City Hostel Geneva
2 rue Ferrier, Geneva, Switzerland
Doubles from: $80 to $94
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Situated on a tranquil side street in the midst of attractions and entertainment, Geneva’s City Hostel offers some of the most affordable beds in the city. Great additions like a guest kitchen, TV lounge and IKEA-chic furniture make this this hostel a definite winner in the Geneva budget accommodation category.
Though technically a hostel, this place doesn’t look like an adult orphanage that stuffs wary backpackers into claustrophobic spaces. Instead, City Hostel has quite civilized two-, three- and four-bed rooms that are spotless, if tight. Furnishings of dark wood, with red and blue accents throughout, add a touch of sophistication not often seen in hostels.
At just CHF32 per person, the dorms, furnished with a bunk bed and a single, are a budget dream that affords the best price-to-privacy ratio. Private rooms do not look much different, but do have a television.
And back to that privacy: The shared showers and toilets have floor-to-ceiling dividers of which even the most modest person would approve.
There’s precious little in the way of frills here. Reception closes at 1 a.m. (but don’t fret night owls—there’s no curfew) and the closest to room service you’ll get is the vending machine downstairs. Extras like in-room TV and Wi-Fi will set you back a few francs here and there, but the use of the kitchen is free, and the fridge can be individually locked to protect your goodies.
Breakfast is included. Wi-Fi and an Internet station are available, both for an additional fee.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Cable TV
About the City Hostel Geneva neighborhood
La Perle is on the north side of Geneva. Housed in the park of the same name, tourists here will find the United Nations as well as a botanical garden. The views of the Lake are spectacular and the area is within easy walking distance to Geneva's business center.