Santa Monica, California
June 26, 2001
Rooms are very basic with a desk (with a small drawer that you can lock your valuables in), twin bed, bookshelf and small table in one part of the room, and a sink, bidet (who would've thought?!), closet and cupboard space in the other half. Showers and toilets are on each floor. There are facilities for cooking and ironing, a laundry room, public telephones, cold drink machine, a breakfast room which doubles as a common room/TV room and another common room on the 1st floor that's open 24 hours and is also a smoking room.
A simple breakfast of bread, jam, butter and your choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate is included in the rate. Most people staying here it it for the long haul, but there are daily, weekly and monthly rates. If you're here as a student or on an unpaid internship, ask for the student rate.
Refrigerator space is available at a charge of 6 Fr per month. You get a key to your own refrigerator locker.
Staff is friendly, but the other occupants don't seem to be very social.
L'Accueil is about a 5-10 minute walk from Carouge, and is closest to the #1 or 5 bus stop "Hopital", or the #3, 12, 13 stop at Saint Augustins. A Coop, Migros, EPA and other grocery/department stores are nearby so it's very conveniently located for food shopping.
The University of Geneva is also nearby so there are quite a few young people strolling along Rue de Carouge on the weekends.
From journal Living in Geneva