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“Clean, Comfortable and Great Location”
Review of City Hostel Geneva

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City Hostel Geneva
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“Clean, Comfortable and Great Location”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

This was a great place to stay in Geneva, particularly if you are on a budget as nearby hotels are quite overpriced and not great quality. The hostel is situated on the main route through Geneva where you can access the tram. The train station is less than a ten minute walk up the road. I couldn't have asked for more from the hostel. It was 100% clean in the rooms and in the shared bathrooms and was quiet at night time. There is no curfew so guests can come and go at any time. I would definitely suggest staying here if you are planning a short visit to Geneva.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The first thing I noticed about the hostel was its friendly staff members. The ambience was great and rooms were clean and tidy. I stayed there for about one month (that is the maximum time that one can use the hostel in a single stretch I guess). Kitchen was small to accommodate 5 people at a time, but occupied with all important amenities needed. Private freezer with lock was provided; there is a pretty good laundry in the basement floor, and also a recreation room. I was able to access wifi for around 10chf/week.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

This place really was a great pick. I stayed here for 4 days on the first leg of my travels and then for another 2 on my way back home. It is a nice walk from the train station and right of the main street. Both times the rooms were nice and the bathrooms were clean. The internet access was great for sorting out last minute details and the lounge area was good for meeting fellow travelers. When I return to Geneva this will be my choice!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Located near the main train station, it was easy to find. Our room was only ready at 3pm and were offered the use of the lockers for our luggage when we arrived at 2pm, but we needed to have our own locks. The staff were efficient but not exactly friendly. A Geneva transport card was provided. We stayed in a twin bunk bed. The room was clean and decently sized. It was quiet and the toilets were clean. A pleasant stay for the 75Fr we paid.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We stayed here on our last night of a long European trip, and it was what we expected from reading other reviews: a comfortable bed for the night, without absolutely breaking the bank. We booked the 'eco' room to have duvets included (not having brought sleeping bags on our trip)- this was a questionable extra spend as the room was quite warm anyway and having two single beds instead of a bunk made it a bit cramped.

The reception was very friendly, bathrooms excellent (more modern/renovated compared to the rest of the hostel), although I would have liked to have some sort of breakfast option given that this hostel always seems to have critical mass. For a fully booked hostel it was very quiet/closed up compared to other places we stayed.

As others have noted, a plus side of staying in Geneva is that you get free public transport (good thing too because everything else is so expensive!) If you are flying in/out and staying just one night like we did I would highly recommend leaving your bags at the airport train station overnight and traveling lite around town.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about City Hostel Geneva

Property: City Hostel Geneva
Address: rue Ferrier 2, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Geneva
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,632 - ₹ 6,740
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hostel Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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