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Hostel | Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland 1202

80.8% Overall Rating

150 out of 168 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/08/2015)

"Good location, short walk to lake. Nice, clean rooms and bathrooms, large lockers, sizeable breakfast included. Very professional."

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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 2.08

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! ****Please note: City tax is not included in the price.

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80.8%

Overall Rating

150 out of 168 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Geneva Hostel'

Atmosphere
71.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
79.2%
Value
76.0%
Safety
85.6%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, short walk to lake. Nice, clean rooms and bathrooms, large lockers, sizeable breakfast included. Very professional.

Disliked: Not many different sizes of rooms available?

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

Lee Wing Lam

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway

13 August 2015 Lee would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice breakfast ,near the Geneva Lake ,close to the tram stop and Train station .staff are friendly ,huge hostel. Easy to find the location.

Disliked: NO kitchen,can only use the wifi in commn area not at room .

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Tongzhou Hai

Alone

City break

13 August 2015

Liked: too hot and noisy, you could hear traffic sound all night, no electronic fine of air condition, sweat all night

Disliked: Tongzhou left no negative feedback.

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

bahtisen yavuz

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2015 bahtisen would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness, staff,rooms, breakfast.

Disliked: -

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Moya Lindgren Jones

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2015

Liked: It was very close to the lake. The breakfast was included. Helpful staff. They give you a free public transport card which was very useful when you're too tired to walk all the way, then you can take the boat across to the other side of the lake for free instead. You can also travel to the airport for free.

Disliked: No wifi in the rooms, only in the lobby. The directions that the hostel gave from the airport to the hostel weren't very good. They failed to mention things that they should have mentioned. My tip is to take the bus instead of the underground train that they suggest. There are also a few buses that you can take from the airport to Cornavin that they don't even mention on hostelbookers. You need a key to get in everywhere, even the bathrooms. Even though the breakfast was included the kitchen closed at 9 am which was a bit early, it should have been open for another hour. You also needed your Geneva hostel receipt to be able to take breakfast and it was easy to forget to bring it with you. There was hardly any air conditioning in the rooms so it was boiling inside and difficult to fall asleep, even though the window was open and it was raining outside. I didn't think of bringing my own towel and you didn't get one at the hostel. You can buy one for 2 CHF, and even though that isn't too bad the towel is tiny and it doesn't cover your whole body at all.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: When I first checked in the guy on the desk was very friendly and helpful. Great that they have lockers and everything is secure. Good breakfast.

Disliked: When checking out the girl on the desk was very rude & major attitude problem, I was glad that I was leaving. That they charge you for every single thing. I guess that's how they make there money.

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

Sarthak Bhasin

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2015 Sarthak would recommend this property

Liked: Very Organised. Good breakfast, clean PLACE.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Wing Lam Ho

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 August 2015 Wing Lam would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and reasonable price It includes a free public transport pass which is very useful

Disliked: The check in time can be earlier

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

Sam Philp

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2015 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Very secure and clean, free breakfast was decent.

Disliked: WiFi was very patchy and only work end in common areas.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing to dislike about.

Disliked: nothing to dislike about

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenience

Disliked: Institutional

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2015

Liked: The front desk staff was great. One of my girls had a problem. They took messages which they were not required to do. It helped to make the problem requiring communication with the girl's family better.

Disliked: I had 6 16 year old girls sharing one bedroom. It was not safe. People running in the halls. Male guard opened door late at night, girls were not dressed. Knocked once and did not identify himself. The girls were terrified. Older male customer kept using the girl's bathroom. Girls scared to go to the bathroom. Scared they would be raped or attached by this older man. It was very hot. Girl would not open window because right outside was a fire escape where someone could access their room from outside. It was very hot which is unusually for Switzerland. So everyone was outside in the courtyard. Talking very loud. the adults in this group could not sleep because of all the noise. No one seemed to try to reduce it. Quiet in the hostel but what good is that when the noise was outside the window.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The location was quite convenient.

Disliked: Toilettes were not clean enough.

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

Tekle Haile

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

28 June 2015 Tekle would recommend this property

Liked: I have nothing to say at this time . I hope to stay for more days at the hostel and give my explain my opinion .

Disliked: I've no comment

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The charges for staying here include a ticket for free public transport including returning to the airport. The location is fairly central to everything. The shower area was spacious for you to hang your things.

Disliked: I was initially going to book two nights here but it was not available, I now know why: despite being a large building it appears to be monopolized by school groups (also meaning that the dinner on offer at extra cost is also over-run by school groups so seek food elsewhere or wait forever to eat). There was a personal lamp and power point for each bed however both were practically useless: the lamp was too dim/far over to be used for reading purposes, and in Switzerland they have this cover around the power outlet meaning that the outlet wasn't suitable for my European adaptor connected to an international device (and only a couple in the building were suitable). These are "first world problems" though of course, remember you are staying in a hostel after all!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was clean and tidy. Beds were comfy.

Disliked: When checking out had to pay for a locker to put gear in, but it was a first in first serve policy, so if like me they told you all lockers were taken it was to bad take your gear qith you please. The bathrooms, as soon as one person had a shower the whole room was fogged up and good luck being able to dry yourself, so they could definitely do with installing ventilation in the bathrooms.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to downtown, train and bus station, and groceries store and restaurants. the place is clean, beautiful and safe. Lockers are big enough for bid suitcases.

Disliked: There were a lot of people when I was there, so the waiting line for the breakfast was long about 10 min. we had to pay for towels.

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

Daniel Pigatto

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

31 May 2015 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: There is a kitchen available with microwave, refrigerator and some other appliances.

Disliked: For two rooms with 8 beds each, there were only 2 bathrooms/toilets! It's too little!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The building was nice and the rooms were spacious with the bathrooms outside. For a council-funded auberge, I was surprised that the breakfast actually included some sugar-free choices.

Disliked: The people were quite a mix and not generally backpackers; interesting enough but be prepared for people who think wrapping everything in plastic bags and unpacking / repacking late at night and first thing in the morning is the norm. Whatever could have been done to minimise noise such as having the lockers outside of the room, using soft furnishings, using underlay etc. has not been done.

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)

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.


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