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rue Rothschild 28-30, Geneva 1202 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 14/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 20 Speciality lodging in Geneva
Geneva Hostel enjoys a central location in Geneva and is in a historic building from the 19th century. It features free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving Swiss cuisine in the evenings. Lake Geneva is only 800 ft away.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Free breakfast
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 4 more
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Sepistö wrote a review Aug 2021
Helsinki, Finland59 contributions40 helpful votes
There wasn't anything terribly wrong with the hostel, but it's what you expect from a cheap hostel. Had to wait 15 minutes in the reception while they're having a phone call. You have to pay taxes on top of the booking fee. They give you your bed linen and you bring them back when you leave. Naturally a lot of young travellers, but not too much noise. There are big lockers in the rooms. Good facilities and nice breakfast included.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
pchan wrote a review Sep 2020
Bradford, United Kingdom39 contributions15 helpful votes
We needed a place to stay for one night after a long day travelling. We had a family room with bunk beds and a double and en suite toilet. It was basic as expected but did the job. It was a little noisy at night but not too bad, there weren’t many guests due to coronavirus. Most importantly the beds were comfy. I don’t know if it was better pre-covid but the breakfast was lacklustre with not much choice and it wasn’t obvious how it was supposed to work with people milling around confused. It’s kind of convenient for the station, you can get a tram not far from the hostel to the station but it’s still a bit of a walk.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Tammy W wrote a review Apr 2020
Russellville, Arkansas124 contributions77 helpful votes
The Geneva Hostel was a clean and comfortable place to stay for the one night we spent in Geneva while backpacking in Europe. Our room was on the 1st floor and had a shared terrace. We rented a quad room that had two sets of bunkbeds that were very comfortable. It's about a 15 minute walk from Cornavin Station, and about a 15 minute walk to Lake Geneva. The bathrooms were very clean. Overall, we had a good hostel experience.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Romnick Omagap wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good place for budget and quality accommodation. Book online early for no hustle experience and as this place gets easily full. They also provide free public transport within Geneva which could save you a lot.
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Date of stay: October 2019
iSamurai wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia185 contributions5 helpful votes
It's actually clean compared to many youth hostels. The interior is quite modern and the furniture/bedding are not worn out. They're actually quite new and stable. I liked the lockers being on the outside of the room so you don't disturb your dorm mates, which is also operated by the swipe card. Bathrooms are kept clean, rust- and mould-free. The included breakfast exceeded my expectations - there were bread, yoghurt muesli, swiss jams/butter, cheese/ham, a variety of cereals, apples, coffee and tea etc. It's definitely filling. It also starts at 6.30 so you won't miss it if you're leaving early. Price is reasonable given it's in Switzerland. The staff appeared uninviting and very disinterested. There is only one toilet per floor. The bedside plug is upside down so if your charger is too heavy, it could fall onto your face. Location of the hostel is in a slightly dodgy-feeling area at night but okay by day. It's also on the edge of town requiring about a 10 min walk from central station. There is no fridge to store your food and no cooking is permitted. Remember to bring your own towel and soap. Overall, will stay again if the price is right.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
US$82 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Geneva Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Geneva Hostel?
Nearby attractions include SENSAS Geneva (0.1 km), The MindEscape (0.2 km), and Game Over Escape Rooms (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Geneva Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, breakfast buffet, and paid internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Geneva Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Geneva Hostel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Geneva Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Aparté, Bayview, and Little India Street kitchen &Cocktails.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Geneva Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Geneva Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Maison Tavel (1.5 km), Chateau de Voltaire (5.9 km), and Hotel de Ville (1.5 km).
Is Geneva Hostel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.