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Reviews of Youth Hostel Geneva

Hostel | Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland 1202

82.2% Overall Rating

63 out of 68 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/04/2014)

Ryan Dale thinks…

"The staff on the check in desk were very friendly and spoke perfect English. Parking outside was super easy and the electronic lockers were nice and safe!"

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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 2.26

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Prices correspond to guests with membercard. Member card for one day CHF 6.- per pers./night or CHF 12.- per family/night. Important information and conditions: * The prices are for HI-Members incl.city tax. Non-members are paying additional CHF 6.00/person+night, payable on arrival. * The cancellation cost is within 48hours before arrival free of charge. * Rooms will be ready for check-in at 2pm!

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82.2%

Overall Rating

63 out of 68 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Youth Hostel Geneva'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
76.8%
Value
70.4%
Safety
92.8%
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60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Ryan Dale

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2014 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: The staff on the check in desk were very friendly and spoke perfect English. Parking outside was super easy and the electronic lockers were nice and safe!

Disliked: Overall poor value for money - around 40 euros a night for the most basic facilities - wifi did not reach rooms, entertainment room was closed, no choice at restaraunt. Have stayed at much better hostels for a fraction of the cost - having said that Geneva is expensive and hard to find anywhere as cheap as this.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Gianluca Medaglia

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

30 March 2014 Gianluca would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the lake. Safety (Same card for room bathroom and locker)

Disliked: Breakfast

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, met lots of good people

Disliked: no kitchen to cook in, very expensive but that it just Geneva/Switzerland in general

65.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Paula Brotherton

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2014 Paula would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and the lockers were spacious and it is useful to have them outside so you don't disturb others. Location was pretty good. The free breakfast was pretty good too.

Disliked: The hostel was excessively big and as a result completely lacked character or charm. It was not welcoming and it would not be suitable for lone travellers or those in pairs wanting to meet people. There was no Wifi in the rooms which was a hassle as you had to go down to the uncomfortable and unwelcoming and cold lobby to use it. There were problems with the vending machines which were working perfectly but we were told we couldn't use. Excessive charges for not being a member struck us when we got there.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2014

Liked: Not really anything.

Disliked: Terrible smell in lobby. $50 charge for "not being a member". Do not get your money's worth at all.

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

Hannah Todd

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 February 2014 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect, right next to the lake! Super clean, the Breakfast was decent, at least there was coffee :) The staff was really helpful too, they pretty much knew everything about the area and how to get there!

Disliked: The wifi was sometimes slow and spotty, but sometimes really good. Also not having wifi in your room was annoying, but if you just stepped outside your door you could usually access it! Make SURE you bring your own towels- they will charge you to use theirs.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

15 February 2014

Liked: Clean

Disliked: No atmosphere at all. Wifi only in communal area which is pretty much just a big foyer and its freezing cold.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, short walk to lake, free public transport a perk but this applies to almost all Geneva accommodation. Breakfast ok. 24 hour check in useful.

Disliked: Excessively large, unfriendly and sterile. While you can meet a variety of people the communal areas are unwelcoming and often lacking the essentials. While modelling itself as a youth hostel the kitchen is lacking an oven and stove, and while there is a microwave the kitchen inexplicably opens late afternoon and closes early evening. The hostel will try and charge toy a large fee for any extra service, including towels and laundry. Paying a lot of money for wifi to not even reach the room you are staying.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the breakfast it was really good and the transportation card

Disliked: only one bathroom on each floor and the floor has manyy rooms !!! the stuff was not friendly except for only one old man who was super friendly but unfortunatly i didnt see him except for one day

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, modern elevators, large lockers, secure key-card access for bathrooms, lockers, rooms

Disliked: Limited breakfast hours, wifi in public area only

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Instalaciones modernas.

Disliked: Nada.

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

tiffany go

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2013 tiffany would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this hostel because it was 24 hours. Also because of the location and good breakfast. The place was really clean as well. However, i found the staff not as helpful as they could be. However, its still a good place to stay!!! Would definitely come back here :) cheers!

Disliked: tiffany left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday

01 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great lockers

Disliked: Hostels need to start having rooms for snorers and non-snorers, I could hardly sleep because of a competition between two snorers.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

CELSO ULISES JUAREZ RAMIREZ

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 December 2013 CELSO ULISES would recommend this property

Liked: It's close to the train station. They have lockers outside the room, which I prefer (less noise inside the room when people open and close their locker in the morning to pack/unpack). The internet connection is good, but only works in the common areas. Breakfast includes ham, cheese, bread, cereal, and juice.

Disliked: There was something in my room which made a annoying sound of running water all day long. Probably a pipe or the heating system. It's massive so you don't get a good atmosphere to know people (important if you travel alone). Also it hosts big school groups. The floor where my room was became a club with loud music coming out of a room late at night. At least they put the school groups together (I suppose) so the noise didn't get to my room.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, big lockers at the entrance to the room, short walk from main train station. Few meters to the Geneva lake. Shop with food is close. 230V socket and small light by every bed. There is enough place in the room because people have their things in lockers. Comfortable beds. Friendly and helpful personal. Good price, can pay by card in local or your currency.

Disliked: entrance door to room and lockers door can't be closed from outside by door handle so it makes some noise mainly at later evening and night. One of the accommodated man was very loudly snoring... but it's not the fault of the hostel. If you are not a member of Youth Hostel Association you must pay additional CHF6 for every night. It's written only in description of the hostel but if you read informations of accommodation you know it.

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

Antonio Nilson De Oliveira Filho

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Antonio Nilson would recommend this property

Liked: The beds have reading light, as well as power outlet. The breakfast has been amazing. It looks to be safe, it has secure lockers activated by the room's key card. In the individual shower's booths in the common washroom there's enough space for placing all your stuff.

Disliked: Wifi only works in the common area, and it's a big hostel in a oftenly visited city, so it's though in finding a place in the common area to talk to your family or friends in the internet, for example.

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

Stephanie Abi Khalil

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: very well located, helpfull stafff and clean. felt safe.

Disliked: There was a horrible smell in the reception.

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

Olivia Whatley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2013 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great- 10 mins walk from the train station (or 2 tram stops), and when you arrived you were given a free transport card that allowed you to also go on the boats (5 mins walk to the lake...and there are swans)! The boats will take you to Old Town. Breakfast range was pretty good. There were communal areas, but the hostel was large making it fairly impersonal... I did meet some very nice people in my room though. The hostel has a policy of not allowing WIFI in rooms so as not to disturb other guests- you can get it in the corridor outside though. The room was comfortable (and very dark at night).

Disliked: The plug sockets didn't fit my adaptor, but I was able to temporarily exchange an adaptor for my driver's licence.

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

lois alksninis

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2013 lois would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was super helpful and gave us so much information about tourist attractions, free tours and food nearby.

Disliked: lois left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was great and the hostel was clean.

Disliked: The front staff was very unhelpful about sights to see in Geneva. No details were really given about the amenities and where things were located in the hostel. Also very disappointed that they would not hold my luggage for the day as my departure was not until the evening.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

23 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Secured locker, clean common spaces

Disliked: can not use Wifi in the room. It works only in the lobby.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and secure hostel, fairly good location. Staff were very helpful too!

Disliked: The breakfast wasn't great, but it was free I guess. The common room wasn't amazing and didn't really encourage socialising.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Andrea Johnson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2013

Liked: The breakfast was good. It was clean. Large lockers (although they are located OUTSIDE of the dorm room).

Disliked: It fees really sterile. Like a big hospital or something. Very impersonal. The staff seemed very uninterested and not so helpful. Several times when I asked about local tourist sites, the woman there just said, "I don"t know" and went back to her work.

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

Laura Hidalgo

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly front desk staff!

Disliked: A little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for! our stay came with an amazing breakfast and a transportation card!

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

GEORGIOS KOUROGIORGAS

Alone

Work / volunteering

03 October 2013 GEORGIOS would recommend this property

Liked: A really nice place to stay in geneva!

Disliked: GEORGIOS left no negative feedback.


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