More information about the CERN Hotel

1. TPG: UNIRESO travel cards

In the framework of a partnership between CERN and the TPG, all active and retired members of the CERN personnel are able to purchase Unireso travel cards from the CERN Hostel - Building 39 (Meyrin site) between 07:30 am to 05:00 pm. The CERN Staff Association has stopped selling cards to its members.

Following the recent revision of prices, TPG/Unireso does not offer any longer special discounts to CERN members of the personnel.

The CERN hostel only delivers yearly passes. The reception staff will perform your registration with the TPG office, and take a picture of you. Payment is made in advance in cash or by credit card (CHF only). The new card can then be picked up at the reception one week later on average. You will be informed when it is available. Cards cannot be sent by internal Mail.

For more information about TPG and pricing, please refer to:


2. Access to the CERN wifi

You can register your laptop or mobile device and connect to the CERN network on a temporary basis for up to four weeks.

Registering the computer and all network interfaces you intend to use (e.g., Ethernet, wire-less) is mandatory at CERN. Only registered computers will get network access.


You complete the Web form at  Visitor Computer registration


Your CERN contact person receives the request for approval.

Note: by approving the request, your CERN contact person assumes responsibility for you to follow CERN's computer security rules.

CERN reserves the right to reject  registration requests.


You receive confirmation that your CERN contact person has (dis)/approved the request.

Make sure that up-to-date antivirus software with live updates and applicable security patches are installed on your computer.

To prevent virus propagation, network access will be blocked for computers found infected or vulnerable.

More information on the IT department websiteProcedure in pdf format


3. Laundry service

To offer to our guest a more pleasant stay a laundry service is available .

  • Located in the basement of the building 41.
  • Open from 08.30 am till noon and from 01.00 pm till 04.00 pm all week.
  • Close Saturdays and Sundays.

We stay at your disposal if you need more information regarding this service at the hotel reception during our opening hours.

4. Sheets and Towels

Sheets are changed every six days, and towels every three days.

5. Welcome Amenities

You will find welcome amenities in your room upon arrival. These are also available for purchase at the reception in building 39, should you wish more.

6. How to make phone calls in the local area

  • If calling from CERN, dial
for France 10 04 50 followed by 6-digit number
for Geneva 0 022 followed by 7-digit number
for Vaud 0 021 followed by 7-digit number


  • If calling from Geneva, dial
for France 00 33   followed by last 9-digit number
for Geneva 022   followed by 7-digit number
for Vaud 021   followed by 7-digit number


  • If calling from France, dial
for Geneva 00 41 22 followed by 7-digit number


  • If calling from outside France and Switzerland, dial
for France 00 33   followed by 9-digit number
for Geneva 00 41 22 followed by 7-digit number
for Vaud 00 41 21 followed by 7-digit number


7. A room for breastfeeding

A quiet and clean room is now available, at the CERN Hostel, for mothers who would like to breastfeed or express breast milk (bldg. 39). For any request, please contact the CERN Hostel Reception (by email or by phone 74481).

A fridge is available in the same room as well as a water dispenser and a separator panel.

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