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YHA Ostello per la Gioventu Genoa Reviews

Via Giovanni Costanzi 120, Genoa, Italy

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758 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 53%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 55%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 59%Facilities

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Unfortunately, the hostel has cancelled the booking 2 days before our arrival.


This is probably my least favorite experience in a hostel. the receptionist were really friendly and the common area is big. it seems like it was a and old school that got turned in a hostal. my experience was bad because at night a flock of 40 year old men show up and are rowdy, I was already in bed and they kept yelling, and I woke up because of the noise and one of them was smokingin the room...I honestly wouldn't recomendamos it. spend a little more somewhere else


As it's the cheapest hostel around town it's worth your money if you are not bothered to hike up and down for around 30 min to the city centre. If you are not on a budget there is a perfect bus connection right up to the hostel. It's clean and neat, but not very charming. One great thing is the view over the city!


Hard to find, difficult to drive up but good view once you find it

  • 22nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


place has a nice view but is too far from main part of the coty. weird vibe around the plae, no atmosphere except heaps of school kids hanging out... i think it's a school as well or something.


A bit of an odd location - way up on top of a hill, so it takes a while to get to (especially with Sunday buses) but the views are stunning. It's a converted school, I think, so big and quite sterile building. Very cheap but when I was there mostly populated with families and older people, so not great atmosphere. Staff were helpful, it's secure, but the location made it harder to make the most of the time in Genova.


The toilets need cleaning every once in a while. It smelled and looked like the facilities have never seen cleaning equipment.


Mattresses were stained, the staff appeared bored and were unhelpful, the facilities were bare and the atmosphere was that of a mental hospital in the 50s. Thoroughly unsettling.

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel has an amazing view of Genoa. However, the staff were not friendly and tried to charge me more than the Hostelworld listed price. The hostel is in the place of a closed school, and it feels like a ghost town with large size to small number of guests. Still, it is a good value for how cheap it is.


Staff was very unfriendly. The check in was very slow and the staff insisted that none of us pre booked the hostel when we did. No soap (anywhere). So far out of the way of the city centre so it's not easy to go out at night.


Extremely far from anything worth seeing. The staff was generally quite unhelpful, and in terms of atmosphere the hostel felt like a ghost town. Maybe good for a one- or two-night stopover, but certainly not the right kind of hostel for someone looking to see the city.


The hotel was 40mins away from the city center in an extremely difficult location to get to. Besides, it was located in a neighborhood that was really scary and te building itself was kind of falling apart. We had a car (the main reason why que booked the hostel as it had a parking lot), but we turned around and went somewhere else because we were scared to leave it there during the night. Would not recommend it to anybody, it really took down or stay in Genova.

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