn't spend much time in the hostel.. Staff were great.. Helped me with everything I asked.. Clean, great location cheap.. Breakfast is a bit early.. 0630-0900, I wasn't even back by then and I was 1hour 30 minutes late for check out they were helpful with that too! Recommended!


80%

very good hostel in a very expensive city

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


69%

The noisiest hostel ever! I was woken up every 10 minutes or so by slamming doors. However the lockers were massive which was handy as I was travelling with a lot of luggage

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Overall it was ok. It's just a big place, with a school like cafeteria, and you have to line up for 15-20 minutes during rush hour in the morning for breakfast. Lots of people, no atmosphere. When I was there, they were lots of big school group, which was just noisy. Plus, after breakfast and diner, they kick everyone out of the cafeteria so there is no place for people to sit and hang-out, wich makes the floors really noisy during the evening. And kitchen is looked before 2pm, so your food to.


94%

it is definitely one of the best hostels that I have ever stayed. very safe (even to enter the bathroom you must use your security card), very organized, very clean. the breakfast is great. the only negative point that I can remember is that the wi-fi did not work on the rooms (only in the common areas), and at night the wi-fi was very slow. other than that, everything else was pretty much perfect.


89%

I went in November. The room is too cold. Heating didn't work well. Staff is not that nice. They are just so so. But except these, other things are good


63%

This hostel is very different from the other I have been. It has a hotel armosphere. There are too many guests what make the connection with people and staff very poor. The price is one of the best in Geneva which is not a cheap city.


49%

Worst hostel I've ever stayed at. The cost was more than expected because they don't tell you that the price on your receipt is ONLY if you have a membership card. Man at front desk was very slow and not helpful at all. Breakfast food looked dirty and old. Bedrooms were not clean, they don't wash the sheets on the bed, and I left with bed bug bites. Do NOT recommend this hostel at all.


86%

I liked this hostel a lot. Switzerland is just a lot more expensive than I'm used to. They give you huge lockers that unlock with your key card. And every bunk in my room had an outlet which was very convenient. Definitely recommend.


69%

First off this is not a hostel for backpackers, it is geared more towards school groups. Like everything else in Geneva it is pricey for what you get, but that's just the nature of where you are. The pluses are it's close to train station, breakfast included, very secure. Downside is that it is over run by school groups, wifi only works in common area, lockers outside room and no real atmosphere. Their washing machines run on charge cards that they were always out of, I asked 3 nights in a row.


74%

Too noisy because of bad sound insulation


91%

Absolutely a great hostel I would recommend it to everyone! It's very clean, nice rooms, good location and cheap. And not to forget, an epic athmosphere.


94%

Location was great easy walking distance from the lake as well as other great attractions. The 6 bed dorms are huge and the lockers right outside the door are more than big enough to fit even a large pack 2 smaller backpacks. Key card access to everything. Wifi is best in the common room but does work in the rooms also. The washer/dryer are a bit expensive, then again it is Switzerland. I would definitely stay here again


86%

The hostel was pretty good. Very safe, secure and in a fantastic location. The hostel is good value for money considering the city is very expensive. The staff were always there, and generally helpful, although weren't always sure where things in the city were. I would certainly stay again.


69%

Very safe and clean, perfect lockers. They give you a free transportation card which is awesome. Free breakfast was nice. But there were negative things as well. The lady on the front desk was helpful but some of the other staff were unbelievably rude. There was no atmosphere at all. Wi-fi was spotty. And the water in the shower would stop running unless you push the button every 3 seconds, which is so extremely annoying because i couldn't even shampoo my hair without the water stopping.


69%

The hostel was very noisy at night because of the large groups of high school kids roaming the halls. The wifi was also pretty slow


77%

Busy place a lot going on weekend courses of some kind


89%

Very big and industrial hostel. Lot's of students staying for longer, so the ambiance is not so traveller. Despite the lack of coziness everything is perfect: good bed, huge locker, clean toillets, functionnal organisation.


69%

Nice hostel. Not cosy, but it has all you need for a day in Geneva. Clean showers and toilets.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

good stay, great location, but it feels way more like a hotel than a hostel


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