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“Perfect location with good amenities” 4 of 5 stars
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Lausanne Guesthouse
Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #7 of 40 Hotels in Lausanne
Sydney, Australia
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“Perfect location with good amenities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The guesthouse is easy walking distance from the main train station. (When you come out of the station, turn left and walk along till you see a tunnel veering to the left- you can't see the tunnel when you first come out of the station though- signs will lead you the rest of the way. About 5 mins) Clean rooms, and kitchen helps with cooking occasional meals to help with your budget. The location is perfect for exploring the old town and the harbour of Ouchy.

Room Tip: Some rooms border the railway tracks and others face the lake (quieter)
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Hello,

We hope you had a good stay here in Lausanne and thank you for your nice comment! We just wanted to specify that all rooms face the lake Geneva and all bathrooms are on the train side (no rooms on the train side!). We wish you a nice week-end and hope to see you soon again !
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

It was the cheapest accomodation in Geneve and Lausanne area just before Valentine's day. So we went there and it was really ok. Safe place, we got luckily 4 bed dormitory only for two of us. Bathrooms were clean, but it really depends also on the other guests (we hd some Chinese girls on our floor on second night and they made a big mess in showers). Internet connection was excellent! And the bigest advantage that its super close to train station but it wasn't great also, cos we could hear trains till late night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We arrived from Venice at 11pm tired and cold (it was below zero and snowing in Lausanne). Down the hill, up the hill and then you are at the guesthouse. Takes around 5 mins from the train station. Take the opposite exit from the city-one, there is a car park and a lift that will take you on the right side of the tracks. The guesthouse was immaculately clean, nicely furnished and quite large. We had a room with a bathroom, which was across the hall on the 5th floor. Luckily there was a lift too! The bed was surprisingly (for the price I paid) the best we had had on our 2 week trip, the views were stunning and everything spotlessly clean.

You get easy access to everywhere with the metro from the railway station. It is quite steep so walking up may be annoying for some. We walked down the hill to Ouchy for lake-views and took the metro back up!

To sum up, a great place to stay for a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 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 bedrooms on the other. The room I was in had a double door system with a little alcove in the middle which really helped keep out stairwell and hallway noise. In fact, it was a pretty quiet place to stay - the trains are barely noticeable and I am a light sleeper. I was on the fifth floor and had a great view of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Location wise, it is an easy walk down to the lake or up to the old town. There are supermarkets nearby if you want to self-cater. Staff were very friendly and the kitchen was big and clean. There is also a coffee machine in the kitchen which is an automated machine which gives you a hot coffee at any hour for CHF1.50. Wifi seemed fast and I had no problem connecting - the password is clearly signposted in the reception area. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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 the lake. A great place to stay, especially for people without their own transport.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 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 a hostel with only 1 power pt in my dorm room! The rooms were clean, as were the bathrooms, which proved (at least on my floor) to be quite sizeable. The patio receives full sunlight in the morning which is lovely. The kitchen is a decent size, with good facilities....microwave, stove, kettle, pots/pans etc...not to mention a free food shelf in the fridge...it meant I got bonus parmesan cheese for my pasta and when I left...I could donate my bread and spreads:) Nice!

Room Tip: Have a look at the rooms...they don't all have a great view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quebec City, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
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Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Lausanne
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Number of rooms: 80
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