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Geneva Hostel

Rue Rothschild 28-30, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Geneva with a big group of students. The rooms are spacious and bunkbeds were comfortable. Breakfast buffet was a little short but dinner was nice and good. Something that I didn't like was the bathrooms, which were not clean enough. Wifi was only available in the hall.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Geneva Hostel was recommended to me by another hostel in the area that was already full. It's a great Hostel, from speaking many languages, to handing out free transport passes and a free breakfast. The hostel is well located near the Lake and only 15 minutes walk next to the lake and you're in the shopping area. It's a clean,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is very secure, everyone gets a massive locker that is opened with a key card. Also you can't get into the bathroom or bedroom without a key card which also made me feel safe. The breakfast was a bit of a let down. I was expecting croissants for some reason. There were jams, cereal, bread (no toaster to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel was in a decent location, only a 10 minute walk from the train station but walking around that area I didn't feel entirely safe/comfortable. The staff were very friendly and each bed had its own allocated locker which was good but there were reminders everywhere about thieves which made us a little concerned. The free breakfast was great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many bad reviews of this hostel and I have no idea why! It was the perfect location just a ten minutes walk from the train station and five minutes from the lake! The hostel itself was huge, extremely clean and the security was great. Each bed was given a big locker for all your belongings. There were... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stayed here one night before a flight home. The guy on reception was friendly and helpful. I can't think of much to complain about. It isn't a cosy place but provides all the facilities you need, hopefully a good night's sleep and a breakfast is included in the price. The breakfast available consisted of cereal, fruit, toast, jam, tea,... More 

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This hostel was so-so. We just needed to stay two nights before our flight to Copenhagen. The hostel was so loud that it was difficult to find any sleep. I felt unsafe going to the bathroom at night as there was a large group of drunk men in the room next to the women's room. The rooms were clean, and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great location - About a 15 minute walk to the train station with some eateries and grocery shops just around the corner. What's better is the 5 minute walk to the amazing scenic Lake Geneva. Great continental breakfast - You'll get a nice European breakfast consisting of yoghurt, bread, jams, cereals, ham/salami, fruits, milk, coffee, and tea. Poor wi-fi location... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Best hostel in Geneva and very good price. It is very clean. The breakfast is included. The wifi is free. Staff is very friendly. Lake is near by hostel 5 min by foot and train station is 7 min by foot. I will comeback again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Pros Good location and easy to find Good security: you will need your keycard to get in bathroom, you room, the stairs and elevator, to open your secure lockers. you feel like you are in a jail or factory! Very comfortable bed and clean bathroom, shower. Free breakfast! 2 euros for luggage storage in individual secure lockers Cons The area... More 

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