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Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker

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#16 of 46 Hotels in Lausanne
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If traveling by train this hotel has a perfect location. We loved the view from our room and how clean everything was. We did the shared restroom option and had no issues, we were only sharing with one other room. The laundry room and kitchen area were an unexpected bonus. I wish the room had a better place to set...

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

Hello Hleisie, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to read that you liked our location, the view and cleanliness... and you're right, the space in the room is not big because we decided to keep all rooms facing the lake, which meant manage with the "old" setting of the house. In...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Less than a 5 minute walk from the train station. No breakfast included. We paid a few extra dollars to be upgraded to a private room. It was great, clean room, beautiful views, semi private bathroom. Kitchen and common area were clean. Easy walk down the side of the hill to reach the water, interesting climb back up after a...

Thank Kaitlyn F
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Dear Kaitlyn, We thank you so much for your nice feedback after your stay in our hostel and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and views from your private room ;) Hope to welcome you soon again and wish you a nice week! Best regards from Lausanne Anne-Marie & Team

World Traveler
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Friendly, helpful staff. But an odd place: it looked as though all the money and thought was poured into the public spaces but was neglected for the dorm rooms. Kitchen and lounge spaces are well-appointed and inviting, among the best I have found in hostels. But the dorms are bare, small rooms, bare walls and bare space. Just two bunk...

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

Dear James, We thank you for your words and are glad to read that you found some positive points during your stay, especially the staff and common areas ! Regarding your remarks : yes, the wifi in some rooms has problems, we are working hard on it (we have already changed twice all antennas, asked different professionals to check all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great value for money in the private double with shared bathroom. Very clean amenities and the room had a beautiful view, as well as being situated in a convenient location. I would recommend it without hesitation.

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

Dear Zahava, Many thanks for your message, we are really happy to read that you appreciate the cleanliness, view and location ! We hope to have you with us soon again and wish you a nice week. Warm regards, Anne-Marie & team

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is probably one of the best hostel's I've stayed in, while in Switzerland. The staff were very knowledgable and friendly. Cool people to meet. A plus for those who desperately need to do their laundry, like myself. They have laundry in their basement when you can exchange coins at the reception desk. An overall-well organized/layout hostel and convenient to...

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

Dear Yen, Wow, what a nice comment, thanks so much! We are so happy to read your fantastic words and will pass them to our staff! We appreciate all your comments that will certainly encourage other readers to stay with us! Even if all our rooms do not have a balcony, they all have a nice garden view or lake...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Other than check in only being at 3:00pm (when you're jet lagged and you have all your luggage its a little annoying) this place was great!! We we're on the top floor with a private external bathroom which was no problem. There is an elevator and 2 sets of stairs. Everything was very clean and cozy. Even while we waited...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your really nice words ! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in our family hostel and especially the view and the kitchen :) We hope to see you another time here in Lausanne, Best regards Anne-Marie & team

Reviewed 27 September 2016 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...

Thank Angelos M
Reviewed 20 September 2016 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!...

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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

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

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...

Thank Anna R
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...

Borough Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

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...

Thank KimTainio
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...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Vaud > Lausanne
Price Range: $60 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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“If you want laundry at hostel while you're too busy to go to a laundry place, this is perfect!”
86yk, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Lake-facing side of the hotel - and third or fourth floor to get a view of the Lake Geneva - ask for a balcony”
KimTainio, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have Mountain views so don't worry!”
KD128, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your budget and how long you plan to stay.”
lesleymcnamara7, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“4th floor and higher has great views of lake.”
N5653ZXjm, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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