We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

City Hostel Geneva

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
City Hostel Geneva
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

420 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for City Hostel Geneva
See the most recent reviews
Showing 300: English reviews
Lexington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Got a single room, which was much cheaper than any hotels in Geneva I've seen and was pleasantly surprised as room was decent sized and had TV and sink. Size was actually bigger than some hotel rooms I've recently seen! Wireless worked fairly well too and room was pretty clean and provided small towers. Bathrooms, showers down the tall were...

Thank tedkirby
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 January 2013

The city hostel is...average...in all aspects...except one: affordability in a ridiculously expensive city. It's safe, clean...and well located (train station, trams to U.N. and convention center). Bring a towel from home, a glass & cutlery and an itinerary that keeps you out of the hostel except for sleeping and you'll be o.k.

Thank seedsedit
Reviewed 6 January 2013

With these many good reviews, one will naturally book it and not be too bothered until the day of arrival. After an exciting trip around Switzerland, meeting friendly people and staying in especially tourist friendly accommodation, we were extremely upset that our last night in Switzerland was such a disappointment. It started off with a terrible room allocation where 3...

Thank smiling_mango
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 31 December 2012

This hostel is well organized, as if it were a hotel. Breakfast is included in the price: you must go to a big dinning room, and serve yourself with a tray: yoghurt, coffe, cheese, cereal, milk, etc. Rooms have 6 beds, and usually are full. Only one bathroom per floor, with 3 showers and 1 toilet (a little crowded sometimes,...

Thank sofmen7
Reviewed 29 December 2012

At first I thought that their hostel or the street (rue ferrier) don't exist, but after giving it another try & another try and another try and with the help of iphone's gps and a little common sense I finally reached the place (I think something is wrong with the direction on the web.. which says upon getting out of...

Gosport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2012 via mobile

great little place in geneva. cheap for central arra. very well organised great staff. only negative is the WIFI. dreadful but being replaced in jan. i stay in a single room priced 63 chf per night £40

Thank Spookeytookey
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 30 November 2012

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hostel. I was expecting something much worse having seen the other hostel in Geneva (not so far away). The hostel provides a private room with TV and the price was very reasonable in comparison to Geneva prices. The hotel was very clean, room was basic but serves its purpose! I would recommend this...

Thank CulturedNomad
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 October 2012

From the main train station just take the tram and get down on the first stop. The hostel is just about 50m to the right. The room is clean. Have 4 socket points. Bathroom and kitchen are clean too. For Muslims there is an Algerian shop named El Machoui selling sandwiches cost about CHF10. You can buy Swiss knife at...

1Thank EzriRomel
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Stayed here 2 nights, its within a few minutes walk of the main station which is great for the airport as well. Trams and buses are nearby and with a transport card given on arrival are free to use. Its 2 mins from Lidl so you can stock up for breakfast. We had a twin room with bunks, table, 2...

1Thank lizzie_goes
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Great stay, easy to relax in hostel, everything is kept clean, tidy and usable. People are friendly, nightly films, well equipped kitchens, bathrooms with hairdryers and good size showers, good price and very safe. Recommend to anyone hostelling. 9/10

Thank NikkitineJackson

270 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (72)
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Room/Suite (22)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Dining (3)
Bathroom (3)
View from Room (2)
Other (23)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (179)
Amenities (73)
Bunk Room (13)
Double Room (15)
Single Room (15)
The Hotel (50)
Triple Room (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (19)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Geneva hotels
Hotel N'vY
#13 of 106 in Geneva
854 reviews
Saint-Gervais Temple
Hotel St-Gervais
Hotel St-Gervais
#79 of 106 in Geneva
171 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Hotel Central
Hotel Central
#47 of 106 in Geneva
426 reviews
Le Prieuré
Hotel Jade - Manotel Geneva
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about City Hostel Geneva

Address: rue Ferrier 2, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: €35 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hostel Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com, Agoda and HostelWorld so you can book your City Hostel Geneva reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
City Hostel Geneva Hotel Geneva
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from City Hostel Geneva staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from City Hostel Geneva staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a single room. It is worth the extra pay.”
 of 5 bubbles Pia2015, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for room not facing the street which could be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles romants, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you are a couple , then go for Double room "eco" with shared bathroom (private room).”
 of 5 bubbles Ashish_Neogy, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“bring earplugs”
 of 5 bubbles 1wabbit007, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book early. Room choice doesn't matter as long as there is one!”
 of 5 bubbles Olympia_P_and_S, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
5 of 5