Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The first private Hostel in Geneva

Only 8 minutes walking from main-station. Great Hostel with small dorms almost private dorms (3 to 2 person per room!!!), double (2 single Beds ) and single rooms, FREE WIFI in your room & public area, FREE kitchen facilities, FREE transport travel card within Geneva during your stay, We also have a laundry service, great selection of souvenirs (discounted Swiss Watches and Swiss Army knives. Overall, all our sanitary installations are equipped with hair-dryers.

All our rooms are equipped with a sink.... (the toilets, showers and kitchen are on the landing.)

Check in from 2pm to 10pm
There is 24 hrs access for our clients (no curfew/no lockout)

Our rooms are available from 2 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out time is at 10 am on the day of departure. View House Rules


At City Hostel Geneva, we're here to make Switzerland's second-largest city feel familiar even if you're a stranger. Our multilingual staff are on reception 24 hours a day, every day, for everything you need. Bonding over good food and great chat is the best way to build up solid friendships – that's where our guest kitchen comes in! Meet new people and put your cooking skills to work, and munch in our spacious dining area. If you're not a natural chef, don't worry, Geneva has plenty of amazing restaurants!


It'll take you seven minutes to walk to us from the main train station, Cornavin. Getting here from Geneva Airport is easy (and free!) – just pick up a Unireso ticket from the machines in Arrivals to use any of the public transport for free for 80 minutes. That gives you plenty of time to reach us, as it takes only seven minutes by train to get from the airport to Cornavin station. We'll also give you a free travel card when you arrive so you won't need to pay for public transport during your stay. All the more money to save for cocktails, right?

Rooms and Dorms

We have private single and double rooms (which come with TVs), as well as mixed and single-sex dorms. All our rooms have a sink; just step out onto the landing for the toilets and showers. Don't worry about bringing bed linen or towels with you – you can use ours for free.

Extras and activities

Our building has its own elevator, so there's no need to haul that luggage up the stairs – you've probably carried it far enough! If you've had a long journey flop down in our comfy lounge area to unwind. Just log into our free Wi-Fi to tell your family and friends you've arrived safely. We show free English movies every day – just what you need on those chilled nights in.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Jan 2020
    Great hostel! I really enjoyed my stay. The rooms are nice, as well as the bathrooms. It’s located right by the Mole tam stop and is roughly a 7 minute walk to Gare Cornavin (the main train station). It’s close to good restaurants and bars as well. Definitely would stay again on my next visit to Genève!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Mar 2020
    Good but the rule that you have to take down all your bedsheets before checkout at all times including during sleeping hours is nonsensical when roommates are asleep
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Feb 2020
    Great hostel. Easy walking from the train station. Beds all have outlets and lights. Big storage lockers. You get a transit card when checking in so can use the public transit for free. I wish the showers and toilets were a bit bigger - they feel a bit cramped getting in and out - but otherwise it was an excellent stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    My friend and I really loved it here. We bought the two person room and it was just a great time. The location is a five minute walk from the train station, and a 10 minute walk from the bus station. We were also a five minute walk from the beautiful lake. The hostel provided free bus fare within Geneva, and the place was very clean. I advise people to bring ear plugs since its right on the street and can get loud if you want to air out your room but also want quiet.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2020
    Good location, helpful staff, good kitchen facility (no oven but clean hob and utensils), bathrooms cleaned regularly, useful charging station and light above each bed, free Geneva city travel ticket for each day of your stay plus the checkout day, overall good atmosphere even during COVID.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Feb 2020
    Very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again! It was the most expensive hostel I've stayed at ever but it's Geneva and it's expected. Great location too.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Jan 2020
    I stayed at City Hostel Geneva for one night. The location is very good, Geneva Cornavin Railway Station is 10' away on feet and there are supermarkets and ATMs close. My room and the shared bathroom were very clean and there are also padlocks available for the lockers of the rooms, for which you give a deposit and you take it back when you check out and return the padlock. In general, I had no problems at all.
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    18 Feb 2020
    Basic hotel that's somewhat dated to other hostels in Europe. Not a whole lot of added amenities. The kitchen area was packed and a lot of people were cooking and chilling out - the beer garden looked like a good hang too but it was raining. The walls of the room were pretty thin with audible traffic and people next door. Overall, got the job done with my one night stay.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    20 Jan 2020
    Not many hostel choices in Geneva and it’s a nice and budget stay here, reception staff were friendly and helpful too! And there was a little playful french bulldog at the reception:)
    Hong Kong China, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    25 Feb 2020
    The room is quite expensive for what you get in terms of cleanliness. My room didn’t smell great either. There is no breakfast included which would have been a bonus.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines