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Expect to Spend: Geneva

Geneva is one expensive city. But with a little bit of careful planning it is possible to get a taste of Geneva’s brand of Swiss sophistication without breaking the, um, franc. » read more

Geneva Budget Tips

Yes, Geneva is expensive, but many of its sights are cheap, or even free. We'll tell you how to navigate costs in pricey Geneva and how to get the most for your franc. » read more

Geneva Hotel Overview

Is it possible to find a suitable budget hotel in expensive Geneva? We'll set the Geneva hotel scene here, telling you what you'll pay and what to expect. » read more

Getting Around Geneva

Getting around Geneva is a breeze—and free! Read on for everything you need to know. » read more

Getting Into Geneva

Geneva is an international center and the transportation hub for most of French-speaking Switzerland. This translates to very easy access into and out of the city. Here's how to do it. » read more

Geneva feature stories

Welcome to Geneva

Set on the banks of azure Lake Geneva, stately Geneva quintessential Switzerland: sleek, efficient and diplomatic. Like the jewels in its high-end boutiques, this historic city sparkles.

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From our Geneva blog

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to budget hotels in Geneva and throughout Europe. Our Swiss investigator recently visited and reviewed dozens of hotels in central Geneva, looking for the most affordable accommodation options.

Geneva, of course, isn’t a natural destination for Cheapos. The city exudes luxury, with high-end shopping and four-star restaurants galore. Hotels, for the most part, follow their lead, and four-star options for business and government travelers abound.

But all is not lost, happily, for the budget traveler. Geneva offers a host of two- and three-star hotel options, along with some of the cleanest hostels we’ve ever happened upon. Yes, dear Cheapo, you can afford to visit Geneva!

Getting started: To find the right hotel for your trip, start by reading through our budget hotel recommendations. If you’d like some direction on choosing a neighborhood, read through our neighborhood overview. And for more franc-saving tips, flip through the articles listed below.

“Do you mean Grindelwald?” This is the common response I receive when telling people about my favorite Swiss destination of Gimmelwald. While not many people have heard of it, it’s more because of its remote locati ... read

Strasbourg to Moscow! How does that sound? Or Nice to Milan? Last week here on EuroCheapo, we gave the low-down on when tickets will be available for booking trains in the new schedules that kick in on December 9. Let’ ... read

The summer ends all too abruptly, as folk rediscover their workaday routines. But for those able to stretch their travels on into September and beyond, late summer and fall offer some great bargains. Switzerland tops our ... read

EuroCheapo is pleased (and somewhat surprised) to announce the launch of guides to cheap hotels in Geneva and Zurich. For years we’ve steered clear of these pricey cities (and the country in general), assuming that ... read

From time to time, as we mooch around cities in western Europe we raise a glass to toast Thomas Jonglez – a man who took a decade to realize that a career in the steel trade was decidedly unsexy and in 2003 reinvented ... read

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