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YHA Ostello per la Gioventu Genoa Reviews

Via Giovanni Costanzi 120, Genoa, Liguria, Italy

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618 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 55%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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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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Friendly staff and very clean . Quite far from anything and not a very walkable city


The hostel was a decent bus ride ( the turns up the hill must be great for movie car chases!) from the center, but the view was great. Staff was very friendly.


Location: Difficult to get to when first arrived in Genoa. Needed to catch one bus, get off at a specific bus stop, cross a very busy road and catch another bus to an unfamiliar location. Staff: The majority of staff were great and very helpful. Sadly one women was distant and disdainful of our questions. We did not feel welcomed by her. Atmosphere: The hostel does not have a kitchen and lacks the atmosphere that goes with people preparing meals, eating together. and socialising.


Almost twenty minute bus ride from the train station/center of town, bus is usually packed so its interesting if you have a huge backpack. This hostel is a mix between a day care, which operates out of the bottom of the building, and an insane asylum (not in a good way). They give you sheet but it obvious they don't was the ones that cover the mattresses because they were full of peoples hair. I don't think they should even be classified as a hostel.


I stayed in this hostel for two nights. It is not very central but you have a good view over the city and that is impressive. Not good is that you can't cook...and that in italy where you get so many delicious things...the room was very hot and loud. Breakfast is not good! Athmosphere was a Bit Stränge

  • 5th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very nice hotel. The location is a bit far from the city or the beach. Staff is very friendly and offered me a laundry, but you have to make your bed on your own. Free locker rooms (dont forget to bring your own locks!), great sightview. I'd stay there again.


All in all it was a nice hostel. The staff was friendly, you have wifi in the rooms and a beautiful view of the city. Toilets and showers are ok. From trainstation principe i really would suggest you to the the elevator up to the busstation. Take the bus 40 or 640 to the hostel. It is not the best idea to try to walk from traunstation. You will need about 20-30 minutes and its quiet hard cause the hostel is on one of the highest points of genova. ( great view from the hostel :) )


One of the best places we stayed during our month in Europe! It was quite difficult to find via GPS. The street signage is terrible. It's actual address is a street level staircase far above it, not the driveway address which is about 750m before & below it. But highly recomended!


This hostel is a 30min bus ride up the hill to the north of town, and there's basically nothing nearby. It's a big place with a good atmosphere, but the internet gets very overloaded, and the breakfast is just a baggie of of-the-shelf products. It's cheap because it's terrible. There is a big dining/commons area, but no kitchen facilities available. The staff are very nice though.


Hostel is up the side of a mountain and not easy to reach from station Brignole - need to make it clear that you need a bus ticket before you get on the bus and that if you buy a 100m ticket at the lift you can also use that on the bus!! Once we finally got there the hostel was great, amazing view and very friendly, knowledgeable staff


This hostel had a lovely view of Genova and u just had to walk out the front to catch a bus to the city centre.


My stay very cool in this hostel, beds are confortable and people with who you sleep aside are very cool !


A very quiet and peaceful hostel. The location is far from the city center (I decided to walk in the beginning, but still took the bus due to the distance), however, the view from the hostel is simply amazing and it is well connected by bus. You will receive all the information you need about bus schedule, Genoa sights and train connections from the reception. Very helpful staff!

  • 8th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very spacious though quite sterile. I miss a nice bar, the beer behind the counter ran out quickly and the WIFI was terribly bad. I'm happy to have picked this place as getting to or parking at hostel in the old city (Manena) by motorbike/car is pretty much impossible.


It is really far away but it is cheap


This is a youth hostel, which means big rooms (8beds). I stayed over weekend, which means a lot of people are partying outside and it's quite noisy because in summertime you need to keep the windows open (no air con). Hostel is on a hill top, you need to take a bus to go to the city centre, but the view is amazing and the bus route was easy follow even as a tourist. Good value for money and great reception. Also wifi works and lots of vending machines.


has a great view but is far from anything, very basic, cheapest option in the whole city


Hostel was clean but a little out of the way - took around 20-30 minutes to get into the main part of town. no kitchen either. Very clean and quiet.


A bit of a trek to get there from Brignole but the views once there are beautiful. Friendly staff, nice rooms, decent sized cafeteria/common room area to meet people. 7/10 would go back.

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