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City Hostel Geneva

2, rue Ferrier, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean, warm and dry... A good hostel with very high hostel standards. Rooms small but can't complain. Free WIFI. Parking is a severe issue, we parked in the nearby shopping centre, £5 for 24 hours. Nightmare getting into the city by car.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazing hostel! Firstly you receive a free travel pass for geneva which allows you to use all the buses, trams and boats across the lake for free! It is also located very near to the main train and bus station so its really easy to get around and further afield than Geneva. Secondly the kitchens were in... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

City Hostel in Geneva is about 10 min walk from the train station.I had a big backpack and a luggage but the journey wasnt too difficult. The hostel was easy to find but the reception was closed for an hour (for lunch I think) when we arrived but one of the staff kindly swiped us in. Check in was easy,... More

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Scotland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed in a lot of hostels when travelling and this one was one of the best. Very clean, staff lovely, beds comfy and location good! Only fifteen minute walk to the lake and ten mins from the train station. Felt very safe. Bathroom facilities were very clean! Free wifi and free public transport card. Only downside is it... More

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Montreal, Canada
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed only 1 night before catching a flight back to Montreal the next morning. Clean hostel. The room was comfy (private 2 beds dorm) with a sink, a wardrobe and a little desk + lamp. I've seen better showers/bathrooms (they were also mixed men/women) but they were alright. You can also park your car in a garage for 15chf extra.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hostel is about 5-7 minutes from train station and roads also showing the signs of the hostel. Tram stations are about 2-3 minutes walk. The hostel gives you a day pass which makes it free to travel within geneva using bus, trams and trains...and you could use it to the airport by train. The hostel has decent sized kitchen... More

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Kincardine, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend and we couldn't have been happier with the location. It's five minutes' walk from the main train station and 2 minutes' walk from a tram stop which was great because the hostel gave us free public transport cards! The receptionist was cheerful and helpful and the hostel had a laundry room which... More

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Halifax, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As you know Geneva is an expensive city and this hostel was a nice option if you are stopping over for a night or two. - Hostel is a short walk from the main train station along mainly one road so hard to get lost - a few grocery stores are within a 1-2 minute walk but they close pretty... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've stayed in a lot of hostels in various countries and I have to say this hostel is not bad at all. I stayed in a 3 bed dorm. In terms of practicalities it's: 1. Fairly central. You can walk down to the lake in no more than 15 mins. It's 5 mins from the main train station and is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Pretty decent hostel with a good walking location: 5-7 mins to Cornavin train/bus station; 2 mins to a bus-stop with a bus that brings you to United Nations HQ and Red Cross Museum; a stone's throw away from various eateries, grocery shops, pharmacy, and pub; lastly just 10 mins to Lake Geneva! Stayed in a three-bedroom bunk. Wi-fi, toilets, beds,... More

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Address: 2, rue Ferrier, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
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