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HI Hostel-Gavede Cornaviva

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30 Rue Rothschild, Geneva, Switzerland
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HI Hostel-Gavede Cornaviva
Ranked #6 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Only stayed for a night in a 6 beds dorm room. Of course there is some noise but it's expected in a hostel. Rooms + bathrooms were very clean. You get a big locker with an electronic key. And parking was free, so that is pretty good for Geneva. Good location also. Nothing fancy, but great option if you are... More

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Banff, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Liked: The staff on the check in desk were very friendly and spoke perfect English. Parking outside was super easy and the electronic lockers were nice and safe! Disliked: Overall poor value for money - around 40 euros a night for the most basic facilities - wifi did not reach rooms, entertainment room was closed, no choice at restaraunt. Have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Don't expect a real hostel experience. Sterile, impersonal, no character, a non helpful staff that think they only check you in and out. Locks on every door, even once you're in the hostel. Communal spaces are drab. There's a 6 dollar non HI-member fee that you done see upon booking. Can't think oaf good reason to stay here really. Totally... More

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Interlaken, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I stayed here a night in the end of November. I'm in my early 20s and don't have that much of a standard... But this place smelled. I didn't think I would have bed bugs by the end of my stay but the smell really got to me... The lockers were fine, kind of nice that they were outside the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hostel is in a great location in Geneva and is the best price in the city. I stayed 2 nights in a 6 person dorm on the 5th floor. The hallways and common rooms are noisy and with the school groups (probably around age 16-18) and the echoing was terrible. They don't have a comfortable place to relax with... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My friends and i stayed at his hostel for 3 nights, as it was the cheapest option in Geneva. The beds were uncomfortable and gave me a back ache the next morning. And wifi didn't work in our rooms, so we had to go down to the cafeteria every time we wanted to go on the internet. The showers weren't... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

There are some building works going on at the moment at least. It wasn't such a problem although you have to walk around a bit further to get in, but wasn't woken by anyone. The place is pretty concrete, and the staff are a bit funny, even if you speak French! The rooms were warm and comfortable at least, and... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

My friends and I stayed there for 3nights I think somewhere August last year. We chose this hotel because most of the Geneve hotels are just too expensive for us, plus my friends never stay in a hostel before, so we decided to give a try with shared-dorm room which turned out not too bad to me. Everything was just... More

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Its hard to find cheap accommodation in Geneva so I opted for the HI Hostel. I usually try to avoid chain hostels as they tend to be over commercialized and lack character, but in this town it appeared the most reliable option, is easy to locate from the Cornavin train station and included breakfast which is a bonus. The hostel... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Good location, about 10 minute walk from the main train station. Lots of places close by to grab a bite and buy basic essentials. Good rooms with big sturdy electronic lockers which can easily fit a full size backpack. The free breakfast was average, nothing great. Its a very commercial hostel with people of all ages and not necessarily backpackers... More

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Address: 30 Rue Rothschild, Geneva, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Number of rooms: 14

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