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Hostel | Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland 1202

83.5% Overall Rating

99 out of 108 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/08/2014)

Jakob Harteg thinks…

"Very nice hostel with everything you. Breakfast was alright, you get a locker for your stuff, and the best of all: You get a public transportation card so you can fast and easy move freely around the…"

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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 2.18

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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83.5%

Overall Rating

99 out of 108 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Youth Hostel Geneva'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
80.0%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
79.2%
Value
80.8%
Safety
93.6%
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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!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The keycard locks.

Disliked: Huge, not any activities to meet fellow backpackers

77.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jakob Harteg

Alone

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

20 August 2014 Jakob would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel with everything you. Breakfast was alright, you get a locker for your stuff, and the best of all: You get a public transportation card so you can fast and easy move freely around the entire city of Geneva - for free.

Disliked: Too big for my taste and cold surfaces and atmosphere.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

ZIYAD MORAISHED

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2014 ZIYAD would recommend this property

Liked: i liked it because of the price as it is my priority. they also offer free tram/ bus tickets and also train free ticket to the airport to whoever is staying in there which is really great. the location is close to the train main station.

Disliked: the number of people who serves at the reception are only 2 and the number of people who check in is quite big. so when i wanted to ask for a little thing i had to queue behind the people who wanted to check-in then i can ask.

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

Robert Krossa

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 August 2014 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: You have to be a member of their international hostel association or they charge you an extra 6 franks per night. Staff got agitated when we asked questions not directly hostel related, but great facilities and you can't beat their free breakfast.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

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

Guilherme Lito

Alone

Business / conference

17 August 2014 Guilherme would recommend this property

Liked: This was probably the best hostel I've ever been to. Great facilities, smart use of technology, no bad looking security guy or dodgy atmosphere, but friendly people with a modern architecture, good free wifi and all. I don't know what I liked best, but i definitely recommend it to whoever comes to Geneva.

Disliked: Well if i have to find something to complain about i would say that breakfast ends too early! It ends at 9a.m. and as a young person I like to sleep until that time.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly welcoming atmosphere. Very clean and modern . Great for backpackers close to city centre

Disliked: Nothing

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

Sarah Kirkpatrick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The lockers were huge and the rooms were comfortable. Very close to everything and the train was also close. Met some nice people.

Disliked: Wifi not in room. But forced you to meet people. Laundry in expensive.

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

Tassiana Padeiro

Alone

City break

12 August 2014 Tassiana would recommend this property

Liked: they have an excellent breakfast; nice lockers (but outside the room). They also give you a transport card, valid for all buses and trains (including the one to the airport!)

Disliked: The shower: you need to press the button every 20 seconds (and the water comes cold for a bit); Wi-fi only in the reception and restaurant; Doesn't have a common area to make friends (everyone is too entertained in their phones/laptops..)

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

JOHN STANWAY

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2014 JOHN would recommend this property

Liked: Very modern decor, environmental awareness / recycle bins, friendly helpful staff, very clean, good breakfast, secure lockers, plenty of space to relax.

Disliked: Breakfast ends too early.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean and everyone had their own big locker in their room which you could open by the card, so no need to carry around an extra key. We also got a free public transportation card which was very helpful because the hostel is not in the city centre (you can walk it, but by bus or tram is also nice). The breakfast was pretty nice and there was a lot of choice.

Disliked: In the lobby everyone just sat there on their smartphones. There was nothing done to connect the people who were in the hostel. Their was a bar, which I've never seen open and the entertainment room is a big flop. It would have been nice if there were more things being done to connect the people in the hostel since it's a youth hostel. It should be payed more attention to what youth want in a hostel.

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

Mohammed Alghrir

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2014 Mohammed would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: It's always too busy beside the entrance

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

Dragana Krstic

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2014 Dragana would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent! A good breakfast; great location; description of the location and how to get it is perfect, too; security locks exist...

Disliked: Dragana left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big lockers Quite good breakfast Free wifi

Disliked: On morning of 1st Aug there was a 20 minute wait in the queue for breakfast at 7:30am! There is no shelf or plug next to beds! Where can I put my phone and water at night? Smoke from people (including staff) outside rises and enters into some of the rooms! No action taken against anti-social behaviour such as banging and thuds from room above. Seems to be a free for all in terms of behaviour from some guests who just get a bit over excited when spending time in a hostel!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

jarren verbeek

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2014

Liked: Private lockers

Disliked: Breakfast line too long, and bad compared to other youth hostels

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

Alex Wells

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2014 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: No WiFi in the room

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

ian denny

Alone

Business / conference

30 July 2014 ian would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect! Exactly what it says on the tin. Thank you.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is excellent (near the lake, walking distance from the railway station). Its also great that the reception is open 24/7. Good facilities, excellent breakfast!

Disliked: The "picnic area", where the fridges, microwave ovens etc. are, is only open at 14-22, so, for some reason you can´t have lunch in there?! I needed to ask a cleaner lady to come open the door for me, as I wanted to get my food from the fridge when I checked out. In addition, the temperature in the rooms was really high (this was in July).

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

Rhys Poulton

With a large group / tour

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

29 July 2014 Rhys would recommend this property

Liked: It's cheap for the location and it's near the lake. Just a short tram ride into the center, it's also very secure there!!

Disliked: The wifi only works downstairs in the foyer and is very slow.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean Huge lockers good security

Disliked: This is a big hostel and quite cold and impersonal. Not a place to meet travellers.

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

Harmish Khambhaita

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 July 2014 Harmish would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast

Disliked: poor ventilation

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Dorms were spacious and very clean and you got your own large locker in the dorm to store your belongings. Location was excellent, 2 minute walk from the edge of the lake, and they also gave us a free public transport travel card when we arrived which was good - although everywhere is within walking distance. Breakfast in the morning is good! Would easily return to stay again.

Disliked: Little bit pricey compared to other places, but as expected when staying in Geneva.

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

Carla Fedi

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2014

Liked: It's very safe, and location was not too bad.

Disliked: Feels a bit like a psychiatric hospital. It's very big. Not much atmosphere at all. Staff are busy so they don't have time to help you. It's a hostel in the truest sense of the world, people that are just stopping over or on business trips etc. You can only get wifi in the lobby.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 June 2014

Liked: Fairly easy to get to. Good free breakfast. Free public transport pass. Very good if you are just wanting pass through or don't mind a flat atmosphere. Rooms okay.

Disliked: Very flat atmosphere, wifi only available downstairs in the foyer, so when you go down there everyone is just on their devices, no interaction with others. The hostel itself feels like a hospital, very cold and concrete feel to it. It was loud at night and a bit of a dodgy area. The staff at the front desk aren't as welcoming and polite as many other hostels. Wifi in the foyer only is its biggest downfall, and the light in the bathroom went off whilst i was in the shower, but that was just scary, considering the already eery feel to the building.


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