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HI Hostel-Gavede Cornaviva

30 Rue Rothschild, Geneva, Switzerland (Le Prieuré)
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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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1 review
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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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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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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28 hotel reviews
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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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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 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights on a trip across Switzerland. The staff were nice an check in was easy. The location is just off the main road. its easier to get the tram into the centre but its easy to walk. The rooms were clean and comfy. There are not many places to sit apart from a few benches and and... More

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

I went to Geneva with 2 friends. We had paid for a room with 4 beds to have more privacity. We arrived on Friday night and everything was fine. On Saturday we visited the city, went dinner and to a bar. When we arrived at 2:30am what a surprise! The guy in the reception told us we had a guest... More

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Address: 30 Rue Rothschild, Geneva, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Geneva > Le Prieuré
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Ranked #8 of 10 Specialty lodging in Geneva

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