Hotels in Geneva

Prices are as of 2005; most have gone up a bit since then. The list is ordered by increasing price of cheapest room.

"Foyer Georges Williams" (age limits: from 18 to 35 years of age)
9, avenue Sainte-Clotilde
1205 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 328 12 03 ; Fax : ++41 22 328 12 04
E-mail : foyer@ucg.ch
Website : www.ucg.ch

Rates for a room with public WC and shower, breakfast not included : single 20 CHF.
Location : quarter of the "Plainpalais" ; 15 min. on foot to Uni Mail.

"Home Saint-Pierre" (for women only)
4, cour Saint-Pierre
1204 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 310 37 07 ; Fax : ++41 22 310 17 27
E-mail : info@hommestpierre.ch
Website : www.homestpierre.ch

Rates : dormitory 23 CHF per person (public WC and shower) ; single 41 CHF (public WC and shower) ; double 56 CHF (public WC and shower). Breakfast not included.
Location : quarter of the Old Town ("Vieille Ville") ; 20 min. to Uni Mail on foot or by public transportation.

"Auberge de Jeunesse" ("Youth Hostel", no age limit)
30, rue Rothschild
1202 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 732 62 60 ; Fax : ++41 22 738 39 87
E-mail : booking@yh-geneva.ch/
Website : www.yh-geneva.ch
Rates : dormitory 31 CHF per person (public WC and shower) ; room with 4 beds 134 CHF (public WC and shower) ; double 82 CHF (private WC, public shower) ; double 92 CHF (with WC and shower). Breakfast included in all rates.
Please note: this establishment closes doors at 1h00 A.M.
Location : quarter of "The Pâquis" ; 25-30 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"City Hostel Geneva" *
2, rue Ferrier
1202 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 901 15 00 ; Fax : ++41 22 901 15 60
E-mail : info@cityhostel.ch
Website : www.cityhostel.ch
Rates : single 55 CHF ; double 80 CHF (public WC and shower) ; dormitories with 4, 3 or 2 beds for persons under 26 years of age. Breakfast not included.
Location : quarter of "The Pâquis" ; 25-30 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Carmen" **
5, rue Dancet
1205 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 329 11 11 ; Fax : ++41 22 781 59 33
E-mail : hotelcarmen.gasser@bluewin.ch
Website: www.tbh-ge.ch/carmen
Rates : single 58 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 78 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; 94 CHF (with WC and shower) ; double 80 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 98 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; 116 CHF (with WC and shower). Breakfast not included.
Location : quarter of the "Plainpalais" ; 5 min. on foot to Uni Mail.

"Hôtel Saint-Gervais" *
20, rue des Corps-Saints
1201 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 732 45 72 ; Fax : ++41 22 732 45 72
Website : www.stgervais-geneva.ch
Rates : single 65 CHF (public WC and shower) ; double 80 CHF (public WC and shower) ; double 110 CHF (with WC and shower). Breakfast included in all rates.
Location : quarter of "Saint-Gervais" ; 15 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Les Hauts-de-Rive" **
48, boulevard des Tranchées
1206 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 346 29 33/34 ; Fax : ++41 22 346 22 11
E-mail : info@hotel-leshautsderive.ch
Website : www.hotel-leshautsderive.ch

Rates : single 70 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 90 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; 110 CHF (with WC and shower) ; double 110 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 120 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; 140 CHF (with WC and shower) ; triple 120 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 150 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; 165 CHF (with WC and shower). Breakfast included in all rates.
Location : quarter of "Champel" ; 20 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Central" **
2, rue de la Rôtisserie
1204 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 818 81 00 ; Fax : ++41 22 818 81 01
E-mail : info@hotelcentral.ch
Website : www.hotelcentral.ch/
Rates : single 80 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; from 100 to 160 CHF (with WC and shower) ; double 80 CHF (private shower, public WC) ; from 100 to 160 CHF (with WC and shower) ; triple CHF 105 and 160 CHF ; four beds 185 CHF. Breakfast included in all rates.
Location : City centre ; 10 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Le Prince" **
16, rue des Voisins
1205 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 807 05 00 ; Fax : ++41 22 320 28 70
Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included : single 90 CHF ; double 110 CHF.
Location : quarter of the "Plainpalais" ; 10 min. on foot to Uni Mail.

"Hôtel Bel’Espérance" **
1, rue de la Vallée
1204 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 818 37 37 ; Fax : ++41 818 37 73
E-mail : belesp@swi.salvationarmy.org
Website : www.hotel-bel-esperance.ch
Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included : single from 95 to 140 CHF ; double from 140 to 180 CHF ; triple from 165 to 185 CHF.
Location : quarter of the Old Town ("Vieille Ville") ; 25 min. to Uni Mail on foot or by public transportation.

"Hôtel Pax" **
68, rue du XXXI-Décembre
1207 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 787 50 70 ; Fax : ++41 22 731 65 01
E-mail : direction@hotel-pax-geneva.ch
Website : www.hotel-pax-geneva.ch

Rates : single 100 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 125 CHF (with WC and shower) ; double 120 CHF (public WC and shower) ; 150 CHF (with WC and shower). Extra bed 30 CHF. Breakfast included in all rates.
Location : quarter of the "Eaux-Vives" ; 20 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Jean-Jacques Rousseau" ***
13, rue Rousseau
1201 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 731 55 70 ; Fax : ++41 22 738 41 05
E-mail : rousseau@freesurf.ch
Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included : single 120 CHF ; double 180 CHF.
Location : quarter of "Saint-Gervais" ; 20 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Excelsior" ***
34, rue Rousseau
1201 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 732 09 45 ; Fax : ++41 22 738 43 69
E-mail : excelsior@geneva-link.ch
Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included: single from 125 to 160 CHF ; double from 190 to 195 CHF.
Location : quarter of "Saint-Gervais" ; 15 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Comédie" ***
12, rue de Carouge
1205 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 322 23 24 ; Fax : ++41 22 322 23 23
E-mail : info@hotel-comedie.ch
Website : www.hotel-comedie.ch
Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included : single 130 and 180 CHF ; double 180 and 250 CHF.
Location : quarter of the "Plainpalais" ; 10 min. on foot to Uni Mail.

"Hôtel Calvy" ***
5, ruelle du Midi
1207 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 700 27 27 ; Fax : ++41 22 735 61 62
E-mail : calvy@bluewin.ch
Website: www.original.ch/calvy/
Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included: single from 140 to 160 CHF ; double from 170 to 190 CHF. Extra bed 40 CHF.
Location : quarter of the "Eaux-Vives" ; 20 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.

"Hôtel Hermitage" ***
8, rue de la Tour Maîtresse
1204 Geneva
Tél. : ++41 22 310 30 24 ; Fax : ++41 22 310 30 15
E-mail : hotelhermitage@bluewin.ch
Website : www.hotelhermitage.ch

Rates for a room with WC and shower, breakfast included : single 178 CHF ; double 198 CHF.
Location : City centre ; 15 min. to Uni Mail by public transportation.


Other hotel info (from Francois)

Hotels around the train station, Gare Cornavin, in Geneva are usually reasonably cheap and within bus or even brisk walking distance of the workshop location. This is also the red light district of Geneva, so a bit grotty, but on the other hand ethnically diverse and certainly safe - this is Switzerland!

Here is a useful map of that area, showing the hotels around the station which can all be googled: http://switzerland.isyours.com/images/rg.maps.geneva_centre.pdf

For American style comfort there is Hotel Epsom (250CHF/night or more) http://www.manotel.com/epsom/

For old world charm, there is Hotel de la Cloche (145CHF for double rooms - that's all they have, and only about 8 rooms total) http://www.geneva-hotel.ch/cloche/

For price, Hotel At Home offers 120CHF for single rooms. Intrigued by the ironically appropriate name of this hotel, I called them, and they would be willing to offer a group price of 100/person if 10 persons booked. http://www.hotel-at-home.ch/prix.php

There is also a perfectly decent youth hostel just near the station, for those on very low budgets. http://www.yh-geneva.ch/en.htm For options further afield, here is a link to a longer list that was used by participants in a Grid conference held last year. http://egee-technical.web.cern.ch/egee-technical/EU-reviews/review-may07/hotels.htm


A large choice of other hotels is available on the website : www.genevatourism.ch

For useful information on public transportation (from/to airport, train station, hotels, Uni Mail, etc.), please see the website of Geneva's public transportation service ("Transports publics genevois") : www.tpg.ch

For informations on restaurants you can have a look at the Geneva website www.resto-rang.ch. The site offers various restaurants in Geneva with different prices and kinds of cooking.

On the site www.nuit.ch, you will find informations about Geneva nightlife.