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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, this place had good reviews and a decent price, the review said "more like hotel than hoStel". While safe and clean this is DEFINITELY a hoStel, don't go expecting otherwise. I got a private room and for that price you may as well go to a proper hotel. I could have gotten a LOT more for not a lot...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: The hostel is in a central location near the main station, also right nearby is the Number 15 tram stop which goes to the United Nations in one direction and into the Old Town of Geneva in the other (trams are frequent and free to use for tourists). Lidl supermarket also right nearby for cheap groceries. Good: Hostel is...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been travelling for nearly 5 years and this is the best hostel ive ever been to regarding room cleanliness and the facilities.......very clean and well run hostel, bathrooms etc were fantastic......staff were very nice......ill be back

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice, modern, clean. I don't remember that they charged extra for towels. Walking distance from Old Town, quick 10 min walk I believe from the central train and bus station. Grocery store is also very close by. The staff was very friendly - upon my arrival in Switzerland I realized I forget a travel adapter to charge my phone, and...

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 27 November 2016

For my business trip in Geneva, I stayed in a private room with TV for five nights at City Hostel Geneva. For a price of an AirBnB accommodation, I was pleasantly surprised. It is centrally located, very near the tram station. Coffee shops, grocery stores, cash exchange stations are available nearby. The hostel is very well maintained, my room was...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I booked for a single room. This was the best value for money that I found in Geneva. The room was very modest, but with water sink inside. Toilets and showers are plentiful and are located in corridors. There are no breakfasts in the hotel, but there are 3 big supermarkets in the main street. The staff was very friendly...

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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

First things first... Geneva is expensive. So, the hostel to me was expensive compared to what I've paid for hotels around Europe, but cheaper for Geneva. Not high amenities and basic small room. Traveler be ware there is NO bathroom or shower in the rooms. These are shared by all. However, I found that I had sufficient privacy the whole...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I stayed in a 3 person dorm. Its a little cramped but the location makes up for it. Walking distance everywhere. The trains are close by and there is a good place for breakfast downstairs if you dont want to go shopping and use the hostel kitchen facilities.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Geneva is ridiculously expensive and finding cheap accomodation is a struggle. However this hostel offers budget accomodation about a 5 minute walk from the station. The place has hostel style dorms and private rooms and i found the private room basic but ok with a decent bed, storage, desk, wash basin and free wifi. There is shared bathrooms on the...

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Geneva is a very expensive place which led us to this hostel as an option to alleviate some of the financial strain of visiting Switzerland. It has a great staff, clean washrooms (which are gender neutral if you care) and OK kitchens. I wasn't overly impressed with the beds and had a hard time sleeping on the rubber pads that...

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Additional Information about City Hostel Geneva

Address: 2, rue Ferrier, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Price Range: £30 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hostel Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Choose a single room. It is worth the extra pay.”
 of 5 bubbles Pia2015, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for room not facing the street which could be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles romants, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if you are a couple , then go for Double room "eco" with shared bathroom (private room).”
 of 5 bubbles Ashish_Neogy, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“bring earplugs”
 of 5 bubbles 1wabbit007, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Book early. Room choice doesn't matter as long as there is one!”
 of 5 bubbles Olympia_P_and_S, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
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