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Lucerne Backpackers Hostel
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“Excellent hostel”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Great and quiet location. It is right by lake and 15 mins to 20 mins walk from station.

really clean room and good budget room.

The staffs was helpful. It have enough showers and bathrooms.

one weakness: not allow to cook in the morning.


  • Stayed September 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It is 15 minute walk from the train station near the lake and in a residential area. 40 CHF a night is an excellent value for a bed in a 2 bed female dorm. The staff is very helpful and the facility is very clean. Room has a balcony which is very nice. I recommend bringing earplugs as the walls are very thin. While there is curfew in place, people still need to use the toilet at night and check out early. WIFI was spotty when I was there. I would definitely stay here again if I travel alone.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Lucerne
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62 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

The hostel is located a 15 minute walk from the central main station. the receptionist was very friendly and helpful, the room is comfy and clean. the bathrooms/showers are clean too. can recommend it.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This is a hostel and and is located in a quiet residential area, about 15mins walk from the train station.
We stayed in a private room for 2, and at CHF80 per night, this is excellent value for money. I love the private room with its own balcony facing the lake, its so quiet and tranquil here.
The place is very clean and well maintained. In short, this is an excellent budget stay in Luzern.

p/s - love the coffee machine in the lobby, only CHF1.50 for a cup of coffee !!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Recanati, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Very precise service (you're in Switzerland!), fast and easy check-in. Indicated for travellers and young people. Loads of infos available to guests and nice library/boardgames service. They also sell stuff like swiss knives or chocolate. Really very well organized!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Vancouver
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I only stayed one night here so I didn't use the full range of facilities. But my time spent here was great, I really enjoyed it.

An easy 12-15 minute walk from the train station (which is right in the centre of town, which I appreciate about Luzern!) and about 20 minutes-ish to the old town. The area that the hostel is in is beautiful, tree-lined streets across from a rowing centre and a park. It was very lovely in August, when everyone is out and about in the evening. Even came across some live music in the park on the way to town, that was nice!

I think that the building is partly hostel and partly a student residence, so it has a student residence feel. The room had only four beds, which I love, and there was only one other person in mine. There was a balcony off the room and a desk. There was also a lamp next to each bed. There were also lockers in the room and you get a key to them (sometimes you have to bring your own padlock, which I find annoying). I really appreciate that as I love it when I can leave my computer in the locker when I'm out for the day. The bathrooms were nice and well set up for a hostel - there was a separate room/stall for each shower and each toilet, which is a great idea for hostels (rather than having a combination bathroom with toilet, sink, shower, etc. together). The sinks were in the hallway and then there was a little vanity area for doing makeup/hair which is nice for us girls!

All in all, I really liked this place. It had all of the things I have come to expect in a hostel and it was very clean and homey feeling. I also liked Lucerne more than I expected so that helped overall with my feeling of my stay there!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I stayed in the hostel for only 1 night (next time minimum 2 or 3 nights in Luzern). The hostel is really close to the train station, just a 10 minute walk by the lake and you'll make it. It has really good facilities -you're able to use a kitchen with fridge and other things- and the WC are quite good. Between the train station and the hostel there are many parks and you're able to sit, grab some beers (there's a supermarket in the ground floor of the train station), listen to music and spend a time with friends, all that by the lake. Beds were cozy, room was clean and had a small balcony. The surroundings of the hostel are really beatuful, near the lake, in a green area with trees and grass! I think they missed giving us information about Luzern, but they helped us with the weather forecast when we visited Mt. Titlis.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Lucerne Backpackers Hostel
Address: Alpenquai 42, Lucerne 6005, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Lucerne > Lucerne
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Ranked #1 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Lucerne
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Number of rooms: 29
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