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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker
Ranked #18 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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Augsburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hostel!”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Very nice and helpful staff! Room, bathroom and kitchen were all very clean. Nice atmosphere at the common room. good wifi. good location, just about 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. Most sockets in the dorm room are beside the door, not very convenient for charging. Other than that everything was great! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel, and chose it for its location as it is very conveniently located. It is near the train station so the commuting is easy. It is also very budget friendly in an otherwise expensive city.This was the perfect accommodation option. The guesthouse is very well maintained and the rooms are very clean. Ours was a nice sized room, well furnished. The room had all the basic amenities one would require. The staff was very warm and helpful.Overall I have no complains. I would recommend it to everyone. The pricing is great and our stay was perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Very close to the train station, only a short walk away and easy to find. Friendly staff and large rooms. The washrooms were large and very clean. The view from the room was lovely. A 5 minute walk to a COOP if you need a bite to eat, and maybe 15-20 walk to the lake and waterfront. I spent 2 nights here, and I would definitely return. My only suggestion is, since the beds don't have individual outlets, just one near the door for charging tablets or phones, maybe a shelf or small box to place the items in, so they're not dangling, or on the ground. Don't hesitate to book here, the hostel and city are wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thanks for your nice comment and suggestion! We take note the idea of individual shelf...
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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

It's located near the trainstation of Lausanne with a nice view of the lake - at least if you are booked in floor 4&5. We stayed on the 5th and had our own bathroom across the hallway.
The house is very clean, our room was quite big, the staff is friendly and speaks many languages.
Wifi is accessable throughout the building, which is nice for a change.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I stayed just one night in a 4-bed room. The guesthouse was very close to the main train station (although I couldn't hear any trains from my room) and easy to find - there are sign posts when you come out on the Lac side of the station. The rooms and communal areas are clean and the staff were friendly. Only two small suggestions for improvements 1) individual lights for the beds (when your room-mates are already asleep then its not great to have to turn on the main ceiling light) and 2) more hooks directly outside the shower cubicles so there are places to hang clothes / towel rather than have to cross the room naked.
Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Anne-Marie E, Gérant at Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker, responded to this review, 21 September 2013
Hello,

Thanks for your comment ! Regarding your remarks, we have just bought (1 week ago!) individual lights and this should be installed within 1 month...

Regarding the hooks: we take note that we should put some more directly outside the showers...

Kind regards!
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Victoria
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Stayed here to escape the bigger cities and as a base to explore other towns around the lake. Very clean and organized.Front desk helpful.Exceeded our expectations of a hostel and back packed establishment.

Room Tip: Book ahead as this is a very popular place.We didn't a nd had to change rooms to one with shared...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Family trip with Dad, 18y/o daughter and 16y/o son. The Lausanne Guesthouse provided a comfortable, clean, and friendly place to stay at a good price. The folks at the front desk were very helpful and friendly. The rooms are "average" overall, but for a youth hostel, they were actually above average. I was concerned about train noise being right there on the tracks, but we didn't have any problems with noise at all. Overall, very convenient and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that's not looking for a four star hotel experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker
Address: chemin des Epinettes 4, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 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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