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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

#15 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
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Redding, California
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177 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had room 51, on the top floor, with a great view of the lake. It was a private double room, but we shared a bath with room 50 (and they were great, clean and quiet neighbors). Some of the rooms on the 2-3-4 floors may have a patio. It was simple, with a double bed, closet and small desk... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I was looking to stay here but had to cancel my trip. In the future, I might try to stay here again, but since I was charged a cancellation fee equal to one-night's stay, I'm not sure. Initially, they were going to charge me the full amount of my original booking, even though I couldn't make it due to illness.... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Lori, we thank you for your message and information about your booking and cancellation experience. We kindly remind you that our cancellation policiy is clearly written : some prices and non-refundable, which means that even if you cancel in advance, you'll not be refunded. Should you want to make a booking that can be changed or cancelled for only... More 

Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Really nice hostel to stay in. The staff were all very friendly and helpful (not to mention, could all speak in a handful of languages). There are great communal facilities downstairs to chill out, study, eat and cook (all basic cooking equipment is there, which is so convenient) Bathrooms are tidy and spacious. Bedrooms, as expected, are quite small, but... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear KD 128, Many thanks for your positive comments : we are so glad to read that you found our staff friendly and helpful and appreciate our equipments ! Regarding the sound insulation: we have decided to keep the old charming doors where possible and therefore the insulation is not the best, indeed...but we take note of your remark and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Affordable and beautiful Guesthouse with brand new refurbished rooms. Shared kitchen with free snacks. Free luggage storage. Friendly service in English. Very close to the central train station, walking distance.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were very impressd with the Guesthouse,we booked a double room with a private bathroom opposite.We wanted a location near the train station and this was ideal.The staff were very friendly and helpful and the croissant and nepresso coffee for 3 frances was good value.The beds were comfortable and our bathroom spotless.The only issue to be aware of is the... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Lausanne Guesthouse. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and we appreciate you taking the time to share your personal experience ! All the staff wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Anne-Marie More 

Basel, Switzerland
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52 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I went there for a couple of days before I found a room to rent in Lausanne. I was very happy with my stay. The place is clean. Everything is easy. The price is fair and the service very friendly and welcoming. You can use the WIFI for free. You even receive a public transport card for free. The advantage... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Celine! Thank you very much for your kind words about your recent visit to our Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. You're right, you do not chose your roommates (and we cannot know how they'll behave in advance..) but of course, there is a night watchan and an emergency number at your disposal. We... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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302 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This was one of the nicest, cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in. The bathrooms looked newly redone. The balcony off the room had gorgeous views over the city toward the lake. The location near the train station is super, and there was very little noise despite being near the tracks (rooms face the lake not the tracks). The downside: the... More 

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Thank 274beckyk
Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed you stay and that we were able to satisfy your needs! Your remark regarding the kitchen is correct, it's not a huge one but usually there at not many people using it at the same time, as most of... More 

Branson, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

After 2 months on the road, I checked into the Backpacker Hotel. I unpacked and headed to the laundry room. Two inexpensive washloads later, I had clean attire again! My room on the fourth floor provided a great view of Lake Geneva. I paid a small towel & sheet fee and received fluffy beach size towels. The free public transport... More 

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Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear guest! Thank you for your feed back after your recent stay at our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and our facilities! Hope to see you soon again ! More 

Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The location of the hostel is very convinient and near the train station of the city... the staff was very helpful answering my questions and giving us directions... the exterior of the bulding was very impressive...

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Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Liana, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to know, that you liked the hotel and you were also satisfied with our staff! Hope to see you again ! Best regards from Lausanne More 

Noumea, New Caledonia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The location is very convenient, 5 mins walking distance from the main train station, the team is very professional and helpful, and the guesthouse is kept very clean at all times. Well done to you all !!!

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Anne-Marie E, Manager at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Dear Guest, thank you so much for your very kind comment. We are glad to know, that you liked the hotel and you were also satisfied with our staff! . Of course we will pass your compliments on to our reception and cleaningTeams ! Looking forward to your soon return visit. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our ambition is to satisfy a demanding clientele with high standards of service, cleanliness and professionalism, offering the best value for money, while insuring the viability and permanence of our business entreprise. At the same time, we try to promote a dynamic and economically attractive image of tourism in the Lausanne region as well as in the rest of Switzerland. Central location (close to the Lausanne Train station). Four-bedded dorms, double / single rooms, garden with BBQ, free kitchen use and more... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

Address: Chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: $85 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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