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“Very short stay but overall seemed nice”
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City Hostel Geneva
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Literally only there for 8 hours as we checked in late and departed early but from what we saw it seemed nice. Was clean and a lot quieter than you would expect of a hostel. Rooms were adequate, however the towels were unusually small (more like bath mats). Staff were friendly and in an expensive city was good value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We don't normally do the hostel thing, but opted to stay here for the first two days of our two week honeymoon in Switzerland. We don't regret it! Matter of fact we wonder why we don't do this more often! We got a private room for two. The linens were soft, showers hot with plenty of pressure and the place was surprisingly quiet and very clean. The lobby is more modern hotel than hostel and we appreciated the free amenities including free travel pass, kitchen on each floor and vanity stations in each bath. The hostel is about 10 mins was to the lake, just around the corner from a delish creperie and 8 mins walk from the train station. Considering what you can spend on a room here, I'm not sure why you would stay elsewhere! After all, who visits Geneva to sit in their room?

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

A smart, clean and central hostel with friendly and helpful staff.

I stayed here on my first visit to Geneva and couldn't fault it.

There is a nice bright reception area and I had a private room with two single beds to myself - perfectly clean and comfortable night sleep. The bathroom directly across the hall meant it was practically en suite - they were very clean and the shower was great.

You can hear people in the corridor in the morning if they're noisy, but only a problem if you want to lie in.

The staff provided a useful map they'd produced with sights to see as well as suggesting how to get around.

The location is very central, with plenty of shops and supermarkets on Rue Lausanne. You can walk to the main train station in a few minutes and is ideally located for a short tram ride to the United Nations.

On the day I left I wasn't flying until 7pm and could get a padlock for there lockers for 10 franc deposit to leave there all day.

Good value.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank benfolley
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Clean comfortable and modern. Nice staffs. Nice common area outside reception. Nightly movies. Leisure room in the basement. Good wifi!! Study lamp n power socket to each bed. All you need in the hostel you find it here. And the best showers I ever had!!! Super powerful water pressure !!! The sleeping quality depends on other travellers. We had someone very inconsidered and woke everyone up 4am .There's always ppl lacking common sense and courtesy

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

It was my 4th time in City hostel. Perfect as always. Helpful staff, free Wi-Fi, clean room, hot water, clean towels and comfy beds. All you need is there. Hostel is located 5 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes walk from the lake and city centre. You will get free travel card around Geneva for your whole stay. Great money saver. Don't think twice. Just book it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank kurzew
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I stayed here in August 2012 with my sister.
We stayed for 2 nights and this place was perfect for what we needed. We booked a 2 bed private room which was quite small but has everything you need. The toilet/shower areas are clean, as is the kitchen. It is about a 5 minute walk from the train station. We were there during Fetes de Geneve (by some amazing accident!!) and it was about a 10/15 minute walk to all the events happening during that, which was great. Also Lidl is about a 2 minute walk from the hostel which is very handy.
Overall we were very happy with our stay in Geneva.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Nessa S
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I came to City Hostel for one night, needing a cheap base in the centre of the City. The hostel is very conveniently located, about 5 minutes walk from the Central Station. Saying that, it is in quite a scummy area, full of cheap kebab shops. I stayed in a four bed dormitory. They gave me clean sheets, a small towel, and I borrowed a padlock and an adaptor for a deposit. The receptionist was helpful and spoke good English. The room itself was quite poky, bed the bed was comfortable, and everything was kept clean. The showers, bathrooms etc were excellent too, very carefully looked after. One added bonus of the hostel is that they give you a free public transport card, inlcluding getting back to the airport. All in all fine, though a bit souless, and Geneva itself is the most boring city in the world.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Address: rue Ferrier 2, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
Price Range: $41 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hostel Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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