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Lausanne Youth Hostel

Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 36, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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surrey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here for a few nights on a tour across a few European countries. By comparison to the previous hostel we'd stayed in, it was excellent, but there were some areas that left a little to be desired. The hostel's location certainly isn't city centre, but you are given a free public transport card which allows fairly easy access... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Was ok, but would be nicer if there was more space just to hang out. Girl in our dorm went to bed at 9.30 and there was nowhere for us to sit comfortably within the hostel. It was Sunday too so all the local cafés were shut. Bathrooms were clean and beds were comfy enough.

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UK
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347 reviews 347 reviews
75 hotel reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

TO begin, the staff are friendly and my room was clean but had issues. No wifi access despite the assurance, no tea coffee facilties except in the restaurant (3 sfr for a cup). The fridge kept defrosting and making a racket. Pricey for a hostel. Pillows flat and towels not provided which is annoying and mattress very thin. The rooms... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I spent 7 days at the Youth Hostel. The positive points: + Even though It is located quite far from the centre with the free pass for public transport that they provide, you can easily reach the centre of lausanne (bus + metro). + The breakfast was very good and filling. Definitely worth it. They even one day let us... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I would highly recommend this hostel. I stayed for 5 nights from 30th August 2013 in a single room with shower. This place is great if you are looking for clean, comfortable accommodation, friendly staff (speaking many languages) and a great breakfast. It is located slightly further away from the centre of Lausanne but the number 25 bus stop is... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My Partner and I stayed here as part of our European Road trip. Pros: The hostel has a good location, close to the lake and the IOC and easy to get to/from the west. The rooms are nice and there is lots of info available, you also get a travel card for the duration of your stay. Cons: This hostel... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed two nights at this youth hostel, don't think we could have read the reviews before we left home but have to agree with the majority that this really is not a great place to stop off. We only had a brief time in Lausanne and thought it would be central (which it was) and good... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed in a private room and had a significant theft during the morning cleaning hours. We later learned of another theft earlier in the week. Also, the staff frequently smoked just outside the open doors and the hostel usually smelled of second-hand smoke. I would not stay here again!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Its mostly a very good place if you are someone looking for a few days of cheap stay in Laussane. Its decently priced and serves good on a student budget. The rooms are nice and clean and so are the bathrooms. However, to be noted that the bathrooms are the size of cupboards. The location is central, not far from... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

While I wouldn't go so far as to say it was terrible, my experience staying for 3 weeks in this hostel made me excited to move on to a different location. For starters, the building that it's in is basically made of a bunch of concrete slabs without any character whatsoever. The rooms are quite dark, with small windows, and... More 

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Address: Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 36, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Youth Hostel Jeunotel Hotel Lausanne
Youth Hostel Jeunotel Lausanne

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