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Lucerne Backpackers Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
Alpenquai 42, Lucerne, Switzerland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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235 reviews 235 reviews
55 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a great place to stay. Accommodation is relatively cheap for Swiss standards. Rooms are spacious and clean. Hot water. Kind and helpful staff. Free parking and Wi-Fi. It was my second time there and not last for sure.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Clean rooms, nice atmosphere and location (near the lake and university). The bathrooms are shared, but it's not a problem since they're numerous enough and there are plenty of sinks outside. One have to do it's own bed (u get the sheets by checking in) ....there is no breakfast included

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Malmo, Sweden
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were inspired by on Bollywood movie to live in Hostel accommodation.We stayed there for two nights. I have booked 4 beded private room. Location of the hostel is good , just 15 minutes away from main railway station and near to the bus stop. Directions on the website is quite friendly. We reached earlier then the check time. However,... More 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Probably one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The reception closed by the time we reached but they were helpful in arranging to get the keys to enter and stay. Stayed there with my parents who were on a short visit to Europe. The place surprised us all with it's roomy space and well maintained premises. Breakfast was... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First day when we started from station to reach Backpackers hostel it looks bit far around 15 minutes walk. But after that we started loving walk between Lucerne station and hostel as one has to pass through the charming road with colourful trees and lake Lucerne. Stay was enjoyable, lot help from reception, night cooking at kitchen with other members,... More 

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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My immediate memory of this hostel was that its toooo far from the main station. Dragging your luggage for over 20mins walk after getting over a 10 over hours flight was no fun. The room was okay. Clean although we had to put on the sheets ourselves. Pillow was very flat so we had to fold it into half. Had... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very good experience.The rooms were big enough and had a balcony attached to it.The beds were clean and comfortable. The balcony had a good view to the outside. Breakfast was not included so had to cook it ourselves. The reception also sold noodles,drinks,tea,coffee at a bit of a higher rate. Else you can buy groceries etc from a store near... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

As with most travellers here who have spent a night or two have experienced quite bad customer service with a poor attitude, almost like "they've had enough of working there" attitude, especially the elder women. Besides that; private room, bathroom, and atmosphere was good. Met some cool people and the walk to the centre and back was nice!

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I really did like this place....until i had to converse with the staff. Well, not all the staff, just one younger lady whose name I can't recall but started with M (brown shorter hair with bangs?). ANYways...this lady was straight RUDE! I dealt with her checking in, checking out, and this one other occasion: With their ridiculous kitchen hours that... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This has got to be one of my most memorable hostel stays. I arrived early evening on my birthday and the female staff on duty (the wonderful Andrea!!!) broke into a cheerful birthday song, gave me a bar of chocolate and treated me to a cold bottle of Luzerner beer afterwards! Geez, you don’t get a much warmer welcome than... More 

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