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Hostel | Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland 1202

86.5% Overall Rating

128 out of 142 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/05/2015)

"There are only two hostels in Geneva and they are the only reasonable places to stay. Geneva is one of the most expensive cities in the world and this hostel offers good value for money, a free transportation card and a…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Café
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Important information and conditions: * The cancellation cost is within 48hours before arrival free of charge. * Rooms will be ready for check-in at 2pm!

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86.5%

Overall Rating

128 out of 142 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Geneva Hostel'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
80.8%
Value
84.8%
Safety
94.4%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

28 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There are only two hostels in Geneva and they are the only reasonable places to stay. Geneva is one of the most expensive cities in the world and this hostel offers good value for money, a free transportation card and a free breakfast. The hostel is clean and secure. It is located in a nice neighborhood close to the lake and with easy access to public transportation. The staff is helpful.

Disliked: The hostel is huge, spartan and rather impersonal. There are no activities for the residents. Although the bathrooms are clean, there is a problem with water temperature. The showers are difficult to adjust and the water is either scalding or freezing. The water shuts itself off after a short interval to save water and this makes the whole process of regulating the temperature almost impossible. The free WiFi is terrible and only works in the lobby and not in the rooms. The hostel is usually full and when there are hundreds of school children in residence, the noise is intolerable.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Victoria Brigham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2015 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Gave a free transport card which was nice

Disliked: It is very dirty. Bathrooms don't look cleaned. The bedrooms are fine though. No bar or social area.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .. Wc and showers acces with your magnetic card and cleaned every day But it is well located and the cheapest around. Globally, its okay

Disliked: No bar. if you use the computer you have to pay. They put me in a 12 beds room but i reserves for a 6 beds room.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katie Robison

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 May 2015 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: It was safe, secure, and comfortable

Disliked: Katie left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff where super friendly and helpful. I didn't realised until I had arrived, that breakfast was included and that you got a free public transport travel card for Geneva city, which sure did come in handy. The hostel was clean and the rooms where a really good size.

Disliked: Not much to say on what I didn't like about the hostel. Would be awesome if brekkie was to 9:30 or 10am, instead of 9am, for the days where you just want to sleep in. Wifi wasn't the strongest in the room, kept dropping out, but not really to complain considering didn't spend all that much time in the room.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, well sized room, efficient, comfortable with good facilities

Disliked: breakfast is free but kind of paltry and not buffet, and it ends very early (at 9)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and comfortable and exceptionally safe. Right near the lake and an easy walk to the central train station. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Also, the breakfasts were quite nice.

Disliked: N/A

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I spent only one night at the hostel, but everything was really nice and clean, and the hostel has a great location, close to the center, to the central station, to everything. And I even got a card valid for all public transport facilities. It was great :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

26 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Súper clean and organized.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Unbelievable !!! Clean and friendly. Good breakfast and great location

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I LOVED this hostel! It was extremely clean and the staff helped with whatever you asked. Everything was very safe because they gave you a specific card which gave you access to the hostel, your room, toilet, and personal locker. The breakfast in the morning was also a great deal, especially in Switzerland where eating out can be expensive. The best part was also the free transportation card because the bus system was really good!

Disliked: Literally nothing :)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Bimo Murti

With a large group / tour

Family Holiday

12 February 2015 Bimo would recommend this property

Liked: Good design and nice location

Disliked: The toilet is located in the hotel room hallway, thus when we are waiting in the lobby, we have to ask for a toilet card every time we want to go to the toilet.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

06 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very secure with keys for entry, room entry, lockers and bathrooms, easy to access from main station, wifi in lobby was good, clean, powerpoints and lights at every bed which was good, and staff were helpful.

Disliked: Had to pay for bag storage on day of checkout, but only 2CHF so it was ok. Wifi didn't work properly in rooms, but was good in the lobby.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable bed, good location, very secure (keycard to open everything)

Disliked: Quite noisy with school groups staying, big an impersonal atmosphere.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed the free breakfast and the free transport pass around Geneva - both were very helpful and cost effective!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and price!!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 January 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked how it was close to everything. Everything was in walking distance with the farthest being only 30 minutes of walking. Also the security they offered. You had to use to key to even access the bathrooms which I thought was nice.

Disliked: I disliked that I could only use the wifi downstairs in the main lobby. There weren't even many chargers to charge your phone while down there so I had to keeping going back up to my room to charge my phone and then go back down to the lobby because there was no wifi in te rooms.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2014

Liked: Free brraksfast, free transport ticket and plugs in the dorm.

Disliked: the reception smells weird, few staffs speak English, they control the amount of breakfast, wifi does not work in the dorms, they don't have oven in the kitchen, everything works with a card to open every door (including the toilet).

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2014

Liked: Good breakfast

Disliked: Staff not very helpful Very noisy building Small, cramped rooms and bed Not the best location

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the price

Disliked: I did not like the eating room closing The bathrooms weren't very clean

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2014

Liked: It's clean and well located.

Disliked: Many things. Very bad value for money, breakfast ends at 9am(!), checkout is at 10am(1), staff is unhelpful, not very friendly and sometimes incompetent (e.g. one of the receptionists told me we was pretty sure all museums in the city were closed on Sundays, and another just shrugged when I told him our dorm door couldn't close - which resulted in the room being invaded by a group of shouting drunks in the middle of the night). Also, you have to pay 2 francs to store your luggage on the last day. I's full of student groups and really really noisy during the night, with seemingly no control by the staff. Couldn't sleep all night and I'm more than used to hostels.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel, very clean and organized and they provide free transportation card

Disliked: none

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The feel of the building was really cool!

Disliked: the location

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michelle Lawlor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2014 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: very modern, clean and tidy

Disliked: same sex rooms. There's always a better, funer atmosphere in mixed rooms! :)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very close to the city center

Disliked: 8 persons in one room! while it was mentioned only 6!


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