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YHA Ostello per la Gioventu Genoa Reviews

Via Giovanni Costanzi 120, Genoa, Italy

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669 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 48%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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I'm glad I only stayed one night. It is situated almost half an hour away on a bus from the train station, on top of the hill. Beds were very uncomfortable. My friend and I had to drink to lighten up our stay there


Hostel is okay but pretty far from the centre. The staff is not really friendly.


Hostel is in a nice location with beautiful panorama view, but it is very hard to find without GPS system, since it is on top of the hill...


The structure is old and shabby. There is no communal kitchen available, the corridors are cold and empty. The bathrooms are really basic - there is no hand-soap and not even a vending machine to buy it. It seems to be in a hospital or barracks more than in a hostel. Please do something to make people feel at home. Change the lighting, dress the space, offer a friendly and welcoming environment. Replace the plastic seats with sofas.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel is a fair hike from the city so you must take a bus, but definitely worth it as the views are incredible. Beds were comfy and it was clean, the dinner food was cheap and very tasty, I didn't like the fact there was constantly groups of teenagers hanging out the front of the hostel. But hey if you like smoking weed then I'm sure you won't mind them coming up and trying to sell you some every few minutes. This is the cheapest accommodation option in the town by far. Definitely worth it.


Pretty good hostel. Sadly the location was terrible but the bus is convenient enough that it makes it worth it for how much money you spend.


Wifi coverage not fantastic, and the breakfast (one croissant and a shot of orange juice for €1.80) was very poor value.

  • 20th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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


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.


Much better than I expected (given some of the reviews). Nothing impersonal about the place at all. Nice views of the city & good place to meet interesting fellow travellers.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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.

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