Youth Hostel Geneva

Rue Rothschild 30, Geneva, Switzerland, 1202

Overall Rating: 81

The Geneva Youth Hostel is located in a quiet area, surrounded by 5 stars hotels, very close to the lake and to the international organizations. The city of Calvin has many interesting locations, the Old Town, Museums, Cern and many more. The hostel is about 1 km from the city centre. Idyllic location with its parks, it also shows a wonderful view on the Mont Blanc. Our hostel offers a range of free services (public transport Card, Wi-Fi, library, Picnic area and TV room).

Are included with your stay: * Breakfast * Personal locker * Bed sheets * Geneva Transport Card * 50 % reduction on Int. Red Cross Museum (entry) Services: * Conferance rooms * Fax and photocopier * FREE WiFi Location: * In the City Center * Near the train station and the lake * Near the Congress Center Information about the hostel: * no curfew * Our entire hostel is non smoking. * Our hostel is entirely wheelchair accessible. Special rooms and bathrooms are available wheelchairs. * Pets are not allowed. Accommodation: 8 double rooms with shower/WC 2 rooms with 4 beds and shower/WC 4 rooms with 4 beds and WC 8 rooms with 4 beds 2 roomswith 6 beds and shower/WC 34 multi-bed rooms A total of 324 beds. Shower/WC on the floor.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • 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
  • Caf├ę
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room


Rating Type
81 Overall
73 Atmosphere
76 Staff
84 Location
90 Cleanliness
81 Facilities
92 Safety
0 Fun
75 Value

Important Information

The Geneva youth hostel association was created in 1932 to respond to the high demand of young traveler's. It all started in a little apartment on "rue du Soleil Levant"; then, it was moved to a building of the "Union Chr├ętiennes". The demand kept on growing, so it was once again moved to a school building. With a great concern for guests, the association had to find new and modern installations for the ever moving backpackers. A more adapted building had to be created. With great effort the association had talks with city's management a new building was found. Since 1987 the Geneva youth hostel is one on the city's contemporary art hallmarks. It uses the same building of an old ophthalmic hospital from 1874 to 1978; being itself a donation of the Rothschild foundation. A new building was added to the old hospital to be able to accommodate up to 300 people. Its ample lounge and restaurant will give you a great feeling of space and luminosity. Specials: * Restaurant * FREE WLAN * FREE Public Transport Card * Reception 24 hour service / no curfew * Bicycle cellar, washing machine and tumble dryer * Suitable for wheelchairs * Electronic lockers * Picnic area with microwave * Laundry facilities * 50 % reduction on Int. Red Cross Museum (entry) Important information and conditions: * The prices are for HI-Members incl. city tax per person/night. Non-members are paying additional CHF 6.00/person+night, payable on arrival. * The cancellation cost is within 48hours before arrival free of charge. * Rooms will be ready for check-in at 2pm!