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Lausanne Youth Hostel

Chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 36 | 1007 Lausanne-Vidy, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are clean, the staff is very nice, but overall the place is really dull and boring, and far from city centre. There's a little museum nearby (which I didn't visit) and a big cemetery. The lake is close, so you can have a nice walk in the evening (uh, dull). On the plus side, they really care about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

cheap for switzerland, warm rooms, friendy staff, included breackfast (abundant but nothing fancy). You have have to pay a deposit (reimbursable) to get a towel bit far from city centre (although well connected), wifi only at lobby

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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