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Geneva Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Brunswick Monument

8.2/10 Very good

105 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
Rue Rothschild 28-30, Geneva, 1202
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Self parking
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • UNESCO Sustainable Property
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Premium bedding

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Geneva
  • United Nations European Headquarters - 6 min drive
  • Jet d'Eau Fountain - 9 min drive
  • Palexpo - 14 min drive
  • CERN - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Geneva International Airport (GVA) - 14 min drive
  • Geneva (ZHT-Geneva Railway Station) - 10 min walk
  • Geneva Station - 11 min walk
  • Geneve-Secheron Station - 15 min walk
  • Butini Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Mole Tram Stop - 5 min walk
  • France Tram Stop - 10 min walk

About this property

Geneva Hostel

Eco-friendly hostel in the heart of Downtown Geneva
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden at Geneva Hostel. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and laundry facilities.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Self parking (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and a vending machine
  • Secured bicycle storage, smoke-free premises, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • A front desk safe, bicycle parking, and outdoor furniture
Room features
All guestrooms at Geneva Hostel boast comforts such as premium bedding, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Heating and daily housekeeping


Afrikaans, Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Uncovered onsite self parking (CHF 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Working away

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Coworking spaces


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Bicycle parking


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves lunch only.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.75 per person, per night


  • Uncovered self parking costs CHF 15 per night with in/out privileges
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Switzerland).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Geneva Hostel Geneva
Geneva Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Geneva Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Geneva

Frequently asked questions

Does Geneva Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Geneva Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Geneva Hostel?
As of 28 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Geneva Hostel on 28 October 2022 start from NZ$158, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Geneva Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Geneva Hostel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Geneva Hostel?
Yes. Self parking costs CHF 15 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Geneva Hostel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Geneva Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Domaine de Divonne Casino (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Geneva Hostel and nearby?
Geneva Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Geneva Hostel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Jiawei (3-min walk), Mr Pickwick Pub (3-min walk), and L'Arabesque (3-min walk).
What's the area around Geneva Hostel like?
Geneva Hostel is in Downtown Geneva, a short 3-minute walk from Butini Tram Stop and 15 minutes' walk from Centre International de Conferences Geneve.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Mohammed, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
This was a great stay. Very well organized hostel and very clean. Location is also great.
Darlene, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Not recommend
Firstly I did my check in online, they still took long time to make the check in again. So no point for the online check in. They fibe you sheets and you need to put them. I arrived late so all my roommates were already asleep. So I couldn't make the bed. Not convenient at all. Bad condition toilets. I Had a problem with the key, they checked me out before I did. So I couldn't take out my stuff from the locker. The beds should have a cover to have at least a bit more privacy... Not good at all. Just a place for sleep for a night
Sandra, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Antonio, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hostel = bare-bones
Although the word “hostel” is part of its name, this place is about as bare-bones as you can get. Our room had a capacity of 4 people, and we had it all to ourselves. However, it was very small and very tight. It had two bunk beds in it and only 1 chair and really no room for anything else, including opening one’s suitcase. Sounds reverberate throughout the building on its hard floors and walls, even into sleeping rooms. Outside each sleeping room is a set of lockers. This is where you are expected to store and access your suitcase. When these lockers close, they slam, and that creates a loud noise every time it happens, including at night, when you’re trying to sleep in your room (ie, you can hear it in your room, and it’s disturbing and annoying). Some doors to the bathroom also close automatically and slam. Since we stayed there during the summer, the nights were a little warm, and so we would have appreciated a fan in our room. This place has a spacious breakfast room, and it’s a very staid (i.e., very Swiss) offering every morning – bread/toast, muesli, coffee, etc. Almost every time we passed through the lobby, the line at the front desk was long. We had to pay for use of towels – 2 francs each – plus a deposit (which was returned when the towels were returned). Also, there were absolutely no toiletries provided – no soap or shampoo in the bathroom. I guess this is why hostels are cheaper than a hotel, but they should be clearer about these costs up front
Stephen, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Davis, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

My first stay 18/19 June was very uncomfortable - room was so hot - unable to Sleep -
Lisa, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

35 minutes for check in, all hostel without air conditioning, mould in shower
Marina, 2-night trip
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