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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker
Ranked #16 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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“Recommended Hostel for Lausanne trip”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

The previous reviews about being clean, best value, near to the station has summarized everything. It's also walking distance to City Center although a bit hilly. You get a free transport ride, so it is very convenient for everybody.

Kitchen is ready, fully equipped and user friendly. Bathroom is also very clean and well maintained. Wifi is working well. No TV, but hey.. you're in Switzerland, Lausanne on a holiday, you should go out and enjoy.

Thank you Anne-Marie for being very friendly and helpful during my stay in Lausanne Guesthouse. I had a very good experience here. I am looking forward to staying back at the Lausanne Guesthouse should I be visiting Lausanne in the future.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review, June 7, 2014
Hello, thanks so much for your kind message! We are very happy about it and hope to see you another time here in Lausanne....the Lausanne Guesthouse staff & myself wish you a nice and sunny Summer :)
Anne-Marie
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Best value guesthouse.Very convenient ,just 5 minute-walk from train station.The kitchen is very good, full-equipped.The reception can guide a day trip at Lausanne and Montreux.You can find tourist maps there.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Our stay here was alright. The room was clean, and there was wifi.
The guy told us the wifi was only available in the lobby but i guess we were lucky because the wifi reached the 2nd floor. The only thing I didn't like is that the guy in the reception was not that friendly. I like the lady when we checked out the next morning. Bathroom was clean however there was only one toilet.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Hello,

We thank you for your visit & comment ! We are sorry about the guy at the reception and hope this was only a "bad day"...however, this should not happen at all and we will work on it ....we are glad to hear that the lady on the next day was friendly and that you could use the wifi in your room : this is new :)

We wish you a nice week-end and remain with pleasure at your disposal,
Best regards from Lausanne
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We (6 persons) stayed there for one night as we were running the Lausanne 20th kms race.
Rooms are nice and functional .
Bathrooms are clean.
The view over the lake is awesome especially from the 5th floor.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed in Lausanne for 3 nights in a 4 person dorm. It is located very close to the train station and there are signs directing you to the hostel so it is very easy to find. Check in is from 2pm however there is a luggage room (not secure) and free wifi in the lobby sitting area/kitchen if you need to wait. You also receive a free public transport card on arrival.

You are given fresh sheets to make your bed and if you need a towel it is only a few franc extra. The room itself is pretty standard with bunk beds. There are lockers designated to you on each floor to store your valuables. There is wifi on each floor, though we were on floor 3 and received better signal from the lobby and 4th floor wifi. On our mobile there was no wifi though on laptop it picked up a better signal.

The kitchen is well stock and makes cooking easy, there is a Coop nearby at the train station.

All in all for a hostel this is a fantastic place stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This hostel is very close to the train station, but it has many other qualities. It has good common areas, including a large, well equiped and CLEAN kitchen. The bathrooms are also very very clean. Also, when you check in you are given a public transport ticket for you to use during your stay.This hostel was definately worth it's price.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed at the Guesthouse from 9 to 22 Feb and I highly-recommend it. It beats the Novotels and the Ibises hands-down.

The standards were very high. I had a variety of rooms - from a dorm that was converted for one person, to a twin-bed room. They were all very clean, including the bathrooms (which were spacious, looked as if they had been newly-installed, tiled in white and had really good hot showers), so clean I could have eaten off the floor!

Very warm, comfortable mattresses, good crisp bedding. Nice use of essential oils in the hostel so it smelled welcoming.

Nice kitchen with good range of utensils. Two huge fridges with plenty of storage space. Kitchen tended to get busy at meal times (not surprising!). Having a kitchen meant I could save on eating out - very important because it's so expensive in Lausanne. Unfortunately, because it's a shared kitchen, some of the frying pans weren't properly cleaned by the other guests and I couldn't use the pans for cooking. I think they need to supply better pan scourers or cleaning materials.

Also, the walls of the rooms were a bit thin because it's an old building, so I had to tell the room next door to pipe down at midnight. Curtains were muslin, so did not block out light, so don't forget your eyemask!

But all in all, fantastic value, fantastic location near main supermarkets, the train station. Watch out for the steep hill though!

The receptionists all spoke good English, were very friendly and patient with me, and made me feel at home. Nice mix of guests, young and cosmopolitan, and didn't feel impersonal like a huge hotel would. Lovely garden, fantastic views from the 4th and 5th floors, of the mountains and the lake. I would gladly stay there again!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker
Address: chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Lausanne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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 
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