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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

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Alonissos
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed with 2 friends in March 2014, but it's never too late to write my view!! :-) One of the best hostels I ve ever stayed!! Very close to the train station (just 2 minutes walk). The building exterior was amazing...the architecture, the garden..very beautiful! ! Very friendly staff!! We made lots of questions and they were always to... More 

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night driving through Europe. Very friendly staff and the rooms were nicely decorated. About 30 minute walk from main shopping/restaurant area and lake. (All uphill for shopping, downhill for lake which means walking back up to the hotel) okay if you're able bodied like us, there is public transport available for free, courtesy of the reception!... More 

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

Dear Kieran Dean, It's great to read your nice words ! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our Guesthouse...and our hilly Lausanne :) Hope to see you again at the Lausanne Guesthouse in the very near future. Anne-Marie & Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was perfectly situated close to the train station which was great as I arrived late at night which was a bit worrying traveling solo in an entirely new place! The dorm was as expected and even had wonderful views over the lake. Even food was expensive in Switzerland so the kitchen was really useful - even having vending machine for... More 

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

Dear Anna, Thank you so much for your nice comment about your recent stay in our hotel. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we're happy to read that our kitchen has been useful ;) . We hope that you will soon again find time to stay with us and wish you a very nice week, Best... More 

Borough Green, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our night here. We stayed on the third floor and had a balcony, so got to sit out and have a view of Lake Geneva/Lac Leman - totally unexpected gifts! The room was clean and very basic - I was not keen on the wooden floors - (though understand this to be a practical and economic thing), the hallway... More 

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

Dear Kim, Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It is a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed you stay (and the balcony with the view :)). Of course we will pass your compliments on to our super cleaning-team ! We would be very happy to have you with us soon again and wish you a... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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144 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Appreciated that this place was so close to the train station. Had a room with a small balcony that looked out over Lake Geneva - a bonus feature. The room was plain, but adequate. If I was ever in Lausanne again, I would certainly look to stay there.

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

Dear Susan, Thanks for your feed back after your recent stay at our Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your room with balcony and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the not too distant future :) Best regards Anne-Marie & Team More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for 3 nights. It was easy to walk to from the train station and reception held our bags since we arrived before our room was ready. The private room had a lake view and was clean. The private bathroom was across the hall but very clean and comfortable. Great location for exploring... More 

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

Dear Matt and Amanda, 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 and discover the Lavaux vineyard terraces! Hopefully we'll see you soon again. Warmest greetings from Lausanne, Anne-Marie & Team. More 

Connecticut, United States
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Confession: We've never stayed in a hostel before. I was a little apprehensive, thinking I'd be sharing a room with a bunch of college students. Turns out Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker has private rooms. We booked a private room with a shared bath (apprehensively) and... had a nice stay! Let's start with the positives: We were arriving by train, and... More 

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

Dear "Tack13", many thanks for your "confession" ;) It' s a great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed you stay and that your first experience in a hostel was positive ! We hope to welcome you soon again and wish you a very sunny (and not too hot) summer! Anne-Marie & team More 

Redding, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

Dear LavidaBuono, We thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to read that you liked the hostel and were also satisfied with our staff. The IT manager has been informed and he will try to do his best to make the wifi working better ! We would be very happy to have... 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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