The Quality Programme of Swiss Tourism

The Geneva Hostel team is committed to quality service to its guests and that of his organization. This distinction shows that we attach a big care of giving you satisfaction during your stay among us. It is the reason why we obtained the level 2 certification.


Label ibex fairstay

The leading Swiss label for sustainability « ibex fairstay » (formerly « Steinbock-Label ») stands for personally and independently tested quality in the fields of management, economic efficiency, ecology, social awareness, as well as for regional and cultural engagement, and in this way for sustainable experiences during your vacation. The Geneva Hostel obtained in 2012 the level "bronze", in 2015 the level "silver" ands at the end of 2018 the level "Gold

 myclimate Climate-neutral with the myclimate label

The efforts of the institution in terms of carbon emission management are attested by the label of the Swiss foundation for the protection of the climate myclimate.

Besides the various measures implemented to reduce carbon emissions in the process, buildings, purchasing and transportation, Geneva Hostel compensates for the balance with the financing of a project of the foundation which allows the installation of biodigesters for many rural households in India.

With the begun efforts, every overnight stay represents less than 5 kg of CO2e.

 ecolabel EU Ecolabel

The European Ecolabel is a voluntary scheme which encourages businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment. The European Eco-Label confirms that the enterprise to which the label was awarded reduces its consumption of energy, water and waste, uses environmentally friendly materials, and buys environmentally compatible goods.

Swisstainable Geneva Hostel Swisstainable

In Switzerland, sustainability has been a given for years. The country is also regularly at the top of renowned rankings, which many ignore. The new sustainability strategy of Switzerland Tourism (ST) and the tourism industry aims to be a game-changer.

Level III - leading
This level is intended for companies that already have a comprehensive and recognized sustainability certification. Certifications covering all dimensions of sustainability and subject to a regular external audit are taken into account.

bookdifferent bookdifferent.com

Bookdifferent has developed the staygreencheck methodology to provide an insight on how accommodations perform on the four pillars os sustainability - management, fair & local, culture friendly and nature & environment. This methodology is based on the global Sustainable Tourism Council Hostel Standard (GSTC) which is benchmarked against the ibex fairstay certification standard.

Electricité Vitale Vert Geneva Hostel Vitale Green Electricity

We are made up for 40% of Green Electricity, produced from local ecological solar and hydraulic energy, according to the demanding ecological criteria of the Swiss naturemade star label. In addition, 60% of it is also made up of Electricité Vitale Bleu, produced from Swiss renewable energy, mainly hydraulic. With Electricité Vitale Vert, we choose 100% ecological and 100% local electricity, certified by the most demanding energy label in Europe.



The Geneva Hostel is located in a quiet area, surrounded by 5 stars hotels, very close to the lake and to the international organizations.

Contact Info


Rue Rothschild 28-30

1202 Genève - Suisse

Tel : +41 22 732 62 60

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