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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 not the hostel at all, because mostly not travellers stay there. It looks like a place for foreign worker and students, so they loose hostel atmosphere. They don't have kitchen. Wi-fi is not work in the rooms. And the most stupid rule - you can't stay in the rooms from 10am till 2.30pm. They don't have enough keys for lockers. The view from the balcony is amazing, but hostel located very far from the city centre and you should use buses or walk about 30-40 minutes.


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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The bathrooms stunk and I couldn't feel clean even if I took a shower. Lucky I only stayed one night. Location is quiet a bit out of town.


The price was another one than the one written on the website. Mistakes happen, but one has to take on the responsibility. They added 2 euro charge for a customer card, for which I didn't even receive any receipt, but I had to pay - and there is nowhere to see that there will be this extra charge. And they forgot to remove the upfront that I have paid online (small amount). Everything was OK, not too expensive even so, but this tiny add here, add there, forget there are not that comfortable.

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is quite out of the center, up to a hill... but it is in a natural park, so perhaps it's worth to take a transportation way to come and go to places.


We were 4 people and stayed 1 night. The hôtel is located quite far from the center but you can use the parking and take the bus form there (15 minutes). It was probably the silly season since the hôtel was empty. The night was quiet and the bedroom with minimum of furniture but comfy.


The hostel is located on a big mountain, so commonly you should to use bus for 1.5 euro. the breakfast is not included but you can pay 1.8 euro for cruassan with tea or coffee or pay 4+ euro for peace of pizza. wifi works only in first floor on kitchen. there is no lift but building has 4 floors and you have to up by himself. From the window you can see wonderfull view of Genova.


There is a balcony outside the hostel where you can get amazing view of the whole city. The location is not too convenient however, since it is on top of the hill. But still you can reach the hostel by taking bus 40 (bus 640 at night). Staff are friendly. There is no wifi in room but you can get internet access in the canteen.


To be honest, we didn`t expected much because we were just staying there for one night but it was better than we thought! And the view over Genua was really amazing!

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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