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, 50 % off for the Int. Red Cross Museum (only or our guest), 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.)

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.
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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 8.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    08 Aug 2019
    This hostel is clean and comfortable and especially convenient if you are travelling by train. It has a large kitchen and nice outdoor seating area - great for a family meal. The staff were great, too.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    27 Jul 2019
    Great location which is a walkable distance to most tourist destinations. Guests given a free transit pass for tram / bus / airport train throughout the stay. Excellent water pressure and hot water in showers! Clean washrooms. No A/C but room had a fan (bit noisy though). Individual fridge lockers for food security. Personal preference is I like my mattress/pillow more firm. Not a party hostel though, so if you're looking for that atmosphere look elsewhere.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Jul 2019
    This was a great hostel to stay at in Geneva. It is centrally located and within walking distance to the train station and many other sites. The rooms are secure and has nice bathrooms and showers. I just wish there were socializing activities to meet others. It's not really a hostel meant for solo travelers. I did like that there are laundry facilities for a fee. There is also fridge and freezer space to store food. The staff was all nice and helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Aug 2019
    Highly recommend, very clean, comfy and good location.
    Saudi Arabia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2019
    Was 8 minute walk from main train station. Had good wifi, kitchen was excellent, luggage storage was great, staff was helpful, nice showers and beds. Only complaint is the outlet at my bed was upside down so my charger couldn't rest in it, it would just fall out and onto my bed. But I would def stay here again. They let me keep my big suitcase in storage for 3 days while I was in a different city for only 2.50 CHF a night. Way cheaper then the train station.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2019
    Really liked my visit to Geneva and this hostel is the perfect base, especially if arriving by train. Staff are warm and friendly, kitchen is decent with plenty of seating and cooking space, also the WiFi well worked too and all necessary amenities were available. I only rated atmosphere 4/5 as there were no common rooms to chat with other travellers, so if want to mix with other travellers I recommend to cook your own food and meet in the kitchen or the nice courtyard available next door.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Jul 2019
    Convenient location, extremely friendly staff, and actually quite comfortable beds. The transit pass is a very nice feature as well. I had an excellent stay, and would happily return.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Jul 2019
    Hot! No air conditioning or adequate fan!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    21 Jul 2019
    Nice place in a good location, close to the station and walking distance to most parts of the city. The only downside is that there was no air con and even with a fan in the room was very hot.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 Jul 2019
    Very nice hostel located near the railway station. Bathrooms and rooms were clean and staff was really welcoming and helpful. The hostel gave us free tickets for the public transport which we found useful. Nothing bad to say but at the same time there was nothing special either. The hostel was excatly like it looked like in the pictures and what we were looking for during our stay in Geneve.
    Finland, Couple, 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
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines