Geneva Hostel is centrally located in Geneva and is in a historic building from the 19th century. It provides free Wi-Fi and a restaurant serving Swiss cuisine in the evenings. Lake Geneva is only 270 yards away. Some of the simply furnished rooms have a private bathroom and others feature shared-use bathroom facilities. A breakfast is served daily. Geneva Hostel comes with common living room featuring a TV. A shared-use kitchen with a microwave and a dining area is available as well. Lockers are featured on site and the property has an elevator. Restaurants can be found in the surrounding area. The Geneva Transport Card, providing free public transportation, is already included in the rate. The Gautier Bus Stop (tram line 1) is a 4-minute walk away and Geneva Airport can be reached within 15 minutes by car.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Geneva Hostel has been welcoming guests since Apr 15, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
2 bunk beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Khushnur
    I like the environment of the hostel. The stuff was good, the breakfast was good. They have a nice locker system and the location is also good.
  • Hulda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast, staff, location and facilities [reading room, plenty of areas to work and socialise]
  • Anissa
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The hostel's location at the city center was truly excellent, and the room provided a comfortable and pleasant stay.
  • Eugeniy
    Location is great, and generally it's a good hostel.
  • Celina
    Great hostel, very big structure and well organized. The room and bathroom/showers were clean. Acces key was for the building, room and locker. Lockers was very good, secure and just outside the room, which I thought was great, so no need to...
  • Megan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location very close to the lake and not far to the centre Comfortable Bedrooms were clean Staff were friendly Breakfast was very good, food is expensive in Switzerland so it was nice to have this provided I felt safe in the area as a solo...
  • Marcel
    The staff were very friendly and helpful. Hostel is in a great location, close to the main train station (which goes to the airport) and walking distance to the lake. Rooms and bathroom very clean and attended to . Excellent breakfast !
  • Eva
    The overall setup was great with fantastic common areas
  • Alina
    Everything is very modern. Rooms are big and light. Has kitchen and good breakfast included. Clean, comfortable. Good location.
  • Anthony
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Hostel was clean, and huge! Tons of people. Wifi was good. Staff were friendly. Breakfast is good. Very organized.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Are sheets and towels included?

    dear sheets are provided for free. You also can rent towel for CHF 2 + CHF 10 deposit return
    Answered on 14 September 2019
  • Hi, what is the latest time you can check into the hostel? I am taking a train from Munich so I might arrive late at night.

    Hello, The hostel is open 24h/24h. Best regards, Front desk
    Answered on 6 October 2021
  • How to get to the hostel from Geneva Airport ? Number of bus or which method is better ? Tks

    from the airport (buses and train) to the train station. Thereof, you can take bus 1 or 25 and get off at bus stop "Gauthier". Then take the second s..
    Answered on 18 January 2022
  • What time is check out?

    Check out is at 10 am.
    Answered on 29 October 2019
  • Hi what number bus or train do I need to get from the airport to the hostel and where do I need to get off? Thanks

    Dear guest , We are 5 minutes walking from Cornavin train station. You can reach Cornavin from the airport , either by train or bus n°5. Best regards
    Answered on 18 October 2022
  • I will arrive at around 10 AM in the hostel. Can I leave my small luggage for the day until later check in?

    Hello, Thank you for your request. Yes, you can have an early check in and leave your luggage. However the room will be available from 2 pm. We wi..
    Answered on 30 January 2020
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Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience

Amenities of Geneva Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator
  • Laundry
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Inner courtyard view
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs CHF 15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Public transit tickets
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Turkish

House rules

Geneva Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 12:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Geneva Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the name of the booker has to match the name of the credit card holder.

When booking for 10 guests or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Geneva Hostel

  • Geneva Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental

  • Guests staying at Geneva Hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at Geneva Hostel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Geneva Hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Geneva Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Geneva Hostel is 2,800 feet from the center of Geneva. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Geneva Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1