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Lucerne Backpackers Hostel

Alpenquai 42, Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel is in a good location, a quiet suburb just 15mins walk from the train station with signposts to direct you. As a solo female traveler I felt the area was safe to walk around in early mornings and in evenings. The reception is only open in the morning and the evening but it's not hard to find someone... More

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good place for a city trip. It's near to the city and it's located next to the lake with a perfect morning walk through the park. enough Parking spots good base for mountain hiking Wifi in the lobby only.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fair hike from the station, approx 15 minutes. Nice view over the park and friendly staff would be the only perks. Terrible beds and outdated overall, however the bathroom/toilet were clean. The closest food we found reasonable was 20 minutes away. Would recommend if desperate.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The receptionist, an old lady, is very unfriendly and offensive. When we checked in and asked one and only one question to the old lady about city bus. She answered our very reluctantly because it was close to the end of the opening hour. Fine. Next day, we got up a bit late. So, I went to the reception and... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be fair, I need to point out that this was our first ever stay in a hostel. Luzern was just so expensive that even 2 star hotels were out of the question. The walk from the train station was pleasant enough (next to the lake and through parks), and we never felt like it was unsafe at all. It... More

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big rooms, proper ambience. It was fun. Come down for a play when you want. Cook your own food. Chose from the available almost home cooked specialty. Nice feeling. Lively. Price - that was the best part. So economical.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a mid 40s solo female backpacker and found this place to be perfect. Super clean, well organised and staff fabulous. People complain about the location but I didn't have an issue at all. Everything is within walking distance. Great place to stay. Thanks

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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed at the hostel for 2 nights whilst on a cycling holiday in Lucerne and found it to be a great little hostel. The room was clean, comfortable, quiet and had a lovely private balcony overlooking the park outside the hostel. The staff were friendly, helpful and always around if needed. The hostel is situated about a 10 minute... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Such a good place to stay! Rooms are immaculate and the staff are friendly and helpful. Location is down the far end of Lucerne but it's a nice walk along the lake into town. Kitchen facilities are great but make sure you label your food in the fridge. This place was very quite when we were there don't expect to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our stay at this hostel was OK. The quality of service and the location of the property are why this review is only a 3 out of 5. No info about transit, Internet, activities, maps was given when we checked in (and there are only specific times during the day that someone works the desk). The location is without a... More

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Address: Alpenquai 42, Lucerne, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
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