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“Excellent value, & convenient!”
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City Hostel Geneva
Epsom, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value, & convenient!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is my second stay at the City Hostel, and again I stayed in a dorm room. The hostel is close to the train and bus stations and easy to find. Importantly wifi is available in the rooms and is free. Facilities are excellent, although the day lockers fill up quickly so get in early, and bring a padlock!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Travelling with 3 friends. We booked the eco-double room with shared bathrooms. The room was small (with our luggages) but comfortable. The number of bathrooms and shower rooms available is sufficient. Every floor has both facilities. They broadcast movies at the TV room downstairs every night. Have a parking garage for those travelling with a car. Close to supermarkets and tram line, It was pretty good for the price we paid, comparing to other more expensive hotels in Geneva,

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotels in Geneva are generally very expensive as is almost everything else in the city. The City Hostel is a great place to stay. Its not like typical hostels across Europe and a lot of money has been spent on it. It has its own parking which is very nice as we drove across from England. The location is perfect only a few minutes from the lake. Across the hostel is a small cafe where in the mornings you can enjoy a very good swiss breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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North West, UK
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Enjoyed our 3 night tourist break in Geneva in a twin room with shared facilities.
The hostel was very clean, well looked after, the staff were helpful, and the facilities were good.
Geneva isn't cheap but this hostel was centrally located just 5 minutes from the main train station and overall was (for Geneva) good for the money.
I would happily stay there again.
Some of the facilities:
Room: sink, 2 hand towels each, small soap and shower gel, good black out shutters, electronic key each.
Each shared kitchen (one each floor): kettle, toaster, microwave, two sinks, 4 electic rings, two fridges (with lockable compartments), lockable cupboards. When we were there they were kept clean. Maybe could do with more cups, glasses, utensils (especially a bread knife). Just ask reception for a key for the fridge and locker (CHF 10 refundable deposit).
Toilets/Showers: It was full when we were there but always plenty of toilets, and showers.
Other facilities: DVD each evening at 8pm, free table football, and small kids play area in basement, free wifi throughout the hostel.
Laundry (wash/dry/iron), and free luggage locker (use own lock, or get one from reception for refundable CHF 10 deposit).
When staying at the hostel they give you a free Geneva transport pass (bus, tram, train to airport, lake water taxis).
Nearby supermarkets: Lidl and Coop 50m away (not open late evenings or Sunday), Migros (at train station) open later and Sundays.
Overall for what it is (hostel in central and expensive Geneva) I would almost give it 5 out of 5 ... but I wanted a bread knife!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere.Stayed only one night as i was travelling through geneva.Good deal on the transport and breakfast near by.Nice and clean showers rooms and community area.Put more wall socket in the rooms and some in the lockers and u will be stars! :)

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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vancouver
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 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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Central Point, Oregon
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84 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 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, travelled with family
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Property: City Hostel Geneva
Address: rue Ferrier 2, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Geneva > Geneva
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Geneva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hostel Geneva 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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