FOYER
GEORGE WILLIAMS

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As part of the social work of YMCA / YWCA, the Foyer George Williams was created to offer a pleasant way of life to young people by providing them with fully furnished accommodation.

Located in the heart of the student life in Geneva, a 10-minute walk from UNI MAIL and UNI DUFOUR, not far from the various international organizations (1/2 hour by tram from the UN).
We offer you the life-size L’Auberge espagnole: residents from all over the world. To students and trainees – men and women – aged between 18 and 35, regardless of their nationality, sex or religion.
Come and join us in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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At your disposal

  • A single room with bed, desk, wardrobe, sink … and balcony!
  • On each floor, a kitchen equipped with your own fridge and locker, 4 bathrooms and 4 toilets.
  • A common room with a bar and a large terrace, ideal for BBQ or study.
  • Free WIFI .
  • A fitness subscription included in the rent price.
  • In the same building you will find a restaurant and a Theater.

Finally, a friendly team is there to welcome you, listen to you and organize parties according to your desires: raclette, barbecue, Christmas party etc.

We look forward to meeting you!

At your disposal

  • A single room with bed, desk, wardrobe, sink … and balcony!
  • On each floor, a kitchen equipped with your own fridge and locker, 4 bathrooms and 4 toilets.
  • A common room with a bar and a large terrace, ideal for BBQ or study.
  • Free WIFI .
  • A fitness subscription included in the rent price.
  • In the same building you will find a restaurant and a Theater.

Finally, a friendly team is there to welcome you, listen to you and organize parties according to your desires: raclette, barbecue, Christmas party etc.

We look forward to meeting you!

Reception opening hour

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm et 6:00 to 8:30 pm / Saturday: 6:00 to 8:00 pm / Sunday: closed



Room

Each room, 10m2 balcony included: 1 bed with duvet / 1 desk with chair and desk light / 1 wardrobe / 1 sink / 1 bathroom cabinet.



Communal areas and sanitary facilities for 104 rooms (26 per floor)

4 kitchens  with fridge and individual locker / laundry room with 4 washing machines and 2 dryers / 14 WC, 13 showers and 3 bathroom / 1 hot drink distributor and a bar / 1 Terrace



Kitchen

Each resident have to bring his own crockery. There is hotplate, oven, microwaves, a sink and work surfaces.



Laundry

4 washing machine and  2  dryers are at your disposal. There is a schedule for every resident. You need to buy a card at the reception, which is Fr. 40.- for the washing machine. Dryer is free.



Animation

The Foyer organize it own activities with the participation of the residents. In the building, you find a theater « Le Caveau » and a restaurant « Le Cazar ».



Visits

Visitors are permitted from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Each visitor who stay for the night, have to be announced and fulfil a policy form (available in front of the reception). A spare bed could be rent at the reception. (CHF15.-/night)



Absences

Absences of more than a week have to be notify at the reception.



Internet

Internet is free. You can ask a password at the reception.



Fitness

A subscription is included in your rent.



Maintenance of rooms and common premises

Residents have to look after their room and make their bed themselves. Once a week, the cleaning staff must clean the rooms.



Warning

It is not allowed to put nails in the walls or drill holes and bring other furniture than those already included in the room (desk, chair, bed, wardrobe) .

The Foyer is a place of life and exchange. Consequently, life in community imposes rules on everyone, so that the cohabitation takes place in a pleasant and harmonious way.
We therefore appeal to your sense of responsibility and to your awareness of the respect you must have towards each resident. The simple but essential notions of living in common that we ask you will benefit you for your personal and professional life.



Timetable

We ask you to respect the tranquillity of the Foyer from 10:00 pm to 7:00am in your rooms, corridors and stairs. The reception schedules are large enough to meet your needs. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or requests, or send us an email or contact us via Facebook. (Inside FGW) The staff is at your disposal to listen to you, to exchange on all the subjects that concern you.



Conflict between residents

You are reasonable people so if a problem is created with a resident you must be open to dialogue at first and if that is not enough you must report it to the persons in charge of the home who will take the appropriate measures.



Smoke

Smoking is strictly forbidden in corridors and public areas. (kitchens) It is a question of security and we will be intransigent on this undisputed rule.



Rooms

An inventory is made at the entrance and exit. In the event of damage or breakage, we will charge you for replacement or repair. We remind you that you have 4 kitchens at your disposal and that it is therefore forbidden to cook in your room. You do not have to wash your laundry in the sink. Residents maintain their room and make their bed themselves.
Once a week, the maids are obliged to clean the rooms and change the sheets every two weeks.



Warning

It is not allowed to plant nails in the walls or make holes in the drill and to bring other furniture than those already included in the room (desk, chair, bed, wardrobe).



Animation

If you want to organize a party or a meal, you have to report it to the reception and you will have the possibility to do it at the bar on the 1st floor or on the terrace.



Terrace

On the first floor you have at your disposal a terrace open all the time, where you can rest, eat, study and celebrate.  It is obvious that this privileged place is also under your responsibility to keep it clean and pleasant. After use, make sure to empty your ashtrays, throw away your bottles, clean the tables and store the chairs and, above all, respect the neighbours, paying attention to the sound volume from 22:00.



Recycling

Responsibility also involves raising awareness of our environment. We have an organization for waste sorting: garbage / glass / aluminium / PET / paper and cardboard. Your badge gives you access to the dustbin located next to the car park, on the left when leaving the Foyer.



Communication

We regularly provide information on the 1st floor, in the elevators and on the Inside FGW group. Take the time to read them and you will find useful and interesting information.


We are pleased to have you here. We wish you a pleasant stay at the George Williams Foyer.

Registration

Download the Registration Form in pdf format, fill it out and send it back to us:

Or by : Email
Or by fax: +41 22 328 12 04

Or by mail:
Foyer George Williams
9, Avenue de Sainte-Clotilde
1205 Geneva
Swizerland