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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…