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Morocco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was both good and bad: it's extremely close to the lake and some Roman ruins and an athletic park, which I greatly enjoyed, but just far enough from the old town to be slightly frustrating. You do get a transport card though! There are also pluses and drawbacks to the hostel itself. The rooms and the courtyards are... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The rooms were clean, food was ok and the place itself was nice enough. What you would expect from a youth hostel really. The one big issue was the lack of ventilation, I struggled to sleep at night due to how warm it was! Close to the lake though, which was a massive bonus.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is really good value for money (for Switzerland). The single room with a shared bathroom is half the price of a similar room with crappy shower in posh Ouchy 20 minutes lakeside walk away. It is very clean, I didn't mind the unisex bathrooms at all since there was nobody there anyway and they were clean. The room itself... More 

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Talloires, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It was great for me coming for a 3 day conference at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre, easy access via public transport from the YH. Staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The rooms were pretty decent, well furnished, warm, light, and only 4 beds per room, which is a good compromise between dormitory and single room. Bathrooms were close by,... More 

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

It is a Little expensive, but the rooms are big and the bath is clean. There is a public transport very near and the lake is in walking-distance. The breakfast is also good. There is free WiFi and you can enter at any time. During the night it is calm.

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lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I can not fault Lausanne Youth hostel, as i do not use WiFi, or any other computer aid. The staff were very helpful, the public area was very clean, and the food was good... yes! it was a bit expensive but most eateries are in Switzerland... The Double rooms had some room to swing a small rucksack in and were... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Well, on the positive, the desk staff were always very friendly, helpful and spoke good English. The single rooms were basic, but if all you want is a clean bed, a place to change your clothes, a few electrical plugs to charge your phone and access to a super power shower, all at a relatively affordable price, then this is... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I stayed two nights here last weekend with a friend. The rooms and facilities were all the cleanest hostel rooms I've ever experienced. The lobby and dining area was large and comfortable but it lacked in power points for charging phones etc. and seating areas. The wifi was pretty slow and there was no internet access in the rooms which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Let's be honest, if you are out of the country you need the internet, period. If you are reading this it's important to have internet to find info on what you are going to do. No wifi in rooms which means the lobby is packed with people all using the same connection. Terrible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The city of Lausanne stands on a hill and has steep, narrow streets, so strong muscles are required, particularly for the uphill climb to the cathedral, the most important Gothic monument in Switzerland. Window-shop in the bric-a-brac and antique shops or take a breather in one of the numerous bistros and bars, or along the lovely promenade of the former fishing village of Ouchy, in the Musee de la Photographie, which is worth a visit, or at the Swiss Cinematheque (with its picture archive of famous Europeans) or Olympic Museum (the only one in the world). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lausanne Youth Hostel

Address: chemin du Bois-de-Vaux 36 | 1007 Lausanne-Vidy, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: $54 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Youth Hostel Jeunotel Hotel Lausanne
Youth Hostel Jeunotel Lausanne
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