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“Good stay, good location”
Review of City Hostel Geneva

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City Hostel Geneva
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Geneva
Reviewed April 8, 2014

This hostel was about a 10 min walk from the train station and surrounded by restaurants and supermarkets. The rooms were clean the washrooms were consistently kept up and everything was really well kept. The only complaint I had was that the grocery stores close by are closed on Sunday and when we asked the staff for help to find one that was open they were not helpful. He pointed us to a corner store and when we asked about finding somewhere that sold meat, he sent us to a market with frozen meat ( not overly helpful when looking for dinner) other than that I would stay again for sure

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is your best bet if you are a budget traveler like me. Geneva is one of the most expensive place to visits in the world. This hostel has it all. The private rooms are totally adequate for getting a good night's rest. The bathrooms and showers are very well maintained. The common areas are comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is very close to the train station. The buses get you around the entire area very well. There is a delicious ethiopian restaurant around the corner.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This hostel is located on one of Geneva's main streets, which means there are tram stops near and it is also close to the main train station. My room had a sink inside, which was very practical. Very spacious lockers. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. I stayed in a room right next to the stairs, but still it wasn't noisy at all. They give you a public transportation pass for you to use during your stay.

Room Tip: I stayed on the first floor right next to the stairs and wasn't disturbed at all. It's likel...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

It is about 10 mins walk from Central Cornarvin station which has regular trains from the airport. You can also take tram 15 from central station. All transportation is free if you stay at this hostel. Wifi available in room. Kitchen is clean and showers are great. Has a lounge where you can talk to other guests or watch TV. Security is good as you need your key card to enter the hostel. No breakfast provided. Stayed in a 3 bed dorm. Try to get the single bed next to the window. Booked directly with hostel.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Clean and tidy
Helpful staff
Good price
Safe
Quiet
Comfort room
Comfort public facilities, such as open area on ground floor, bathroom, toilet, etc.
3 mins walk to nearest tram station and supermarkets (with Geneva transport card for taking tram, quickly arrive train station by tram)
I will choose this hostel again for next stay in Geneva

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is one of the cheapest places to stay in Geneva, and it is over 80 USD per night. For that price, you get lame breakfast around the corner. The rooms are spartan, and the overall decor is sort of "penitentiary lite". You can hear pretty much anything going on anywhere in the building. If you book a single, it is quite likely to be next to the bathroom, in which case you will be up all night, as any flush of the toilet or running of the sink will be at the volume of La Traviata in your head. And it is pretty much a sleazy part of town. Why waste your holiday in Switzerland? There is a world of places as lovely for 1/10 the cost. And if you must go to Switzerland, then why on earth spend a minute in Geneva? If you must go on business, stay somewhere other than City Hostel. There are places as cheap where it is nevertheless possible to get a decent night's sleep.

Room Tip: If you must stay -- and I really advise against it -- then do not get 105, or any other room next to...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

This place is almost like a 4 star hotel. Super clean, everything works. Well maintained. The location is perfect. Close to many shops, restaurants and bars. It is also easy to get to on public transportation. It's not a party hostel. It's a little more quiet than some I have stayed in, but this was fine because there are plenty of bars nearby to meet people and have fun.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about City Hostel Geneva

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: $38 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hostel Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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