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Hostal Lausanne
Ranked #405 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Marbella, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“location, location, location”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

A few strides from the airport shuttle bus drop off on main shopping street,hidden behind a narnia door is beatiful old building and hostal lausanne. rooms are very basic and walls paper thin.
very difficult to sleep as anyone ringing the door entry bell during the night wakes all rooms up.
Antiquated water pipes give a waterfall sound throughout the rooms at all hours making sleep and peacefulness impossible.
if its only a quick short break its bearable but anything longer i would say choose somewhere else.
easy to get around on foot and near to all the tourist must sees.
Would use again if it was just 1 or 2 night stay for ease of getting to and sightseeing.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

We booked one night here before moving to an apartment. It could not have been better located for a first night in Barcelona. The concierge was lovely. No English but comprehensible. The room was basic but the beds were clean and comfortable. It has an impressive hallway and beautifully tiled staircase and they looked after our luggage after checkout with no problem whatsoever. What more could you ask for 32e a head.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Erfurt, Alemania
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Lausanne is a hostel within an unbeatable location in Barcelona. Just 1´ from Plaza Catalunya, 2´ from La Rambla and you have all the shops you need just across the street, Zara, Esprit, El Corte Inglés, H&M, Desigual, Hard Rock Cafe, etc. The only places you´ll need to reach the metro are Camp Nou and Parque Güell, since you can do all the main sites just by walking. The bad things: it really needs an improvement, the bedrooms are really small, the beds are just terrible, the walls, furnitures and the whole building is really old, some things are broken, some unclean, actually the whole stuff is bad, except for the baths: they are excelent and modern. I recommend this place if you´re outside during the whole day and return just to sleep and get up early the next morning; that and because its location is the best. Reception guys were nice, and you have free wi-fi in the rooms. Write the adress and number well, since it´s surrounded by shops all across the street, it´s easy to miss.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joakkin
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Belgrade,Serbia
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55 reviews
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

I stayed here twice, both in June 2011 and 2010, first time for 2 nights, second time just for one.
I have purely chosen it because of the location, it is right in the middle of everything, so close to Placa Catalunya, 5 minute walk to La Rambla, and Aerobus to the airport, El Corte Ingles department store is nearby, short stroll to Barceloneta and Mare Magnum. Location, location...
Staff is friendly, especially the old men during the night tho he hardly speaks any English.
There is a small balcony at the back, where you can have a smoke/drink.
I noticed that one shared bathroom was renovated since my previous visit in 2010, but overall the rooms are so tiny, in desperate need for painting, with nothing except beds and a wardrobe.
But location at that price can hardly be beaten, so I would recommend it for 2-3 nights, if you just need a place to sleep and stay right in the center of Barcelona.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Hostel is located near la Rambla, Barri Gotic and the metro wich was perfect, but the hostel really needs an update. Furniture was broken, the towels had stains in them, broken beds on the balkony. The staff did not speak english and there were only 2 friendly staff members the others were uninterested and moody. If you only want a bed to sleep in for the night and you want to be near to some great sites this is the hostel for you, if you expect more you really shouldn't go here.
Only positive thing in the hotel itself were the bathrooms, they were updated and had a good shower in them.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Davos, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 8, 2010

I spent 4 nights in Barcelona for sightseeing, the hostel was literally 1 minute walking distance fron Placa Catalunya. We didn't need to take the public metro except for 3 or 4 times to visit the Barca FC museum, Sagrada familia and parc Guell, we explored Barcelona walking. The hostel was less than averae regarding the style, furniture and comfort, but we didn't need any of that as we started the day at 9 am and return back to the hostel at 11 30 pm straight to bed. The street where the hostel lies is so lively and has many shopping centres; El Cort Inglès, Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Esprit as well as many retaurants. Hostel staff were cheerful and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

We've travelled to Barcelona in September 2010 for a quick 3 nights break. After reading the reviews of this Hostel, we decided to book.

The Hostal Lausanne might be easy to miss if you don't have the house number at hand. We arrived quite late (around midnight) and were welcomed by a delightful older gentleman, one of the nicest persons you could meet. The room was very basic, but clean and spacious. We had booked a room with bathroom, and were surprised that we had no toilet in the room, only a shower and a sink. This was not a problem, as there were two clean toilets just outside.

The hostal was quiet and open all hours, so if you plan to party the night away, you'll have no problems as they have 24 hour staff on hand to open the door for you when you get back. It also seems to be very safe. In the last day, you can also leave you baggage in the hotel and pick it up later if you're not travelling till the afternoon

But, above all else, the best thing about the hostal is its location, only a few metres from the very central Plaza de la Catalunya, La Rambla and the Barcelona Cathedral. Overall, very good value for money, and we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Lausanne
Address: Av. Portal de l'Angel, 24, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Ranked #405 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Lausanne 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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