Please call the following hotels for a room reservation in Geneva.
Notice: The prices below are those from 2013.
Important: Occupancy tax per person: CHF 2.50 - (subject to change)
Please note: Sometimes a credit card is needed for reservation. If this is the case you will find a “CC” at the description. If you want to stay in a hostel and don’t have a credit card (www.youthhostel.ch) you can make a deposit at a hostel from “Hostelling International” (4500 Hostels worldwide; www.hihostels.com) in your country to confirm the reservation. Another way to make a reservation at a hotel if you don’t have a credit card is by paying a part of the whole amount in advance.
DELEGATES WELCOME SERVICE - CAGI
106, Route de Ferney
Tel: +41 22 546 23 00
Fax: +41 22 546 23 12
Web site: www.cagi.ch
The Delegates Welcome service can organize accommodation in budget hotel for indigenous delegates who are participating to conferences taking place in Geneva. The request for accommodation has to be submitted by the form which is available on the cagi website www.cagi.ch/en/accueil-delegues/hebergement-delegues.php
The service also provides office space with WIFI and PC -Workstations, as well as a meeting room. The office is located in the compound called 'La Pastorale', about 10 minutes walk from the UN, or by bus no "5" - bus stop 'Intercontinental'.
CITY-HOSTEL GENEVA CC
2, rue Ferrier
Tel: +41 22 901 15 00
Fax : +41 22 901 15 60
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site: www.cityhostel.ch
From the station "Gare Cornavin": when you exit the train station (south side), turn left and follow "Rue de Lausanne", stay on the left side of the road. After about 5 minutes walk, you should arrive at the "MOTO" shop. Turn left (rue du Prieuré) and after a few meters, the hostel will be on your right (rue Ferrier).
Rooms with a sink (communal toilets on each floor) and wardrobe/drawers and hot/cold water. All rooms are non-smoking. No breakfast is offered.. A kitchen for groups and individuals is available 24/24 hours. Prices include all taxes.
Four-bed room: CHF 32.-per person/ with bed linen and towels
Three-bed room: CHF 32.-per person/ with bed linen and towels
Two-bed room: CHF 77.-per room/with bed linen and towels
Double room "Eco": CHF 89.-per person/with bed linen and towels, higher comfort
Single room: CHF 63.-per person/with bed linen+ towels, higher comfort
Single room with TV: CHF 66.-per person/with bed linen + towels, higher comfort
A private sleeping bag may be used, bed linen and earplugs are included in the price (CHF 3.5O and it is yours to keep!). The kitchen opens from 7:00am-11:00pm.
Internet access (ADSL with printer) for 1h-CHF 3.-. Wi-Fi access: 1 day- CHF 2.-, 2 days- CHF 3.-, 10days- CHF 10.-.
Every day: 7.30am-12pm and 1pm-midnight (open for late arrival until 1.30am) Access for clients 24/24 hours with key.
CENTRE DES UNIONS CHRETIENNE FOYER GEORGE WILLIAMS
9, av. Ste Clotilde
Tel : +41 22 328 12 03
Fax : +41 22 328 12 04
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org/fgw.htm
Web site : www.ucg.ch
In the 'junction' disctrict, close to the 'old town'.
From the station : bus 1, stop « Place du Cirque », duration about 10 minutes.
From the airport : bus 10, stop « rue des Deux-Ponts », duration about 25 minutes.
From the UN : bus 11, stop « rue des Deux Ponts », duration about 20 minutes.
Single room with sink in the room and toilets on each floor: CHF 29.-(for one day to three months stay) and CHF 555.- per month for stays of more than two months .
Internet: unlimited internet access available, price on request at the reception.
Please note - we cater only for the 18-35 age bracket.
Monday to Friday: 9.30am-11.30am Every day: 6pm-8pm
104 rooms with communal area and bathrooms, 4 kitchens with individually locked refrigerators (please bring your own dishes), 1 TV room, 1 laundry room (CHF 30.- card: can be purchased at the reception), 1 entertainment room, 1 hot drinks dispenser and 1 bar (8:00pm-11:00pm)
HOME SAINT-PIERRE - CC or Bank transfer
(Accommodation for women only, except one dormitory reserved for men)
4, Cour Saint-Pierre
Tel : +41 22 310 37 07
Fax : +41 22 310 17 27
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.homestpierre.ch
Home St-Pierre is located right in the heart of the old town of Geneva, it is a bridge between the past and the present. Take Bus 5, from Cornavin train station to Place Neuve, bus 10 from the airport to Bel-Air station, then bus 5. The Home is located in front of St-Pierre Cathedral. The taxi fare from Cornavin station is approximately CHF 25.
Dormitories (10 and 6 beds) : CHF 29.- /person with a sleeping bag
CHF 31.- provided with bed linen
Double room: CHF 36.-/night per person (breakfast included)
Single room with shower: CHF 48.-/night per person (breakfast included)
Double room for one person: CHF 59.-/night
Breakfast: CHF 7,50.-/person
Tax CHF 1,50.-/person/night (including bus transportation)
Toilet and shower on each floor, well-equipped kitchen and dining room, two living rooms with a TV and a roof terrace with a view of the lake, , 3 payphones (card or coins accepted), laundry service, free internet.
Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Thursday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 4:00pm-7:30pm.
GENEVA YOUTH HOSTEL CC
30, rue Rothschild
Tel. : +41 22 632 62 60
Fax : +41 22 738 39 87
E.mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.genevahostel.ch
The youth hostel is located in the heart of "Pâquis". It is a good location since it is close to the "Cornavin" train station, the lake, parks, the UN and the Red Cross Museum.
Breakfast, bed linen and hotel taxes included.
Bed in a dormitory: CHF 32.-(+CHF 6 for non members)
Double room with communal shower and toilet: CHF 90.-(+CHF 12 for non members)
Double room with shower and toilet: CHF 100.-(+CHF 12 for non members)
4-bed room with communal shower and toilet: CHF 135.-(+CHF 24 for non members)
4-bed room with shower and toilet: CHF 150.-(+CHF 24 for non members)
4-bed room with toilet CHF 141. -(+ CHF 24 for non members)
6-bed room with shower and toilet: CHF 210.-(CHF 36 for non members)
You have the option of having an evening meal at the hostel for CHF 15.-.
Equipped for disabled guests with access ramps, toilets and specially adapted showers; sinks bathrooms with hair dryers on each floor; towel rental (CHF 2.-) ; washing machine (CHF 8.-) ; leisure room with a TV, library and internet access (15 mins: CHF 2.-/ 30 mins: CHF 3.-/ 60 mins: CHF 4.-);
Reception hours: Every day from 6:30am-10:00am and 2:00pm-midnight.
HOTEL CARMEN - CC
5, rue Dancet
Tel : +41 22 329 11 11
Fax : +41 22 781 59 33
E-mail : email@example.com
Website : www.hotel-carmen.ch
Plainpalais neighborhood, close to the University of Geneva and the town centre. To go to the UN, take tram 13 to "Cornavin" station, and then take bus 5, 8 or F to the UN. The trip takes about 30 minutes.
Single/double rooms with shower and communal toilet: CHF 69.-/CHF 98.-
Single/double rooms with shower: CHF 92.-/CHF 115.-
Single/double rooms with shower and toilet: CHF 112.-/CHF 130.-
Breakfast: CHF 10.-
Extra bed: CHF 15.-
Free internet access in all rooms. No laundry room.
Reception hours: 7/7- 6:30am to 11:00pm.
TOR HOTEL CC
3, Rue Ami-Lévrier
Tel.: +41 22 909 88 20
Fax: +41 22 909 88 21
Location: The hotel is close to the lake and within walking distance of the train station, and near public transportation. To get to the UN, take tram 13 or 15 to "Cornavin" station up to the "Place des Nations'', then take bus 8 or F up to the UN ("Appia'' stop). The trip is about 25 minutes.
Prices: They are many payment options available (prices include continental breakfast served in your room).
Easy Room 1-2 persons: CHF 90. - à CHF 110.-
Compact 1-2 persons: CHF 110.- à CHF 150.-
Standard 1-2 persons: CHF 130.- à CHF 180.-
Family 1-4 persons: CHF 140. - à CHF 210.-
Studios 1-4 persons: CHF 150.- à CHF 260.-
Studios 1-4 persons (with kitchenette): CHF 170. - à CHF 290.-
Apartments and suites 1 - 8/10 persons: information and prices on request.
HOTEL CENTRAL -CC-
2, Avenue de la Rôtisserie
Tel : +41 22 818 81 00
Fax : +41 22 818 81 01
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.hotelcentral.ch
Hotel in the heart of Geneva, located at the foot of the old town and 3 minutes from the lake.
Several options are available (breakfast and tax included)
Budget room (with shower in the room, communal toilets and bunk beds).
1- 2 people: CHF 105.-
3 people: CHF 140.-
Compact rooms (practical with shower and toilets inside the room, 1 double bed)
1-2 people: CHF 125.-
Standard rooms, (comfortable, with shower & toilet).
1 - 2 people: CHF 155.-
Larges rooms 1- 2 people: CHF 175.-
3 people: CHF 210.-
4 people: CHF 245.-
5 people: CHF 280.-
Junior suite 2 people: CHF 225.-
All rooms are equipped with a TV (with cable) and a VHS, telephone with Fax/Modem socket an answering machine, and Wi-Fi.
CENTRE JOHN KNOX : CENTRE INTERNATIONAL REFORME - CC-
27, Champs des Crêtes-de-Pregny
1218 Grand Saconnex/Geneva
Tel : +41 22 747 00 00
Fax : +41 22 747 00 99
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.johnknox.ch
To get to the Centre JOHN KNOX from the UN, take bus F or 18, direction: Ferney or Nations to the stop "Vie des champs". From "Cornavin" train station, take bus F, direction "Ferney-Marie/Gex-ZAC" to the stop "Vie des Champs"- follow the "Chemin de la Riole"- turn right and follow the "Chemin des Crêts de Pregny". Estimated walking time is 10 minutes to the Centre (transport cost approximately CHF 3.-)
Rooms can be rented per day or per month. Studios with kitchenettes, bathrooms and phones are also available. Breakfast included, but not the city tax of CHF 2.30.-/night/person.
Single/double room with shower, toilet and phone:
1 person CHF 107.-
2 people CHF 130.-
There are three conference rooms that seat 12 to 60 people renting these rooms costs between CHF 120.-370.- per day, or CHF 80.- 195.- for half-day), cafeteria with daily specials (CHF 15.50), computer and internet facilities and a photocopier. Amenities like soap, toothbrushes, first-aid kits are on sale. TV room and laundry room available.
Reception hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30am-8:00pm; Saturday: 7:30am-12:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-11:00am.
HOTEL SAINT- GERVAIS CC
20, Rue des Corps-Saints
Tel : +41 22 732 45 72
Fax : +41 22 731 42 90
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.stgervais-geneva.ch
Near "Cornavin" station. Follow Rue Cornavin to the end, and then turn right.
Prices : (breakfast included)
Single room with communal WC and shower: CHF 109.-
Double room with communal WC and shower: CHF 119.-
Free Wi-Fi internet access.
Reception hours: 7/7 every day 7:00am to 11:00pm
HOTEL LE PRINCE CC
16, Rue des Voisins
Tel : +41 22 807 05 00
Fax : +41 22 320 28 70
E-mail : email@example.com
Website : www.hotel-le-prince.ch
"Plainpalais" District, next to the University of Geneva and the town center. To get to the UN, take tram 13 to "Cornavin" station, then take bus 5, 8 or F to the UN. The trip takes about 30 minutes.
Prices : (breakfast not included) 3.8% tax included.
Single room with bathroom from CHF 115.-
Double room with bathroom from CHF 145 .-
Triple room with bathroom from CHF 60.- per person
Breakfast CHF 10.-
Reception hours : 7/7 7:00am to 10:00pm.
HOTEL DE GENEVE (formerly Hotel Rio) CC
1, Place Isaac-Mercier
Tel : +41 22 908 54 00
Fax : +41 22 732 82 64
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.hotel-de-geneve.ch
Location: A 5-minute walk from the train station. With the train station behind you, turn right onto Boulevard James Fazy, walk past the Cinema Rialto, and continue straight until you get to a pharmacy on the corner of the street "Rue Voltaire". In front of the pharmacy, look left where there is a small square with trees. The hotel is right there at no.1. To go to the UN, take bus 5, 8 or F from "Cornavin" station until you reach the UN. The journey takes about 10 minutes.
Prices: (Breakfast included)
Single/double room / toilet / shower: from CHF 135.55./ from CHF 168.10
Single/ double room / bath / toilet: from CHF 157.55/ form CHF 190.10
Triple room with shower and toilet/ bath and toilet: from CHF 188.65./ from CHF 212.65
A computer with internet is available.
Reception hours: 7/7 8:00 to 11:00pm.
Average or Long-term accommodations
CENTRE SPIRITUEL "LE CENACLE" CC
17, Promenade Charles-Martin
Tel : +41 22 707 08 30
Fax : +41 22 840 30 40
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.cenacle.ch
Location : located in the city center, 30 minutes from the UN by bus. Take bus 20 or 27 to "Cornavin" station, then take bus 5, 8 or F
Prices: (Breakfast included: 7:00am-9:00am). City tax CHF 2.30/day/person not included.
Rooms with sink (communal showers and toilets):
Single standard room: from CHF 76.-
Double standard room: from CHF 112.-
Single extended-stay room: from CHF 96.-
Double extended-stay room: from CHF 132.-
Triple extended-stay room: from CHF 174.-
Rooms with showers:
Double Parc room: from CHF 172.-
Triple Parc room: from CHF 206.-
Studio Parc (shower and kitchenette): from CHF 192.-
Extra bed: CHF 40.-
Wi-Fi CHF 9.-/hr or fixed rate of CHF 20 for 24hrs.
Option to rent conference rooms (for a half-day: rates from CHF 162.- to CHF 252.-).
Reception hours: 7/7: 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-10:00pm
FOYER "LE CARILAN"
16, Av. des Communes-Réunies
1212 Grand Lancy
Tel : +41 22 794 61 50
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Furnished room: CHF 400.- / month
Medium sized room: CHF 420.-/ month
Large room: CHF 450.- / month
Depending on availability rooms can be rented for CHF 25 per person per night.
A kitchen is available for our guests on each floor,.
Internet available: +10 CHF.
Reception hours: Monday to Friday 6:00pm-7:30pm
FOYER "LE MYRJANA" -
16, Av.des Communes-Réunies
1212 Grand Lancy
Tel : +41 22 708 04 44
E-mail : email@example.com
Prices : Important! : The minimum stay for a room is one month.
Furnished room: CHF 400.-/month
3 smaller rooms: CHF 370.-/room
Common areas (kitchen, dining room, TV room, etc) are available for guests.
Reception hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am-12:00 and 2:00pm-6:00pm
Residence for young women
8, Rue Alcide-Jentzer
Tél : +41 22 320 92 77
Fax : +41 22 320 19 33
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.foyer-accueil.com
Close to HUG (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève). From the « Cornavin » station and the « Place des Nations : take tram 13 in the direction of « Palettes » (your stop is « Place des Augustins).
Prices: (breakfast included)
One person: CHF 35 to CHF 40.- / night, CHF 160.-/week,
CHF 505.- CHF 545.-/month.
Two persons : CHF 54.-/night
CHF 260.- / week
CHF 840- / month.
Washing machine, TV, kitchenette, payphone
Reception hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm, Sunday: 6:00-11:00pm.
FOYER INTERNATIONAL D'ETUDIANTS ST- JUSTIN
15-17, Rue de Prieuré
Tel : +41 22 731 11 35
Fax : +41 22 738 88 84
E-mail : email@example.com
Web Site: www.justinus.ch
5 minutes from the "Cornavin" station, take tram 13, and your stop is "Môle".
Rooms: communal showers and toilet, Studio: shower and toilet included.
Single room: CHF 75.-/night,
Studio for one person: CHF 110.-/night
Double room: CHF 120.-/night,
Studio for two people: CHF 170.-/night
Kitchen available if needed
Free internet available, but with limited connectivity.
Reception hours : Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday: 10:30am-11:30am and 5:00pm-6:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am-12:30pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm
FOYER INTERNATIONAL DES JEUNES FILLES - CC or bank deposit
(only ladies aged 18-30 for a minimum stay of one month)
29, Rue Plantamour
Tél : +41 22 731 55 60
Fax : +41 22 7315561
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.foyerinternational.ch
Studio : CHF 700 - 800.-/ month, and if less than one month: CHF 40.- / night
Studios are furnished with kitchen, shower/toilets. Laundry service is available. Free internet
Reception hours : 9:00-12:00pm and 4:00-7:00pm, except Saturdays and Sundays.
PENSION CLOTILDE (only women and couples) CC
14, Rue du Mont-de-Sion
Tel : +41 22 703 51 70
Fax : +41 22 703 51 99
E-mail : email@example.com
Web site : www.villaclotilde.ch
Prices: (breakfast included)
Nightly: CHF 60 (half-board)
For the academic year, per month: CHF 1350.- to CHF 1450.-
(half board or full board)
Reception hours: Open all day.
Transports Publics Genevois - TPG:
IMPORTANT!: Train and bus tickets must be taken before the ride from the ticket machine (available at each station/bus stop). The ticket machines do not give back change.
Reduced-fare tickets are only for people under age 16 or those with a CFF reduced-fare pass.
Ticket price: Tickets are now valid for the whole canton of Geneva
One-hour tickets for all Geneva (zone 10):
Full-fare ticket: CHF 3,50
Reduced-fare ticket: CHF 2,50
Day pass: valid from 9 am until the end of service for all Geneva (zone 10)
Full-fare ticket: CHF 8,00
Reduced-fare ticket: CHF 5,60
24 hour pass: valid for the whole day until the end of service for all Geneva (Saturday and Sunday, this ticket is valid for two people travelling together):
Full-fare ticket: CHF 10,60
Reduced-fare ticket: CHF 7,60
"Short trip" ticket: valid for 3 stops:
Full-fare ticket: CHF 2.00.-
Subscription / Pass
"Unireso" youth 7-day full-fare pass nominal, All Zones CHF 45.-
"Transferable" 7-day full-fare pass All Zones, CHF 38.-
"Unireso" nominal monthly full-fare pass All Zones, CHF 70.-
"Transferable" Monthly full-fare pass All Zones, CHF 110.-
You can buy the pass at the "TPG" (Transports Publics Genevois) desk in the "Cornavin" train station. You will need a photo, an ID and an address in Geneva to have your pass made. Opening hours of the desk: Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, closed on Sunday. You can also buy the pass at CFF counters at the station or the airport.
How to buy a bus ticket
Almost all bus stops have a ticket machine. Always carry enough coins with you since the ticket machines do not give change back. If you pay too much, keep the ticket and you can be reimbursed the amount (which is printed on the ticket) at the TPG counter in "Cornavin" station. Push the button corresponding to the ticket you want and then put the money in. The ticket will be printed automatically. For a standard trip, choose the button under the column A (TOUT GENEVE Zones 11, 12, 15, 16 et 17). This is a pass for one hour. For a shorter trip, choose the button "Saut de puce/Short trip" that is valid for 3 bus stops with no connection or return trip.
Please note: The new ticket machines with a screen are those that give back change, while the old machines, without a screen do not give back change, but accept credit cards.
Keep the ticket until you get off the bus! If you are caught without a ticket you have to pay a CHF 80.- on the spot.
( CHF 120.- if you pay later!)
If you plan to take the bus often, you can purchase a card cart@bonus for CHF 20.-, 30.-, or 50.- (similar to a telephone card), at the train station "Cornavin" TPG Office or you can buy them at certain kiosks or tobacco shops.
How to use the card
Before entering the bus, push the button corresponding to the ticket you want and put the card into the machine to be debited for that amount. You will receive a ticket. Whatever the amount remaining on the card, you can always buy a ticket for CHF 3.50-.
Some useful trips: attention- transport times change on July, 1st.
- From Cointrin Airport to Cornavin Central Train Station -
Take the train in the direction of the station, take a free transport ticket from the machine at the baggage claim area. The trip takes approximately 6 minutes, with 5/6 trains per hour. Or take bus 10 (direction rive stop "Lyon" ) or the 5 (direction Thônex-Vallard, stop "Cornavin station. )
- From Cornavin Station to Cointrin Airport -
Take the train or bus No. 10 (direction "Aéroport"). The trip takes about 21 mins.
- From the airport to the UN -
Bus No. 5 direction "Thônex-Vallard". Get off at the "Nations" stop. The trip takes about 15 minutes to the UN.
You can also take the bus No. 28 direction "Jardin Botanique". Get off at the "Appia" or "Nations" stop. The trip to the UN takes about 15 minutes.
- From the UN to the airport -
Take bus No. 5 direction "Palexpo-Aéroport" to the "Nations" stop. The trip takes about 15 minutes.
You can also take bus No. 28 direction "Parfumerie" at the "Appia" or "Nations" stop.
- Downtown Geneva to Cornavin Station.
Different buses are available for this trip (5, 8, 16, 14, 15, 13 etc.) Nevertheless, if you have 20 minutes, it is a nice walk.
- Cornavin Station to the UN -
You can take bus No. 5, No. 8, F or V. The trip takes about 10 minutes, but if you have 20 minutes, it is a nice walk.
No. 5 (direction "Palexpo" and get off at the "Nations" stop)
No. 8 (direction "OMS" and get off at the "Appia" stop)
Bus V (direction "C.S. La Bécassière")
Bus F (direction "Gex-ZAC" or "Ferney-Mairie" and get off at the "Nations" stop)
You can also take tram 13 or 15 in front of the train station, direction "Nations". The same lines run between Plainpalais and the UN.
- The UN to Cornavin Station -
You can take bus No. 5, No. 8, F, V. The trip takes about 10 minutes, but if you have 20 minutes free, it is a nice walk.
No. 5, departing from "Nations" (direction "Hôpital")
No. 8, departing from "Appia" (direction OMS)
Bus V (direction "Gare Cornavin") from the "Appia" stop, it is approximately 30 mins.
Bus F, departing from "Nations" (direction Ferney-Voltaire-Mairie)
- Between Plainpalais and the UN -
Tram 15, (direction "Nations") bus 1 direction "Jardin Botanique"
- Between Plainpalais and Cornavin Station -
Tram 15, direction 'Nation', or and bus 1 direction 'Jardin Botanique'.
- From the UN to the World Council of Churches (WCC) -
Take bus 5, direction "Aéroport" or bus 28, direction "Parfumerie", to the stop "Crêts-de-Morillon" (4 stops). Or take a short walk.
- The UN to doCip -
Bus 22 direction "Tours-de-Carouge": from Mondays to Saturdays, from 'Nations' stop. There is a bus every 20 minutes. Get off at "Mervelet" (6 stops). DoCip is 5 minutes walk from the bus stop on the way up the Avenue de Trembley, in the white building "Ecole de Commerce André Chavannes", which is on the right side of the road.
- doCip to the UN -
Bus 22 direction "Nations". Take the bus at the "Mervelet" Stop. Get off at "Nations" (5th stop).
- The UN to Mandat International -
For the return trip, at the shuttle place, you can take bus V, direction "C.S. La Becassière" and get off at "Appia" bus stop. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the bus stop to Mandat International. Or you can take bus 5, direction "Nations" stop "Intercontinental" then it is a brisk 5 minute walk away.
You can also rent a bicycle as a means of moving about:
- Rent a bike: in the main train station (Cornavin), at the "Bagages" counter window. You can rent a bike in Geneva and return it at another train station.
- Genève roule: 17, place de Montbrillant, just behind the Cornavin train station. Information: tel: +4122 740 13 43.
- From May to October, free rental of bicycles at the "Bains des Pâquis", 30, Quai du Mont Blanc.
Yellow boats: available if you want to cross the lake and go on a park tour. You can use your bus tickets to take the "Mouette" boat. From the Place Dorcière bus station, you can take an excursion coach to see the outskirts of Geneva. Information available at your hotel reception.
By boat: CGN (Compagnie Générale de Navigation). Small or big cruises, crossing the lake or going on tours around the lake. Information available at your hotel reception.
Eating in restaurants is expensive in Geneva, even for local people. But there are a few restaurants that provide some less expensive meals.
Ø Restaurants in Geneva must display their menus outside.
Ø You may want to take a look at it before entering the restaurant.
Ø VAT and tips are included in the price.
Ø Apple juice and beer are the less expensive drinks.
You will find a lot of small restaurants for snacks, Kebabs etc.
on the street: "rue de Berne". Prices from CHF 6.-
CHEZ MA COUSINE
Rue Lissignol 5
Tel.: 022 731 98 98
Take-away, no reservation necessary. Meals from CHF 14.90.-
Open: Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm and 6:00pm-11.30pm
MOSAÏQUE (Café - Restaurant, Eritrean specialities)
31, Rue du Môle
Tel : 022 731 60 58
Ambiance: basic decor, with a clean setting. Strongly recommended for those who like Eritrean cuisine. Dine in or take-away: CHF 13. - CHF 19.-
Monday and Sunday lunchtime closed
Monday-Sunday: closed for lunch, open in the evening from 6:00pm-11:30pm.
Rue de Monthoux 42
Tel: 022 731 10 11
Description: small Chinese restaurant, with take-away menus, recommended!
Prices: Daily special CHF 16.- to 18.-
Open: Monday to Saturday from 11.30am-3.00pm and 6.00pm- midnight.
Closed on Sunday
Rue de Cornavin 11
Tel. : 022 731 30 93
Description: lovely Baroque décor.
Prices: pizzas between CHF 9.90 and 14.50.
Menus between CHF 20. - 35.-. Mini pizza + salad + dessert for approximately CHF 20.-
Open: Mon-Sat: 9:00am-midnight. Closed on Sunday.
TAVERNE DE LA MADELEINE
20, rue Toutes-Âmes
Tel.: 022 310 60 70
Description: antique style with terrace. Alcohol is not served.
Prices: daily special CHF 14.90. Meals between CHF 16 and 24.
Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:00pm, Sat: 10:00am-4:30pm
CHEZ MA COUSINE
6, Pl. du Bourg-de-Four
Tel.: 022 310 96 96
Description: rustic setting with modern kitchen utensils.
Menus: chicken is the house specialty.
Prices: all meals from CHF 14.90.-
Open: everyday 11:30am to 11:30pm
You can also have lunch in the cafeterias of the UN, the ILO, the WIPO,
CAFE DU SOLEIL
pl. du Petit-Saconnex Moïse-Duboule 5A
Tel.: 022 733 34 17
Description: antique style with a lovely shaded terrace.
Menu: excellent fondues and salad buffet in the summer.
Prices: vary between CHF 15. - and CHF 28.-
Open: Mon-Fri: 7:00am-Midnight, Sat: 10:00am-midnight, Sun: 10:00am-11:00pm
CHEZ MA COUSINE
2Chemin. du Petit-Saconnex
Tel.: 022 733 79 85
Description: chicken specialties
Prices: special price CHF 13.90.-
Open: Mon-Fri: 11:00am-2.30pm and 5:45pm to 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.30am-10.30pm non-stop.
18 rue Micheli-du-Crest
Tel: 022 320 20 92
Description: snack bar; kitchen is situated in the restaurant dining area. Simple and nourishing meals.
Prices: daily special about CHF16.
Open: Mon-Friday 9am- 10pm, Sat and Sun: closed.
3 Place du Cirque
Tel.: 022 328 12 70
Menu: Pizzas (from CHF 13.80.-), Salads (from CHF 14.30.-), Sandwiches (from CHF 6.-), Tartes (from CHF 14.30.-), Toasted Sandwiches with salad (from CHF 15.80.-).
Daily special: CHF 15.30.-.
Description: café glacier, large terrace
Open: Mon-Thursday: 7am-12:00am, Fri/Sat: 7am-1am, Sun: 7.30am-12:00am
53, rue de Carouge
Tel: 022 328 23 73
Description: bookshop that is also a café and a restaurant.
Prices: Salads (from CHF 12.-), Daily Special ( CHF 19.-), Menus up to CHF 26. Serving vegetarian meals and cakes at reasonable prices.
Open: From Monday to Saturday: 7.30am- 8.30pm (meal service from 11.30am-3pm, and in the evening until 8.30pm).
Apart from the technical secretariat at the doCip office, you can send e-mails and use computers with internet in the UN library, located on the 3rd floor of Door 20 (Building B). Computers are often busy, so our advice would be to go there early in the morning. Opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
The city of Geneva has set up about 70 free Wi-Fi hotspots in the city center: it is free to get connected to these hotspots with your laptop (if it has a wireless connection feature) by selecting the "((o)) ville-de-genève" network.
Some Wi-Fi hotspots in Geneva are:
- Place des Nations
- Parc des Bastions
- Plaine de Plainpalais
- Parc la Grange et Parc des Eaux-Vives
- Bain des Paquis
- Jardin anglais
For a complete list of the free Wi-Fi access points, please check the following website: http://www.ville-geneve.ch/themes/environnement-urbain-espaces-verts/acces/
You can also check email and use the Internet in any cybercafé located almost everywhere in the city.
The "i-spot" system allows you to get connected to any i-spot access point. You have a week to use up the connection that you have purchased. You can buy an access code at any i-spot access point.
i-spot access places:
Rue Mt-Blanc 24 Place Dorcière Rue de Lausanne 53
Rue Rothschild 30 Rue Rothschild 22 Rue Pictet de Bock 3
Avenue du Mail 10 Rue de Lyon 35 Rue du 31 Décembre 35
Avenue de Miremont 46 Rue Pont d'Arve 49 Rue des Pâquis 41
Rue de Neuchâtel 29 Rue de Malatrex 30 Rue Fort- Barreau 21
Rue de l'École de Médecine 2 Bvd Carl-Vogt 16
15 mins : 2.- CHF
30 mins : 3.- CHF
60 mins : 4.-CHF
4 hours : 10.-CHF
10 hours : 19.-CHF
Access code validity: one week (one month for 4 and 10 hours cards), until the end of the credit.
List of some cybercafés in Geneva:
Charly's Multimedia Check Point
Rue de Fribourg 7
Tel. 022 901 13 13
Prices: 1CHF/ 15 mins, 2CHF/25 mins, 4 CHF/65mins
There is a fee to use the printers.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00am-12:00am, Sunday 1:00pm-11:00pm
Tel. 022 320 74 55
Prices: 5 CHF/ hour, 3 CHF/ 30mins
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-00am Sat/Sun: 2pm-00am
(Printers available at a charge)
Internet Café de la MLC Librairie Café Littéraire
Rue de Carouge 98
Tel. 022 320 32 86
Prices: 5 CHF/ hour, 4 CHF/ 30mins, 2 CHF/ 15mins
Opening hours: Mon 1:00pm-6:00pm, Tue-Fri 9:00am-6:30pm (until 8:00pm on Thursday), Sat:9:00am-1:00pm
BETWEEN PLAINPALAIS AND CAROUGE DISTRICTS
Place des Augustins
Tel. 022 807 30 97
Prices: 5 CHF/ hour, 2.50 CHF/ 30mins
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 7:00am -end of the afternoon (as it is the holiday period, it may be closed in the afternoon, but it is always open in the morning.
(No printers available)
Public phones can be found in most public places in Geneva. Phones only accept coins. The phone booths are nearly everywhere in the Palais des Nations. From the telephone booths, the connection is generally excellent but rather expensive. If you have to call locally, do so during the off-peak hours that are twice cheaper (Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8am and Saturday and Sunday all day.). Normal rate: from Monday to Friday 7am-7pm: CHF 0.08.-/minute. Please note: for each call a fee of CHF 0.50 will be deducted.
To call abroad, a specific rate is set on week-days (Monday to Friday) a reduced rate on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Rates per minutes depend on the call destination. Prices vary from CHF 0.10/min to CHF 1.60/min. For more information, please see the following website:http://www.swisscom.ch/res/festnetz/tarife-ausland/index.htm
If you need to make a large amount of photocopies, we recommend:
- Uni-Copy: boulevard Carl Vogt 97-99, 1205 Geneva,
Tel: 022-809 49 90, Fax: 022-809 49 99.
CHF 0.10.- for a B&W A4 photocopy, CHF 1.20.- for a color A4 photocopy
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.
- Rive Print Service (Migros): rue des Princes 4, 1204 Geneva
Tel: 022 310 36 51
CHF 0.20.- for a B&W A4 photocopy, CHF 1.- for a color A4 photocopy
Open Monday to Thursday: 9am-7pm, Friday: 9am-7.30pm, Saturday: 9am-6pm.
At the doCip Technical Secretariat, you have access to fax and e-mail facilities. Give your
contact information (your name and the name of your organization) to your spokesperson so we can pass on your correspondence quickly.
For Switzerland: two speed system within Switzerland:
Mail A: CHF 1.-, delivered the next day
Mail B: CHF 0.85, this can take a few days
For Europe and other countries: also a two speed system:
Priority mail and Economic class mail. Economic class mail takes longer to be delivered.
For Europe: CHF 1.20 for a letter up to 20 g economic class mail, but CHF 1.40 priority mail.
For other countries: CHF 1.60 for a letter up to 20 g economic class mail and CHF 1.90 for quicker delivery as priority mail.
Opening hours: Opening hours differ from one post office to another, especially on Saturday.
Post offices are generally open: 8am - 6pm (Monday - Friday), 8am - 12pm (Saturday).
Some Post Office addresses:
- 11, Rue du Stand, place de la Poste
1200 Geneva 11
7.30am - 6.00pm (Monday - Friday) 9am - 11am (Saturday)
- 3 Rue du Vieux-Collège
1204 Geneva 3
7.30am - 6pm (Monday - Friday) 9am - 11am (Saturday)
- Mont-Blanc Post Office,
18 Rue de Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva
7.30am - 6pm (Monday-Friday) 9am- 4pm (Saturday)
- Cornavin Dépôt Post Office,
16 Rue des Gares, 1201 Geneva
8am - 7pm (Monday - Friday) 8am - 12pm (Saturday) 3pm- 6.45pm (Sunday)
- Post Office of the United Nations, door 6.
8.30am - 5pm (Monday - Friday)
You have to use United Nations stamps to send mail from this post office. You cannot use
Swiss stamps (if you do, the mail will be retransmitted to another post office, and this will delay sending) The UN stamps can be purchased at the UN Post Office, Door 6. Letterboxes can be found throughout the UN buildings.
- Post Office at Cointrin Airport, 1215 Geneva
7.30am - 6pm (Monday - Friday) 8.30am - 12pm (Saturday)
In general, banks close at 4.30pm but some currency exchange offices stay open later.
- Change CFF Western Union
Inside the train station "Cornavin", on the same floor as the counters.
Tel: 0800 007 107 (toll free). Monday to Saturday 7am-8pm,
Sunday 9am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.50pm.
- Airport: American Express
Please note that this is the only currency exchange at the airport.
Tel. 022 717 86 99, 7/7 5.30am-9.30pm (departures); 6.30am-10pm (arrivals).
Union de Banques Suisses (UBS)
- United Nations Door 6.
Tel. 022 919 22 11, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
Please note that this office adds a 5.- CHF tax per exchange done and that it only changes a limited number of currencies (Dollars, Euros only banknotes-, Swiss Francs, British Pounds, Yen). You can exchange euros into Swiss francs for free at the bancomat.
Open every day from 8 am to 6pm.
- 7, rue du Mont -Blanc, 1201 Geneva, Tel: 848 845 400
Open : Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri : 9am-4.30pm ; Thu : 9am-1.30pm.
- 15, rue Pierre Fatio, 1204 Geneva, Tél. 0848 845 400
Open: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri : 9am-4.30pm ; Thu : 9am-5.30pm ; Sat : 9am-12pm.
Shops in Geneva are usually open from 8am to 7.00pm from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 6pm on Saturday. However, the Migros store in the Cornavin district (Les Cygnes) is open on Thursday until 9pm. The Migros and Coop Pâquis stores are open on Thursday and Friday until 7.30pm. Generally, stores stay open later in Geneva on Thursdays. The main supermarkets are Migros and Coop. You will find them in the main shopping centers across the town. Other shops and shopping centers:
UN AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
- La SAFIA - Perfumes, cloths, household products, food. UN, Door 1.
- Coop-90 rue Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva
Open: Mon-Wed: 8am-7pm, Thu/; 8am-9pm, Fri: 8am-7.30pm, Sat: 8am-6pm.
Self-service photocopier available (CHF 0.10)
- Les Cygnes Shopping centre (Migros, Pharmacy, Mc Donald's, etc.)
10-20 rue de Lausanne
- Manor-Department store
4, rue de Cornavin
- Balexert shopping centre
Migros, currency exchange, pharmacy, Post Office, Mc Donalds, etc.
Self-service photocopyier available (CHF 0.10)
27, av. Louis-Casaï
- Galerie de l'Aéroport - Migros ( food) and Petit Manora (clothes).
United Nations Office
General : +41 22 917 12 34
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
Mr. Antti Korkeakivi
Responsible of the Indigenous Peoples and Minority Unit
Ms. Samia Slimane
Expert Body, Technical cooperation projects and training
Ms. Belen Rodriguez de Alba
Ms. Estelle Salavin
Responsible for the fellowship programme
Ms. Claire Charters
Expert mechanism on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (only until 6 May)
Ms. Ana Paula de Souza
Human Rights officer Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Tel: +41 22 928 91 64
Fax: +41 22 928 90 08
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Zanofer Ismalebbe
Human Rights Advisor, Program & Team Manager
Tel: +41 22 917 85 43
UNDP Regional Centres
UNDP Washington Liaison Office
1775 K Street, NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20006, USA
Tel: 1 (202) 331 9130
Fax: 1 (202) 331 9363
UN Office in Brussels
14 Rue Montoyer B-1000
Tel: (32-2) 505 4620
Fax: (32-2) 505 4729
PO Box 2530
2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
Tel: (45-35) 46 70 00
Fax: (45-35) 46 70 95
Regional Service Centre for
Eastern and Southern Africa
7 Naivasha Road Sunninghill
PO Box X4 Johannesburg, South Africa 2157
Tel: (27-11) 603 5000
Fax: (27-11) 603 5087
Africa Sub-Regional Office for
West and Central Africa
Point E- Boulevard de l'Est
Tel: (221) 33 869 0620
Fax: (221) 33 869 0689
UN House 8F
Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
Tel: (813) 5467 4751
Fax: (813) 5467 4753
Regional Centre in Cairo
1191 Corniche El Nil, World Trade Centre
PO Box 982, Post Code 11599
Boulac, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (202) 2578 4840 - 6
Fax: (202) 2578 4847
Regional Centre in Bangkok
United Nations Service Building
3rd floor, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (66) 2288 2129
Fax: (66) 2288 3032
Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
811 09 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel: (421-2) 59337 111
Fax: (421-2) 59337 450
Private Mail Bag
Tel: (679) 330 0399
Fax: (679) 330 1976
Panama Regional Centre
Casa de las Naciones Unidas Panamá
Clayton, Ciudad del Saber
Apartado Postal 0816-1914 z
Panamá, República de Panamá
Tel: (507) 302 4500
Fax: (507) 302 4602
World Council of Churches (WCC)
General +41 22 791 61 11
Fax +41 22 791 03 61
Rev. Deenabandhu Manchala
Responsible for Indigenous Peoples Program
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
General : +41 (22) 799 61 11
Programme to Promote ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (PRO 169)
E-mail : PRO169@ilo.org
Mr. Albert Barume
Senior Specialist on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Issues
Tel. +41 22 799 68 59
Fax +41 22 799 63 44
Mrs. Stefania Errico
Tel. +41 22 799 69 51
Fax +41 22 799 63 44
World Health Organisation (WHO)
General +41 22 791 21 11
Mrs. Helena Nygren Krug
Health and Human Rights Advisor
Tel. +41 22 791 25 23
Fax +41 22 791 47 26
Mrs. Annette Peters
Mrs Nygren Krug's Secretary
Tel. +41 22 791 28 82
Fax +41 22 791 47 26
United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
General +41 22 917 12 34
Mrs. Trisha Riedy
Tel. +41 22 917 85 77
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
General +41 22 338 91 11
For traditional cultural expression and folklore issues:
Mr. Wend Wendland
Tel. +41 22 338 99 24
Fax +41 22 338 81 20