Well i gota say i can usually see past a few flaws and problems with hostels and it takes alot for me to even write a review with negativity but there isn't too much good to say about this hostel at all.
I stayed for 2 nights as i was catching a flight really early from geneva but planned to visit geneva aswell for a whole day, First off, Location is ok but still quite a walk away from the station down the main street. Well i arrived and one of the staff members was so damn ignorant to a point where i was talking and he was just completely ignoring me and then just walks off into the office without notice, Another member of staff this girl took over i think in embarrasment of the fact he was being so abnoxious and ignorant, anyways she was friendly and assisted me with information on the hostel and also the questions i had on the city.
The room itself was actually ok, i think it depends on when you stay and who you stay with but i had a generally nice set of people in my room with which one i ended up spending the entire next day travelling around geneva. The hostel is really not good value though, Even by cheaper expectations this place was below standard, The smell in the main stairway and entrance was a weird sterile smell, The showers/bathroom were really messy from the influx of people and didn't seem to appear to have any staff on top of it as i came back later to see the same rubbish which was left from the morning, The breakfast was poor quality and how i would expect food to be in jail or something,even school dinners doesn't degrade it enough, It was basic and really tasteless trash.
The city of Geneva is really not my kind of city, The people all seem ignorant and self obsessed with status and wealth, It is really pathetic, I have never been in a place which promotes everything of a self consumed lifestyle more than geneva. There is plenty of opportunity to spend alot of money on luxuries if thats your thing, the city has no culture or heart and you would have to dig deep into the deepest of alleys to find anything of traditional nature which hasn't been spoilt. The prices are also ridiculous, good luck finding a cheap bite unless you head to a supermarket for which again is limited because the hostel has no kitchen to cook.
Overall if i didn't meet some nice people in my dorm this would be a 1 out of 5 because i think i would have been genuinely unhappy to be on my own in this hostel and geneva, Both a waste of time and best avoided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Geneva Hostel enjoys a central location in Geneva and is in a historic building from the 19th century. It features free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving Swiss cuisine in the evenings. Lake Geneva is only 800 ft away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge De Jeunesse Geneva Hotel Geneva