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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

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Reviewed 4 February 2013

This place is a quality choice. The price (and what you get for it) are good for Switzerland. The place is spotless. I stayed in a double with shared bathroom and only shared the bathroom with one other room - the bathroom has keycard entry so others can't get in. All the bathrooms are on the traintrack side and the...

2Thank lis77
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2012

We stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom, both of which were extremely clean. The room had a great view overlooking lake geneva. We found it friendly, easy to reach from the train station and good value for money considering the price of other hotels we looked at. It was within walking distance of the old quarter and...

3Thank MaeveAndDenise
Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 28 November 2012

The staff were very friendly, they accepted me at the last moment and still cheerfully showed me the facilities (kitchen etc). Wi-fi was fast and reliable. The building is a gorgeous place, set up on the hill...about 10 minutes walk down to the water and about 2-5 minutes walk to the train station. Although a little on the pricey-side, for...

1Thank Lou S
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This hostel is very clean, confortable and quiet. It was about 5 minutes by walk from the central station! The staff is friendly and always ready to provide information! The negative points are the obvious lack of electrical outlets in the bedrooms and the absence of breakfast. Overall, I recommend this hostel to everyone.

1Thank san15
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Shared 4 person bunk bed door room. Clean room with clean showers. Washer was fine but dryer was terrible. Glad they offered it but get a new dryer, one that works, please. Staff was fantastic. Good shared facilities that included kitchen, lobby/lounge and outside patio. Also had vending machine. Only 200yds from train station which had the closet supermarket, phamacy...

1Thank ted n
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 September 2012

I booked this hostel based on reviews and I have to say I it's the 10% chance that such a booking can go wrong. First, the good: it's close proximity to the main train station, and this hostel has good wifi. However, it really depends on where you stay since I had no view which was disappointing since I booked...

6Thank cherrywopie
brisbane, australia
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stayed in a double room with a private bathroom. Although it seemed a bit strange that the bathroom was across the hall before we arrived, it made sense once we saw the set up. Having the bathrooms across the hall means that none of the rooms back onto the train line. I'm happy to cross a hall to get...

Thank ohmiso
Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Really convenient if arriving by train and generally for sightseeing in Lausanne. Very good prices for Switzerland and choices between bunk bed rooms with private bathroom opposite or twin room options etc. Very good at communicating with you prior to arrival.

1Thank carolinejc
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 July 2012

This guesthouse is only a few blocks from the train station, but can be hard to find if you aren't paying attention! We had a privat room with a semi-private bath that was shared with one other room. All of the bathrooms are across the hall from the rooms, even the rooms that have a "private" bath, so be prepared...

1Thank WMB7
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2012

I stayed here for a few days and I really enjoyed it! It is one of the cheapest options in Lausanne...still costly, by hostel standards, but cheap by Swiss standards. So, for those on a budget, this is an excellent place to stay. The location is really handy. Very close to the train station. It is a good 30 minute...

3Thank TanyaM212

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our ambition is to satisfy a demanding clientele with high standards of service, cleanliness and professionalism, offering the best value for money, while insuring the viability and permanence of our business entreprise. At the same time, we try to promote a dynamic and economically attractive image of tourism in the Lausanne region as well as in the rest of Switzerland. Central location (close to the Lausanne Train station). Four-bedded dorms, double / single rooms, garden with BBQ, free kitchen use and more... ... more   less 

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Address: chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: RM360 - RM684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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“If you want laundry at hostel while you're too busy to go to a laundry place, this is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles 86yk, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lake-facing side of the hotel - and third or fourth floor to get a view of the Lake Geneva - ask for a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles KimTainio, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have Mountain views so don't worry!”
 of 5 bubbles KD128, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your budget and how long you plan to stay.”
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“4th floor and higher has great views of lake.”
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