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YHA Ostello per la Gioventu Genoa Reviews

Via Giovanni Costanzi 120, Genoa, Italy

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647 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 46%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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This is a terrible hostel located at horrible location! I will never go back there again!

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a good place to stay. Beer, pizza and various snacks offered in the bar, helpful staff, clean showers and toilets. WiFi was bad. Location is a problem easily fixed by taking a 20 minute bus so no problem there. View from terrace is amazing.


Nice view of all the city. Far from the centre, but the bus stops on the doorstep.


The hostel is good, but it feela a little bit like a prison and it's soooo far away from everything! If you take the bus it's ok i guess. The view is very great, because it's on the really top of the mountain.


Place was quiet at night and too many local kids hang out there... Next door to a pre school so in the afternoons little kids would be running around everywhere. Only hostel that has free parking


The 'Average' location is due to it being a 10-20min bus journey from Genoa, however the bus' are regular.


When I arrived in Genoa, it was quite late and my luggage got stolen that day, so I was really only there to sleep, and I wasn't interested in much else. It took about 20-30 minutes with the bus to get to this hostel. The staff was friendly and helpful, it was clean and it was pretty cheap place to stay. The view over the city was beautiful. Upon arriving there were a lot of people sitting outside with kids running around. I think it shared a building with a school or something. No nuisance!


The check-in is 24hours, which is great. The showers weren't very clean and there was nothing for breakfast. It is good for a night, though. I would come back.


It's almost the only option in Genova, and it's just ok.


A nice Place for a small trip and fir people are just looking for a place to sleep. The accomudation is verly low standard. Staff is very nice and frindley.


Worst hostel ever. Receptionist unhelpful. Electric plug-in the room not working. Wifi not working.


Prison-style atmosphere, remote location, cleanness far below from what you expect from a modern backpacker hostel. At least this is partially reflected in the price, however only partially. Dear YHA Ostello per la Gioventu Genoa, there is room for improvement.


they should have provided free wifi...

  • 19th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


They did not have wifi and could not recommend a specific Café to find wifi but instead circled general regions on a map. The wifi in town (which was a long bus ride down the hill) was spotty at best and it was extremely hard to find cafés with wifi. The staff was nice but the lack of wifi made things extremely difficult. It is also in the same building as a preschool so get used to banging and yelling. And you have to pay for breakfast, which was average. The price was not with the stay.


Difficult location very far from the centre,no WI FI!

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Was not impressed with this place but it is the only hostel in Genoa without a curfew. No free wifi here which is unfortunate with only one computer. Location is poor, must take the bus to see anything. Lockers did not work. Even with a lock on mine I could still open it.


We cancelled our stay due to other commitments but the staff replied promptly and professionally. We will most probably book with them the next time we consider a trip to Genoa.

  • 29th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Honduras
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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