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Geneva Hostel
2 out of 5
Rue Rothschild 28-30, Geneva
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Located in Downtown Geneva, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brunswick Monument, Rue du Rhône and Flower Clock. Saint-Pierre Cathedral and Jet d'Eau Fountain ...
3.9/5Good! (16 reviews)
"I overall enjoyed my stay. I felt safe and everything was clean. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm that never had more than 3 people. I had dinner every night at the hostel and that was good aswell. The location was ok and we had free public transport so it was easy to explore the city I would stay here ..."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Geneva Hostel
City Hostel Geneva
Rue ferrier 2, Geneva
The price is £67 per night from 31 Jul to 31 Jul
Located in Downtown Geneva, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Park Mon Repos and Flower Clock. United Nations European Headquarters and Jet d'Eau Fountain ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
"Je suis super déçu L'hôtel ne correspond pas du tout à la description Malgré toute la gentillesse du réceptionniste Déjà y'a un parking mais avec seulement 4 places donc c'est même pas la peine de dire qu'il y'en à un Chambre toute petit avec 3 lits et un lavabo"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

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Hotel N'vY

Hotel N'vY

4.5 out of 5
Rue de Richemont 18, Geneva, GE
The price is £148 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
4.4/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)
"The room was beautifully spacious, clean, and comfortable with many extras like a bathroom scale I particularly liked the rainfall shower and large bath tub. What truly made this hotel stand out was the attentiveness of the staff. The front desk was amazing. From a complimentary room upgrade on check ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2021

Hotel N'vY
citizenM Geneva

citizenM Geneva

4 out of 5
31-33 Rue de la Rotisserie, Geneva
The price is £100 per night from 26 Aug to 26 Aug
4.6/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)
"Extremely convenient"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

citizenM Geneva
Hotel Suisse

Hotel Suisse

3 out of 5
10 Place Cornavin, Geneva, GE
The price is £105 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
4.3/5Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Feel Hotel Suisse worked very hard around covid. Bringing the breakfast of our choice upto our room at the time of our choice.They had brought in a one way system and gone out of their way to make us feel safe.All staff, very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is wonderfully positioned across the ..."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Hotel Suisse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Opting for a hostel in Geneva is a great way to check off this Swiss city on a budget. In a town that's better known for its glitzy hotels and chic bistros, these are the stays that offer a rare bout of budget-friendly travel. They do that by favouring dorm-style sleeping arrangements and shared bathroom spaces, focusing on only the bare necessities – think laundry facilities, free WiFi and self-catering kitchens. But, hostels in Geneva can also be an experience in their own right. They are great places to meet and mingle with like-minded travellers. You'll share stories in the common rooms and forge new friendships, all while enjoying proximity to the sparkling waters of Lake Geneva, the spurting Jet d'Eau and the enthralling Reformation-era history of sites like the Cathedrale St-Pierre.

Why should I pick hostels in Geneva?

The main reason you might want to skip hotels and home in on hostels in Geneva are the rates. There's a good chance that these sorts of stays will offer the very best bang for your buck in this otherwise notoriously pricy Swiss city. In fact, it's common to find that the largest dorms come in at just a fraction of the cost of a traditional hotel, with a bed in a four- or eight-bed room the norm. You can also get some super-cheap private rooms, which are perfect if you're keen on a little seclusion during your romantic break to the fondue kitchens and raclette restaurants of the Old Town. Other hostels in Geneva make their home on the outskirts of the centre, promising quieter nights in characterful residential neighbourhoods.

One of the great draws of choosing a hostel in Geneva is the unique charm and atmosphere that comes with the stay. Vibrant and energetic, hostels are the go-to place for young backpackers. That means lounges and dormitories filled with fellow travellers ready to share stories. It also means dedicated reception staff with a good idea about what to recommend for a memorable, budget-friendly stay in Switzerland. In addition, it's possible to get packages with breakfast included, so continental cheeses, pastries, bread and coffee could be waiting to fuel those shopping and sightseeing trips through the Rue-Basses and Old Town each morning.

Where to search for hostels in Geneva

You'll need to think about what you want from your break in this lovely lakeside city before booking your hostel in Geneva. Some areas are certainly worth having on the radar. Start with the Old Town. A maze of cobbled lanes and characterful boutiques, it's anchored on the gorgeous Cathedrale St-Pierre – the one-time heart of the Calvinist Reformation. Around that is the so-called Rue-Basses, which is surely among the swankiest parts of town, brimming with more Gucci and Prada and bespoke jewellers than you can shake a fondue fork at. An attractive alternative is the independent town of Carouge, where babbling Italian fountains give way to bustling farmers' markets on summer weekends. Of course, you can launch day trips to places like CERN and the historic spa towns that line the banks of the lake from any of the above.

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