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Hotels in Geneva
Despite Geneva being a city of wealth and global business, there is a wide range of accommodation throughout the city, suitable for any budget and ranging from boutique hotels, to backpackers, and campsites. Geneva has the largest hotel capacity in Switzerland but due to the nature of the city, rooms can go quickly so it is advisable to book Geneva accommodation as far in advance as possible. Browse our links for the latest deals on accommodation in Geneva.
Hotels in Geneva
Hotels in Geneva are vast and scattered throughout the city from the Old Town to the lakefront. Prices are often per room and not per person. If you are visiting the city on business, a special occasion, or you are just looking to indulge in something a little more extravagant, a large number of five-star luxurious boutique-style hotels can be found along the Quai du Mont Blanc of the west side of the lakefront. Hotels here regularly cater for the heads of states from all over the world and celebrities can often be spotted in hotels in this area. Hotel prices in Geneva are high and are usually over CHF250 per night.
The Old Town in Geneva is full of quaint hotels with plenty of character and a range of budgets to suit all visitors. With its central location it is a popular part of the city to stay in and hotels are extremely busy during the summer months. To avoid disappointment, try and book in advance (three months if possible). Hotel prices range between CHF100 and CHF200 per night. A large number of hotels are located by Gare Cornavin due to its convenience with local and national transport. The hotels are mostly lower budget and for tourists and prices range up to CHF 150 per night. Most hotels offer a bed and breakfast option or a bed, breakfast and dinner option.
Hostels in Geneva
Hostels in Geneva
If you are looking for lower budget accommodation such as hostels in Geneva, there are a small number of hostels within walking distance of the city centre and local amenities. The budget youth hostels can be found in the Paquis area and there are a range of affordable hostels near the Gare Cornavin with a choice of twin rooms, double rooms, or dormitories. Most of the hostels in Geneva offer lockers, internet access, laundry rooms, kitchen areas, and a TV/ entertainment room. Prices vary depending on the time of year, about CHF 26 for a bed in a dormitory, and they can be popular with foreign students so try to book in advance where possible.
Self Catering Accommodation in Geneva
Campsites in Geneva
There are no campsites in the city centre of Geneva but a short train or car ride out of the city will take you into the countryside where campsites can be found along the lakeside beaches and within nature reserves. Camping is a great way to enjoy the nature and scenic side of Geneva without the traffic, noise or city bustle. The campsites have great facilities including swimming pools, bike hire, restaurants, and shops, and are about ten minutes away from the city centre. Prices vary but range from about CHF 15 per person per night. There is often a charge for dogs.
Apartments in Geneva
Apartments/ Self Catering in Geneva
If you prefer to rent out an apartment or use self catering accommodation during your visit to Geneva, there are plenty of options throughout the city but they can be expensive and are usually available for a one week minimum stay. However, exceptions might be made during low season. Most of the apartments in Geneva are centrally located and within walking distance of all amenities. Overall, choosing to rent apartments and self-catering accommodation in Geneva is a costly, yet relatively good option for larger groups or longer stays. Browse our links to holiday apartments and find the latest deals and lowest prices on self catering accommodation in Geneva through Ok Alpha.